Take the Skyline Challenge

The challenge has been given and we have accepted.  First Methodist Church in Edmond has challenged us to a Skyline Drive.  Which church can collect the most items for the ministry during the Lent season? 

Skyline Urban Ministry is a nonprofit dedicated to impacting lives, empowering those in need and addressing the roots of poverty in Oklahoma.  The ministry offers a variety of services to those who may need a helping hand in addition to their food pantry.  These services include a clothing closet, eye clinic, and senior services.  The nonprofit serves more than 300 families a week in their food pantry and depends on donations to provide food and household items for those in need.

The Skyline Food Resource Center not only provides food items to low-income families, but household items that food stamps might not cover.  Items such as toilet paper, shampoo, and soap are in great need!

Next time you go shopping, pick up a few of the following items and bring them to the church:

• Toilet Paper
• Large bottles of shampoo
• Soap
• Deodorant
• Laundry detergent
• Canned protein such as chicken, tuna or ham
• Non-perishable food items

Don’t have time to go to the store, or want to donate financially?  That’s great!  Did you know that $1 is equivalent to about 1.5 pounds of food?  Skyline has a relationship with the Regional Food Bank and is able to purchase more food per pound than food purchased at a grocery store!

Help us help Skyline Urban Ministry (and collect more than First Methodist) by bringing your items to Decker Hall or the Café throughout the Lent season.  Items will be picked up and weighed weekly, and the church with the largest weight will win the challenge.

You can learn more about Skyline Urban Ministry here.

Catherine HortonComment