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General Information

COVID-19 demanded a certain level of adaptability throughout the life of the church. In the same way, the Conference Kits and Cans4Conference collection needs to be adaptable. From the experience from last year’s kit collection, we are implementing a hybrid approach to #collectingtogether!

Each district will continue hosting district-wide collection events, at each designated sites. District coordinators will coordinate this event prior to the Annual Conference gathering in Hampton. The Annual Conference team will establish a plan to pick up all the UMCOR kits and send them to Mission CentralMechanicsburg, PA, which serves as one of UMCOR’s Supply Depot. 

Watch a video from the Rev. David Magruder, conference coordinator.

What will we collect?

  • UMCOR Kits – This year we will focus on collecting UMCOR Cleaning & Hygiene kits. School kits can be added to this collection, however, we will focus on the two kits to maximize our global impact.

  • Foods and district specific items – Cans and dry food will be collected and shared with local ministries. Some districts might have district specific collection item that was identified by the need of a local organization. Please contact your district coordinator in the box below.  

Instructions to pack UMCOR Kits

  • When do we collect these items? 
    Local churches are encouraged to start collecting 4-6 weeks (mid-May) before the
    District Collection Event. Resources such as promotional materials, videos, bulletin inserts will be shared through www.vaumc.org/collecting

Where do we send the $2 for transportation?

  • UMCOR asks for $1 per kit ($1.50 for cleaning buckets) to cover processing and shipping and $1 for toothpaste for each health kit.  Please do NOT bring checks to the Annual Conference.  All checks (for processing and shipping, for toothpaste, and in lieu of providing kits) should be made payable to “Virginia Conference UMC,” earmarked for “kits (Advance #901440)” and mailed to Treasurer, Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 5605, Glen Allen, VA, 23058 any time prior to Annual Conference and no later than August 31.

Can we contribute money instead of collecting kits?

  • If you prefer to make a financial contribution to enable UMCOR to purchase relief kits, you can contribute $75 for each cleaning kit; $12 for each health kit to Advance #901440. 

Who do we need to contact for information specific to our District? 

  • Each District assigned a District Mission Coordinator to coordinate the missional effort of the United as One in Worship #Collecting Together.  The District Mission Coordinator will share more information regarding the designated sites for drop off and detailed list of items to collect. The list of District Mission Coordinators can be found below.  

 

    District Site Information

    Click on your district to see collection sites, items being collected, and District Mission Coordinator’s information

     

    Bi-District Collection Website

    All information is available at www.novaumc.org/annual-conference

    Saturday, June 4
     
    You can drop off collected canned items at Rising Hope UMC (8220 Russell Rd, Alexandria, VA 22309) and Clarendon UMC (606 N Irving St, Arlington, VA 22201) tomorrow morning 10am – noon
    Also from 10am-noon, you can drop off cleaning supplies, hygiene products, and diapers at Burke UMC (6200 Burke Centre Pkwy, Burke, VA 2201).
     
    Both Clarendon UMC and Burke UMC are accepting UMCOR Kits (hygiene kits and cleaning buckets).
     
     
    Saturday, June 11
     
    You can drop off cleaning supplies, hygiene products, and diapers at Burke UMC (6200 Burke Centre Pkwy, Burke, VA 2201from 10am-noon. Burke will also have its Used Book Sale (supporting international missions) underway, so people dropping off donated items are encouraged (strongly encouraged!) to come browse the books and purchase some great reading for a great cause.
     
    Weekday Collections
     
    You can drop off requested canned good and other items on weekdays through next Friday (June 10) at Floris UMC (13600 Frying Pan Rd, Herndon, VA 20171 – in the blue bins) and St. Thomas UMC (8899 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA 20110 – in the wooden bin)  
     
    You can drop off cleaning supplies, hygiene products, and diapers at Burke UMC (6200 Burke Centre Pkwy, Burke, VA 2201) on these weekdays 9am – 3pm.

    District Coordinator

    Kenn Speicher
    703-328-2607

     

    Collection Sites:

    • June 4, 2-4pm, at Trinity UMC – 4637 Plank Road, North Garden, and at Culpeper UMC, 1233 Oaklawn Dr, Culpeper, VA

    Collection items: 

    • UMCOR Hygiene and Cleaning Kit
    • Food

    District Coordinator:

     

     

    District Website

    Collection Date: Saturday, June 11, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

    Collection Sites:

    • Lakeside UMC, 2333 Hilliard Rd., Henrico, VA 23228

    Collection items: 

    • Cleaning and Hygiene Kits
    • Food for food pantries

    Ministries Served:

    • Churches in Richmond District who operates food pantries

    District Coordinator

      District Website

      Click here

      Collection Sites:

