HUMAN CARE MINISTRIES
Elissa Sommer, HCM Director, 206-909-0159, email@example.com
CLOTHING DONATIONS GUIDELINES - We are currently only accepting the following: baby clothes, warm jackets or fleece, jeans, nicer work clothing. Any other clothing items can be taken directly to the charity of your choice.
FOOD CLOSET NEEDS - Canned fruit, kid-friendly lunch items, granola bars, ready to eat canned foods with pull top lids, laundry detergent, olive oil, cereal. Items can be placed in the Mission Box in the Commons. Safeway or QFC gift cards may also be donated through the offering plates. These are used to provide perishable items such as milk, bread, eggs, etc. that we can't stock in our food closet.
WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK is in need to supply "weekend backpacks of food" to kids. WSFB works with area schools to provide food so kids do not go hungry over the weekends. There is a BIG increase in the number of kids needing this help because many families' food stamps were drastically cut. Items needed are: small cups fruit/applesauce, cup size soup/mac & cheese, small single serving cereal or oatmeal, small boxes juice or shelf-stable milk. Place donations in the Commons Mission Box; OR you can give $$ in the offering plate - write checks to Hope Church - designate HCM-Food Banks.
HOMELESS NEEDS - Do you have an extra blanket to share? There is a great need right now.
LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF (LWR) KITS - We are collecting items for kits that will be shipped in May. Kits are cherished and used by people who take nothing for granted, even a simple bar of new soap is special. Thank you for your help in donating items needed.
- PERSONAL CARE KITS - Items needed: Light weight, bath-size towels, (between 20"x40" & 27"x52"), dark colors recommended. Bath size bars of soap, adult-size toothbrushes. Please leave items in their original packaging.
- BABY KITS - Items needed in sizes 6 months - 24 months are: sleepers, gowns, pants, tops, cotton t-shirts/undershirts, jackets, sweatshirts, hats, socks & receiving blankets. Flannel fabric can also be donated. Items should be new or gently used, in good condition with no stains.
FREE TAX PREPARATION - Help is available now through April from United Way. Find the local site and hours by going to www.uwkc.org/taxhelp or call 2-1-1 (open days/eves/weekends).
GOD CARES ABOUT YOU! - God knows the struggles that you have and often uses His church to help people. Hope can give assistance with paying a utility bill or other necessary expenses. Our Food Closet is also available to anyone who is stressed financially. You can "shop" for non-perishable foods here for free. This will help to free up your $ for other necessary expenses. For confidential help with either of these services contact Elissa Sommer.