An Easter Gift

On Good Friday, volunteers from the church met in the fellowship hall to assemble "Easter Bags" to go to those living at the Christian Help Center and to the Sparrow Project for distribution to those who use their services as well.

The response from our congregation for donations to this project was amazing and heart warming! We collected over $800. Here's what we were able to do with our funds:

For the Christian Help Center, we filled 50 bags (one for every adult living there) with personal care items, including a pen, pocket notebook, bar of soap, hand sanitizer, first aid cream, band aids, comb, emery boards, Kleenex, face mask and candy. We also filled 7 bags for the youth in the family center which included color pencils, a pen, Kleenex and candy, plus one of the following-- a game, book or journal, depending on the age of each youth.

The Sparrow Project received in bulk washcloths, emery boards, band aids, first aid cream, tooth brushes, tooth paste, combs, bars of soap, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, face masks, and 75 Swiss Safe Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets.

Everyone we encountered were so nice and appreciative. The need is great and we can be thankful that we were able to help over 100 people this Easter. More money came in after items were ordered and bought, and we are looking at ways to use those funds to further help people in need. Again, thank you so much for making this important project happen.