Thank you to everybody who participated in this initiative with us! By the end of this year’s Winter Appeal, 760 sleeping bags had been distributed by 20 American recipients from 11 states, and 19 Canadian recipients from 4 provinces!! 

We first launched this initiative in Fall 2020, unsure of the response we would receive, especially in the midst of a global pandemic. We were blown away by the enthusiasm with which it was received. This year, we received an equally eager response from all of you, and we are so grateful that you (old hands and newcomers alike!) chose to engage with this initiative and work with us to the glory of our Heavenly Father. It is so encouraging to see people from all across the United States and Canada coming together independently to spread hope and warmth in their communities – and it has been especially wonderful hearing about the responses of the shelters, donation centers, and various charitable organizations. 

Whether you have a minute to spare for some light reading, or you’re in need of upliftment, the stories from this year’s Winter Appeal can be found here.

We are looking forward to collaborating with you in the future in upcoming initiatives, or again in next year’s Winter Appeal, Lord-willing.

“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4

If you would like to make a financial contribution to “The Bags of Love” Appeal – so we can purchase additional sleeping bags and care packs for those in desperate need of our compassion – donate here or contact Sister Virginia Brierly at vbrierly@wcfoundation.org