COLTS NECK, NJ - Join the new Colts Neck community initiative; Gathering Gifts to Give, launched to provide much-needed items and donations to benefit first responders working the frontlines, AND families who are experiencing difficult times.

Colts Neck Community Church (CNCC) invites the community to participate in a weekend of “Gathering Gifts to Give,” for residents to drop-off items to benefit those in need and in crisis settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Gathering Gifts to Give” will be a drop-off Community Donation Drive at the CNCC Parking Lot on Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and on Sunday, April 19, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CNCC will adhere to the CDC and local government guidelines for PPE and social distancing regulations.There are many ways that you can give to make a difference: 

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PPE supply donations needed from the community, include: masks, gloves, antibacterial soap and hand sanitizer. These will be donated to local healthcare professionals and first responders who are working on the front lines. Gathering to Give also needs donations such as: gift cards for stores or online services that sell groceries or useful products, paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, napkins) and non-perishable food items (no canned goods), which will be distributed as “Support Gifts” to those who have fallen on difficult times due to COVID-19. You can easily make a check donation or an online donation here:  Coltsneckchurch.com/giving. For more information on ways to give, contact Pastor Chris Durkin, Senior Pastor of CNCC or Glen J. Dalakian, President of CNCC at GatheringToGive@gmail.com

“CNCC recognizes the incredible needs of our community at large by providing both supplies to people who may be shut-in, as well as those on the front line in our healthcare and first responder systems. We would like to encourage all who are in need and let them know that they are loved and appreciated," said Glen J. Dalakian. The community invites anyone to contact them if they know of people who would benefit from these types of donations. The American spirit is resilient and generous, and CNCC is hopeful that the community can lend support to those in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Donations will be packaged and distributed the week of April 27, 2020.  

Colts Neck Community Church is a community of people who “exist to declare and demonstrate the grace of Jesus Christ.” They offer a wide array of mission opportunities and are proud to support, give-back and volunteer for charitable organizations and disaster relief programs. CNCC offers weekly online services every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday’s at 6:30 p.m., and invites all to join, visit: Facebook.com/coltsneckchurch. For more information, visit: Coltsneckchurch.com  

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