Upcoming Big Effort on Behalf of New Migrants in Buffalo

We have been so grateful to Wesleyan churches in our district that have given generously to help welcome 540 new migrants who arrived in Buffalo via NYC. We wanted to share some important news about a soon coming opportunity for churches in WNY to share God’s love and compassion with them in a tangible way.  Donations are needed for Saturday, Nov. 4th, when these new neighbors will be bussed in groups to Clothe Me Co-op. They will be transported from the hotels where they are being housed. (Clothe Me Co-op is an ongoing ministry within Kenmore Alliance Church.) They will have the opportunity to select clothing items for themselves and for their families at no cost to them. This is a big effort to give our newest neighbors an opportunity to care for their families with dignity, and to prepare for the winter. The goal is that each church/org/individual will sign up to bring a certain number of specific items listed on this sign up link. Sign up Genius for Donations for New Migrants  Once donations are received at your location, someone can drop it off at Kenmore Alliance Church in one trip between October 31st and November 3rd. Oct 31st to Nov 2nd between 9am-3pm is best – evening drop-off also available 6:30-8pm; or bring at 9am Nov 3rd. Please arrange the date/time with Rebecca Hendersen, Dir. of Clothe Me Co-op (contact info on sign up sheet). Here is the address for Kenmore Alliance Church: 175 Bonnett Ave, Tonawanda, NY 14150.  OR, if you  would like me to pick up items, I am happy to arrange that as well. My contact information is listed below.Volunteers are also needed to organize donations and help prepare for the shopping day.
  • Friday, Nov. 3rd, 9AM- 2PM &/or 6 – 8 PM
  • Saturday, Nov. 4th, 9AM – 1:30PM
  • Event is Saturday, Nov. 4th from 2 – 5 PM
Here is the link to sign up to volunteer: VOLUNTEER SIGN UP Thank you for considering how you or your church might want to be a part of this significant day. Please feel free to reach out with questions!Many, many thanks! Your partnership is a tremendous gift.Ruth Strandruth.strand@jrchc.org(716) 640-5306