The following announcement appeared in the bulletin during October:
Imagine your loved one going without food or basic personal hygiene items. You know this hardship exists for many, but did you know just how many are in our community? Students at Loch Raven High School are going without basic necessities, while struggling with complex family dynamics and challenging coursework. There is an urgent need for your support. God has given us such gifts to be shared. There is a wish list of much needed items in the Narthex.
And many of you responded! In September, we donated 52 umbrellas and 2 bags of toiletries. While the total amount donated in October is unknown as I write, the box is filling up. Your generosity is heartwarming! Thank you so very much!
We usually receive 1-2 phone calls a month with folks saying that they forgot to bring in their donations and asking when is it too late to bring in their donation. It’s never too late! Even if we’re not doing a donation drive for the month, any donations are always welcome and needed. Please check out the Room of Support section of the Loch Raven Network website (lochravennetwork.org) any time to see what items are needed
As always, if you don’t like to shop, monetary donations can be made in the Narthex or given to Jan Bahner. Donations to the network are tax deductible and checks may be made out to The Loch Raven Network.
If you have any questions, contact Jan Bahner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-564-9464.