We are excited to once again focus our late November and December mission activities on the Grow Clinic Holiday Party. Church of our Redeemer is the leading supporter.
When is the party?
Thursday, December 19 @ BU School of Medicine
Party time: 3:00-6:00 PM
Set-up 1:45-3:00 PM & Clean-up 6:00-6:50 PM
…‘but God has lifted up the humbleLuke 1:52-53
He has filled the hungry with good things’
The party is a very happy day for the families that attend, a day of abundance. Redeemer funds the party with $4,500 from our mission budget and $2,000 for toys and books. The Clinic orders more than enough food so we can send food home with the families. We need more than enough cookies so we can send cookies home with the families. And this year we are trying for FIVE tree loads of mittens and hats so we have more than enough.
How can I help? There’s something for everyone!
Volunteer at the party
Come any time from 1:45 to 5:00 to set-up, serve food, help with photos, arts and crafts, silly games, music, etc. (Spanish and Haitian Creole speakers needed)
Clean-up Crew at 6:00
There will be a carpool from the church at 1:00
Anyone 16 years of age or older is welcome
There is parking nearby if you do not carpool
Bake Cookies and Other Treats
Contact Sarah Conrad: firstname.lastname@example.org
- NO NUTS – critically important
- Attach the complete ingredient list to the cookies with your name on the list
- Drop off at church Tuesday, December 17 or Wednesday, December 18
- OR We will pick up at your house the afternoon/evening of December 18
Add hats, gloves, mittens or scarves to the Mitten Tree
- By Sunday, December 15 and no later than Wednesday, December 18
Give a Read-to-Me Book at the Christmas services
Donate in Mission envelopes Dec. 8 and Dec. 15
- Include “Grow Clinic” in memo line
- or donate in open plate at the Christmas Eve Services
What is the Grow Clinic?
The Grow Clinic is a long time Mission partner with Redeemer, a part of Boston Medical Center’s Department of Pediatrics. The clinic serves families who have been referred because their baby or toddler has been diagnosed with Failure to Thrive, which means they are having significant problems growing at a rate comparable to other children their age. The Clinic goes into action immediately to make sure the family has the food, housing, energy and equipment to feed the child.