Join us in this unique opportunity to provide a backpack and school supplies to homeless and foster children in Mecklenburg County through A Child's Place and in Iredell County through Barium Springs Home for Children! The needs are greater than ever as the children identified as homeless are continuing to grow.
All you have to do to help prepare these students for the upcoming school year is buy a large size backpack (suitable for elementary or middle school students), fill it with each item on the list of supplies, and bring it to any Meck campus on the weekends from July 26 - August 10. Your donations to A Child's Place and Barium Springs (LKN Campus) will help local kids succeed in school! This is the perfect project for an individual, a family, or a small group.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina strives through education, advocacy and partnerships to eliminate hunger through the solicitation and distribution of food. Come out and serve on the local mission field in Charlotte!
Join us on Saturday, July 26 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. helping to serve in the warehouse as well as meeting other Meck members and attenders!!
The address for Second Harvest is:
You must wear closed toed shoes to the serve day! Please meet at the Spratt Street location by 8:50 a.m. in order to gather as a team in the parking lot. Please note that Second Harvest would like to cap the group at 15 people and the minimum age for serving is 12 years old.
The Grounds is proud to introduce a brand new book club... for kids! The club is designed for 4th and 5th grade students who have a love of reading and who want to apply what they're learning about God to what they're reading in books. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, the group meets to discuss books that are either faith-based or full of biblical principles. We participate in fun activities to bring the lessons to life and give the children the opportunity to share their thoughts with others.
For more details, email Alexis Drye at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a clear command in the Bible to care for the widow and the orphan, and to serve the least and the lost. Serving at a nursing home is a wonderful way to be able to do this, and a fantastic opportunity for families to serve together.
We have found a wonderful home, Olde Knox Commons, for Meck to partner with and they have come to look foward to our vists each month. The residents really enjoy spending time with the people from Meck, particularly children, who bring so much joy to their lives.
Join us on Saturday, August 2 from 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. helping to serve at this home and to begin building amazing relationships with both the residents and other people from Meck!
The address for Olde Knox Commons is:
All individuals serving must arrive at 9:15 a.m. in order to receive a brief orientation about the home and the expectations for the serve day. There are no age restrictions for this serve day (babies are welcome as well!).