Family Advent Gathering
Operations Refugee Child: Refugee Hope Box
Boxes are packed with supplies for a refugee child or family and send to this wonderful organization's warehouse, where volunteers will transfer the contents to a backpack and hand deliver to a refugee child or family. This activity is a great way to build awareness about the plight of refugee children and start dialogue about refugee children.
Women's Worship Gathering
Local Refugee Resettlement: Household items collected to provide housewarming kits for refugee families resettling in the Portland area, to be distributed through Catholic Charities of Maine. (Check out this site for more opportunities to get involved at a local level).
3/15 Update: We are thrilled to share that from the generous donations collected, we were able to fill nearly two entire household kits and part of a third one as well.
Global Refugee Relief:
Financial donations received to reach out in support of the local church in Ankara, Turkey to bring food and clothes to Syrian refugee families. Just $10 feeds a family for one week. For more information, visit www.Ankara-refugees.com.
Women's Worship Night & Bra Drive
Free The Girls: Fight Human Trafficking
Bra drive donations collected to benefit Free The Girls: Fight Human Trafficking, a non-profit that helps women rescued from sex trafficking in developing countries to re-enter the workforce selling bras in the second-hand clothing markets. Join this simple act of offering a new story for someone in such a beautiful way. Want to learn more? Check out www.freethegirls.org.