THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
When I was a little girl, I can remember being fascinated by old westerns. I loved it when, a town would come together to do a “barn raising”. It took many hands to erect a barn in a short amount of time. Everyone had their part to play. Everyone had their skills to contribute. And when they were done, they stood back and admired their accomplishments together. Neighbors helping neighbors!
Much like a barn raising, the Flushing Community had no trouble putting aside time and using their generosity and expertise to help prepare the FCOC Clothing Center for our friends in need. People show their real character when asked to step up to help others. You will see how they assisted throughout this FCOC news insert.
The history of how the FCOC Clothing started was due to great need. After moving into the new FCOC location in the Thrive Center during April of 2019, it wasn’t long until we began to outgrow our clothing department and storage area. Our guests deserve to be able to have a variety of choices of styles, and sizes presented in a compassionate and loving environment. All of the clothing is provided by the community and given to guests free of charge
When a guest comes in, s/he is immediately greeted by a volunteer and shown to one of our clothing departments: Men’s, Women’s, Children’s or Dress for Success. The guests have an opportunity to try on items as there are dressing rooms for each department.
To run a larger clothing center, we need more volunteers. If you would like to be a part of this ministry, please call Terry Bigelow at 810-487-2223 for more information. We are a fun-loving group of God’s servants.
FROM THE FCOC PROGRAM DIRECTOR...
On behalf of the Southern Care Hospice Services, Theresa Faith, Director of Operations, brought in a check to go toward feeding our hungry neighbors. She told us the story about how the Southern Care Hospice Nurses collected money to donate to FCOC during Nurses Month. I have always known that people in health care to have giving hearts, but it is incredibly humbling to know that these nurses traded their recognition for a amazing act of kindness.
Employees from Foresters Granting Program, lead by Tom Hutson, Past President of the Michigan Regional Chapter, prepared 40 boxes of nonperishable items and personal care products which we received for distribution to our clients. These basic items are so important to people in need when food is the top priority. Thank you to everyone who took part of supplying the FCOC with such a tremendous gift!!!
THANK YOU GARRETT!
Garrett Schaibly finished his Eagle Scout projects for FCOC.
We are so proud and blessed to have them on our porch!
WE ARE THANKFUL
TO HELP THOSE IN NEED
HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THEIR STORIES...
We are thankful for all of the wonderful volunteers that serve at FCOC. Here are just a few of the many friendly and caring volunteers that you will see here.