Adopt A Family 2020

Adopt-a-Family-2020 PDF 

Protestant Family Service

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE’S LIFE

October 2020

RE: Adopt-a-Family Christmas Assistance

Dear Friends of Christ,

Greetings to you in the name of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! In our shared partnership, it is a blessing to be able to witness His love to others through actions and deeds of kindness.

The “Adopt-a-Family” Christmas Assistance Program 2020 is going to look a little different this year due to the COVID CRISIS. We are going forward safely using all state guidelines.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a great effect on our community as well as the world. PFS is offering Christmas assistance to our community. Our goal, with your much-needed assistance, is to bless as many families as possible.

This year we are asking for gift cards/money in lieu of physical gifts. This will make it safer for you and us as we distribute your blessings. We are asking all gift cards/money to reach us by Wednesday, the 9th of December.

We would be exceedingly grateful for your help in serving families in our community who need assistance this Christmas season. Because of you, our families will be abundantly blessed. Above all, our Heavenly Father is glorified by our obedience to doing His will in ministering to others. For this we “Praise the Lord !”

Please let Jackie Burley know ASAP the number of families you would like to bless, or how you would be able to help. We are accepting client applications via the telephone on 10/12/20-11/23/20. This closing date will provide time to receive and prepare for distribution.

The PFS Board, staff, volunteers and clients we serve wish each of you many blessings of joy, peace, love, health and happiness.

Serving for His Glory,

Jackie Burley, Executive Director
Protestant Family Service
496 Glenwood Avenue Suite 115
Youngstown, OH 44502
(330) 746-4600 (330) 746-2600 FAX
E-mail: PFSJLB@gmail.com

Regional Chamber Member

Crop Walk 2020!

Doing things “not quite the same” is key to making this year’s Youngstown CROP happen because the work of Church World Service and Protestant Family Service (2020 Youngstown CROP local hunger fund recipient) continues.

Crop-Walk-2020-Packet PDF    Please see the message below for information about additional materials.

Greetings:

Take the step and register yourself and/or begin recruiting for a team that will “walk together apart.” Since the pandemic began, CWS has been promoting taking advantage of online giving, no-contact collection — it being safe and efficient! If you decide instead for safe offline fundraising, still register yourself and/or team so you will have an online presence and just in case, an alternative way to give. I can provide you with the drive-thru pre-packaged resources and yard signs (NEW THIS YEAR) that were distributed on Sat, August 1 (Youngstown’s CROP Hunger Walk’s alternative to the Team Captain’s meeting) by setting up a time and place for you to pick up or me to deliver the package and yard sign(s). I have also attached the resources that were in the bag, except the TEAM CAPTAIN PACKET, 10 WALKER DONATION ENVELOPES. Most of these resources can be downloaded at crophungerwalk.org, except for the Team Captain Sign-in Form, Team Captain Tips and CROP Hunger Walk yard sign. The Team Captain Tips document will answer questions concerning who to make checks payable to: CWS/CROP and where to drop off your Team Captain’s Packet (with funds): Poland United Methodist Church, 1940 Boardman Poland Rd, Poland OH 44514, Monday, October 12 – Tuesday, October 13 from noon – 1 p.m. or 7 – 8 p.m. in the CROP Hunger Walk barrel under the portico on the west side of the building and so forth.

Again, thank you for considering being a part of CWS CROP Virtual Hunger Walk during this time.

Walking together 👣

Becky Gifford

Event Coordinator

Youngstown CROP Hunger Walk

youngstowncrop@gmail.com

330-531-8277

Events in 2020

All of our events have been cancelled except the “Short Stack for a Tall Cause” Pancake Breakfast and the “Feast of Salads.”

Please check back for the status of events.