Focus on FOCUS - August needs

For August we at St. Nicholas have been assigned:

Food Pantry: (Please only purchase and donate items on this list.)

Sizes are approximates. Pop top lids are best for homeless people without can openers.

 

- Canned tuna 5 oz (Moderate Need)

- Canned beef stew 15 oz (Very High Need)

- Chili with beans 15 oz (Very High Need)

- Chef Boyardee products 15 oz (Very High Need)

- Spam 12 oz (Very High Need)

- Canned Ham 16 oz (Very High Need)

- Shelf stable milk, jelly, crackers, healthy snacks (individually wrapped, if possible)

Crisis Nursery: They are in need of size 5 and size 6 diapers, wipes.

 

Focus on FOCUS!

"With the merciful You show Yourself merciful; with the blameless man you show yourself blameless." (Psalm 18:25, English Standard Version).

What is the purpose of FOCUS Gateway City? You may rightly say to feed and clothe the poor. However, this is not the complete story. Gateway exists to provide Orthodox Christians an opportunity to receive mercy from the Lord in acts of service to the poor. Our guests at Gateway are our biggest benefactors. We may offer them some food and clothing, but they are offering back to us God’s mercy! We offer them things of this earth so that we may receive things of heaven.

As we move through this summer on our march towards the Lord, consider how you might attain mercy for yourselves. You can support FOCUS by donating food and clothes, giving financial support, and by volunteering at a Sunday Supper. Talk to your advisory board member to see how you can get involved! You can reach me at [email protected].

 

Since last August volunteers at Gateway City have handed out 1,477 meals to hungry people in St. Louis.

You can support FOCUS by donating food and clothes, giving financial support, and by volunteering. Talk to your advisory board member to see how you can get involved!

 

Asking for your prayers,

Fr.  Matthew

 

 

Every contribution is valuable and helps us work towards the mission of feeding and clothing those in need.

The Lord Himself teaches us the value of small gifts in the teaching of the Widow's Mite.

Our St. Nicholas FOCUS rep is Bob Meyer.  If you would like to help out in any of the monthly activities or events, please contact him at 314-494-5794 or email [email protected]

Donations can be made online at focusnorthamerica.org or by mailing a check to 1901 Ann Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104.