We are collecting the following hygiene items for children and adults to be given to LSS and The Link:
Small cloth/reusable bag or box to put items into
1 large bottle of shampoo*
1 large bottle of conditioner*
1 large bottle of lotion*
2 (womens or mens) deodorants*
2 bars of soap*
1 large package of regular/super feminine pads OR
1 package of razors (6-8) and large can of shaving cream
2 adult or children's toothbrushes*
1 regular or children's tube toothpaste*
*Full sized, not hotel or travel size
Items can be placed in the collection box in the narthex, near the main entrance. Thank you so much for your donation!
The programs we are supporting:
Lutheran Social Services Refugee Services
LSS Refugee Services offers hope and a helping hand to refugees as they start their new lives in Minnesota.
Currently, many refugees that benefit from LSS Refugee Services originate from Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Burma/Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and from other areas of conflict around the globe.
After losing their homes and their daily lives to vio-lence and conflict, most refugees arrive in the United States with virtually nothing.
The costs of new items from pots and pans to cleaning supplies to winter coats has to come out of families' tight budgets unless they are received by donation and distributed. Being able to save even a few dollars makes a critical difference in the first few months.
For more than 20 years the Link has provided sup-port to at-risk youth in the Twin Cities. Today, their programs reach out to youth and families when truancy, homelessness, or involvement in the juvenile legal system is putting youth at risk of not reaching their fullest potential. They currently server over 3,300 at-risk youth each year.