Thanksgiving Dinner Time Once Again- SEAM NEWS Issued October 3, 2017

Share The Gift of Thanksgiving Dinners for 350 Children and Their Families

Because of you 320 needy families received Thanksgiving dinners in 2016. And BECAUSE OF YOU we will provide 350 dinners for our neighborhood children and their families.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Make a personal donation, invite your business, group, and church to pledge a number of dinners, and share this with your friends that may be drawn to this cause as you are.

Click here to download and print the Thanksgiving dinner flyer

Click here to download the grocery list

Click here to download the registration form and instructions on how to donate

To apply for a Thanksgiving dinner basket please call and leave a brief message requesting a call back for a Thanksgiving basket. You must live in the 40220 and 40218 zip codes and provide proof of address to receive a Thanksgiving dinner basket.

 

Shred Day Saturday October 21, 2017 John Paul II Parish, 3042 Hikes Lane

Between 9am-11am bring your clean paper documents that you need shredded while helping provide food and financial help to children and families in your community. There is no charge for this charitable service we just ask that you donate money, nonperishable food, and personal care items to help our food pantry.

It's simple: Simply drive up to the mobile shredder, let us unload your documents and your monetary or food donations, then drive away. Your donations will help thousands of children and their families right here in our own community and neighborhood!

Meet Eric & Sarah's Family: Giving Back while Receiving Your Help

Eric and Sarah have been a friendly, hard-working family with five children for many years. In their mid-30's, Eric worked as a researcher for the local university while earning his PhD. His wife Sarah works at a computer service company, all while raising four daughters and one son between 6-12 years old.

At no fault of his own, the grant funds ran out and Eric lost his job as a result. This not only makes it impossible to "make ends meet" in providing food, water, and shelter for his family but also delays attaining his PhD.

Because of Your Gifts Eric, his wife, and their children received enough nutritious food as well as utility assistance from SEAM. Until Eric is able to go back to his job as a researcher, he is also on SNAP benefits and volunteers at SEAM five hours a day, cleaning our massive walk in freezer units and performing much needed general maintenance. Eric is already giving back to his community while he receives the help his family desperately needs in their time of struggle.

Eric expects to return to work and his work in the PhD program by November. Until then he will continue to volunteer at SEAM and give back to his community while receiving the help his children and wife desperately need.

Eric and his family are just one of hundreds of families that your donations help to prevent the suffering caused by hunger, going without utilities, and being evicted from their homes when life's unforeseen challenges affect us.

Your gift helps thousands of children and parents like Eric & Sarah in our neighborhoods and community.Your gift of $25 will provide $50 worth of groceries for 2 hungry children in our community this year. How do we do it? We use your gifts to purchase food from Dare to Care's food co-op program. We save 50% on average when we use this program from our partners at Dare to Care's food co-op.

The many children and families facing the suffering of hunger and the hardships of poverty caused by sudden job loss or an unexpected illness can get the food and financial assistance they need to get back on their feet again.

BECAUSE OF YOU thousands of single parents and their children don't have to make a choice between buying food or paying the rent this month. Your donation will put an end to the suffering caused by hunger and poverty. 

Please click here to learn more on how you can help end the suffering of poverty and hunger for thousands of children and families right here in your own backyard today.

Thank you for being a hero to thousands of our neighborhood children!


FOOD PANTRY NEEDS- Served 532 children in September & 429 families

Our food supply is low and our numbers served are much higher because the kids have been out of school. Please grab a few of the following items on your next grocery trip and bring them to SEAM or your church/business.

  • Spaghetti Noodles
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Soup
  • Tuna
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cereal
  • Toilet Paper
  • Plastic shopping bags

Test Drive our Volunteer Positions

We are looking for folks that are available one or more days a week between 9am-11:45am to help with the following opportunities:

  • File documents
  • Answer phones
  • Set appointments
  • Interview and assess client needs
  • Reception desk

If you like to serve others and give back to your community don't miss this great opportunity. Our "no hassle policy" means that if you choose not to volunteer regularly after you try it out we will not bother you about it at all.

Call Glenda to learn more- 502-499-2059

We only ask that you refer friends that may enjoy the experience of making a huge difference in many lives 🙂

Our Team of Community Heroes

Name Telephone Web Site
Ascension Catholic Church 451-3860 www.ascension-parish.com
Buechel Church of Christ 499-0724
Buechel Park Baptist Church 452-9541 www.bpbaptist.org
Buechel Presbyterian Church 499-3535
Guiding Light Islamic Center 491-8733 http://www.guidinglightcenter.org/
First Church of God 491-6876
Grace Community Church of the Nazarene 459.0142 www.lgcnaz.org
Metropolitan Community Church (MCC)  587-6225  https://www.louisvillemcc.org/
St. Andrew United Church of Christ 452-1777 www.saintandrewucc.org
St. Bartholomew Catholic Church 499-8916 www.saintbarths.org
St. John Paul II Church 459-4251 http://stjpiiparish.com
St. Mark United Methodist Church 458-7475
St. Martha Catholic Church 491-8535 www.stmarthachurch.org
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 491-7417 www.stpaulslouisville.com
Meadowview Presbyterian Church 491-2784  2817 Hikes Lane