July 24, 2014

Elissa Sommer, HCM Director, 206-909-0159,

All HCM gifts may be placed in the Commons Mission Box.

MEALS OF HOPE - Meal makers are needed; can you prepare a simple meal? We offer this service to people in our congregation who have recently had a baby, been hospitalized, had surgery, etc. We will provide meals based on need. How can you help? Simply call Pam Johnson to place your name on the helpers list. We will contact you when a need arises.

FOOD CLOSET NEEDS - Tuna, jam, cup of noodles, canned meals such as stew, chicken and noodles, canned Vienna sausages, apple juice, bottled water. We can also accept donations of unopened/non-expired milk, butter, juice, meats. For perishable items, please contact Elissa first. Think about helping our hungry right here at home.

ARE YOU WATCHING FOR THE SCHOOL SUPPLY SALES? Stores such as Staples, Office Depot, Target & Fred Meyer are great places to watch for good deals. Crayons for 50 cents, pencils for pennies, rulers for 25 cents, etc. If each family bought a few extra of the items on special each week, imagine the abundance we would have to share with those in need! We are collecting school supplies for our Lutheran World Relief Kits right now. Please help us gather needed items by purchasing when the costs are low. Items needed are:
- 70-sheet notebooks (wide or college-ruled)
- rulers with centimeters on one side and inches on the other
- pencil sharpener, 2½" eraser, student scissors
- 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 also appreciated to aid with the additional costs of items not donated.

HOMELESS MEALS ASSISTANCE - Westside Presbyterian Church is planning to host free noon meals to anyone who needs it. They are asking other churches in the area to help provide food as an outreach to our community. HCM is putting together a team to help provide casseroles/soup/or sandwiches + fruit/bread/dessert for 25-30 people. We are looking at once a month if we can get enough volunteers. Please consider if you would like to join this way of "feeding the hungry" in our neighborhood. Contact Elissa if you are interested in helping.

HOPE SCHOOL UNIFORMS - If your kids have outgrown their uniforms, why not share them with Hope kids that need them? We will be accepting uniforms through July 31st. Please make sure they are laundered, free of rips, stains and tears. Place any donations in the Mission box in the Commons. Families in need, please contact Elissa

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