July Mission of the Month
1. We are collecting money and school supplies for the Ankeny Fresh Start program. Monetary donations are needed most, but you may also purchase items from school lists found at most local retail stores. Backpacks full of supplies are given out in early August to students that have difficulty purchasing them themselves.
2. Christmas in July – This senior outreach project is the opportunity to find ways to connect with seniors in our community who may or may not have family support. The focus is extending Christian love and compassion in acts of service and random acts of kindness. For Christmas in July, we would like to collect the following: large print puzzle books, puzzles, coloring books, colored pencils, hand held games, emery boards, unscented lotion, hand sanitizer (trial size), chap stick, non-skid socks, Kleenex (small purse size), cards with personal written notes (thinking of you, etc.) and window cling decorations.
You can give monetarily by writing “July Mission of the Month” in your check memo, or give online (www.ankenyfirst.org/give.htm).