Thanks to all who made the first Mission Day of Service such a success. The Service Day benefited five Mission organizations:
- The Sparrow’s Next is an organization that helps women and children who are homeless due to domestic violence. They have toiletries and other items for sale and were generous with Northminster, selling us $150 worth of toiletries for only $50. We thank them for this $100 donation to help our work.
- Sarah’s Circle works with homeless women on the north side of Chicago. They received a huge box of donated toiletries, new makeup, makeup bags, clothes, slippers, shaving kits, and larger toiletries for the resident homeless women.
- The Night Ministry received 82 hygiene packs for distribution to homeless youth in Chicago.
- Curt’s Cafe received a huge box of toiletries in March. In June they received a bag of hygiene products and first-aid kits for its restorative justice work with Chicago and local youth.
- The International Health Care Foundation of African Christian Hospitals received two large boxes of cleaned pill bottles. One box was mailed and one box was delivered by the Rogowski Family to their Searcy, Arkansas headquarters. These pill bottles are being sent to hospitals in Ghana, Nigeria and Tanzania.
Thanks to all who donated their time, their extra toiletries, and service to these worthy projects that benefited so many local projects.
Also, congratulations to all involved in ASP and to those who participated in the Walk Against Hate.
Finally, the Mission a Social Justice Committee is recycling the old, used books from the library — taking them to classroom libraries in underfunded schools or other recycling programs. This prevents our used materials from creating a pollution problem in landfills.