Sunday, December 18, 2011

Will you be a
Holiday Hero for Common Heart!

As we finish out 2011 and look toward 2012 there are so many exciting new avenues Common Heart will be initiating in January. You will be hearing more about each of these, but let me briefly explain what is coming up in the first few months of 2012.

1. We will be opening a new pantry. Yes, the time has come to open up a second location to serve the hungry in our community. This new pantry will be in Stallings and will be a facility offering US government commodities, fresh produce and baked goods to families in western Union County.

2. Beginning late in January we will be opening a "Virtual VITA Tax Preparation Site". We will be doing taxes for low and middle income families for free this tax season. This will enable us to expand our outreach in the community and get to know and demonstrate God's love to more people.

3. In the first quarter of the year we will add a service called Benefits Bank and open a new division of Common Heart with the working name of "The Bridge: Common Heart Network". Through The Bridge we will begin to connect more people with resources available in through the US government, private foundations, community organizations and local churches.

4. As soon as possible we will need to add our first paid staff position to facilitate all activities to "bridge the gap" between our faith and action, and the resources and the needs of families in our community.

We need some "Holiday Heroes" to be praying, volunteering, and giving so that these new endeavors will expand our small revolution of kindness through out our community.

As a way to say thank you for your gift of $30 or more we will be offering you a free membership in the Hometown Hero Card program ( This card will provide you a year's worth of discounts at over 90 local businesses (and growing every day).  One of those businesses is Common Things Thrift Store.

Please be a "Holiday Hero" and donate before the end of the year. There are a couple ways to give.  You can go donate at If you would like to make a donation each month automatically,  just select the monthly option. You can also send us a check to Common Heart, PO Box 2761, Indian Trail, NC 28079.  And lastly, come visit us at Common Cupboard or Common Things and bring along your Holiday Hero donation.

For any other information or to volunteer please contact me at or 704-458-3744.


Keith Adams
Common Heart Missional Community

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