Zion United Church Outreach Projects

Labels for Schools Logo

Collection of Labels from any Campbell’s Product – ENDED Dec. 31, 2017 as a Zion United Church project.

The Equality Project in Cache Creek has taken this program over starting January 1, 2018.  Please support them in this worthwhile project!

Please be aware that Campbell’s makes many products besides its soups. There are other eligible brand names made by Campbell’s such as V8 drinks, Prego sauces, Pace salsas, and Goldfish Crackers.  Check the list: Campbell’s Eligible Products

Link to get further information on the program: Campbell’s Labels for Education Program

 

Stamps

Collection of Used Postage Stamps – ENDED Dec. 31, 2017 as a Zion United Church project

The Equality Project in Cache Creek has taken this program over starting January 1, 2018.  Please support them in this worthwhile project!

For stamps to be eligible, they must be real stampsmetered and prepaid stamps are not eligible.  They must be carefully removed and prepared (unless they are brand-new) with 1/4-inch of paper all around.  We’ll trim the stamps; they just need to be complete with no rips or missing corners. We have people willing to do the removal and trimming if you wish to remove all name and address information and hand in the remaining envelope instead.

Please note that any stamp that has not been cancelled by the Post Office can still be used. Age is not something that takes value from an unused stamp.

 

Pot of Soup

Hosting “Soup’s On” (Occasionally)

The weekly Soup’s On community luncheon program is regularly held at the St. Alban’s Anglican Church Hall (501 Brink Street) every Friday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. We occasionally prepare and host this event (approximately every 5 weeks).  We also provide the alternate site in our Church Hall for this gathering whenever St. Alban’s Hall is not available such as when St. Alban’s is booked in April for the annual Art Show (3rd Friday). Our next date for hosting this event is Friday, June 2nd, 2017

An associated project is collecting yogurt, cottage cheese, and sour cream tubs (650-750 gram size) for Soup’s On. This project started around 2010.  Extra soup is placed in these containers and given to those we see at the meal who could use a hand-out, and any remaining are taken to Elizabeth Fry where they are frozen for distribution on “food day”. Right now the need is urgent as a couple of the “big” donors we had have either passed away or moved away. There are even some people in Armstrong saving them for us!  They said they’d rather see them put to helping the needy than go to the recycling where they are turned into lawn chairs!  One of the Sunday guests who helps with worship while we are without a resident minister lives in Armstrong and brings them over when coming, but we can’t rely solely on this source. The spares on hand have never been so low. Margarine tubs, honey tubs, and the like are a bit too big.  Our church people are good at donating, but we need to get help from others as well.