Each week during Easter, the Mission and Outreach Committee is highlighting a different ministry that has a connection to the St. Anne’s family. Whether it’s supplies for local school children, cleaning supplies for Camp Mikell, or socks and foot care products for Church of the Common Ground, we’ll share details about the ministry and provide tangible ways to support it.
On Sunday, April 11 we’re collecting school supplies. Parishioner Anna Stephens is collecting these supplies as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award. Anna hope to raise awareness about the many students who do not have adequate supplies. She plans to donate the supplies to an underprivileged public elementary school. Anna says, “It is very important to give kids a good learning environment.” Here are some suggestions: pencils, notebooks, colored pencils, crayons, folders, pencil pouches.
On Sunday, April 18 we’ll turn our attention to Camp Mikell. The Mikell Camp and Conference Center was established in 1941 by the Right Reverend Henry Judah Mikell, Bishop of Atlanta, as a setting for Christian education and recreation for young people. Over the years, it has developed into a year-round conference center serving people of all ages in the Diocese and its parishes, as well as other groups whose purposes complement our mission.
Since 1993, the Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center, a program of Mikell, has offered hands-on environmental education for school classes, church groups and others. Mikell boasts beautiful creeks and trails, a boardwalk in a wetland, high and low ropes courses, a climbing tower, swimming pool, volleyball court, and nature center. In addition, we have a wonderful Chapel for worship and meditation.
St. Anne’s will collect supplies of a different kind for the camp:
- Hand Sanitizers with pumps and Hand Sanitizer refills
- Disposable Face Masks
- rolls of paper towels
- Batteries (9-volt, AA, and AAA)
- Bottles of Clorox or liquid bleach
- Clorox or Lysol Wipes
- 4-Square (playground) Balls
- Ball pumps and needles
- New Pillows for campers who forget them
- New Towels (Bath and Pool size) for campers who forget them
- 5-gallon round water coolers
- Postage stamps
- Cash donations for operating fund