HomeFROM THE SCHOOL NEWSActs 4 Ministry Seeking Donations Through Aug. 31 for Back-to-School Drive

Acts 4 Ministry Seeking Donations Through Aug. 31 for Back-to-School Drive

Through Aug. 31 Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. in Waterbury will welcome donations for their annual Back-to-School “Swap and
Shop” of school uniform tops and bottoms, school supplies, and accessories, that will be distributed free or at low costs to low-income children of all ages throughout Greater Waterbury. The non-profit non-denominational Acts 4 Ministry will welcome monetary donations plus new or gently worn uniform tops in white, black, gray, or any shade
of blue, and bottoms in khaki, navy, black and gray. All sizes are needed, especially seeking boy’s bottoms in size
5, boy’s tops in sizes 8, 14, 16, and 18, and girl’s tops in size 5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 16, and 18. Accessories needed include book bags and lunch bags. Acts 4 Ministry is a collaborative group of a volunteer board of directors, staff members, and dozens of volunteers who desire to share God’s love by meeting the comforting physical needs of others. They achieve this goal daily on many levels by collecting and distributing, free of charge to recipients, clothing, and housewares plus a free furniture distribution program. Families and individuals are frequently referred to Acts 4 Ministry by other charitable and social organizations to assist people who have suddenly lost
their homes to a fire, flood, or other unexpected devastation or upsetting life event. “The organization’s vision,”
explained Acts 4 Ministry Executive Director Sarah Elizabeth DiMeo-Carabetta, “is to build relationships with people with varying levels of needs whileproviding them with the basics of daily living while showing them the love of Christ through action. We strive to partner with churches, social service agen- Ten-2-One artists at work in their studio in Thomaston. A few of the sunfl ower painting artists. cies, and public schools to help identify and serve people with these needs in the context of the broader community regardless of their faith, race, creed,national origin, or willingness to participate in religious activities.” Located at 1713 Thomaston Ave. in Waterbury, the Acts 4 Ministry’s building features a boutique environment where people with immediate needs can select clothing, personal hygiene products, and household items at no charge plus prepare for the delivery of their furniture with the ministry’s box truck and volunteer delivery teams. Each year the organization serves over 2,000 families of varying income levels. Appointments are necessary and provide the individual or family in need with a discrete loving atmosphere. The Back-to-School Program is one of several Acts 4 Ministry’s ongoing programs to distribute resources to families throughout the area. Through Wednesday, Aug. 31, tax-deductible donations can be brought to the Acts 4 Ministry offices and boutique shop at 1713 Thomaston Ave. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Acts 4 Ministry boutique shop is open to the public during those hours.
To learn more visit www.acts4.org, call 203-574-2287, or email info@acts4.org.



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