This year Plymouth’s Thanksgiving Special Offering will be the weekend prior to Thanksgiving (November 19 and 20). These “special” offering collection funds will be gifted to the following initiatives:
- Family Promise of Greater Des Moines:
Family Promise provides temporary housing and daily needs, as well as counseling services, to help obtain jobs, keep children in school, and find new housing. Last year Family Promise served 22 families, where 51% of the children were under 5 years. Family Promise will also receive matching funds from the Marlon Laverman Memorial Fund, whose priority is “at-risk” children.
- Shelter Meals:
Meals are provided by Plymouth Church on the 26 and 27 of each month at Central Iowa Shelter & Services. These funds help to pay CISS staff to purchase and prepare the meal, freeing Plymouth members to simply help serve the meals. All are encouraged to sign-up to help serve a meal.
- Plymouth’s Good Samaritan Fund:
This fund provides for urgent, usually emergency funds for community members, covering costs such as rent assistance, utility bills, medical and medicine, and bus/travel expense.
Be sure to mark your donation as designated for the Thanksgiving Special Offering gifts. This includes all envelopes, checks and on-line donations. Your online gifts may be made at plymouthchurch.com/give and please notate for Thanksgiving Offering. Checks may be mailed to the address below. Please include a memo for Thanksgiving Offering.
Plymouth Church ATTN: Nancy Bassett
4126 Ingersoll Ave. Des Moines, IA 50312
Thank you for your generosity in helping homeless Des Moines families.
− Plymouth Board of Benevolences