God's Work. Our Hands.

September 13

 

COVID-19 won’t keep us from our annual day of service. This year, we’ll create a big impact locally and globally through service activities we can do individually or in a small group.


Get details on the various activities below.


Questions? Contact a God’s Work. Our Hands. coordinator:

All donations can be dropped off outside on the Luray Avenue side of Good Shepherd on September 13 between 2 and 5 PM.

If you don’t have a God’s Work. Our Hands. T-shirt, a limited supply will be available to pick up on September 13.

  • StepAlive!


    Local

    Participate in the virtual walkathon by registering with the Good Shepherd team or donating. ALIVE! serves Alexandria providing critical one-time or on-going assistance at times of crisis.


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  • Food & Supplies


    Local

    Collect non-perishable food household and personal care items for the food pantries at Casa Chirilagua and Grace Episcopal (both serving Arlandria).


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  • Care Kits & Quilts


    Global

    Lutheran World Relief lost thousands of care kits and quilts in the Beirut explosion. Following simple instructions, you can help restock these global staples of hygiene and comfort.


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Food & Supplies

Part of our local community support will be a dual food and household supplies drive. Food items will go directly to Casa Chirilagua, a local charity serving Arlandria. Non-food supplies will be donated to the neighborhood pantry at Grace Episcopal Church, which also serves this neighborhood.


We asked Casa Chirilagua’s executive director if we could help:

Yes! Food donations are very much needed for this community. 100% of the families that we work with have lost work due to COVID-19 and the community is testing 57% positive for the virus. Our staff has set up a delivery system so that infected individuals don't have to leave their homes in search of food for themselves or their families.


Please pack the food and supplies donations in separate bags.


Most Needed Food Items

  • Uncooked beans (black/pinto)
  • Canned beans (pinto/black)
  • Uncooked rice
  • Sliced bread
  • Instant coffee
  • Oil (canola, olive)
  • Uncooked pasta
  • Canned tuna/chicken
  • Canned soups
  • Canned tomato sauce
  • Cereals
  • Canned fruits & vegetables
  • Oatmeal
  • Granola bars
  • Flour tortillas
  • Corn tortillas
  • Apple sauce
  • Peanut butter

Most Needed Supplies

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Diapers (any size)
  • Sanitary Pads
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry Pod
  • Baby Wipes
  • Handled Brown Paper Bags (like Whole Foods or Trader Joes)

Care Kits & Quilts


Lutheran World Relief (LWR) lost thousands of care kits and quilts in the Beirut explosion. Following simple instructions, you can assemble a kit or quilt at home that will be delivered to LWR for distribution to wherever the need is greatest.


If you'd like to make a simple quilt but need the supplies, request a quilt kit for pick-up at Good Shepherd on September 13. Kit includes:

  • 2 pieces of fabric cut to specified sizes
  • Batting
  • Embroidery thread
  • 2 needles

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