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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Great Lenten Giveaway

During the season of Lent in youth group, we are spending time thinking and reflecting on the things we have, the things we want, and the things we really need. We're also thinking about the ways that we can use what we have been given to be a blessing to others.

During Lent we are doing a project called the Great Lenten Giveaway to help the people at HOPE of East Central Illinois, which is our local domestic violence shelter. HOPE has supplied us witha list of the things that are most needed right now. Some things on the list should be new (like underwear and socks), but I encourage you to think about the things on the list that you already have that could be given away to the folks at HOPE. During youth group each Sunday in Lent, you will bring something that we can give to the people at HOPE.

Here's the list:

Walmart Gift Cards
Phone Cards
Gas Cards
Disposal Razors
Wash Cloths and Towels
Sheets of all sizes
Blankets of all sizes
Bedspreads or Comforters
Cleaning Supplies
Laundry Soap
Dryer Sheets
Stain Remover
Dish Soap
Alarm Clocks
New items in package for Birthday gifts for children (of all ages)
New children's underwear and socks
New women's underwear and socks
Baby bottles, Bibs, Onesies, and Unisex sleep-n-plays
Pots and Pans
Kitchen Items (bowls, dishes, utensils)
Furniture (esp. twin beds)

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