SERVE OTHERS

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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

READY-TO-EAT MEALS

READY-TO-EAT MEALS

Ready-to-eat meals will be delivered to hospital personnel for select shifts and departments by local restaurants at least once a week. These meals will be purchased through Chase Oaks Church’s funds. It’s also a great way to support local restaurants. If you would like to participate by funding these meals, you can give to the Local Outreach Fund.

GROCERIES-TO-GO BOXES

GROCERIES-TO-GO BOXES

Groceries-to-go boxes will be distributed twice a week to hospital personnel for select shifts or departments to help them with meal planning. Individuals, families, or groups from Chase Oaks’ campuses will purchase these grocery items. We’ll be asking our church family to shop for specific items (each week will be different), and then, drop them off in a complete box to campuses at specific times (see below).

CARDS OF APPRECIATION

CARDS OF APPRECIATION

Cards of appreciation from Chase Oakers will be included in each box of food that goes home with the hospital employees. Simply write a note of thanks and/or prayer with available stationary in your house and include it in the grocery-to-go boxes.

GROCERIES-TO-GO BOXES

DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

DATES AND TIMES

Tuesday, March 31, OR Thursday, April 2
9 AM-Noon

NOTE: Remember our buildings are closed during this season. We will have staff there to take your boxes during these times ONLY.

RECIPIENTS

  • 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.

FAMILIES

  • 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.

INDIVIDUALS

  • 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