Colorful Cart Of Caring Makes Community Connections
In February of 2023, First Presbyterian Church at 509 Prendergast Ave. of Jamestown set up a “Web of Warmth” where donations of warm winter wear was made available to passers by.
Throughout the winter season, thanks to the donation of new and gently used winter wear, the “Web of Warmth” distributed over 200 items, including scarves, gloves, mittens and hats.
As the need for warm winter wear was confirmed, a few other items worked their way into rotation of shared items: Ziplock bags filled with to-go snacks, and health and beauty care items.
Since this winter, the “Web of Warmth” has expanded to become a “Colorful Cart of Caring.”
A retired metal crib was donated from A Children’s Place Daycare, and was repainted by the building manager, Tom Henry, from First Presbyterian Church. “The Colorful Cart of Caring” became a place to share little blessings with the neighborhood.
Over the warm spring and summer months, the cart has distributed hundreds of pounds of donated fresh produce and water. Earlier this summer, “The Colorful Cart of Caring” received a generous donation of 300 pairs of Bombas Socks, from the group Chautauqua County Little Free Project.
The “Colorful Cart of Caring” is only a few months old, but it has helped to share many little blessings with neighbors and build a greater sense of community surrounding First Presbyterian Church of Jamestown. To learn more about the church’s ministries, visit www.firstpresjamestown.com.
To make a donation to support First Presbyterian’s “Colorful Cart of Caring,” call the church office at 716-487-1984, or send an email to Elizabeth@firstpresjamestown.com or email@example.com.