Our church loves to do Community Outreach! We have several projects that we participate in during the year. Our Community Outreach program is called CBSDAC (Council Bluffs SDA Church) which is on our T-shirts! Keep an eye out for the T-shirts in the community!
We are doing at least one community project each quarter of the year, sometimes more, as a way of "Paying it Forward" to our community. We are calling this "Attitude of Gratitude". At this time we are working on collecting funds to show how much we appreciate the schools, police, firefighters, and whomever else we can think of in our community! Starting now until December 12th everyone can make a donation to go towards this project! Depending on how much we are able to collect we will take possibly donuts, gift baskets, or something such as this to the school the week of December 13th for all the staff to show our appreciation to those who are working so hard to make sure students are getting the education they need while staying safe.
We are open to ideas for various projects we can do each quarter. If you have an idea please let us know! We have already done a few projects this year and are anxious to do as many as we can as often as we can! We love our community and want to show our support and love to everyone!
Look below for all the projects we have so far this year!
We did our 3rd street clean up for our adopted street, East Manawa Drive, on November 8th. We had a great turn out and the weather was wonderful although a bit windy. We picked up a lot of trash and even a dead opossum! The total weight was 100 lbs. of trash! Working hard to keep that part of God's nature clean! We always have a good time, lots of laughs, and get a lot done! We have volunteers who drive around making sure we have what we need, bringing us supplies, and picking people up and dropping them off. Everyone works so well together! We also have our official photographer, Teresa! Check out the pictures to see how we did!
We did a Food drive starting in August to benefit the Community of Christ Food Pantry. It was a short food drive but we were able to collect a lot of cans of vegetables, pasta, macaroni and cheese, rice, Pop Tarts, as well as many other things the pantry said they were in need of! There was even a bag full of what looked like almost brand new shoes! It was a variety of shoes and the bag was found just sitting in a parking lot! What better thing to do than to give it to an organization that could make sure people who need them could get them! We will have to do another food drive some time. We try to do something quarterly to benefit community organization. We love helping our community! Check out the pictures!
We mailed pictures that the children did earlier this year to a nursing home in our community to try and brighten the residents day since we could not visit due to Covid-19.