Monthly, the Mission Committee of our church identifies a mission project which members may contribute either in-kind donations, monetary gifts or labor towards, depending upon the project.
But we also have identified several projects that members may support at any time throughout the year. These projects reflect on-going needs in our area or in the world. We’ve added two new on-going projects this year, in addition to the used eyeglasses we collect for Dr. Gourley of Edmond to use in his mission trips to Latin America.
Coats and Blankets
Many of us are now cleaning out our closets for colder weather items, like coats or blankets. If you are throwing away or giving a coat to one of the thrift stores (Goodwill or Salvation Army), we ask that you consider instead getting it cleaned, then bring it to the church. Also if you have gently used blankets, wash them up and drop them off at the church. New blankets or coats that you purchase will, of course, be gladly accepted! The Mission Committee will be collecting these coats and blankets to distribute to the homeless during the fall months. But we do stress new or gently used clean items!
Beginning in May, we began collecting items for hygiene kits that will be donated to NSO. These are also for the homeless or transient community. We will bag up kits of as many of the following items:
Shampoo (sample size)
Hand sanitizers (sample size)
Lotions (sample size)
Toothpaste (sample size)
Deodorant (sample size)
Quart-size Ziploc bags
Soaps (sample size)