Yesterday we let you know that our ministry will be coming together to offer support to those affected by the recent tornado in Joplin, MO. We are partnering with Heart to Heart International in the creation of Personal Care Kits.
Our goal is to create 1,000 Care Kits to send to the Joplin community and are asking for your assistance.
The following is a list of the contents included in each kit. We invite you to purchase any of the items to help us reach our goal.
One new hand towel
One new wash cloth
One wide-tooth comb
One 10-15 ounce bottle of shampoo
One new, individually wrapped toothbrush
One 4-6 ounce tube of toothpaste
One individually wrapped bath-sized bar of soap
Ten (10) adhesive bandages
Two (2) one-gallon-size, zipper-seal plastic bags
In addition to the contents of the Care Kit, you can also consider the following:
- Visit your local grocer and ask for their supply of 'banana boxes', as all Care Kits must be packed in banana boxes only. We will need 100 boxes.
- Donate your paper grocery bags, as they are needed to line the bottom of the banana boxes.
- Consider making a financial donation to cover the cost of shipping. Each Care Kit costs $1.00 to ship.
The Care Kit items, financial gifts and/or packing supplies can be dropped off at the church during the following hours, and must be received no later than June 2:
Thursday, May 26, 9am - 7:30pm
Friday, May 27, 9am - 6pm
Sunday, May 29, 7am - 1pm
Tuesday, May 31 - Thursday June 2, 9am - 7pm
There will be many opportunities for you to step into service as these items are received at the ministry. More information will be available following our celebration services this weekend.
Everyone is invited to join together as a spiritual community on Sunday, June 5 following both 9 & 11 am celebration services to create and assemble the 1,000 Personal Care Kits. Please plan to join us as we come together in the spirit of "Touching Hearts, Changing Lives".
We thank you so very much for your generosity, your compassion, your prayers and the beautiful way that you continue helping us further the Vision and Mission of Unity Church of Overland Park!
Rev. Eileen M. Stulak
Unity Church of Overland Park
913.649.1750 ext 3056
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