HUMAN CARE MINISTRIES
Elissa Sommer, HCM Director, 206-909-0159, email@example.com
All HCM gifts may be placed in the Commons Mission Box.
IS YOUR GARDEN OVERFLOWING YET? - Our local food banks accept both fruit and veggies. Call West Seattle Food Bank at 206-932-9023 or White Center Food Bank at 206-762-2848 This is a great "free" way to help feed those who are hungry!
FOOD CLOSET NEEDS - Jam, bulk oatmeal-not packets, canned meals such as stew, chicken and noodles, canned Vienna sausages, apple juice, toilet paper, paper towels. Think about picking up an extra item or two while you are out shopping. It makes a big difference to our Hope families in need! Also, we are low on large paper grocery bags with handles if anyone has some to share.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES - Yes, school just ended. However, school supply sales start in July. We are collecting items for our Fall drive for the Lutheran World Relief Kits. Soon the prices of school supplies come down drastically at stores such as Staples, Office Depot, Target and Fred Meyer. They usually offer a few items on amazing sales each week until school starts. Here are the items we looking for:
-70-sheet (wide or college ruled) notebooks
-rulers with centimeters on one side and inches on the other
-pencil sharpener & 2-1/2" erasers
-blunt scissors (safety scissors with embedded steel blades work well)
-unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers
-black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink) & box of 16 or 24 crayons
HOPE SCHOOL ITEMS- We also collect items to help some of our Hope families that need a little help with the additional costs of school. We are collecting items such as backpacks, lunchboxes, Clorox wipes, Kleenex, Colored Pencils and/or markers. Target cards are appreciated.
HOMELESS MEALS ASSISTANCE - Westside Presbyterian Church is hosting free noon meals to anyone who needs it. They are asking other churches in the area to help provide food. HCM is putting together a team to help provide casseroles/soup/or sandwiches + fruit/bread/dessert for 25-30 people. Once every other week or once each week if we can get enough volunteers. Contact Elissa if you are interested in helping.
HOPE SCHOOL UNIFORMS - Have your kids outgrown their uniforms? Why not share them with Hope kids that need them? We are currently accepting donations of uniforms. Please make sure they are laundered, free of rips, stains and tears.