Advent Outreach Cookie Project
Sunday, December 10th 10:00 am, 11:30 am
We need lots of people to bring homemade or purchased cookies by 10:00 am to place in bakery boxes to be delivered to people who could use a little holiday cheer. We also need delivery drivers after the 10:00 am service- sign up on the poster in the narthex if you can help.
There are two more Sundays to donate to the Giving Tree in time for the PCC Student Fair
Handmade hats and scarves
There are lots of beautiful handmade hats and scarves to be blessed this Sunday. An amazing number of people created and gifted these special items that add up to a bin full of hats and scarves for PCC students. Thank you!
Hygiene items needed
As part of your Advent practice, please bring items unwrapped and place them under the tree in the narthex by Sunday, Dec. 10th
Here’s your hygiene product shopping list:
O Body wash
O Bar soap
O Shaving cream
O Menstrual products
(Full sized items are preferred)
Other shopping list items needed:
O New and gently used coats and jackets in adult sizes.
O New gloves
O New hats
O New socks
O Gift cards for grocery stores.
We are also collecting paper grocery bags for the fair. Please place them under the Giving Tree or in the indoor donation box by the front entry in the PCC section.
PCC’s Student Fair Monday, Dec. 18th needs volunteers
Join other church members and volunteer at the market! It will be held on Monday Dec. 18th from 11:00 am- 2:00 pm on the PCC Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229, Building 5 Lobby. Parking is free. You will need to fill out a volunteer form available by the Giving Tree or at this link here.
We Gave Beaverton School District’s Clothes for Kids a $1000 Donation!
St. Gabriels Community Outreach was honored to gift $1000 to the Beaverton School District Clothes for Kids to buy items that are most needed. They have a special partnership with Fruit of the Loom and can purchase items needed at cost.
The Beaverton Clothes for Kids center is located in a portable at the school district office. Families can sign up to come and select clothing, accessories, shoes, and even books for the kids. They just recently expanded into two portables and have double the shopping space than before.
They also partner with Eco-World, the Assistance League and Northwest Children Outreach who take any clothing items that they can’t give away.
The most pressing need they have at this moment, is gloves and mittens for children and jeans for elementary age.
They’re always excepting gently used clothing and new socks and underwear for children K through 12 as well as adult sizes appropriate for high schoolers. If you have items to donate, you can put them into the outdoor or indoor collection bins by the front entrance doors of the church.