GOOD SHEPHERD CENTER
SERVING GREENVILLE / NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY
AMOUNT DONATED: $2,475
The Good Shepherd Center is a multi denominational ministry established in 1991 to be of service to the economically challenged of the greater Greenville community. The Center shows concern for all individuals who enter our doors regardless of creed, race, nationality or lifestyle. The Good Shepherd Center became a reality out of the commitment of 12 area churches and has grown to 24 Board Member Congregations today.
While the match program for Giving Week is over, the need doesn't end! Please feel to make a gift at any time.
Giving Week Progress:
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $5,000
Programs Supported by Your Donations
• Food Pantry continues to distribute to those in need of food and has remained open throughout the entire COVID-19 crisis including holding the Easter food giveaway.
• Our Thrift Store was closed on March 16th and just reopened on July 6th with a limited number of shoppers in the store at one time and limited shopping time per person, mandatory face masks, a new entrance location and social distancing in place.
• Hot Meal Program has continued to provide meals to be picked up even during the time that no dine-in or delivery has been available. Dine-in Meals will resume as soon as it is safe to do so.
• July and August will focus on the collection and giveaway of School Supplies and Cleaning Supplies and masks.
• Cooking Classes will resume as soon as they can safely be held while complying with all CDC guidelines.
Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help
Prior to the COVID crisis we were providing supplemental groceries on a monthly basis or emergency basis to 367 households, and that number has grown over the past months. Our Thrift Store had to close which caused a tremendous loss of income, and we were unable to accept food items from local food drives at a time when we needed food the most. We continue to need cereal, meat, toilet tissue, and cleaning and personal items to supply to those struggling during this difficult time.