Shoebox Mission 2022 for Red Bird Mission
October 18, 2022 / By Kristina Clark, UNY Director of Missional Engagement
The Mission team at Endwell United Methodist Church is collecting shoeboxes throughout Upper New York Conference from October 16th – November 16th for the people of Red Bird Mission. There are two different styles of shoeboxes: Adult and Children. Click here to see a full list of contents and other supplies needed.
The Red Bird Missionary Conference is one of three United Methodist missionary conferences in the United States. It was founded in 1921 as a poverty-relief organization and began in the southeastern corner of Kentucky to provide education and ministries to residents of that area. It is the most comprehensive mission effort of the United Methodist Church, providing outreach and services that minister to the whole person (spiritual, physical, social, and economic).
The Red Bird Mission Center was spared from the flooding that hit Kentucky this summer. However, they gave many supplies from their center to surrounding communities to help in the recovery effort; leaving their supplies depleted.
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!
Supplies and shoeboxes will be accepted at the UNY Mission Central HUB, located at the Conference Office, Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
There are shoebox drop-off locations throughout the Conference. Please contact the location closest to you:
Albany District: Calvary UMC, Pine Grove UMC
Binghamton District: Endwell UMC
Cornerstone District: Ripley UMC
Crossroads District: UNY Mission Central HUB (Liverpool)
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
If you have questions please contact Dave Alexander at 607- 743-8955 or Endwell United Methodist Church at 607-754-5735.