KAC Serves has not shut down during the COVID-19 Crisis! The compassion ministries of the church (Clothe Me Co-Op, Shelterless, & Table of Grace - now called KAC Serves) have partnered together and have been working and running stronger than ever blessing WNY individuals and families during this time.
WHAT WE ARE DOING:
Volunteer teams are collecting, sanitizing, organizing, and packing emergency personal hygiene, toiletry, baby/toddler care, & food supplies at the church, and then handing them out two ways: via a drive-up service at the church and to the homeless/temporarily sheltered through our Shelterless Ministry. Additional volunteers are making sandwiches and to-go meals for homeless and street ministry.
Clothe Me Co-Op (CMC) is holding bi-weekly modified distributions
- 2nd and 4th Saturdays of June and July
- to assist individuals and families with clothing, shoes, gear, toys and books.
- Online sign up required HERE
- Strong safety measures enforced to ensure safety and security of all guests and volunteers.
- Visit the CMC facebook page, sign up link and/or "CMC COVID Distibution Guidlines" for further details.
We are accepting donations of GENTLY USED AND CLEAN clothing and shoes, baby/toddler gear, children's books & toys.
HOW CAN YOU CONNECT AND SERVE?
KAC Serves has CRITICAL and ONGOING needs for volunteers, physical donations, and funds. As this crisis continues, more and more families are looking for help; and we're able to provide additional resources to families as volutneers and items are avialable. People are hurting and fearful, and we have a wonderful opportunity to show them the love of Christ through these ministries!
- Volunteer at the church (sorting & packing items), please sign up here or contact Rebecca Henderson
- Volunteer in the community with Shelterless - Contact Will Marcy
- Volunteer at home making sandwiches or “to-go” meals – Contact Maria Bampton
- Volunteer at home making homemade masks – drop off at church
- Prayer is powerful – lift us up in prayer for protection and provision
- Full list of items we are collecting and distributing to families is posted below.
- SEE SIDEBAR for the most critically needed items right now.
- Donation drop off: every day (Monday-Sunday) between 9am-3pm at KAC in the vestibule of the new building. 1)Pull into the loop by the new building doors, 2) Enter vestibule (a door will be unlocked during posted hours), 3) put donations on grey cart, 4) thank you!
- Support Clothe Me Co-Op & Shelterless financially via the giving options listed on our homepage (http://kenmorealliance.com/) by writing/typing either ministry name in the “memo” or “other” box.
DRIVE UP SERVICE:
- Kenmore Alliance Church has a quick, easy, and no-contact drive up service
- Emergency essential items (baby/toddler care, toiletry/hygeine/household essentials and emergency food pantry)
- Every Wednesday between 9:30am-12:30pm at our church (175 Bonnett Ave, Tonawanda 14150). Occasional evening options are available & will be posted on the Clothe Me Co-Op Facebook page & Sign Up Genius.
- Free and open to all WNY families.
- Individuals and families can sign up EVERY TWO WEEKS AS NEEDED!
- Free handmade masks & Panera Bread (bread, bagels. pastries, etc.) available as well: first come, first served.
- If you do not have access to transportation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try to assist within Erie and Niagara Counties.
Directions for Drive UP Service:
- Sign up for a time slot here.
- Arrive during your time slot & park by ORANGE CONES in SIDE PARKING LOT. Please be respectful and show up for your time slot - no shows keep others from receiving assistance.
- Ring door bell & come inside first set of doors. Wear mask covering nose and mouth at all times.
- Fill out the Emergency Request Form for needed items. To save time, you can print, complete & bring form w/ you
- Volunteers will use the "Emergency Request Form" to select & pack requested items (as available), while you wait and bring to you. Generally takes 10 minutes per family.
- Clothing, shoes & other children's items are not avialable during our weekly dirve up service. Please sign up and attend a Cloth Me Co-Op distribution for these items.
EMERGENCY ESSENTIALS COLLECTED AND PROVIDED, as available:
Toiletry/Hygiene/ Household Essentials:
- Toilet paper
- Paper towels
- Hand soap
- Sanitizing wipes & cleaners
- Hand sanitizer
- Laundry detergent
- Dish soap
- Toothbrushes & toothpaste
- Dental floss & mouthwash
- Bars of soap
- Twin blade disposable razors
- Shampoo & conditioner
- Socks & underwear (all sizes & genders)
- Diapers & pull-ups (all sizes)
- Baby wipes
- Bottles & sippy cups
- Baby formula
- Baby food & infant cereal (rice/oatmeal)
- Kid shampoo, body wash & lotion
- Baby blankets