The Women of the ELCA and the Intergenerational Faith Connections are collecting items to assemble Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief. They are combining their efforts for a Personal Care Kit Packing Event on June 4 at 9:30 am. Mark your calendars now.
People who must flee their homes quickly due to disasters or safety often do not have time to pack essential items. Personal Care Kits can help those in need to maintain personal hygiene while living away from their homes. The Kits also contribute to a new start for those who can return home. Each Personal Care Kit includes:
- One new bath-size towel(approx.52”X27”), dark color recommended
- Two bath-size bars(4-5oz) of soap (must equal 8-9 oz.) in its original wrapping
- One adult-size toothbrush in its original packaging
- One sturdy, wide-toothed comb
- One metal nail-clipper
You may drop off items in the designated boxes located in the elevator lobby or the church office. Monetary donations may be made to be used to purchase bulk items (checks should be made payable to St. Matthew Lutheran Church with “Care Kits” in the memo line). A $10 donation will buy items for one kit and help with postage costs.
Through May, the Children’s Church teamcollected items for the personal care kits. A basket was provided for children to bring a bar of soap, an adult-sized toothbrush or a wide-toothed comb. This was a great way to start teaching the children in our church about the importance of giving.