It’s a different Christmas season, I know. As different as it is for us, I would like to ask you to consider those trying to conquer their addictions at the Genesis Recovery Center. Sherrie, the Administrative Assistant for the Center called me several weeks ago with a plea for help. The men at Genesis have been in lockdown since March-no one other than essential personnel in or out. Sherrie let me know they’ve been told there will be no releases during Thanksgiving or Christmas either. She asked if there was a possibility that Celebrate Recovery could help provide a bag of useful supplies which could be handed out to the nearly ninety residents at a Christmas dinner they would prepare. The Celebrate Recovery Planning Team has agreed to help sponsor the project. I’ve been able to research companies who provide bulk prices for homeless services. These guys qualify because most of them enter with nothing other than the clothes on their back. Here is a list of what we think would be appreciated along with the item count and prices. Sherrie and Chris, the facility director have reviewed the items and agree.
Donors needed Item Item Count Amount
1 Toothbrush 144 $25
2 Toothpaste 72 $34
2 Deodorant 48 $22
3 Comb 35 $11
2 White Socks 48 $56
2 Charcoal Socks 48 $56
10 5 note cards w/envelopes 45 $17
9 5 Forever Stamps 10 $25
3 Bic Pens 36 $8
2 Small bag of packaged cookies 56 $13
4 Small journal notebooks 20 $13
5 Small LED flashlight 18 $24
10 Word Search Puzzle Books 9 $15
8 Celebrate Recovery Devo Books10 $35
Note: 90 Washable Masks were requested but not included here.
Would you consider sponsoring the purchase of one or more of these items? If so, you can send a check to First Church of Christ, 287 Pomeroy Street, Grayson made out to “GRAYSON CELEBRATE RECOVERY.” We won’t order the materials until we know they have been underwritten. For this reason, it would also be helpful if you could respond to this notice letting us know of your intent. This could allow us to receive materials before the Christmas dinner.
In appreciation for your generosity, I’ve made dozens of fused glass ornaments which are tagged with a prayer reminder and placed on a tree in the church lobby. Please pick one off and take it home.
Thanks so much for considering this ministry opportunity.
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