We have a number of ongoing community supported Mission Projects and need your help to make them a success.
Painting Our Church
Our 159 year old wooden church needs our love...
Help us paint our 159 year old wooden church! An anonymous donor has come forward that will provide $7,500 if we can match the funds and reach our $15,000 goal. An old wooden church requires regular sanding, replacing rotten boards, and painting. This work is essential to keeping our building safe and secure. We've set up a new online fund "Painting Job" through our website "Give Online" button or you can donate through Venmo @PPC687, or of course send checks with "paint" in the memo line to P.O. Box 687, Palisades, New York 10964. Thank you for helping take us to the next 159 years!
Help us collect items for the unhoused.
*Update: Midnight Run on Saturday, June 25
We are collecting toiletries (travel-size shampoo, body wash, deodorant, razors), new men’s t-shirts and underwear (sizes M-XL), and socks to donate to the homeless population in NYC. Collection through Tuesday June 21.*
Midnight Run is a volunteer organization dedicated to finding common ground between the housed and the unhoused. Midnight Run coordinates over 1,000 relief missions per year, in which volunteers from churches, synagogues, schools and other civic groups distribute food, clothing, blankets and personal care items to the homeless poor on the streets of New York City. The late-night relief efforts create a forum for trust, sharing, understanding and affection. That human exchange, rather than the exchange of goods, is the essence of the Midnight Run mission. Our church regularly collects a list of requested items and brings them to the grey bin outside our church by requested dates to then be distributed. Collection takes place several times throughout the year. Since the pandemic, we have partnered with the First Presbyterian Church in Cold Spring to provide supplies for the Run every 3-4 months.
What to do now: we are always in need of toiletries (travel size deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, razors, toothbrush, toothpaste, wipes), new socks, underwear and t-shirts. Contact Faith or Carol for information on when to donate these items at: falexandre [at] msn [dot] com and aiyana [at] optonline [dot] net.
*The food pantry will close for the summer and begin again this fall. Stay tuned for new collection dates to be announced.* The SOCSD Food Pantry needs our help, they are critically low on supplies. We have set the goal of collecting 50 items (specifically cereal, pasta, and mac n cheese) in the next 2 weeks. The South Orangetown Central School District Food Pantry is open during the school year - from September through June. We drop off food donations every week.
What to do now: drop off non-perishable food and toiletries in the gray bin outside the parish door. Volunteer to help drop off donations on a Thursday afternoon at the collection site in Piermont on Rte 9W. Contact Carol to volunteer: aiyana [at] optonline [dot] net.
People to People Food Delivery
Can you pick up and drop off baked goods?
On Tuesdays, we go to BJ's and pick up the bakery goods and bring them to People to People, which is Rockland County's largest food pantry working to help struggling Rocklanders through difficult times with dignity. On Thursdays, we pick up from Costco. We have an ongoing need for volunteers to pick up and drop off!
What to do now: please contact Diane Conklin to volunteer at: 845-222-7430.
Cards for Prisoners
Sharing Jesus and hope with those incarcerated.
Card For Prisoners takes place twice a year in February and December. Member Cass Ludington acquires the list of names of inmates and we distribute them via email to volunteers.
What to do now: please contact Cass Ludington and ask to be added to her list of volunteers: cass.ludington[at]gmail[dot]com.