October 2021 is St. James’ Month of Community Service
A diverse group of projects designed to serve the local community have been coordinated for all to accomplish anytime during the month.

Ways to Sign Up for a Project:
· Sign up online –CLICK HERE
· Call the Parish Office-315.685.7600 to tell Melissa or leave a message
· Call Carol Stott 315.254.7293
· Contact Nancy Graham 315.317.0138 or by email nancy@stjamesskan.org
Once you have signed up, you will be contacted by the leaders of each project with the details regarding your chosen activity/project.

As participation is encouraged, St. James’ has made each project very easy for you. You may do any part of any activity, for example you role could be to purchase supplies, bake cookies, deliver items or just do part of an individual activity or…. you may have another idea. Please feel free to share how you would like to participate.

Everyone is required to be safe when doing any project; please include social distancing, masks and hand washing or hand sanitizing for all activities. Families may work together or you can ask a friend while following the necessary safety procedures. There are also plenty of projects one person can easily do alone. For questions regarding activities-please contact Nancy Graham or Carol Stott (info above).
Below is the list of projects and the starred * items are donations that are needed.
OCT. 23 10:00am -2:00pm AT ST. JAMES’ CHURCH
Covid safety protocols should be followed at all times when doing any project
(6ft social distancing, masks, and hand washing or hand sanitizing).
Families may work together or pair with a friend (social distancing, masks, and hand washing/hand sanitizing)
or please know that there are plenty of projects one person can easily do on their own.
Below are the Projects that are planned and looking for volunteers to complete!  St. James’ partners with many outreach organizations in real need of assistance.  Helping in any area means so much to so many right here locally in CNY!  ANY questions, call Nancy Graham (315.317.0138) or the Parish Office (leave message) 315.685.7600.
Bake muffins or cookies for ‘Our Friends at Home’ and deliver
Deliver – 6 people, names and addresses will be provided
‘Baskets of Goodies’ for our service organizations –
Fire Department, Post Office… including staff at Meachem and Skaneateles Schools
*donate prepackaged snacks or sweets,
4 people to fill and deliver baskets
Care Packages for graduates – 7 gift packages
names and package item ideas will be provided, St. James will mail
Cayuga County Habitat – 6 people
help with construction at a home on 144 Wall Street, Auburn
Contact Kip Coerper, 315.702.7325, for a convenient time
Chapel House in Auburn (men’s transitional shelter )
* donate- bath towels and washcloths (new preferred)
shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant
Deliver items – 1 person
CROP walk, Sunday, October 17th, registration is at 11:30 at the Presbyterian Church, the walk starts at 12:00.
Contact Amy Tuttle 315.663.6727 if questions
Interfaith Works
*donate -winter coats in good condition
and hygiene products – toothpaste/brush, shampoo, deodorant
Deliver items – 1 person
Laxton’s Basil plants – 6 people
bring an herb to a neighbor or …. St. James card included
Deliver – 6 or more plants, pick up at Laxton’s or church,
any day after October 23rd
Matthew House in Auburn, fall gardening – 4 people
bring your gardening tools and work in the front or back gardens
Merriman Circle (Rescue Mission) 28 families
*donate Thanksgiving items; instant potatoes, stuffing, gravy, brownie mix
and Pajamas for the children for Polar Express train ride
Deliver – 1 person
Ronald McDonald House
*donate – juice boxes, prepackaged cookies, paper towels
Deliver – 1 person
Samaritan Center
*donate – reusable face masks, prepackaged breakfast bars, zip lock sandwich bags
Deliver – 1 person
Skaneateles Outreach, Saturday morning
help with relocation of loan closet
Thinking of you cards or calls
names and phone number/addresses provided
Thrift Shop – volunteer monthly for 2-3 hours, or when you are able to help
Monday and Tuesday – 10:00am- 1:00pm, help with donations
Wednesday – Saturday – 12:00-4:00pm help customers in the shop
Vera House
*donate , ethnic hair product for black hair shampoo, body wash, deodorant , hair conditioner
Deliver – 1 person