Thursday, August 17, 2017

SOSNA Newsletter

With summer winding down, it’s time for SOSNA’s annual back-to-school supplies drive! The drive will kick-off on August 20th, at the Triangle Kids Summer Music Series (Grays Ferry Triangle, between 5pm to 7pm)

Donations can be dropped off on the 20th, or at the SOSNA office (1901 Christian) until 1pm on Thursday, August 31. Other drop-off locations are The Igloo (2223 Grays Ferry) and Rita's on South Street (2124 South Street)

Most needed items include:
  • pencils
  • glue sticks
  • markers
  • highlighters
  • single subject notebooks
  • copy paper
  • clorox wipes
  • sizes 5-10 undergarments
  • folders
  • post it notes
  • dry erase markers
  • band-aids
  • hand sanitizer
  • antibiotic cream/spray
  • gauze
  • alcohol swabs
  • deodorant
  • packages of socks and underwear
  • ziploc plastic bags
  • tissues
  • ice packs
  • cotton swabs
  • cotton balls
In partnership with Union Baptist Church (UBC), local artist/urban farmer Meei Ling Ng is creating the UBC Garden of Eden with an Art installation that would provide fresh vegetables, flowers and fruits to the soup kitchen and guests, attracting volunteers/neighbors/visitors to visit the church and garden. This project has the potential for community building and creating educational program for growing, cooking/healthy eating and lifestyle classes, art instruction and more.

Meei Ling and the Trustees of UBC have invited the SOSNA Soup Groupers over for a tour of the Garden of Eden and the Church (it's gorgeous inside, and it's where Marian Anderson went to church). We'll also have the chance to talk with Church trustees and the women who have been running their long-standing soup kitchen about ideas to use food to bring our community together.

WHEN: Saturday, September 9 at 2:00p
WHERE: Union Baptist Church, 19th and Fitzwater Streets
(Use side entrance on Martin Street)

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