Social Ministry First
Dress for Success Clothing Drive
First Lutheran’s Social Ministry Committee is sponsoring collection of professional clothing for women for Dress
for Success Quad Cities on September 11 & 12. This organization empowers women facing life challenges and seeking to enter the workforce by not only providing them with interview and work-appropriate attire, but also
by providing encouragement through building confidence, networking and workplace-related support to help women thrive in work and in life for themselves and their families.
Attire needed includes professional tops and bottoms, suits, dresses, shoes & accessories. Please ensure
all donated clothing is in very good condition and contemporary in style--we want the Dress for Success clients
to feel as up to date as we do! Bring your donated clothing on hangers and hang them on the coat rack in the Fellowship Room when you come to worship on September 11 or 12.
Lutheran World Relief School Kits
Items for Lutheran World Relief school kits will be collected in August. During the next few weeks, please purchase any of the items from the “School Kit needs” list and drop them in the basket located by the church office. School kits are packed in cloth drawstring backpacks and sent to places where even the few required school supplies may be more than a family can afford. Thank you for giving a child the opportunity to go to school. Pencils and paper can help write a positive future!
List of LWR School Kit Items
• 70-sheet spiral notebooks (no loose-leaf paper)
Please Note: Each school kit requires four of the 70-sheet notebooks.
• rulers (30 cm)
• pencil sharpeners
• blunt scissors
• #2 unsharpened pencils
• black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink)
• Crayola crayons (16 or 24 count)
• 2 ½” erasers
Social Ministry reaches out to the spiritual, nutritional and physical needs of persons in our community and the world. Social Ministry here at First Lutheran serves the needs of others through some of the following activities:
Geneseo-Atkinson Food Pantry - necessary home items and food are contributed monthly to low-income families by
members of First Lutheran. Scroll down to see a list of current needs.
Audio Ministry - recordings of the Traditional Sunday service are available on CD for homebound parishioners
and others desiring copies of our worship services. Contact the church office to arrange for this service.
Churches United Meal - meals are provided for low income persons.
Rebuilding Together Geneseo/Cambridge - volunteers help refurbish and repair homes of those in need.
World Hunger Appeal - fund raisers, such as fast-pitch softball with a local television station, help raise money
to help the hungry around the world.
Lutheran World Relief - members contribute to the clothing drive to help those less fortunate around the world.
Souper Bowl of Caring - through this effort money and food are collected nationally on Super Bowl Sunday and
then distributed to local charities.
Food Pantry Collection
The Geneseo-Atkinson Food Pantry is collecting beef broth, soup mix, ranch dressing, juice, canned salmon, dryer sheets, aluminum foil, freezer bags and pull ups to share with those in our community. Donations may be left in the basket by the church office.
Another opportunity … As the school year begins and fall approaches, our clients will be in need
of lightweight jackets, long sleeve shirts and jeans. A large number of families and individuals use
the items donated by the community to reduce the cost of clothing for their household.
Did You Know … We have a red donation drop box for food donations located in the vestibule of
Fareway for your convenience. You may also donate at the Food Pantry during our business hours:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9-12 and 1-4, and Friday 9-12