COLLEGE PARK-WEST BOULEVARD
By ANN ELISE TAYLOR
Trinity Presbyterian Church’s Mission Committee made the decision this week, the week of April 18, to sponsor a new philanthropy that aids families struggling with crises and poverty.
The Love Seat Furniture Drive, which will be held on Saturday, May 14, will serve as an opportunity for members of the community to donate unwanted furniture to Love Seat, which will then provide the items to Columbians in need. Love Seat is a branch of Columbia philanthropic organization Love INC.
“We’re asking people here to take their furniture they don’t need and share it with those who really need it,” Trinity Presbyterian Pastor Rim Massey said. “We’re just trying to help Love INC do what they do.”
According to a church bulletin, collecting beds and dressers is the drive’s first priority. However, smaller household items such as linens, dishes and small appliances are welcome. Donations must be in good condition.
“We don’t want to accept things that should go to the trash,” Massey said.
Donations can be made in two ways.
“We’ll have people who will go out and pick up the furniture, but if you want to bring it to the church, that’s fine,” Massey said. “We actually need volunteers to help us with the pickups.”
Those interested in having unwanted furniture picked up at their homes and those interested in volunteering to pick up furniture may call Marcia Lake at (573) 474-3494 or Trinity Presbyterian at (573) 445-4469. Dropoffs may be left at Trinity Presbyterian, 1600 W. Rollins Road.