2023 Mission Impact

Thursday Pre-Conference Mission Impact Event
June 15, 8:30am - 11:30am

Events held at locations other than the Convention Center will require you to provide your own transportation. You are welcome to carpool with other participants at your discretion.

Deconstruction and Cleaning - sponsored by Chosen
(2177 West Grandview Blvd. Erie)
Participant will taking apart equipment needing to be scraped, and cleaning durable medical equipment. Maximum: 50 persons

EUMA Facilities Tour - sponsored by Erie United Methodist Alliance
Questions for tours: 814-456-8073
EUMA will provide in-person tours for masked conference attendees of:

  • The Refuge (Emergency Shelter for Homeless Families with Children)
    • Open 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    • 1027 East 26th Street
    • Erie, PA 16504
    • 814-454-6088
  • Liberty House (Transitional Shelter for Homeless Veteran Men)
    • Open 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    • 550 West 7th Street
    • Erie, PA 16502
    • 814-874-3687
  • Rainbow Connection Thrift Store (Erie County-wide Voucher Program and Community Thrift Store)
    • Open 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    • 1516 Buffalo Road
    • Erie, PA 16510
    • 814-453-4080
EUMA staff and some current or former clients of the programs will help lead the tour. Tour groups of 15-20 persons will start simultaneously at each location and then rotate to the next location using your own transportation. You will receive your assigned rotation and driving directions by email in mid-May. Maximum: 45

EUMA Rainbow Connection Thrift Store - sponsored by Erie United Methodist Alliance
(1516 Buffalo Rd., Erie)
People will help to sort clothing. Maximum: 6
Open 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. | 814-453-4080

All God’s Children Ministries Shoe Collection
(Convention Center Parking Lot)
People will help to collect and package the shoes that are donated. Maximum: 3 per hour

UMCOR Hygiene Kit Assembly - sponsored by the Western PA Conference of the UMC
(inside far end of Convention Center)
Hygiene Kits will be assembled based on the guidelines provided by UMCOR and will be distributed to various groups throughout Western Pennsylvania. There is no limit to the number of participants but we ask you to register (via the main AC Registration) so that we can provide the correct amount of material.

Waiting List - if the events are filled and you are interested in participating, please check the waiting list button in case someone cancels.

Mission Impact Items being collected this year

UMCOR Kits sponsored by Mission Barn
The Mission Barn will be collecting Cleaning Kits, Hygiene Kits and Menstrual Kits.
Cleaning Kits | Hygiene Kits | Menstrual Kits

Shoe Drive - sponsored by EUMA and All God’s Children Ministries
Shoe Drive-The drop off location will be directly outside of the Convention Center. You will see the EUMA truck parked at the entrance with the gate open. All shoes must be delivered by 12:00 p.m. Friday, June 16. Serviceable, used shoes rubber banded together and no more than 25 pairs of shoes per garbage bag.

Diapers Sizes 4,5 and 6 - sponsored by Diaper Depot
The Erie Family Center launched the Diaper Depot diaper program on January 27, 2020. Since then, we have distributed more than 500,000 diapers and serving over 350 families per month. The Diaper Depot in Erie County is currently distributing an average of 50 diapers per month per child.

Monetary Donations for Hygiene Kits at Annual Conference
Select the AC Mission Impact Project

Participating Mission Agencies

Mission Barn - (wpaumc.org/missionbarn)
181 Columbus Dr., New Castle. PA 16101

Diaper Depot - (eriefamilycenter.org/diaper-depot)
PO Box 65 – West Springfield, PA 16443

All God’s Children Ministries - (allgodschildrenministries.org)
PO Box 65 – West Springfield, PA 16443

Chosen International Medical Assistance - (chosen210.com/)
3638 West 26th Street – Erie, PA 16506 – 814.833.3023

Erie United Methodist Alliance - (euma-erie.org)
1033 East 26th Street – Erie, PA 16504 – 814.456.8073