WOMEN OF SERVICE – FROM LENT TO EASTER
The Women of Service are excited to announce their Spring Service Project: Harvest Home Happy Easter and Project Pillowcase! We are working with Harvest Home of Akron to help provide shower items, Easter Baskets and pillowcases for women and their children in Akron. Harvest Home is affiliated with the Haven of Rest and is located in downtown Akron. This facility provides shelter, clothing, toiletries, crisis intervention, and spiritual support. They can house up to 52 women and children at one time. The Women of Service is looking to assist this facility with shower items, specifically shower gel and spray deodorant. Large sizes of each are welcome and used daily by the residents.
The Women of Service are also working with Harvest Home to provide Easter Baskets to those children that will be sheltered there for the blessed season of Easter! The Women of Service are collecting items to fill about 35 to 40 Easter Baskets with small gift items.
The items being collected are: stickers, notepads, drawing pads, crayons, markers, books, dolls, balls, bubbles, small cars puzzles, flash cards, etc. Other items that make nice additions to the basket and are needed are toothpaste, toothbrush, hair ties, brushes combs etc.
The Women of Service will also provide pillowcases for each child. The pillowcases will be colorful and homemade by volunteers and the Women of Service. In future months we will provide details of needed items for this ministry as we see this being something we will provide now and in the future. All donations will be gladly accepted and greatly appreciated. Items can be placed in the basket marked and located outside the kitchen near the elevator. The deadline for donations is Sunday, April 14.
All women are invited to our monthly meetings the first Tuesday of each month, from 7-8 p.m. Dinner follows and is provided by the Knights of Columbus. May God Bless all of our Parish as we journey through Lent and prepare for the blessed season of Easter! Thank you for your generosity!