Call to Action

Bread & Roses

Bread & Roses is currently accepting donations of the following items for its outreach program during the pandemic: $10 gift cards for Market Basket, Dunkin Donuts and McDonalds. Also hats, gloves, scarves, handwarmers, flashlights, socks, hand sanitizer, masks, shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

Contact Tom Baird at tombaird739@gmail.com or (978) 453-2431 to coordinate dropping off your donation or having it picked up. Gift cards or money donations can be mailed directly to Bread & Roses, 58 Newbury Street, Lawrence, MA 01840.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is taking some small volunteer groups back and have COVID-19 safety protocols in place on the site such as wearing masks, keeping six feet apart, hand sanitizer, etc. We are forming a small group for a Faith Lutheran build day on September 12 at 8 Lupine Road in Andover.  Sign-in will take place from 8:00 to 8:30 am. Contact Tom Baird for more details at tombaird739@gmail.com.

Faith Member Tom Baird, a Habitat for Humanity Site Supervisor, has been lending his expertise to the Merrimack Valley Organization for many years. Our congregation supports this ministry by sharing our time and talents to build homes and build hopes for those families that have gone through the rigorous selection process to qualify for a Habitat for Humanity home. You do not have to be a building expert or have specialized skills to contribute to the projects. There will always be a job for you regardless of your skill level. Faith Members aged 16+ can volunteer the second Saturday of each month at any of the various build projects in the Merrimack Valley area. Learn more about The Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity on our “spotlight” page.