THEM is a very practical way that your Church can help our Mission once a year. You’ll find it to be a very encouraging time for your Church, as you rally together, and collectively, gather practical things for Union Gospel Mission. Here’s how this works –
1) You choose one month every year – for example, February.
2) As February gets close, you begin promoting the THEM program, letting the Church know what it is all about, and what kinds of things you will be collecting. We’ll provide the promotional material. (Or, you can call us, and we’ll come out and promote it for you in a service).
3) Then, on each Sunday of February, people from the Church bring the types of things we’re in need of – toiletries, non-perishable food items, etc. We’ll provide a list ahead of time so that your Church is ‘well-educated’ about what to bring.
4) Finally, at the end of the month, you bring the piles and piles of stuff to the Mission. Or, as many Churches have discovered, you may need to do this a couple of times – it seems like people love to give to a cause like this!
Our Public Relations department is more than happy to come out to your Church beforehand to help promote THEM, or ‘afterhand’(?) to express our thanks.
All the collected goods are used for things, such as –
a) Supplying for the needs of our residents
b) Distributing to the needy and the homeless