Market Street and Walmart Neighborhood Market Welcome CTW as Collection Points

These two groceries are helping Change The World by opening up space on Saturday, May 19 between 8 AM and 2 PM as collection points for food donations to help support the ACO Summer Food Program for kids.

Opportunities to Donate

ACO KIDS Summer Food Program

Summer time means kids are out of school and for many it also means that they miss the school breakfast and lunches provided by the school lunch program. To support these children and keep them fed this summer, the goal of ACO and Change the World weekend is to collect bags and be prepared for Summer 2018. Please help by donating a complete bag or any individual items from the list below.

1 box breakfast cereal 1 box instant oatmeal 1 pkg of low sugar juice boxes
1 box of granola or breakfast protein bars 1 jar of peanut butter 1 jar of jelly/jam (grape or strawberry)
1 pkg of snack fruit cups 1 pkg of snack pudding cups (non-refrigerated) 4 microwaveable mac-n-cheese
2 cans soup (chicken noodle & kids’ favorite flavors) 2 can ravioli or spaghettios  

Trusted World Free-Man House

The Deborah Circle and the Sojourner Sunday School class are partnering to accept donations of men’s clothing as part of Change the World Allen 2018. The clothing should be appropriate for men to wear for job interviews. Suggested items are:

Men’s Clothing New Packaged Underwear New Dress Socks
New/Gently Used Belts Size 32-42 New/Gently Used Dress Shirts Medium-Large New Gently Used Ties
New/Gently Used Men’s Trousers

Hope’s Door

The Ruth Circle from First United Methodist Church Allen has chosen to support the Change The World weekend by donating to Hope’s Door. Each member collects personal items and fills a creatively decorated shoe box along with a small toy for a child. They deliver these boxes to Hope’s Door for distribution to residents.

Military Support Group

Help us build care packages for our troops. Buckets are available beginning April 29 at the East Entrance at First United Methodist Church Allen to collect items to package on Sunday, May 20.

Cash donations to help pay for the shipping costs can be dropped in the offering plate (mark the check for military support) or left at the church office.

Direct any questions to Betty Matthews (214.734.656) at

Suggested items are:

Snack foods: nuts, trail mix, crackers, energy bars, Rice Krispies® treats, individual size packages of cookies, beef jerky, sunflower seeds, and pistachios Small individual cans of chips or tuna Ladies hair bands, ponytail holders (brown or black)
Combs, brushes, hand lotions in plastic bottles Hard candies Pencils, pens
Post-it-notes, note pads Hot chocolate packets Packaged coffees, single servings
Small packets of wet wipes Small packets of Kleenex®


Feed the Volunteers

Throughout this event meals are provided to volunteers. If you are able to provide any of the following items, it would be greatly appreciated. They can be dropped off at First United Methodist Church Allen in the Fellowship Hall kitchen Thursday May 17 between 9 AM and 5 PM and on Friday May 18 between 9 AM and noon. Contact is Sue Crawford-Stauffer at or 214.577.5584

  • Paper Cups
  • Paper Napkins
  • Paper Plates
  • Soft Drinks  – individual cans, bottles
  • Gatorade – individual cans, bottles
  • Quart and gallon Zip Lock bags
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Sandwich bags
  • Snack Food such as cheese/peanut butter crackers, granola bards, peanuts, small packages of cookies, etc.
  • Individually wrapped cheese slices
  • Loaves of bread (wheat or white)
  • Tubs of sliced turkey or ham for sandwiches
  • Pimento cheese spread for sandwiches (can be homemade)
  • Boxes of small individual packages of assorted chips
  • Homemade cookies
  • Large aluminum roasting pans