      • North Part of District – Trinity UMC, 9280 Old Dumfries Rd., Catlett
        • Collection Date and Time: Saturday, June 11, 10 am – 12 pm (noon); any day by appointment (540-878-0244)
      • Central Part of District – Fredericksburg UMC, 308 Hanover St. Fredericksburg
        • Collection Date and Time: From June 1st – 12th, 2022/ Monday – Friday 9 am – 2pm/ Sundays 11 am – 12 pm
      • Sout Part of District – McKendree UMC, 4347 Manfield Rd., Manquin
        • Collection Date: June 11, 2022/ 10 am – 12 pm or email Rev. Betty Jo Sims 0r call: 804-839-2769

      Collection items: 

      • UMCOR Kits (Cleaning & Hygiene)
      • Diapers (Size 3-6) at the Central location

      Ministries Served:

      • Local Food Pantries

      District Coordinator:

      Steve Little

       

       

      Collection Date:

      • June 4, 2022

      Collection Sites:

      • Susanna Wesley (hours are from 10 am until 2 pm)

        Village Square at Kiln Creek on Victory Boulevard in Yorktown from 10 am – 4 pm

      Collection items: 

      • Cleaning and hygiene kits

      Ministries Served:

      • THRIVE Peninsula, York County Food Closet, area church food pantries

      District Coordinator:

      Bi-District Collection Website

      https://roanokeumc.org/docs/ACKitsandCans.pdf

      Collection Date:

      • Saturday, June 11 at 10 am – 12 pm

      Collection Sites:

      Collection items: 

      • ONLY UMCOR Hygiene Kits and Cleaning Kits (aka Flood Buckets)
      • Canned food and other non-perishable food items

      Ministries Served:

      District Coordinator:

      Bi-District Collection Website

      https://roanokeumc.org/docs/ACKitsandCansStauntonfornew.pdf

      Collection Date:

      • June 10 and 11, 9am – 2pm

      Collection Sites:

      Collection items: 

      • Hygiene Kits and Cleaning Kits (aka Flood Buckets) will be collected and sent to UMCOR
      • Canned goods for distribution to local food banks
      • School supplies will be collected and distributed through local school systems
      • Winter coats for elementary and middle school students will be collected and distributed locally

      Ministries Served:

      • UMCOR and many others

      District Coordinator:

      Collection Dates:

      • Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m. to noon

      Collection Sites:

      Collection items: 

      • Cleaning kits, hygiene kits, non-perishable food, and school supplies

      Ministries Served:

      • UMCOR, Local ministry partners

      District Coordinator:

      Collection Dates:

      • May 7 through June 7

       Collection Sites:

      Collection items: 

      • Cleaning Buckets, Hygiene Kits, School Kits,

      Ministries Served:

      • UMCOR, Blue Ridge Food Bank, local ministry partners

      District Coordinator:

      Collection Date: Saturday, June 4, 2-4 p.m.

      Collection Sites:

      • Danville District Office
      • Mt. Olivet UMC
      • Rocky Mount UMC

      Collection items: 

      • Cleaning buckets
      • Hygiene kits
      • Canned goods
      • School kits

      Ministries Served:

      • UMCOR
      • God’s Storehouse
      • Local ministry partners

      District Mission Coordinator:

      Collection Date: Saturday, June 4, 2-4 p.m.

      Collection Sites:

      • Park View Community Mission, 2420 Memorial Ave, Lynchburg
      • Main Street UMC, 212 E Main Street, Bedford

       Ministries Served:

      • TBA

      District Mission Coordinators:

        Collection Sites:

        • Farmville District Office 204 High st., Farmville, 23901
        • Until June 10

        Collection items: 

        • Hygiene Kits; non-perishable food

        Ministries Served:

        • FACES Food Pantry; Farmville UMC Blessing Box (24/7 little food pantry)

        District Coordinator:

        Bi-District Collection Website

        Click here

        Collection Date: Saturday, June 4, 2-4 p.m.

        Collection Sites:

        • James River District Office, 11605 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805

        Collection items: 

        • UMCOR Cleaning Buckets, Hygiene Kits, Non-perishable Food, Preschool Clothing

        Ministries Served:

        • UMCOR
        • Church/Community Food Pantries
        • Westview Early Childhood Education Center

        District Coordinator:

        Collection Sites:

        • Mears Memorial UMC
        • Food Bank & Pantries

        Collection items: 

        • Hygiene kits, cleaning kits, food items

        Ministries Served:

        • Local Food Bank and pantries

        District Coordinator

        Collection Date:

        • June 4, 10am – 2pm
        • June 5, 1pm – 3pm

        Collection Sites:

        • Memorial UMC

          Ministries Served:

          • (TBA)

          District Coordinators

          Resources

          Poster Image (Right-click image to download)

          Click the image to access the Canva link

          Presentation Image

          Click the image to access the Canva link

          For more resources click here to go to the 2022 AC Mission Opportunites Resource Page

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