Proud to collect and bless 175 gift bags for the needy and forgotten
Posted Dec 09 2009 6:02pm
Thanks to the generosity of many, many people, we have had the opportunity to package and bless 175 gift "stockings" for the forgotten, poor and needy for Christmas.
Yes, 175! Most packages were delivered to the Women's Resource Center, Bethany Apartments, SAFE Haven, SAFE Passage and HALO on Monday, with the last of the stockings going to Southern Oaks Girls School and Focus On Community tomorrow. Any late-arriving donations will be delivered to HALO, the local homeless shelter, which we understand is bulging at this very moment with 66 men and 57 women and children.
Here's a picture of most of the group who put it all together at Lake House Health & Learning Center on Saturday, adding their blessings of love, strength, health, protection, friendship, prosperity and more:
Donations came from members and friends of the Olympia Brown Unitarian Univeralist Church, the CNH Campus Connection, Lake House Health & Learning Center and many generous community members who read about our project in the Racine Journal Times.
We are also pleased to have collected more than 60 pounds of food to the Racine Food Bank, collected during the recent Lake House presentation of “Practical Application of Spiritual Principles -- Making The Universal Laws Work in Everyday Life” on Dec. 1.
We'll continue to collect food for the Racine Food Bank until Dec. 23. Please call (262) 633-2645 before dropping off donations.