PATH’s Special Projects is one of three Stabilization step programs.
Souper Bowl Sunday
Throughout January, PATH will holding the annual canned soup drive – Souper Bowl Sunday. Soup is an inexpensive yet nutritious meal that is easy to give to those in need and those who have limited cooking resources.
Soup is an inexpensive meal that warms people inside and out. Those in need can truly benefit from such a nutritious meal this time of year.
Get your group together and hold your own game!
Have your congregation, civic group, school or business join the fun. Hold internal contests to see who can collect the most cans of soup and become the MVP of the PATH Souper Bowl.
Please bring soup donations to PATH the week following Super Bowl XLVI
PATH will name the community-wide MVP and the congregational MVP after all the donations have been counted. The groups that bring in the most cans of soup will be declared the MVPs. For more information, contact Becky Duncan at 903.597.4044, ext. 120, or email email@example.com
PATH accepts food donations Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at its food pantry, 402 W. Front St., Tyler.
Rising energy costs coupled with extra usage will result in utility bills that some families simply can’t afford. Because of financial hardships, some people might choose to do without heat this coming winter so they can pay for other essential needs. A terrible thought – but it’s true.
Help us keep everyone warm and safe this winter.
PATH is collecting new and gently-used blankets to distribute to people in need. Drop new blanket donations at the PATH office, 402 W. Front St., Tyler.
Throughout March, PATH holds the “Great Potty Paper Pick-up.” Toilet tissue is always in short supply so we ask for donations throughout the month. Our partners, AAA Sanitation, have donated retired port-a-potties for the cause. Our sponsors each take on a retired potty to decorate and use as a collection bin.
Toilet tissue donations are accepted anytime during regular business hours, PATH, 402 W. Front St., Tyler. We are looking forward to more pretty potties for next year’s drive. For more information, call 903.597.4044, ext. 120, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Remember: a donation of $10 or more can buy a new
box fan for a family in need.YES! I would like to donate a box fan
Families in poverty respond to rising summer utility bills by simply turning off the air conditioning. Help relieve the summer heat for the frail and elderly with box fans. Box fans (20″-30″) are needed. Donations can be dropped at the PATH office at 402 West Front Street.
Please donate your new box fans during the months of May through August. For more information, contact Becky Duncan, 597-4044, ext. 120, or email email@example.com
Join the Fan Club!
Purchase a new box fan at Home Depot for a special discounted price of $10 when you donate it to PATH. See store for details.
Coats for Kids
|Remember: $25 supplies one child with a new coat!|
People Attempting to Help will begin the annual
Coats for Kids coat drive October 1st and continue collecting coats through the end of the month.
Gently-used winter coats for children as young as infants and as old as 18 can be taken to any of these participating dry cleaners:
- Lucky’s Cleaners
- VIP Cleaners
- Hart’s Cleaners
- Eagle Cleaners
- Shannon’s Cleaners
- Gentry Dry Cleaners
- Dry Clean Super Center
- Regency Cleaners
- Lindale Cleaners
Please no light-weight jackets.
New coats may be taken to the PATH office, 402 W. Front St., Tyler.
This year, distribution will be held at the PATH Distribution Center at 411 W. Front Street, Tyler, November 20, 2010, 8 am – 2 pm; and November 21, 1 – 5 pm. Parents must bring photo ID for self and proof of residence in Smith County and some form of ID for the child(ren) receiving coats.
For more information or if you would like to volunteer to help out this year, contact Becky Duncan at 903.597.4044, ext. 120, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
$14 for a package of disposable diapers; $100 for a case of special needs formula
Low-income moms are not allowed to buy diapers with food stamps. A growing number of infants are requiring expensive “special diet” formulas for newborns. PATH is helping families stretch their limited resources by providing emergency diapers and formula when possible.
- Baby food
- Baby wipes
Where to donate:
Bring nonperishable items to PATH, 402 West Front St., Tyler, or give us a call and we will do our best to arrange for the items to be picked-up. For more information, contact Becky Duncan, 597-4044 ext. 120, or email email@example.com
School Supply Train
|Remember: $30 supplies one child with a start in school!
Christmas in the Neighborhood
$50 adopts one elderly person or
$200 to adopt a family of four –
includes food and gifts.
Many families work all year long to get out of poverty and have stretched their limited resources as far as they can just to keep food on the table and bills paid. PATH’s Christmas ministry helps with toys and food for the holidays. Sponsors are needed to gather resources for families. Sponsors must follow guidelines on how to help. Call the PATH office for more information.
Christmas Count Down – When volunteers and resources are needed:
- September: PATH networks with professional caseworkers from other agencies to identify the families we believe will most need help at Christmas. Recruiting also begins for possible sponsors during this month.
- October: We continue to identify sponsors and families for the toys and food effort.
- November: We assign families needing toys and food to specific sponsors to allow time to gather resources.
- December: Sponsors deliver gifts to Caseworkers and they deliver to families before Christmas.
For more information, call 903-597-4044, ext. 120, or email firstname.lastname@example.org