2020 FALL DAY OF COMMUNITY SERVICE – NOW MONTH OF OCTOBER!
NOTE:  DONATION DROP OFF DAYS*
LOCATION:  IN FRONT OF ST. JAMES’ CHURCH
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3RD 9AM-11AM
&
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17TH 9AM-11AM
*see below for details
 
There are many opportunities to help St. James’ community. To SIGN UP, please CLICK HERE!
 or (2) leave a message on the church voicemail ( 315.685.7600) or (3) contact Nancy Graham (315.317.0138, nancy@stjamesskan.org). Once you sign up for a project you will be contacted with the specifics by the project leader.
Each item or task is designed for any experience level and assistance is available. Involvement is needed at all levels.
For example, one might bake cookies or purchase some supplies or
make a delivery or help with part of an activity or…. SHARE your ideas!
 
SIGN UP ONLINE FOR ANY PROJECT
 
BE SAFE!
Covid safety protocols should be followed at all times when doing any project (6ft social distancing, masks, and hand washing). Families may work together or pair with a friend (social distancing, masks, and hand washing)
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.
 
CARE PACKAGE PREP
(These projects need donations to complete.  Look to the right of this page for items to purchase and bring on a Donation Drop Off Day.)
 
  • Care packages for St. James’ college students.                (4 volunteers)
  • Meachem Elementary School – Donate a treat for the teachers and staff at Meachem Elementary School, (ex. chocolate bar with a bow and thank you note).
  • Merriman Circle monthly activities for the children – Plan, prepare and deliver an activity to be left at each family’s door for the months of October (Fall), November (Thanksgiving), and December(Christmas). (6 volunteers)
  • Interfaith Works Winter Coat Drive – St. James’ will be collecting winter coats for all ages of children and teens during the month of community service, it is early this year. If you have a winter coat to donate, we will collect on two Saturday mornings, October 3rd and 17th from 9:00 – 11:00 in front of church (4 volunteers)
*Donation DROP OFF on Saturday, October 3rd 9am-11am
in FRONT OF ST. JAMES’ CHURCH
*Chocolate bars for Meacham staff (50)
*Halloween candy (smarties, chocolate bars…..,your choice!)
*Snack Size crackers, cookies, chips, and granola bars, and packs of gum
*Small School Supplies (pens, pencils, post it notes)
*Small container of tissues (30)
*Small container of hand sanitizer (30)
*Small container of wipes
*Other small items a college student might appreciate
 
*Donation DROP OFF on Saturday, October 17th 9am-11am
in FRONT OF ST. JAMES’ CHURCH
 
The focus is to collect Coats for Interfaith Works on this day.
 
Good at Crafting
 
  • Christmas Ornaments (6 volunteers)
    Simple gluing to finish the ornaments
  • Merriman Circle monthly activities for the children – Plan, prepare and deliver an activity to be left at each family’s door for the months of October (Fall), November (Thanksgiving), and December(Christmas). (6 volunteers)
 
 
 
Outside Work
 
  • CROP Walk’ will be Virtual, Sunday, October 18th – more details to follow
  • Enhance the Prayer Garden -Work on the prayer garden near the church chapel. The goal is to have it ready for spring plantings. (4 volunteers)
  • Mathew House fall gardening – Help with outdoor fall preparation for spring planting at Matthew House in Auburn. (8 volunteers)
 
                                     Cooking/Baking
  • Bake cookies and deliver to a service organization.                (8 volunteers)
  • Care packages for “Our Friends at Home” – Bake a quick bread and/or deliver to specific St. James’ Friends at Home.       (10 volunteers)
  • Chapel House in Auburn (emergency housing for homeless men) – Prepare an evening meal or treat for about 20 people and/or deliver. (4 volunteers)
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Creative
  • St. James’ Post Cards – Keep in touch with the St. James/ Skaneateles Community. Send a hello (St. James’ Post Card (provided)) to anyone at St. James or in Skaneateles that would appreciate a note. We can help you with the names and addresses.  This year has been difficult for everyone, please consider offering your care and support. We are all uplifted when we give to others to share in God’s love.  (As many volunteers as willing.  ☺)