Blessing Bags: Donations Needed
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The Midtown Helping Hands Team (Neighborhood Ministry Team) needs more Blessing Bags. The winter months can be rough for those without shelter, those without permanent homes, those living in shelters, and those who simply need help. It’s easy to take for granted having personal care items on hand: soap, shampoo, a comb, chap stick, cotton swabs, Band-Aids, a new pair of socks, warm gloves. Please help us create Blessing Bags so the church can give them out at the door.
There are two ways to help:
Donate items needed for the bags and/or help build the bags on Blessing Bag Day on September 8th.
Invite friends to this event who would like to donate. We will have a volunteer here at the church on Sunday, August 27 from 12-2pm accepting donations.
Check with the church office with questions ([email protected]
). You can donate in increments.
Bus Tickets (OMetro, single, adult) – 100
Stocking Hats — 100
Tube Socks — 200 pair
2-in-1 travel size soap (body and shampoo) – 100
Toothbrushes — 100
Travel size toothpaste—100
Packages of Cotton Swabs (travel size) — 100—TAKEN
Small package of Band-Aids — 100—TAKEN
Disposable Razors – 100 individual razors—TAKEN
Shaving Cream (small containers) — 100—TAKEN
8 oz. water bottles — 100—TAKEN
Chap stick – 100—TAKEN
Breakfast bars — 100—TAKEN
(Thank you to those who have already pledged to bring these items!)
Other items needed:
Diapers (various sizes—size 5 and 6 run out fast)
Gently used or new shoes (any size)
A marked Donation Box is in the Common Room. The above list will be updated on our webpage:
and here in the Facebook event.
— Can you help us assemble the bags in the Common Room on Friday, Septmber 8th? If so, please let the church office know or post in this event. Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you!