- Written by Nelly Sanford Nelly Sanford
- Created: 25 May 2011 25 May 2011
Uganda Pillowcase Project
Many, many thanks to everyone who has donated pillowcases and sewn dresses and shorts for our Uganda Pillowcase Project. So far, you’ve donated:
- 30–40 pillowcases,
- 30 girl’s underwear,
- 38 finished dresses,
- 9 finished shorts,
- 13 packages of material squares,
- 12 yards of material and
- An assortment of bias tape!
Marlys Hansen will continue to collect donations at the rear of the Small Fellowship Hall, where you can also find patterns for dresses and shorts. Contact Marlys at 229-0902 with questions.
Food and Clothing Bank
Saint John’s Food and Clothing Bank is in need of the following items: toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, shampoo, body lotion, diapers of various sizes, children’s and and babys’ clothes and pocket size copies of the New Testament. The ladies of The Bank thank everyone for continuing to keep this ministry in mind anytime you are “cleaning out.”
The Food and Clothing Bank ministry began in 1983 as an opportunity for the members of Saint John’s to share food and clothing with each other and with those in need in the community. Marlys Hansen has volunteered in the Food and Clothing Bank since the early 80’s, almost from the beginning. Norma Kruse and Barb Faucett have contributed their efforts since 1991 and 1992, respectively. Fran Roth has worked in the food bank since 1994. Kay Platte has been there approximately seven years, while Sandy, Linda, Dorla and Nelly are fairly new to the ministry. The Food and Clothing Bank is open from 9:00 to 11:30 on Tuesday mornings. Let us know if you are interested in lending a hand!
Baby Bottle Campaign
The Baby Bottle Campaign for the Alpha Center continues through Father’s Day. Pick up your bottle at the Welcome Center. Remember that change, bills or checks are accepted. If you need to turn your bottle in before Father’s Day, please leave it in the church office.
Nelly Sanford chairs Saint John’s Board of Human Needs, which finds opportunities for the members of Saint John’s to provide a Christian witness by helping people in the community struggling with daily necessities.