Fletcher Place Community Center
BREAKING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY THROUGH HOPE, COMPASSION & RENEWAL
Fletcher Place Christmas
During November we are collecting new items that will be given to the Fletcher Place Community Center for their Christmas shopping service. Please bring your donations to St. Mark’s by November 26 and place them in the Christmas boxes located in the Narthex.
- Clothing for children ages 0-18 (infant-XXL); jeans, sweatshirts, sweaters, socks & underwear, hats & gloves
- Games & Toys – board games, art supplies, books, building toys i.e. Legos, blocks, etc.
- Teen gifts – sports equipment, journals, art supplies, wallets/purses (no makeup, please)
- Christmas Stockings - EMPTY
- Parent gifts – small kitchen items, blenders, bath towels, etc.
- Food – beans, rice, pasta, peanut butter, jelly, oatmeal, canned tuna, mac & cheese, toilet paper, canned fruits & veggies, fresh apples, potatoes, carrots & onions
Fletcher Place Community Center, located at the corner of State & Prospect in Indianapolis, is dedicated to alleviating poverty & hunger for families, youth and homeless persons in their neighborhood. They provide the support, help and encouragement some families need to overcome financial struggles utilizing a small staff and thousands of volunteer hours each year. Fletcher Place Community Center is St. Mark's May mission focus.
Volunteer opportunities range from serving a meal, sorting donations for the free thrift store, stocking food in the food pantry, helping out in the Art in the City program, working in the Seeds of Hope Community Garden Project or annual Christmas Store, or helping with building upkeep. A team from St. Mark's serves breakfast at the center the 4th Thursday each month and we.
In 2016, 4229 generous volunteers put in 11,497 hours at the center.
Outreach services include:
- Free Store: Monday – Thursday, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
- Food Pantry: Monday – Friday, 9:00-Noon - St. Mark's is the "OATMEAL CHURCH"
- Hot Meals: Dinner on Monday & Wednesday; Breakfast on Tues., Thursday & Friday
- Art in the City: for school-aged children during Fall, Spring & Summer breaks.
- Seniors: meet the 3rd Wednesday, September-May, for lunch, bingo and visits by special guests.
More information is available at their website: fletcherplacecc.org or contact St. Mark’s Mission Coordinator, Liz Rix.
St. Mark's is their "Oatmeal Church" and we collect oatmeal for the Fletcher Place food pantry. Please bring donations of old fashioned oats (regular or quick) to St. Mark's and place in the food pantry bin inside Door #2. Financial donations may be given on Sundays during May using the white mission envelope in the worship bulletin or given through our website.