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HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES of  Northern Kentucky
 Quarterly, St. Paul's will be offering hands-on volunteering

through Housing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky (H.O.N.K.). HONK is a

home ownership program that brings low-income, working families through

lease phase to home ownership. HONK mostly rehabilitates existing dwellings.

Volunteers of all ages welcome.   If you would like more information,

please contact the church office.


BACKPACK PROGRAM
Each May, St. Paul's bags up food items for kids at Campbell Ridge Elementary to ensure they have food on the weekends.  We are one of many local churches who provide food to the neediest kids in all Campbell County Schools all year long.  Donations are collected through special offerings throughout the year.  If you would like more information, please contact the church office. 



FAIR TRADE/EQUAL EXCHANGE/COFFEE
St. Paul's will be serving fair trade coffee during fellowship time. . . Through Fair Trade, farmers around the world are able to get out of poverty, support their families, stay on their land and care for the environment. Working in democratically-run co-operatives, small-scale farmers gain control of their own livelihoods and made strides together in community development organic agriculture and quality control. With the added income from Fair Trade, farmers invest not only in their business but also in education and social services for their communities.  If you would like more information, please contact the church office.  


COLLECTIONS:
· Printer Ink Cartridges - collected
and recycled for money given toward the Pastor's Discretionary fund.
· Pill Bottles - Prescription and over-the-counter pill bottles are collected to help improve healthcare quality when dispensing medications in developing countries.  If you would like more information, please contact the church office. 


RONALD McDONALD HOUSE
St. Paul's effort in helping provide items for the Ronald McDonald House.  These include: booboo buddies, journals, personal care items. If you are interested in these special donations, please contact the church office.



WHITE GIFTS
Each year, St. Paul's collects Christmas Gifts and gathers food to be given to those less fortunate in our area. If you would like more information about helping with this project, please contact the church office.


 
FAMILY PROMISE of Northern Kentucky
This is a faith-based organization that provides shelter, meals, transportation and case management services to homeless families. The day center coordinates daily activities, ensures the children get to school and provide other essential social services. Each family is able to stay together and has a case plan that includes assistance finding permanent housing, employment, medical care and transportation. OVERNIGHT shelter is provided at 10 host churches with 29 support churches. ST. PAUL'S is a SUPPORT CHURCH to ST. JOSEPH'S in Cold Spring.
Can you help? On a Tuesday of each 10-week rotation, St. Paul's provides an evening van driver pick up from Day Center (4:30 pm); dinner/dinner-evening hosts (5-8 pm); overnight hosts (8 pm - 6:30 am); morning van driver to Day Center (6:30 am).  If you would like more information, please contact the church office. 


SOUP KITCHEN
Tender Mercies is a non-profit organization that helps Cincinnati's homeless.  Their buildings are single room apartment settings where city ordinances prohibit cooking in resident rooms. Volunteers from St. Paul's meet one Saturday per month to prepare and take a meal to serve at Tender Mercies.  If you are interested in becoming a part of this special ministry, please contact the church office.



RACETRACK
Clothing Donations...are collected throughout the year for those who work and live at the racetrack! If you would like more information about helping with this, please contact the church office.



MISSION TRIP
St. Paul's has provided opportunity for hands-on service by taking a trip to Centenary Methodist in Evansville, Indiana, where general maintenance/construction is provided to those in need in their community.
This year's trip will be the week of June 18-23.
If you would like more information, please contact the church office.



OCWM
Our Church's Wider Mission
Through Our Church's Wider Mission, St. Paul's supports sister church, Washington United Church of Christ in Cincinnati! We give yearly to help support their outreach in the community:
·  8-week Summer Youth Program for children that includes breakfast, lunch, worship, Christian education, stories, art, songs, games, recreation, loving relationships, and field trips
·  Homework Club - an after-school tutoring program for children age 5-12 ... providing a light meal, one-on-one tutoring with volunteer tutors who help them complete their homework and do other academic enrichment activities
·  Camp Cupboard and Closet “store” offers free food items, clothing, and household goods
·  Back to School, Thanksgiving & Christmas events distributing school supplies, food, new clothes, toys & blankets and other gifts to neighborhood residents, please contact the church office.  ur paragraph here.