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Red Bird Mission
Red Bird Mission was born as an answer to a prayer. Founded in 1921, the Red Bird Mission began in the southeastern corner of Kentucky to provide education and Christian evangelism ministries to residents of that area. It is a poverty-relief organization. The Upper New York Conference has participated in the shoebox mission for several years.
Drop off your completed shoebox between Oct. 16 through Nov. 16, 2022. The trip is planned for Nov. 28 with the packing of the trucks on Saturday, Nov. 26. There is a great need this year for shoeboxes filled with personal hygiene supplies, backpacks, new blankets and sheet sets, and diapers. If you have any questions, contact David Alexander at Dalexander4@stny.rr.com or at (607) 743-8955.
In December of 2021, four volunteers drove two 26-foot trucks to the mission in Kentucky. They transported over 2700 shoeboxes, over 120 sheet sets and bedspreads, as well as numerous books, school supplies, and cleaning supplies. This year the goal is to deliver at least 3,500 shoeboxes and other supplies. We hope you will join us in helping replenish the supplies for Red Bird Mission!
There are two types of shoeboxes being collected this year- one for adults and one for children. All items should be placed in a clear, plastic shoebox-sized storage container with a locking lid and label with the intended recipient (man, woman, boy, or girl). Please do not wrap the containers.
Click here to see the full list of items being collected.
Albany District: Calvary UMC, Pine Grove UMC
Binghamton District: Endwell UMC
Cornerstone District: Ripley UMC
Crossroads District: UNY Mission Central HUB (7481 Henry Clay Blvd., Liverpool, NY): Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Finger Lakes District: Aloquin-Flint UMC, Moravia: Christ UMC, Lyons UMC
Genesee Valley District: Dansville UMC, Honeoye Falls UMC, Rush UMC, Spencerport UMC
Niagara Frontier: Getzville: Asbury UMC
Northern Flow District: Adams UMC, Watertown First UMC
Oneonta District: Oneonta First UMC