The following items are collected on an ongoing basis. Donations can be dropped off at the cabinet at the top of the steps near the Parish Hall. Please leave your donation in the appropriately marked section or container. It’s a great way to recycle and help others at the same time!
Old Pill Bottles: Relief organizations in Africa receive medicine in bulk amounts to distribute to sick people in remote villages — but the Villagers have to carry loose pills in their hands or wrapped in leaves because they have no suitable containers for them. Pills get lost, dirty, or deteriorate. Parishioner Louise Lohre collects any type of old pill bottles (prescription, vitamin, aspirin, etc.) and takes them to Matthew 25 Ministries, which gets them where needed in Africa.
Prescription Glasses: The Gift of Sight is a project which provides prescription glasses to people around the world. Questions? Contact Lee Freund.
Greeting Cards, Stationery and Calendars: The fronts of used greeting cards are collected for various nursing homes to be used in craft activities. New cards, stationery and calendars are distributed to our service men and women serving overseas.
Stamps: Used stamps of an unusual or attractive variety (e.g. foreign or commemorative) are collected to be sent to Hillspeak.
Paperback Books: These are sent to men and women serving overseas in the armed services.
Toiletries: Sample and travel size bath products are collected for the House of Peace, a women’s shelter in Clermont County. Small things for children are also welcome.
Magazines: St. Timothy’s collects used magazines to be taken to area hospitals for patients and visitors to read to pass the time, as well as to nursing homes and homebound parishioners. You are also welcome to take and return a magazine for yourself, someone else, or a child’s school project. (Please bring magazines with issue dates no more than 1 year old; news magazines should be even more current, 1-2 months. Please black out or cut out your subscriber information.)
Small Electronics Recycling: There’s nothing to buy. We are simply asking you to protect the environment by donating your used cellular phone (NO accessories), ink jet cartridge(s), laptop/notebook computer(s), iPod(s), digital camera(s) and digital video camera(s). Your used item(s) may be tax deductible and will be recycled in accordance with EPA regulations or refurbished and sold. 100% of the proceeds will help fund youth mission trips in the US and abroad. The collection bin is located on the counter across from the bottom of the Gathering Space ramp. If you have questions, contact Ruth Franke (474-4445 or email@example.com).