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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

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    Red Bird shoebox drop-off sites announced

    October 7, 2019 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Dave Alexander and the mission team at Endwell United Methodist Church are again coordinating the collection and delivery of shoeboxes for the Red Bird Mission. Red Bird Mission is a poverty-relief organization that serves a remote, impoverished population in Bell, Clay, and Leslie counties in southeastern Kentucky.

    For several years, the Upper New York Conference has participated in the shoebox mission. Last December, four volunteers drove two 26-foot trucks to the mission in Kentucky, transporting 2,700 shoeboxes, over 60 bedspreads, 110 sheet sets, 300 bags of clothing, and numerous books, school supplies, and cleaning supplies.

    Shoeboxes contain essentials for women, men, and children during the holiday season.

    Click here to read about what is needed in each shoebox, as well as what other items can be donated.

    Click here for a list of drop-off locations throughout the UNY Conference

    Items can be dropped off between Nov. 1-Nov. 22.

    Questions can be sent to Dave Alexander at

    With more than 144,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."