NFAN-JASMYN Collection Announcement

The Rainbow/Welcoming Ministry of BBUUC needs your help!  We’re collecting food, clothing, and winter gear for Northeast Florida Aids Network (NFAN), which provides services and support to help reduce the suffering of people living with HIV/AIDS; and JASMYN, which supports and empowers LGBTQ young people.  A list of needed items appears below.  Please bring your items to the church parking lot between 10:00 a.m. and noon on Saturday, November 7. 

We’ll accept your donation and thank you, all from a safe distance.  If you prefer to stay in, you can order your items from Amazon or another source and have them delivered to Elizabeth DeCoux at her address listed in Breeze by November 7.  You can also donate to the “plate” cash during virtual services in October, which is LGBT History Month.  The plate cash will support RWM and help purchase gift cards for NFAN and JASMYN.   


  • Canned veggies, such as corn, green beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, collards, black eyed peas, turnip greens, and carrots
  • Fruit cocktail
  • Crackers
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Beef ravioli/Chef-Boyardee
  • Pop-top cans or pouches of chicken or tuna
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Luncheon meat cans
  • Chicken and dumplings
  • Vienna sausage
  • Chili with beans
  • Mac and cheese
  • Ramen noodles, Lipton noodles
  • Beans (with or without franks)
  • Long grain or instant rice
  • Canned salmon
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Pop tarts
  • Grits or oatmeal
  • Corned beef hash
  • Applesauce
  • Soup
  • Dried fruit or fruit and nut snacks

Clothing, Hygiene, Gear

New (or very gently used and laundered) winter gear, including

  • Coats
  • Substantial hoodies
  • Windbreakers
  • Gloves
  • Flannels
  • Sleeping bags

New and in package

  • Undershirts and tanks (all sizes)
  • Underwear (male or female, all sizes, boxers or briefs)

Hygiene items, including

  • Body wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Full-size shampoo and conditioner
  • Natural hair care for Black hair
  • Full size body wash
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes, toothbrush covers
  • Floss
  • Lotion
  • Razors
  • Insect repellant and sunscreen
  • Travel packs of tissues