"Truly I tell you, in so far as you did it for one of the least of these My brethren, you did it for Me." Matthew 25:40
Open Arms Ministry is an outreach of St. Paul UMC. The Open Arms Resource Center offers food, cleaning supplies, personal care items in addition to gently used clothing, blankets, linens, shoes, socks and jackets.
Those who are in need are invited to take what they need at no charge. Please remember the food and clothing is available for free through St. Paul family and friends in the community. It is a gift of love.
Items in high demand are dry goods, canned goods, baby items and bread. Donations are welcome and volunteers are always needed.
The Open Arms Resource Center is now open at its new location: St. Paul Druid Campus - 2039 Druid Rd in Clearwater.
When I can I pick up items?
The Open Arms Resource Center is open 1-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday. There are no exceptions to this time and no supplies are handed out at the church. Our Thursday hours will be changing in January 2019 to 4-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday hours will remain the same.
Open Arms will be closed from December 24 - January 2 for Christmas and New Years. We will reopen on January 3.
WhAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Bring your driver's license or ID, your social security number and the social security number of any children or family members in your household who will be receiving assistance, and a bill that includes your current address.
What about financial assistance?
We do not currently have financial assistance available.
How can I help?
Open Arms partners with several organizations in the community to provide food to about 3,000 a month. We are also in need of non-food donations of clothing in good condition, diapers, baby food, and other baby items, toilet paper and other personal care items, and more. You can drop items off at Open Arms or leave non-perishable donations at the church office from Monday - Thursday. You can also leave donations in the bin in the sanctuary lobby or in the Connection Center on Sundays.
MONTHLY FOOD DRIVE
On the first Sunday of each month we collect specific items in the sanctuary lobby to help Open Arms stay stocked with staples. JANUARY 6, 2019 FOOD DRIVE ITEMS: Tuna, mac and cheese, cereal
Volunteers are needed to help make food pick-ups. To sort, stack and package food. As well as to sort blankets and clothing.
Contact Yvette Carter at 586-5380 to volunteer or you can fill out the form below: