Mission Moments – April 2020
Church World Service Hygiene Kits
The hygiene kits will be an on-going project which will continue through the spring. Here is a list of supplies and this year, we are trying something new- you can make a complete kit, or you can donate individual items. Church World Service is very specific about what items go into the kit and how to put it together. The collection boxes will be in the mission area for both completed kits and individual supplies. (If you are donating individual supplies, leave them in the package, if completing the kit, follow the instructions.)
Here’s what you’ll need:
- One hand towel measuring approximately 15″ x 28″ to 16″ x 32″ (no fingertip, bath, dish towel or micro-fiber)
- One washcloth
- One wide-tooth comb removed from the package
- One fingernail or toenail clipper removed from the package
- One bath-size bar of soap in the wrapper
- One toothbrush in the package
- Ten standard size Band-Aids
All items need to fit inside a one-gallon plastic zipper closure bag. Remove the excess air from the bag and seal before boxing. Do NOT add any extra items or toothpaste. A tube of extended expiration date toothpaste will be added to each hygiene kit just prior to its final journey. (Please include two dollars to cover shipping costs)
-With Gratitude, Corinne Latini
We are very grateful for the generous contributions to the Logan Food Pantry during the holiday season and in the past months. We received food from both individuals and organizations that was so helpful in keeping the food pantry serving the needs.
We did receive an abundance of holiday type food (stuffing, gravy, instant potatoes, and a lot of cranberry sauce). We are well stocked with these items at the present time and will be for a while.
We are also in good supply of the Chef Boyardee canned pasta items although this could be temporary. I’ll let you know if we need to add this item in the future to restock. We are good to go with boxes of pasta but always need the jar spaghetti sauce to go with it. Please check the lists posted around the church.
Okay – so that’s what we have enough of at present, but what do we need?
JAR SPAGHETTI SAUCE
CANNED SOUP IS ALWAYS APPRECIATED
COFFEE, TEA AND JUICE – ASSORTED FRUIT JUICES
TUNA AND CANNED SALMON – CHICKEN STEW AND BEEF STEW
Paper products and cleaning products are very much in demand. This is due in part because food stamps cannot be used to purchase these items. This includes:
LAUNDRY DETERGENT** – Much needed item
PAPER TOWELS – TOILET PAPER – TISSUES – NAPKINS
SHAMPOO AND SOAP
The food pantry folks always express their gratitude for our help. They show an interest in Logan, asking to read the newsletter and inquiring about members of the church they have met. We have added more people over the past few months. We now have an average of 12 people at each opening. Some of this is word of mouth and some could be the closing of other food pantries in the area.
May God bless you for your generosity and interest. Feel free to ask questions or to stop by anytime to meet the folks and see how we operate.
– Shirley Phillips
CROP Walk 2019 in the Pouring Rain
CROP Walk for Hunger – 2017