Christmas Outreach 2014 served 742 Families!
Are you in need of help this Christmas season?
Christmas Outreach registration will take place Nov. 16-20 and 23-25.
To register your family for Christmas Outreach this year, you must
call 773-4204 OR come to Immanuel Lutheran, 320 S. Bradley, Mt. Pleasant between 8:30am-4:30pm on one of these days.
How can you help Christmas Outreach 2015?
Monetary Donations are Needed:
Send your check made payable to: Christmas Outreach to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 320 S. Bradley, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 or deposit at any local branch of Isabella Bank. (501(c)3 status)
Items are Needed:
The following items must be new or gently used and clean and may be dropped off at the following locations between NOW and December 5th:
Sacred Heart, Central Michigan Free Methodist & Potter’s House
St. John’s Episcopal, Clothing INC., First United Methodist Church, Immanuel Lutheran, Thrive Church, Mt. Pleasant Community Church
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, CMU Library, St. Mary’s
First Church of the Nazarene
WINTER HATS & MITTENS:
First Presbyterian Church
Morey Courts, McLaren Hospital, Clothing INC.
Immanuel Lutheran Church
*If you have multiple items to donate and do not wish to take them to several locations, please bring them to Immanuel Lutheran, 320 S. Bradley, Mt. Pleasant, Monday- Friday between 8am-12pm or 1pm-3pm.
*Please note that we are NOT distributing toys, household items or general clothing this year. Please limit your donations to the items listed above.
Volunteers are Needed:
When? December 7-10 between 10am-4pm
December 11 & 12 between 8am-7pm
Where? Finch Fieldhouse on the campus of CMU
(Corner of Preston St. & Franklin St.)
All individuals and groups interested in volunteering must schedule a time in advance.
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Christmas Outreach of Isabella County
Christmas Outreach is a diverse mixture of individuals and groups (service clubs, churches, student groups, businesses) who join together each fall/winter to help the needy in our county have a better Christmas.
Around 1980 Christmas Outreach came into being as a formally organized entity (ie- with meetings, minutes, officers, etc…). The group started after several individuals saw duplication of efforts in the community and decided to pool resources to better serve those in need. With monthly meetings September to January, the department leaders plan for the coming December event.
Departments include – coats, hats/mittens, books, boots, bedding/linens, jeans, Christmas items, bikes, food, Christmas trees, and Christmas stockings; other committee members include: registration, office clerical help, officers.
An annual budget is proposed each year. Departments are then able to shop for their needs. Some purchases are made after Christmas to take advantage of sales for the next year.
In the past, Christmas Outreach used several small churches on CMU’s campus, but in recent years CMU’s Finch Fieldhouse has been available for distribution which usually takes play over 2 days in mid-December. Accumulation and sorting of donated items takes place after Thanksgiving through distribution.
Anyone who says they are in need of eligible to receive help. All that is needed is for the individual/family to register during the mid to late November sign-up period.
- Immanuel Lutheran Church: 989-773-4204 firstname.lastname@example.org
- E-mail: email@example.com