this month, Cherry Hill members and friends will have the opportunity to share
the Christmas spirit of sharing and giving in two very special ways with some
very special friends.
PERSONAL HYGEINE ITEMS GIFT BOXES WITH FIRST STEP & VISTA MARIA
The staff and volunteers at Vista Maria know that it takes a fearless heart to overcome the challenges of abuse and trauma and move forward. An unwavering courage, limitless love, and positive vision that was embodied in 1883 by founder Sister Mary Euphrasia, and carried on today by each person associated with Vista Maria. What began as a home for girls and women in need has evolved to encompass mental health services, foster care and adoption, independent living, and secure care for the survivors of human trafficking, plus education, after school care and advocacy for the welfare of children.
Beginning Sunday, November 19, members of the Mission Committee will be distributing plastic storage boxes for members and friends to take and fill with personal hygiene items. The boxes will then be collected and shared with the women and children who turn to First Step & Vista Maria for help in times of crisis. Items to be placed in the boxes include the following full size items:
Hair care products (shampoo, conditioner) Hand & Body Lotion Hair Brushes
Hair care products for women of color Body Wash Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
Wide-tooth combs Deodorant Hand Sanitizer
Feminine Hygiene Items
Boxes will be distributed until they are all taken. All boxes must be returned by Sunday, December 10.
W.O.R.D. AFTERSCHOOL LITERACY PROGRAM
AT CALVIN EAST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The tree will be in Weir Foyer beginning Sunday, November 19. We will adorn the tree with coats, gloves, scarves, and hats in a variety of children and adult sizes. It is requested that ALL items be NEW!
PLEASE NOTE: All donated items must be on the tree no later than Sunday, December 10.