On November 6, 13, and 20, the Community Advocacy Committee will be collecting long underwear for our traditional “Undee Sunday” drive. You may purchase a set of long underwear and leave it in the church office or you can write a check to SsAM with AIM/Undee Sunday in the memo line. Eudel Drain, with help from Dariel Janerette, will be coordinating this effort. Final deadline is Sunday, November 20. Thank you for supporting this effort. Click here to learn more about Undee Sunday.
2022-01-14 — Thank You Letter from SsAM’s Community Advocacy Committee
During the last quarter of 2021, the members of SsAM showed their generosity to those city residents disadvantaged by floods, homelessness, and poverty. The Community Advocacy Committee is constantly astonished by the grace demonstrated in your giving. The giving spirit of SsAM helped to uplift the last few months in 2021, and we look forward to the future. Thank you so much for everyone’s participation.
Donations toward flood victims were sent to Habitat for Humanity to help those who lost their homes and to Friendship House to help provide flood relief for a family who could not return to their home and were living in the Hope Center.
Eudel Drain chaired Undee Sunday this year and reported the following donations to Friendship House and the Clothing Bank: 12 sets of thermals from Gabes; 55 sets of thermals Foreman Mills (discount given); 5 sets of thermals and 16 (6 set) packs of tube socks Foreman Mills; varied sizes and colors of thermals for male and female — even found 1 youth; and black and white tube socks. Donations from the congregation comprised 6 sets of thermals, 3 (three-set) packs of panties, 4 (three-set) packs of briefs, and 2 packs of ankle socks.
SsAM members generously gave to the Angel Tree project this year. Covid prevented us from having individual children’s wishes to fulfill. However, we worked with the Friendship House Empowerment Center and the Women’s transitional housing to identify four families to help during the holidays. This included four children under the age of ten for which we bought individual toys and clothing (even diapers and wipes for a baby under six months old). There were an additional 11 individuals — mothers, teens and young adults — for whom we were able to provide $125 in gift cards to either Walmart or a VISA card.
Even in the midst of the current COVID chaos, SsAM has not forgotten to support those in need. At the end of 2021, the following community partners received a financial gift from our church: Delaware Futures, Friendship House, Lutheran Community Services (Faith Center), Sojourners’ Place and St. Michael’s School and Nursery. All our partners have acknowledged our continued support and partnership with their programs.
—The Community Advocacy Committee:
Mary Anne Edwards
Phil and Susan Murphree
Alice Smith, Chair
The above members have participated over the course of the last year. If you would like the be active as well, please contact Alice Smith directly or use the Contact Us form on this website.