Helping Our Partners in Mission

June Missions Collection: Jeans in June

Our Mission Partner Doorstep’s need for men’s blue jeans is never-ending, as they strive to supply this wardrobe staple for work and warmth. The Topeka First UMC men are again sponsoring the mission project, “Jeans in June.” Their goal is building a mountain of jeans in the Celebration Room to help Doorstep meet their clothing needs.

We will begin the month of June with Jeans Day on Sunday, June 3rd. We encourage everyone to wear jeans to church, especially that day, to call attention to the project. We will collect jeans throughout the month. All sizes, brands, and conditions are welcome. We will transport the jeans to Doorstep at the end of June. Our focus remains on men’s jeans.

You might consider the following options for obtaining jeans for this project:
  • Purchase new men’s blue jeans
  • Purchase used men’s blue jeans, available at any number of used-clothing stores, such as Goodwill
  • Replace a pair of personal blue jeans and donate the used ones
  • Purchase any and all sizes of men’s blue jeans at private community garage sales
New jeans are welcome and are usually reserved for the Christmas store. Now is a good time to check out the numerous garage sales sprouting up in the community for good deals on jeans.

Missions Updates:

April:

Thank you for providing 1,346.8 pounds of food for our neighbors served by Doorstep!

March:

Together, we provided $1,000 in scholarships for GED tests through Let’s Help!

February:

Supplies for State Street Elementary.

January:

Thank you for providing 103 Dinty Moore microwavable meals for Topeka North Outreach.

December:

Thank you for the outpouring of gifts for those served by Topeka Rescue Mission and Doorstep! Your generosity is overwhelming, and is sure to bring hope to many. Thank you also for contributing to our Christmas Eve offering, which raised $3,895 for global and local missions, and to our Mitten Tree, which brought in over 170 items to keep kids at State Street Elementary warm this winter.

November:

Human Trafficking Coalition

October:

Deodorant and foot powder for Topeka Rescue Mission

September:

Thank you for bringing in 96 units of soap and body wash for our neighbors at Let’s Help.

August:

Thank you for donating 128 units of tissues and wet wipes for State Street Elementary.

July:

Together we collected 540 school supplies to help Topeka North Outreach give their 600+ kids a successful start to the school  year.

Jeans in June:

You provided more than 200 pairs of jeans for the men in our community served by Doorstep!

May:

Thank you for helping us collect 30 pounds of ground coffee for Let’s Help, and sponsoring 289 sacks of snacks for Operation Backpack!

April:

We collected 439 protein bars for Topeka North Outreach

March:

Bags filled with groceries for Doorstep

February:

Personal hygiene items for Topeka North Outreach and spaghetti noodles and sauce for Topeka Rescue Mission

January:

Trash Bags and Napkins for Let’s Help

December:

White Gift Sunday for Topeka Rescue Mission

November:

Operation Christmas Child shoe box presents

October:

Your support brought in 345 cans of vegetable soup for Doorstep.

September:

Thank you for supplying Topeka Rescue Mission with 125 jars of peanut butter.

August:

We collected 200 boxes of cereal for Let’s Help to give Topeka families a healthy start for the school year.

School Supplies for Topeka North Outreach:

Your generous response to TNO’s appeal for school supplies brought in 525 items to help Topeka kids have a bright start to their school year. We are glad to have a congregation that cares so much for our community.

Doorstep’s Christmas in July:

Thank you for helping us provide 65 items to help Doorstep beat the Christmas rush! These gifts will bring hope to many of our neighbors this winter.

Jeans in June:

Thank you for supporting Jeans in June, our clothing drive for Doorstep! By donating nearly 400 pairs of jeans, you’ve helped us meet a great need in our community.