Donating holiday food boxes to our community is a long-standing tradition for the Service League of Greenville. This year we out did our selves. On December 12th, Food Boxes were delivered to 102 in-need families to enjoy over the holiday season.
A huge thanks to the many Service League of Greenville members who gave generously to this cause; Mr. Sumerlin, Store manager of Piggly Wiggly, who organized the purchase and packaging of food items: and, HOPE OF GLORY MINISTRIES & SALVATION ARMY who selected recipients within our community and organized delivery of the boxes.
Special thanks to SLG supper organizers Co-Chairs Marcia Pleasants and Linda Clark.
Service League of Greenville members braved the cold on December 12th to raise donations in support of our community and as part of the Salvation Army’s kettle campaign.
“…The Salvation Army’s kettle campaign raises up to 70 percent of the Salvation Army’s total annual income, money that funds shelters, meal programs, Christmas toys, after-school programs, and emergency assistance…”
Pictured below are just a few of the ten members who took time out of their busy holiday season to take a turn ringing the bell in front of JCPenney’s doors.
Our thanks to everyone who participated — both as bell ringers and kettle donators! And a special thanks to Sustaining Chairs, Kathie Beckman and Laurie Charlton for organizing this event!
Thanks to the generosity of the Service League of Greenville members, our annual Holiday Food Box Project was a huge success. Working closely with Mr Randy Stroud, the General Manager of Piggly Wiggly on Dickinson Avenue, we were able to purchase and donate 80 Holiday Food Boxes. (Possibly, our best year yet!) Mr. Stroud even added a can of cranberry sauce to each box at no cost.
Hope of Glories Ministries and the Salvation Army each delivered 40 boxes to in-need families in their community. Cards were placed in the boxes with holiday wishes from the Service League of Greenville.
Each box contained:
1 package of rolls
2 cans of green beans
1 bag of sugar
1 can of apple filling
1 package of cookies
1 jar of peanut butter
1 can of evaporated milk
2 packs of gravy mix
1 box of mac and cheese
1 can of sliced peaches
1 box of crackers
1 can of sweet potato
1 box of rice
1 canned ham
1 bag of oranges or tangerines
1 box of candy canes
Huge congrats and thank you to all involved, especially Service League co-chairs Susan Little and Carol Maxon for their leadership on this successful project!
The Service League of Greenville’s sustaining membership have made the support of local Hurricane Matthew flood victims and Salvation Army a focus of their service work this year with a multi-effort approach.
In response to the flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew, sustaining members of the Service League of Greenville donated $500 from their treasury to the Salvation Army. The funds were earmarked for Pitt County residents impacted by the flooding.
After learning of additional needs of the flood victims, sustaining members hosted a membership wide “Coat Shower” to collect new and gently used coats during our general Service League meetings in November and December. One hundred coats were donated from active and sustaining members! Twenty children’s coats were delivered to South Greenville school and 80 adult coats were delivered to the Salvation Army!
Taking time from the holiday rush, Sustaining members organized a Service League bell ringing On Wednesday December 14 — ten sustaining and active members rang the bell for Salvation Army in front of Belks’ home store. Pictured below are (left to right) Laurie Charlton, Linda Harrington, Linda Seykora, Angel Mackensie, and Kim Sayers.
Keeping the momentum going into the new year and to help the Salvation Army stock their food panty for the high demand winter months, sustaining Service League members organized a membership wide canned goods “shower” to be held at our general meeting in January. Cash and non-perishable canned goods (especially meats) will be collected and delivered to the Salvation Army Food Pantry.
Huge thanks to all the members who participated and to the sustaining membership for their leadership in these efforts!