a pet food drive; some
folks are struggling to keep their pets with the economic downturn.
Programs like the Humane Society of Fairfax County Ani-Meals program
assist with pet food to those that need it. Imagine how much pet food
an entire congregation could donate to a program like this! Many pet
supply stores have a drop off box for food, if your municipality
doesn't have a program.
a vegetable gardening
program. It can be hard the first time someone plants a veggie garden.
But seeing it done, trying it out a little bit, and asking questions
helps a lot. Your congregation could have a garden for people to work
in to learn. Kids will love it. Raised bed gardens (like "square foot
gardening") are good for older folks that don't like to bend over or
a shoe drive;
Soles4Souls can provide materials.