Southridge Outreach

Move-Out Kits
Your donation of a Move-Out Kit includes:

New Pillows
New Sheets
New Towels
Kitchen/Cooking Utensils
New Shower Curtains and Rings
Cleaning Supplies (Bath scrub, Clorox, Lysol, wipes, etc.)
Dish Soap and Laundry Detergent
Broom, Mop, Bucket

*Most items can be found at Walmart, Dollar Tree, Big Lots and most wholesale stores.


St. Thomas Lutheran Church

Chapman Partnership is still accepting “Move Out Kits” (see list that you may pick up in our Fellowship Hall by the TV) and their “Used Luggage Campaign” for their transitioning residents.  By donating you will help a family get a healthy, clean start to a new life. Please pick up a list in the back of the Narthex, or in the Fellowship Hall on the table where you see the Chapman Partnership sign on the wall (TV) or see below. The list is specific as to what they include in each kit, in other words, the list is one kit for one person. You may donate as much, or as little, of the kit as you can or want. *They are still collecting gently used luggage or duffle bags for the move out residents to carry their personal belongings out*.



We continue with Sunday's "Open Bread Box". Cash or check donations for gift card purchases from supermarkets; donations of non-perishable food items, toilet paper, toiletries and laundry pods. Upstart students are requesting protein rich item, such as canned complete meals that include meat i.e. spaghetti and meatballs, chicken & dumplings, tuna, ham, Spam, etc. Please keep in mind that most teens and families have no means of cooking. School uniform clothing is also needed. Slightly used or new khaki slacks (both girls and boys) of all sizes, and polo shirts, black, red, white or gray with NO LOGO'S.

There are now a number of ways to contribute to this cause

  • Monetary donations: Gift cards for the homeless students of Miami Southridge Senior High School are purchased through the church office using any cash, checks, or bank deposits designated for “Southridge Outreach

  • Food bank located in the narthex: Nonperishable food and drink items, as well as toiletries, may be placed in the bins in the narthex.

  • Visit the “Open Bread Box” in the Fellowship Hall: Once a week, Publix donates day-old bread to the Fellowship Hall, which is made available to members in exchange for a cash donation. All donations will be used to purchase gift cards for the Southridge students, while the remaining bread will be delivered to the Southridge students for distribution.

​​In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven..  Matthew 5:16