Regular Needs

February 11, 2014

The Family Tree needs

Community Meals

Community meals are almost always on the first and third Fridays of each month except for the summer when they are once a month. The meal is served at 6pm. We ask sponsors to arrive no later than 5:30pm to set up the meal. Sponsors are asked to bring all items necessary for the meal including paper goods, ice, drinks, food, etc. We suggest bringing enough food for 30 neighbors plus the sponsoring volunteers/families. The meal begins with set up. Neighbors will help to serve the meal. Sponsors are asked to join in eating and fellowshipping with neighbors. After we’ve eaten and had time to hang out, we’ll clean up together. Community Meals typically last until 7:30pm. This includes the clean up time. If the weather is nice, the meal will be outside. If not, we’ll go indoors. Once sponsors have unloaded supplies, they are encouraged to park in the gravel parking lot across from the Parkway house or in the Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center parking lot.  Call Helms at 704.392.2346 to see what dates are available.

  Seasonal Needs

  • January-February: Food for neighborhood superbowl party; Girls’ Night supplies and helpers
  • March-April: Sponsorships for beach trip
  • May: Help with our annual SHARE day event including donations, personnel, activities, etc.; Donation of one weekend at your beach house for annual beach trip
  • June-August (Summer activities): daily help, lunch providers, transportation help, activity leadership; Sponsorships for youth camp; Mission groups to our neighborhood
  • August: Book bags and school supplies
  • September: a week at your vacation home for “The Family Tree” missionaries Sabbath keeping
  • October: Children’s books to give away at Halloween event, Halloween event volunteers, prizes, and supplies
  • November: Thanksgiving meals for neighbors
  • December: Goodies for distribution at Christmas

Treehouse needs

  • Screens on All Windows
  • Replace Crown Molding
  • Lead-Based Paint Removal
  • Screen in Back Porch
  • Landscaping
  • Build Live Awning on Back Windows
  • Upstairs Climate Control
  • Install wood flooring upstairs
  • Renovate attic space
  • New refrigerator
  • Dig Out Basement and Finish
  • Re-floor upstairs rooms and reconfigure
  • Move washer/dryer to floor level
  • Expand Screen Porch

Donate Items

  • Individually Wrapped Snacks: fruit, apple sauce, granola bars, and juice boxes only, please
  • Laundry Detergent (HE)
  • Grocery Store Gift Cards
  • Paper Goods – Paper Plates, Toilet Paper, and Paper Cups (No Styrofoam, Please!)
  • Trash Bags
  • Dish Detergent (Hand Washing)
  • 8.5×11 Computer Paper (white and colored)
  • Postage Stamps

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