During our 31 Days of Hope in December, the Outreach Committee invites you to participate in a project aimed at bringing the hope of Christmas to our neighbors in need.
While traditional Advent Calendars reveal a small surprise in the days leading up to Christmas, a Reverse Advent Calendar focuses on the spirit of giving by placing donations in a box throughout the month as Christmas draws near. It’s a simple daily reminder that we are sharing God’s greatest love with those around us.
Feel free to share photos of your Matthew’s Crate on Facebook and Instagram throughout Advent.
1: Getting Started
Find a medium to large sized container or box in your home and put in a place where you can access it throughout Advent. Print a copy of the calendar and tape to your box or fridge to refer back to.
2: Filling your crate
Each day during Advent add your donations to your container. These may be things you have in your own pantry, or things you purchase specifically to donate. Listed items are suggestions, feel free to give what you are able. Remember to check expiration dates on items before donating.
At the end of December, drop off donations at the SE Gwinnett Co-Op or at St. Matthew’s during posted times. Check the weekly newsletter for drop off information as it becomes available.