Social Ministry Committee assists Caring Hearts families that are seen by Cooper Hospital’s Pediatric Infectious Disease Practice. We usually support the seasonal holiday parties by providing baked goods and refreshments as well as a collected item (underwear, baby wipes, socks, deodorant, and gifts from Advent Giving Tree) and provide assistance at these parties. We also support Caring Hearts with a monetary donation in March and a special Christmas donation. All in-person events were cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. So far, no in-person events have been held in 2022.
Thank you to LCOS members for a successful collection of personal care items for the families served by Caring Hearts this Spring. Social Ministry Committee will continue the collection of personal care items thru the summer including full size toothpaste (not the little sample toothpaste) and toothbrushes, men’s and women’s deodorant, and bars of soap, at least 2 dozen of each. The toothpaste, toothbrushes, soaps, and deodorants will be included in tote bags containing personal care items to be given to the families. Caring Hearts is hoping to hold an in-person Back-to-School event in mid-August, date and location to be announced. These items will be delivered to Caring Hearts in two batches. The first batch will be included in tote bags to be delivered to Cooper in early summer to be given to families at appointments. The second batch would hopefully be given out at the Back-to-School event.
A collection box for Caring Hearts is available on the shelves outside Parish Hall for your donations. The deadline is August 10, 2022. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Contact Betsy Kuehn or Eva Shaw for more information.
Caring Hearts Collection for Camp Bright Feathers
In addition to the collection of personal care items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, men’s and women’s deodorant) to be included in tote bags for the families, Caring Hearts is also requesting items to be donated to Camp Bright Feathers. This is a week-long summer camp in Medford, NJ for children affected by HIV/AIDS to be held August 21-26, 2022. Requested items for Camp Bright Feathers are: 20 tubes toothpaste (full size), 10 bottles shampoo (regular size), and 10 bars soap (regular size).
For more information on Camp Bright Feathers, go to: www.campbrightfeathers.com.
A collection box for Caring Hearts is available on the shelves outside Parish Hall for your donations. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Contact Betsy Kuehn or Eva Shaw for more information.