Saturday, November 22, 2008

Humanitarian Opportunity

Dear Sisters,
Recently we have been made aware of a humanitarian opportunity in our own community. The Freedom 2nd ward, in Provo, has the distinction of being the neediest ward in Utah. This struggling ward has several local service missionaries assigned to help provide for both the spiritual and temporal needs of these ward members.

With the holidays approaching, the service missionaries are organizing a project to provide baskets filled with simple gifts for 150(!) very needy families in their ward. They are seeking items to fill these baskets, as well as items to include in Christmas stocking for the children.

As a Relief Society, we will be gathering donations for the Freedom 2nd ward at our Enrichment Night on December 3. Any item(s) from the following list will be greatly appreciated. For more information, or if you would like to do more, contact Kim Sparks.

From the service missionaries:
Freedom 2nd Ward Christmas

Suggested items for a Christmas offering. You may provide whatever items you can and/or substitute as you see fit. Our hope is that this is a wonderful opportunity for those who participate. Thank you so much.

Christmas Distribution Center: Pictures of the Savior, Prophet, Temple, Christmas CD’s or other material (videos) that the church has produced.

  • Book of Morman Story Reader
  • Church books
  • Family Home Evening Manual
  • DVD Elf
  • Mixing bowls
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Hot pads
  • 8X8 glass pan, cake pan
  • Cookie sheet (cake, cookie, muffin mixes, etc)
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Nuts
  • Dried fruit
  • Treats
  • Cracker
  • Chips and salsa
  • Hickory Farms type items
  • Puzzles
  • Card games, (SkipBo, Uno, etc)
  • Board games
  • Matchbox cars
  • Baby dolls
  • Crayons and coloring books
  • Story books, Nursery rhymes,
  • Games, Go Fish, Old Maid, etc.
  • Stocking stuffers (for children)
  • Fruit snacks, etc.
  • Etch a Sketch (travel size)
  • Footies (Adult female)
  • Lotion
  • pillow and pillow case
  • Bath towel
  • Scarf, Hat, Gloves
  • Lap Blanket
  • Chips and salsa
  • Nuts
  • Dried fruit
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Crackers
  • Canned goods
  • Puzzle
  • Music CD
  • Socks (Adult male)
  • Gloves (Adult male)
  • Winter cap (Adult male)
  • Word Search

1 comment:

MotherKaren said...

Maybe I overlooked this in the letter, but do these items need to be new? Would nearly new or barely used be O.K.?