On June 30th, two van-loads of teens from the Uptown/White Rock community are going to be setting off on a 2 week journey to pick and dry peaches as a part of a YWAM Mercy Ministry called Gleanings.
We would like to encourage the team and set them off with some of their expenses paid by having a Greek Donair Fundraiser at Jennifer Stapleton's house on Friday, June 22nd. This will be like other fundraisers held at Jen's house, with amazing food and toonie tosses. But this year we will be also auctioning off our teens to do some service in the community! So if you need your car cleaned out, your grass mowed or your lawn raked... come with your toonies, your chequebook (or credit card, we'll accept those too) to have a great time and support these amazing people!!!
815 million people go to bed hungry every night. Meanwhile 40% of the world's food ends up in landfills. That's why mercy ministries like Gleanings for the Hungrynear Fresno, California are so important. During the summer they sun-dry peaches and nectarines that are not market-grade. June 30–July 11, Uptown will be bringing a group of youth and leaders to Gleanings where teams will work together to help provide shelf stable food to places in need of food. Everything we produce is given free of charge to partner ministries around the world, and then distributed with the love of Jesus.
If you aren't able to come, you can help support the ministry (and receive a tax receipt) by donating on our Canada Helps Gleanings Page!