Since 2005 South Arm United Church has donated over 1000 birthday party bags to the Richmond Food Bank. This wonderful gift to the children in our community is made possible by the generosity of our congregation. Donations of birthday party items are left in the birthday box in the hall outside the office and and cash donations are gratefully accepted, which enables us to buy items needed to complete the bags.
In the party bags we put items to help families put on a child's birthday party such as, cake mix and icing, candles, birthday tablecloth, plates, napkins, cups, straws, streamers, balloons, invitations, party favours, and candy. All the party items are put in a reusable child's bag, tied with ribbons and a message which reads "This birthday party bag is a gift from the congregation of South Arm United Church. Happy Birthday!!"
The Outreach Committee is so happy to be able to reach out to the families in the community with the party bags and we give thanks to our church family for making this possible.