Sis Jen Dineen and I coordinated with the Stoughton MA ecclesia and along with the grant money we received donations from members to fill the boxes. Our “boxes” were drawstring backpacks. We filled them with essentials like toothbrushes and toothpaste, tissues, feminine products, snacks; Bibles, handwarmers, gloves chapstick; wet wipes; bandaids, razors, combs and then I still had members of the ecclesia wanting to donate so we bought Dunkin Donut $5 gift cards and boxes of diapers and wipes. We donated everything to a women’s shelter that also had a food pantry for local residents. The diapers and wipes went to the pantry. They were most appreciative and we are hoping to work with them in the future and form a relationship. We told them to call if they had any specific needs.
Thanks for helping us with our outreach! It was great to get the ecclesia involved.
Sister Ellyn Schlageter