New Hope Ministries: Karen & Kevin Allison, the primary contacts for St. Paul’s efforts with New Hope, provided Ninety-four (14 pounds) Gloves, Hats and Scarves were delivered to New Hope Ministries Jan 9th. New Hope’s annual geranium sale in May generated $2,410.00 in geraniums purchased by St. Paul’s members. On July 19th, packed lunches for 70 children in New Hope’s summer youth program were provided. St. Paul’s donated 168 lbs. of school items for New Hope’s School Daze Craze, where children of guests were able to shop for much needed school items. In November, the collection of Thanksgiving food items provided 354 lbs. of food delivered to New Hope, including a $25.00 Giant gift card to be distributed to needy families in our area. And in December 424 lbs. of gifts were delivered to New Hope, including 22 small appliances as part of their Christmas Blessings Express. Melissa Cawley and Joan Moyer coordinate this effort. Throughout the year, there is an ongoing donation of food and toiletries. 1,924 lbs. of food and other items were donated by St. Paul’s members to New Hope in 2017.