Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Christmas in July is here at last!

Please help the Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP) parents and children celebrate “Christmas in July.”  All month, we’ll be gathering needed items for DVIP house residents all month in July (5 Sundays!)  See the list of requested items at the end of this article.

Plus, look what’s scheduled for Sunday,July 22, 2012.

Undie Sunday is baaaack.
Remember your underwear that day, and bring some extras too.  As per a DVIP spokesperson, residents of the house can use donations of diapers (sizes 4-5-6) and all sizes of women’s, boys and girls underwear.

Assembling Welcome Bags
 for newly-arrived moms. 
Can we put together 20?
We’ll pack individual toiletries bags on the 22d, so bring in any cosmetics bags you find in drug and department stores; or, if you’re like me that stash of Clinique bonus bags you’ve been collecting since the last time we did this at Faith.  Also watch for specials on toothbrushes and razors, plus travel-sized deodorant, toothpaste, body wash/soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, make-up, nail products, and mouthwash.  When you are buying, keep in mind that African-American hair care products are always in high demand.
Bring Welcome Bag items—and small travel/cosmetic bags—any Sunday up until Undie Sunday.  Then stay after the service on the 22d to fill those bags and share some food and conversation.
Do you think we can fill 20 Welcome Bags, i. e. 20 bags that contain all the personal items listed above (and below)?  I think we can! 

Here’s the list of especially-requested items from DVIP:
Items for general collection through the month:  Can openers; forks; diapers (sizes 4-5-6); girls clothes (sizes 8-12); women’s, boys and girls underwear (all sizes); women’s jeans (all sizes); women’s tops (size medium); women’s pajamas (all sizes); African-American hair care products; larger shoes (sizes 8+)
For the personal care bags:(travel-size)  deodorant; tooth brushes; toothpaste; body wash and soaps; razors; shampoo/conditioner; lotions; make-up; nail products; mouth wash.

Thank You once again from the Missions Committee

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