Midnight Run: Friday, June 1

Midnight Run: Friday Evening, June 1
Midnight Run is a program in which volunteers bring food, clothing, toiletries, blankets and compassionate conversation to homeless persons on the streets of New York City.
Clothing Donations Needed – starting now: Please clean out your closets and put the following items in the bins outside the Church Office:

  • new or gently used clean JEANS and SHORTS
  • new or gently used men’s SNEAKERS
  • gently used clean JACKETS, men’s or unisex styles
  • gently used clean or new men’s T-SHIRTS, especially sizes medium, large and x-large, blue and black plain shirts especially popular
  • gently used clean SWEATSHIRTS and HOODIES, men’s or unisex
  • toiletries – toothpaste, razors, small shaving creams are needed.
  • Backpacks – used school backpacks in good condition are appreciated

Also needed:  Men’s suits, pressed shirts, dress shoes for job interviews – please deliver suits/shirts on coat hangers. (Please do NOT leave women’s, children/baby clothes, socks, underwear, or winter clothing. The Midnight Run can’t use these. It is just a burden to dispose of them.)

Help needed shopping for supplies prior to June 1:
If you would like to help with shopping for food and other supplies in advance of the Midnight Run please contact Christina Battalia Maggard at: [email protected] or (914) 714-3078.

Help needed Friday June 1:

  • Preparing and delivering complete bagged lunches to St John’s (4 volunteers)
  • 7:00 pm Preparing soup and coffee in the undercroft on the evening of the run.  (3 volunteers)
  • 6:00 pm Sorting and loading clothing: Adults and youth are invited to help sort and size our donated clothing in the undercroft. Pizza will be served! (6-10 volunteers)
  • 6:00 pm Packing toiletries bags – fun for younger kids
  • 8:30 pm to 2 am. Making the run to NYC: this is a meaningful experience, and a good opportunity for parents and teens/pre-teens to do an activity together.
  • Clean-up in undercroft: a volunteer or two to help clean up Friday evening or  Saturday morning is greatly appreciated.
  • Pick-up or return (Friday afternoon or Saturday morning) of the Midnight Run van in Dobbs Ferry.

Sign up after church on May 20, contact Melissa Pierson at: [email protected] (914) 834-2449.
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Date(s) - Jun 1, 2018 until Jun 2 2018
6:00 pm - 2:00 am

St. John's Church