Mission and Outreach Projects

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Sparta Center

Our projects are diverse ranging from local to worldwide.  Local projects include the Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity and Focus on the Children.  We currently support an inmate at the Collins Correctional Facility who is a member of our church.  Within a broader circle, we support the Red Bird Mission in Kentucky.  Globally we contribute to Operation Christmas Child, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), Heifer International and St. Gonzaga Academy School in Khayega, Kenya under the auspices of the Cattaraugus African Outreach Mission.  For additional information about Sparta Center Mission and Outreach projects, contact Randy Kiehle at rkiehle@stny.rr.com.




The Dansville United Methodist Church Mission and Outreach committee is currently collecting items for our soldiers.  Items must be new and unopened.   A box has been placed in the vestibule for your convenience.  If you have any questions, please contact Jean Glover at 525-335-5354.

  • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste/Dental flosssoldier2
  • Travel size shampoo, conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Disposable razors
  • Feminine products
  • Men’s boot insoles
  • Heavy gray construction boot socks
  • Foot powder/Foot lotion
  • Toenail clippers/Corn pads/Pumice stone
  • Fingernail clippers
  • Baby wipes
  • Travel size tissues
  • Sunscreen
  • Skin-so-soft
  • Chapstick
  • Notepads/Pens
  • Paperback books
  • DVD movies
  • Zip lock bags (gallon, quart, sandwich, snack size)
  • Individual easy open canned items
  • Pre-packaged salt, pepper, sugar, sugar substitute
  • Pre-packaged jellies, peanut butter, ketchup, mustard
  • Honey in plastic jars
  • Pre-packaged cookies, crackers, granola bars, peanuts, raisins, trail mix, individual wrapped hard candies, beef jerky
  • Individual meals to go
  • “To Go” mixes (Drinks, Coffee, Tea)

In addition the committee also supports:

CANN, Patty’s Basket, Dansville Food Pantry, Heifer Project, Christmas Shoe Boxes, Red Bird Mission, Mama Cindy (soldiers), UMCOR, Vincent House, Teresa House, DCS Backpack Program, Santa Hat Society, Dansville Strong, and Comfort Care Bags with Jennifer Howe.