Ways to Give in March

giving-tree-new-handsMarch is our All Peoples Annual “Giving” Tree month. We will be collecting office supplies for the month of March. Please place them in the collection box in the Gathering Space.

  • Copy Paper (white )
  • Masking Tape
  • Clear Tape
  • Staples
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Envelops- legal size
  • Stamps
  • Paint Brushes for Art Projects (very small to 1”)
  • Bulletin Board Borders
  • Poster Board (white and colors)
  • Dish Soap
  • Hand Sanitizer (refill or pump bottles)
  • Construction paper
  • Pancake mix for Sunday Breakfast

Monetary donations are also accepted and will be used for the following:

  • New Bibles for Confirmation Students: $25 ea.
  • Guest Speaker Stipend for Adult Education: $75
  • Cost of one child to attend VBS: $10
  • One week’s worth of gas in the van: $80
  • Books for summer program: $20

All Peoples Church

As a congregation we are glad to partner with All Peoples Church, located at 2nd and Clarke in Milwaukee. Twice yearly we have ‘giving trees’ to collect needed items. We participate in Wednesday Night Alive multiple times throughout the year, prepping and serving a meal and participating in worship. We also collect Blessing Bag school supplies, and collect new and gently used coats and other winter gear for folks in the APC community.

Food Pantry items are always needed. A grocery cart can be found in the Narthex to drop off food items such as peanut butter, canned fruit, canned meats, canned soups, oatmeal, jelly, canned veggies, canned chili, cereal, pasta sauce.

Check out All Peoples’ websitewww.allpeoplesgathering.org

Atonement’s Community Garden

Atonement sponsors a community garden each summer, located just behind the church building. The produce is then given to the Muskego Food Pantry and passed on to people in our community. Sign-up to help tend the garden during the summer on the bulletin board in the Sunday School hallway, across from the restrooms.

Eagle’s Wing Free Clinic

The Old City Hall at the Muskego Historical Village, on Racine Avenue will be a free clinic open on Thursday evenings in fall of 2012.  Volunteer opportunities include physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical assistants, nurses, clerical, clinic manager, social workers, lab assistants, greeters, fund raising specialist, and set up and take down teams.  Call the church office if you are interested in connecting with the volunteer handling the clinic.

Habitat for Humanity

We support our local community by participating at least once a year in the Habitat for Humanity efforts along with contributions from our members. Look in the weekly announcement page in mid-spring to sign-up for build week.

Hope Center

Food and Clothing Drives – Incorporated in 1987, Hope Center is a non-profit ministry located in downtown Waukesha serving homeless and low income persons throughout Waukesha County. Over 100 Waukesha County churches currently serve as member congregations of Hope Center, providing financial and volunteer support for Hope Center programs. Hope Center focuses primarily on providing for the physical needs of the poor. Atonement helps sort clothes throughout the year. Contact Judy Larson for more information or to get involved.

Muskego Food Pantry

Established in 2008, the Muskego Food Pantry has been growing steadily since its opening.  In 2010 the pantry served over 1800 families and logged over 5400 volunteer hours. With the current economic situation, an average of 5 to 8 new families sign up for assistance every week. Monetary and food donations as well as volunteers are always welcome and needed. For more information, please e-mail the pantry at muskegofoodpantry@hotmail.com, or call 262.679.6448.

Outreach for Hope, Inc.

Outreach for Hope gathers financial gifts to support ministries working in communities of poverty.  These congregations and ministry centers through the ELCA, provide groceries, clothing, meals, medical care, summer neighborhood camps, after school tutoring, job counseling, neighborhood ministries.

Most important ministries supported give people a place to know they are valued and loved, a place where emotional and spiritual resources are made real in God’s love thru communities of faith, and a place that is a beacon of hope in the midst of their neighborhood.  Visit www.outreachforhope.org for more information.  Annually, Atonement has participated in Outreach for Hope Family Bike Ride held on the Saturday after Labor Day.

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Operation Christmas 

Look for the “Angel Tree” on the Christmas tree in the narthex during the month of November. Please choose a tag for a child in need. Gifts are being collected for the Salvation Army – Waukesha to help families. Items are purchased and placed under the Angel Tree. Donations will be delivered to the Salvation Army and distributed to families through the annual Christmas Gift Distribution Center. Gifts collected this year will serve over 400 needy families, and 986 children and teens.  Last year, over 7,000 toys were collected for Christmas.