Crescent Heights Neighborhood
As a result of focus group meetings with CHNA and The Church of the Beatitudes, the participants decided to collaboratively sponsor a food and clothing drive to benefit Daystar Life Center on July 13 and 14. We hope that this will be the first of many projects that our neighborhood association and the church will undertake together. If you are interested in this project or this new outreach committee, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our First Project
What: Food and Clothing Drive to benefit Daystar Life Center, Inc.
Where: Drop off donated items at the Church of the Beatitudes, 2812 Eighth Street N.
When: Monday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 14 from 8:30 AM to 1 PM, and 7 to 8 PM.
Why: While the fall and winter holidays provide awareness for helping those in need, and Daystar’s food and clothing shelves reflect that, not so in the summertime. During the summer months donations decline and the pantry, in particular, is more and more depleted.
Needs: Non-perishable foods are needed, especially the following: Tuna, Macaroni and Cheese, Pasta, Peanut Butter, Spaghetti Sauce in cans or plastic jars, Baked beans or black beans, Diced Tomatoes, Canned Ravioli or Spaghetti. Daystar is also in need of adult clothing, both for the clothes closet which services Daystar’s clients, and for the Thrift Shoppe whose proceeds support client services. Men’s clothing is especially needed, particularly jeans and tee shirts. (Children’s clothing and toys are not accepted).
Who: Daystar is a major social service agency impacting 45,000 – 50,000 persons yearly. Founded in 1982 as a mission of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, it has evolved into an ecumenical, community-supported, volunteer-driven, non-profit organization providing the basic necessities of life on an emergency basis to the needy of Pinellas County. Services provided include food and clothing, utilities assistance, basic hygiene items, bus passes for transportation-challenged people, help applying for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps), and more. For further information about Daystar, please take a look at their website, www.daystarlife.com. Or contact Jane Walker, Executive Director (email@example.com) or Kitty Rawson, Community Relations (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CHNA will be providing burgers, veggie burgers, and hot dogs. Bring a side dish to share, your own drinks, and your swimsuit!
The party starts at 2 pm.
September 22 – The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard C. Morai
October – Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
November – The Strangler Vine by M. J. Carter
December – Book Club social at The Melting Pot
January, 2016 – The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The book club is open to all in the Crescent Heights neighborhood and their friends, as well as those in surrounding neighborhoods. The group meets once a month, usually on the third Tuesday evening, from 7 to 9 PM. Members take turns hosting the book club in their homes, and the person who has selected the book that month creates discussion questions and facilitates. Light refreshments are usually served, and we always have great discussions and a good time.
We will look forward to seeing our old book club friends at the meeting on September 22 when we all return from our summer adventures, and we hope to welcome new members, too!
For more information, please contact me at email@example.com