DID YOU KNOW?
Strong Tower has converted a 20-foot trailer into a rolling ministry vehicle, including two dressing rooms… and it is stocked with middle school age-appropriate clothing, hygiene items, and school supplies.
This year we will be partnering with the administrations and staff of J.T. Moore, Wright, and Haynes Middle Schools, who hand-select students they deem to be in the most need of basic personal care.
Throughout the school year we will pull the trailer to each school and allow these students to “shop” in the trailer boutique. We were able to serve many students and their families during the 2017/18 school year, at J.T. Moore and Wright, and we’re excited to see how many more students God allows us to minister to this year now that we’ll be serving a third school as well!
HOW DO WE STOCK THE TRAILER?
This is where you come in, and we have four ways you can help!
- We are always collecting age-appropriate items at the church and will periodically update you with a list of our current and ongoing needs. (Found at the bottom of this page!) These donations should be placed in the big blue bin located in the Fellowship Hall foyer, near the kitchen.
- SAY NO TO GOODWILL — Any unwanted household items or clothing that is not appropriate for middle schoolers can be donated to Thriftsmart, who has partnered with us to provide $1 in Thriftsmart gift cards for every 10 pounds of donations that we collect! We can then use these credits to purchase gently used items for the trailer. — Donations can be placed in the Thriftsmart bin located in the STBC back parking lot.
- Donate funds to support the ministry trailer through our Mission Cafe, located in the front lobby of the church on Sunday mornings. Pick up a coffee or pastry, and 100% of your donation will be used to purchase items for the ministry trailer.
- Monetary Donations can be placed in the offering baskets. (Please be sure to write “Ministry Trailer” on the memo line of your check!)
Our GREATEST Current Needs:
Our trailer has been serving throughout the city this summer, so we’ve depleted much of our stock.
- T-shirt style Undershirts for Boys
- New Socks (Boys/Girls size Large – Adult sizes Medium/Large)
TOILERTRIES / HYGIENE ITEMS
- Deodorant (for both guys and girls)
- Body Wash or Bar Soap (for both guys and girls)
- Unisex Lotion
- Chap Stick
- Washing Machine Detergent Pods
- Extra (brand) Gum
We ALWAYS collect donations of:
- New or gently used Middle School Age-Appropriate clothing (J.T. Moore has no uniform) — Kids size 10/12 to Adult Size XL
- Boys Gym Shoes & Girls Shoes (all styles) — Adult sizes 4-12
- New Underwear — Kids sizes 7/8 to Adult XL
- New Socks — Adult sizes 4-12 (the boys LOVE calf-length colored athletic socks)
- Hygiene Items
- Small Trinkets or Gifts
If you are free during the day on Wednesdays and feel confident driving a truck and trailer, click HERE for more details on the Ministry Trailer Drivers Team and how you can get involved!
Do you have any questions? Would you like to see the inside of the trailer? Are you interested in helping the Ministry Trailer Team sort items and stock the trailer?
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!