Community Services – Food Closet & Clothes Closet
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Orangevale’s Community Services has been broken down into two  different services; appropriately names:
Food  Closet and Clothes Closet.  
Shirley P. has been the Director of Community Services for the past 7 years and is assisted by Cathy K.
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In 1879, the Seventh-day Adventist Church officially named the “Dorcas Society” as its community outreach program.
It was named after Dorcas, a believer with a passion to serve others. Her story is found in Acts 9:32, 36, 39 in the New Testament.
The Dorcas Society consisted of groups of women who met frequently to provide clothes, food, for families in the church or the immediate community who had temporary needs.
Later, several churches wanted to involve men and started the idea of a co-ed Good Samaritan Society.
By 1953, the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church broadened the concept of service to address an increasingly urbanized society.
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Cathy, Shirley (leader), Barbara, and Kathy T.
June  S., assisted by Peggy  Mc., are the leaders of Clothes Closet.
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 Joe repackaging pastries from Panera and Starbucks.
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Joe bringing fresh tomatoes to Food Closet
Community services-2Richard Y.  Picking up and delivering food to Food Closet.
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Kathy T. and Barbara B.
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Pastor Jon, Shirley and Bob 
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Shirley handing out food to one of our guest.
This school year, we gave away about 50-60 backpacks a lot are filled with school supplies, dental hygiene kits (TB, TP, and floss).  Each child/student received a shoe card (gift card to Payless).
To see more of what they do each week, visit their Facebook Page by clicking HERE