Goodness Grows News
August & September 2021
Summer Gives Way to Fall
Lunch With Pastor Mike
Apple Picking, Butterfly Releases, & a Visit From Ethan
A Successful CSA Season
Learn About Our Fabulous CSA 2021
Jungle Jam & Juicy Jam
Current Flavors at Goodness Grows:
Jungle Jam: Blueberry Jalapeno, Hot, Cherry Habanero,
Peach Habanero, Dragon
Juicy Jam: Peach Lemonade
The next flavors that will soon be available are seasonal favorites Cranberry Jalapeno Jungle Jam and Cranberry Orange Juicy Jam. We will announce their arrival on our website as well as on our Facebook page.
Building Clothing Racks
Coat & Clothing (& More!) Giveaway ~ October 16 From 10am-1pm
In the Warehouse For the First Time!
Every year in the fall we help with the annual Giveaway day, started by Common Ground Church Community in 2017. We've already started moving items to the warehouse, helping folks unload donations from their cars, and building racks for coats and clothes. Soon we'll be organizing and starting to set up for the big day.
Anyone in the community with a need is welcome. No income or proof of residency requirements. It's not necessary to bring kids in order to choose items for them. If you could help spread the word to everyone you know, it would be appreciated. You are welcome to stop by on October 16th to see if there is anything you could use.
If you have items that you'd like to donate for a good cause, we would be glad to take them! Feel free to stop by Mondays through Fridays from 8:30-2:30 or give us a call at 330-549-9408 to arrange a drop off time. Donations can also be placed under the big front awning of the church (facing the road) or you can drive around the building to the awning at the back of the warehouse and we will find them. Donations welcome right up to the day of the event! We are also thankful for any bags, boxes, and hangers you may have to spare.
Items we accept include, but are not limited to:
Coats ~ Jackets ~ Raincoats & Umbrellas ~ Snow Pants ~ Gloves/Mittens ~ Hats ~ Scarves ~ Clothing for All Ages, Sizes, & Seasons ~ Baby Items ~ Shoes/Boots ~ Purses/Bags ~ Halloween Costumes ~ Household Items ~ Kitchen Items ~ Tools ~ Stuffed Animals ~ Toys & Games ~ Books...Any item you think might help someone out or brighten their day can be donated, as long at is clean, usable, and in good working order.
We Appreciate You!
Donation Opportunities Available
If you are looking for a way to help Goodness Grows, donating needed items is a huge help!
We are currently in need of 8oz. canning jars (regular), canning jar lids, and sugar. And, of course, monetary donations are always appreciated. We are truly grateful for your support to keep our mission growing! (Note from GG Treasurer, Jill Snyder ~ Cook's Corner in Columbiana often has the best prices for canning jars. Lately, prices are up and canning supply shelves are frequently empty. We never pay more than $10 for 12 jars...and Cook's has had them cheaper than that. We can use plain or quilted regular mouth 8oz. jars. Thank you!)
Part of the mission of Goodness Grows is caring for the Earth. We try to follow the mantra of "reduce, reuse, and recycle" as well as using careful, sustainable growing practices. We avoid the use of chemicals and use a variety of natural farming methods. One of the ways we do that is by composting items to enrich our gardens and fields. You can help with this by saving your egg shells and coffee grounds and dropping them off here whenever you can. We are also glad to take your empty egg cartons for our local egg lady to use.
CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE & FACEBOOK PAGE TO LEARN MORE!
Goodness Grows is a 501(c)3 non-profit operating out of Common Ground Church Community. Our mission is to cultivate personal, social, and community growth through gardening, education, and opportunity for people of all abilities. We are working to improve people's lives through social and therapeutic gardening practices. We'd love for you to join us!
Create. Cultivate. Thrive.