July’s Discipleship Tree’s focus is Shoes For Kids
(Last Sunday to donate is July 25th)
The Kiwanis Shoes for Kids Project begins its 17th year of collecting new sneakers for students in the Charlotte County Public School System. The focus is to collect new tennis shoes for children in need and then distribute them to all of the schools in the Charlotte County Public School System at the start of the 2021-2022 school year. This year the goal is 4500 new pairs of sneakers.
July 5th through Sunday, July 25th the collection bin will be located by the Discipleship Tree in the narthex. You can participate in this event by purchasing a new pair of tennis shoes -- any size -- and dropping them off in our collection bin or place a monetary donation (IN AN ENVELOPE MARKED SHOES FOR KIDS) in the bin. Your support of this outreach project can make a difference in lives of the children in Charlotte County. Please visit www.shoesforkidsproject.org or www.pcsunrisekiwanis.org for more information about the project
Check Out Our Outreach Partner
Valerie's House Training
Valerie’s House invites you to sign up for volunteer training for Valerie’s House on
August 7th (9AM-5PM) and August 8th (1PM-5PM)
Training location: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 2565 Tamiami Trl, Port Charlotte, FL 33952
(click above for more information)
Beginning in August, a new outreach ministry – Valerie’s House -- will be meeting at Holy Trinity on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month (in the evening). They are solely dedicated to helping children grieve—because no child should grieve alone. Valerie’s House kids and their caregivers meet weeknights twice a month—after playtime and dinner the children and parents break up into separate groups to work on their grief. These support programs are designed to give children ages 4-19 and their families a safe place to share, grieve, and grow. **Valerie’s House is looking for volunteers to help at our site on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. In order to help out, you must complete a training and their next training is on Sat. August 7 from 9-5 and Sun. August 8, 1-5 at Holy Trinity. Here is the link for volunteer information Volunteer — Valerie's House (valerieshouse.org) Please contact Christine Carey 239-841-0382 for more information on volunteering.** Christine will be heading up the program here at Holy Trinity. If you cannot make this volunteer training and are still interested in helping, please let Christine know. There will be more training dates available.
Please check out their webpage www.valerieshouse.org or follow them on Facebook.