Glenn & I have collected generous Rally donations in the past for Goshen/Elkhart charities. This year Church Community Services has been chosen. (www.churchcommunityservices.org
). They have a wide variety of programs, but have stated they are in serious need of personal care items: shampoo, disposable razors, deodorant, bar soap, kleenex, diapers/wipes (all sizes), toothbrushes/toothpaste (I just got a donation of children's toothbrushes/toothpaste from my dentist so it may be worth it to ask your dentist!)
The organization services about 2500 families monthly. They are supported in large part by 55 Elkhart County churches of various denominations. They have a strong life skills program for women who are paid minimum wage to attend classes in computer and small business skills. They put together, sell & ship gift baskets and greeting cards to raise $'s to support their programs (www.soupofsuccess.com
) They are starting to make mittens and would like any donations of unwanted lambswool sweaters
. They cut the mittens from the sweaters, so they do not need actual yarn.
$10 Meijer gift cards can also be purchased at the Goshen
Meijer store which will go directly to this charity. We will advise drop-off location at the Meet 'n Greet.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Glenn & Mary