Christmas in June!
Andrews Partners with United Way for a Day of Action
Wed, May 24, 2017 @ 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Tue, June 20, 2017 @ 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Andrews University is partnering with United Way of Southwest Michigan and several other local organizations for their all-new “Christmas in June” initiative!
Every fall/winter, the community food pantries are well-stocked with donations from those in the Christmas giving spirit but in the summer, the shelves become very nearly or completely bare.
The following departments/areas have pledged to collect specific items from the needs list provided by United Way, but we need your help to fulfill the pledges. Look for the white “Christmas in June” collection boxes in these places (please note what each department/area is collecting):
· Ad Bldg (3rd Floor Administrative Suite): 75 jars of peanut butter and jelly
· Griggs “A” (IMC): 75 cans of vegetables
· Griggs “B” (SDEIP): 75 packages of pasta (ramen, noodles, etc.)
· School of Education (Dean’s Office): 75 boxes of cereal
· Seminary (Dean’s Office): 75 soaps (hand, dish, laundry); and 75 cans of fruit
The deadline to contribute to the boxes is Tuesday, June 20. Paul Elder has graciously consented to pick up all the items and deliver them to the sorting station at Buchanan Middle School Cafeteria by 9:30 a.m. June 21. Let us know if you’d like to help at the sorting station.
If you would also like to have a collection box in your area, just register online at http://www.uwsm.org/christmas-in-june. Let us know which item/s you choose and we’ll get the word out.
Thank you for your year-round Christmas giving spirit!!