Christmas Vision 2021: 2 days - 3 sites - 300 gifts
The needs we are able to serve and the possibility of transformation are greater than ever. We cannot provide our retreat at Aldersgate Camp this year (as we did for the first 10 years), but we want to create more opportunity to see Jesus and be present this Christmas. We invite you to help us celebrate with our friends, both newly sheltered and still unhoused…to be seen, loved and celebrated in a new way!
Last year Room in the Inn 2020 pulled together 25 different churches, more than 250 partner sponsors, 280 volunteers, and served just over 250 guests. This year we hope to serve at least 300 people on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at each of our 3 sites to celebrate the incarnation of Jesus together by offering much needed items and a warm meal available to go each day.
Can you help?
As our unsheltered friends continue to face the challenges of life on the street complicated by the pandemic, this year has been a pivotal time of transition and readiness for many who seek hope, healing, and housing. Please join us to pray for blessings upon each one that we will reach out to in the coming months. We will post specific stories & calls to prayer each day on our Church@thePark social media channels. Please share any thoughts or words of blessing there.
Commit your Church / Business to serve as a donation site for ONE of the Christmas Gift items:
(1) Coats, (2) Pants, (3) Sweatshirts, (4) Socks & Underwear, (5) Backpacks, (6) Boots
Purchase & drop off NEW items - sign up by visiting the link, and deliver item(s) to one of the donation sites (locations will be listed below as they come available).
Donate funds - if you would like to contribute a monetary donation, Church@thePark has a year end goal to raise $100,000 to renovate our 2410 Turner Rd SE Church / Navigation Hub site, to install showers, and place micro shelters on site in 2022.
Meals - Cook & deliver one of the 6 boxed Christmas meals - a full Instruction Sheet will be provided.
Activities for kids - individually packaged craft / activity bags that can be given to-go.
Donation Item Drop-off Locations
All donations need to be dropped of at one of the following sites on or before December 19, 2021
Collection Site for Coats:
NEW HOPE FOURSQUARE CHURCH
4963 Swegle Rd NE, Salem MAP
*The Church office is located on the East side of the building (facing Cordon Rd)*
Open Tuesday through Thursday from 9am-2pm, and Sundays from 9am-Noon
Collection Site for Backpacks, Boots, Socks & Underwear:
SALEM FIRST FREE METHODIST CHURCH
4455 Silverton Rd NE, Salem MAP
*The Church office is located on the Southeast corner of the building*
Open Monday through Thursday from 9am-3pm
Collection Site for Sweatshirts:
ST. THOMAS COVENANT CHURCH
546 High St NE, Salem MAP
PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO ARRANGE A DROP-OFF TIME : (503) 703-8518
**Enter through the front doors on High Street, call for availability Monday-Thursday, and Sunday*
Collection Site for Sweatshirts:
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
54550 Lone Oak Rd SE, Salem MAP
*The Church has 4 entrances (2 at the back, 2 at the front) with collection boxes near each entrance. Open Tuesday through Thursday 7:00-8:30pm and Sundays from 9am-4pm