“Verily I say to you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Mathew 25,40
We here at Capleville have a long history of outreach. Today our focus is on the surrounding community with the food pantry, Making it Happen in SE Memphis and Hickory Hill, and our involvement in Ross & Germanshire elementary and Kirby Middle Schools. Local outreach includes United Methodist Neighborhood Centers, Church Health Center, Wesley senior ministries, and other projects as needed. On a national and international level we support United Methodist Committee on Relief and Heifer Project International. The United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men are involved in additional projects.
Food Pantry: Our food pantry serves those in the 38125 &38141 zip codes. The pantry is open on Tuesdays from 11:00 to 1:00. We operate under the guidelines of the Memphis Food Bank with assistance from St. Marks and Crossroads Methodist Churches.
Sandwich Brigade: Every third Sunday we meet at 9:15 to make 800 sandwiches for the homeless distributed by Holy Community Church.
United Methodist Neighborhood Centers: Capleville has a long and close relationship with UMNC providing food, clothing baby items and household items on an ongoing basis. At Christmas, toys and clothing are collected to be given out by UMNC toy store. Campbell labels are collected. Place in the box on the table in the great hall.
FOOD: canned meat, fruits, vegetables, tuna, cereal, rice, beans, peanut butter, mac & cheese, anything would be appreciated. Food stamps do not provide paper products so these would be appreciated.
CLOTHING: good used clean clothing especially large sizes (on hangers), baby clothing and winder coats (children and adult sizes). Members make or buy hats, scarves, and mittens at Christmas.
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: furniture, baby beds, dishes, pots & pans anything to help set up households in need.
PLEASE PLACE ITEMS IN THE MISSION ROOM
School Supplies : donations of school supplies are collected for Ross Elementary and United Methodist Neighborhood Centers as well as school and dress clothing for Kirby Middle, Ross and Germanshire. A basket is in the great hall.
Project 20/20: A box is in the great hall to collect eye glasses, sunglasses and cases on an ongoing basis.
Crutches, walkers, and wheelchairs are available to our members on a limited basis. Please contact the office for further assistance.