The fourth annual Ogden Come Together Free Community Meal at the Marshall White Center will be on Oct. 25, 2014, which is National Make a Difference Day.
We already have received several bags full of clothing to be given away. If you want to help, please take a bag home, sort through the contents, discard things that look beyond repair and wash the rest. If anyone is cleaning out and holding yard sales, and you have “leftover” gently used clean coats, hats, gloves, blankets and baby clothing, please donate them.
If anyone has organizations that need a service project, we also need care kits. My goal is to have a total of 1,200 total, so any number of kits would be appreciated, even just a few. They add up! If you are interested in assembling some, please let me know and I will show you what they look like and what goes in them. We also need donations of hygiene items (including feminine hygiene items), socks, gloves and small bottles of water.
Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted and can be made out to Congregational United Church of Christ. Please put Community Meal in the memo line.
While CUCC sponsors this event, there is no religious message given. It is truly an event that is meant for the community to come together to serve those in need without religion involved.
This event has grown, and I cannot express the feelings that not only come from serving those in need, but from creating new friendships by working toward a common cause – plus it is a lot of fun!
A list of opportunities to volunteer at the Community Meal will be available in the fall. If anyone has a connection to Kimberly Clarke for donations, could you please let me know?
— Kim Harbath