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ADOPT A HOSPITAL
UPDATED MARCH 26, 2020
There are many needs in our communities right now as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a church community, we want to do our part in serving our communities well, so we have decided to come around a few local hospitals. We want to send a message of appreciation for the great work they are doing every day, even to the point of putting their own lives in danger. We simply want to make it a bit easier to fuel themselves and their families.
THREE WAYS TO SHOW OUR APPRECIATION
- Legacy Campus (281 Legacy Dr., Plano, TX 75023)
- Sloan Creek Campus (611 E. Stacy Rd., Fairview, TX 75069)
- Woodbridge Campus (2709 3rd St., Sachse, TX 75048)
DATES AND TIMES
Tuesday, March 31, OR Thursday, April 2
NOTE: Remember our buildings are closed during this season. We will have staff there to take your boxes during these times ONLY.
- Medical City McKinney
- Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen
- Methodist Richardson Medical Center
- Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
- Some boxes may go to local food pantries
WEEK 1 GROCERY SHOPPING LIST (ITALIAN MEAL THEME)
- 1 empty container to place food in (small box or plastic bag)
- 1 appreciation card
- 2 boxes of pasta
- 2 jars of pasta sauce (plastic or can, if possible)
- 1 loaf of fresh bakery bread
- 1 package of cookies (bakery preferred)
- 2 cans of vegetables (green beans or peas)
- 1 box of granola bars or crackers (e.g., Ritz, Cheez-It, and Wheat Thins)
- 1 can of Progresso soup
- Fruit (e.g., bananas, apples, and oranges)
CREATIVE IDEAS ON HOW TO SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY
During this time of uncertainty, there are many ways to be a here for good neighbor in our community. Below are a few ideas. We will update this list as restrictions on groups change.
- Write encouraging words on cards and leave for neighbors, co-workers, or others in your community.
- Use sidewalk chalk to write notes and draw pictures on a neighbor’s driveway to thank them for being an awesome neighbor or to celebrate their birthday.
- Offer free babysitting to a couple in your neighborhood to give them time to work or have a break.
- Host a collection drive drop-off for the nearest local food pantry.
- Check in on any elderly in the neighborhood. Ring their doorbell and keep a safe distance.
- Go for a walk and clean up the trash in the neighborhood.
- Be present outdoors. You can practice your social distancing skills.
- Leave notes with neighbors letting them know you can help with shopping or dropping off food. Here’s a PDF you can download and print from home.
- Use this time to place a phone call, not a text, to someone and offer positive encouragement.
- Reach out with any kind of generosity offer. Use the Nextdoor app to see others’ needs in your neighborhood (e.g., drugstore and grocery trips, childcare, and food needs).
- Post positivity on social media. Now is your time to post encouragement and hope!
- Take a neighborhood walk and greet people while practicing social distancing (i.e., do not shake hands). They are more ready to talk right now.
- When someone shares anxiety, fear, or sickness, ask if you can pray for them. Be brief! Use common language.
- Drop off gift cards anonymously to someone needing encouragement. If they live further away, send eGift cards