Donations

We rely on your support to provide help to those in need.
Thank you and may God bless your generosity.

Where can I donate food?

Floris UMC supports Hutchison and McNair Elementary Schools through our Help Hungry Kids program. We accept food items on the first Sunday of the month. Donations should be nonperishable and within the expiration date.

Where can I donate diapers?

Floris UMC is committed to helping ensure that babies grow up clean, healthy, and strong. We accept unopened packs of disposable diapers on the first Friday of each month from 2:30-6:30 p.m. on the upper level of the church. Place your donation in the bins to the left of the sanctuary during this time.

 

At this time, we are not collecting diapers but providing them to our guests from the generosity of the church.

Where can I donate clothes and can I donate baby clothes?

We accept new and gently used clothing that is clean and stain-free. Seasonally appropriate clothing donations are accepted on the first Friday of each month from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on the upper level of the church.

 

At this time, we are not accepting any clothing or baby items.

Can I donate children’s books?

Yes, Floris UMC accepts donations of gently used children’s books for elementary age students. Books must be in excellent condition and can be brought to the church on the first Friday of each month from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the upper level of the church. Find out about the Hutchison Elementary School Book Drive.

Does Floris UMC offer a pickup service for donated goods?

Floris UMC cannot currently accommodate picking up donations from your home. We appreciate your willingness to deliver your items to our facility at the designated drop-off times.

Why should I donate my items to Floris UMC?

Floris UMC depends on donated items from our congregation and friends in the community to serve the hungry, homeless and poor in and around Herndon. We promise to be good stewards of your gifts by supplying them, at no cost, directly to those who need them most. While there are many organizations ready and willing to accept your donations, we appreciate your partnering with us to bring these items to those in need in our community.

What charitable programs and services do my donated items help support?

Goods donated to Floris UMC are distributed to the community through a variety of channels:

  • GRACE Ministries: This program offers food, clothing and diapers to families in need.
  • Help Hungry Kids Program: This program serves students at Hutchison and McNair Elementary Schools.
  • She Believes In Me: This local organization is committed to meeting the physical and emotional needs of our community’s most vulnerable children.

Are my donations tax deductible?

All donated goods are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS and state tax code. You may obtain a receipt for tax purposes when you drop off your donations.

Do you accept other kinds of donations, like household items or furniture?

Floris UMC is currently unable to accept other kinds of donated goods as part of our ongoing charitable programs. We sometimes hold special drives to collect relief items when natural disasters or other tragedies strike. You can learn about these efforts by checking our website regularly.

What if I have additional questions?

Contact Donna Porter at dporter@florisumc.org.
GRACE Ministries Donations
Quick & Easy Steps:

In just five minutes, you can do something meaningful to help others in our community.

  1. Do one (or more) of the following:
    • Ask your kids to choose one or two gently used books that they no longer read
    • Grab a pack of unopened diapers from your changing area
    • Look through your closet for 5-10 articles of clothing that you have not worn in the past couple of months
  2. Bag up your items and put them by the door or in your car so you will see them the next time you run an errand.
  3. When you are out, take your items to Floris UMC.