Lenten Service Project 2019
During Lent we continue our work for those who are enslaved and oppressed. Building on Plymouth's past to help those who are in need today, we bring God's shalom to those in our community. Our Lenten Service Project is not about giving things up, but taking things on that matter in the lives of people.
We are answering a specific ask from Sanctuary For Families' Anti-Trafficking Initiative by creating supply-filled tote bags for women and mothers receiving services at Sanctuary for Families' offices:
“Peace Packs” will be given to the clients served by Sanctuary for Families, all of whom are victims of domestic violence, trafficking, or other forms of gender based violence. The toiletries, socks, and underwear would lessen the financial burden of these necessities while allowing the women and children to feel cared for and supported.”
- Emily Lo Bue, Director of Corporate and Volunteer Relations, Sanctuary for Families
As Sanctuary for Families serves clients both with and without children, they are in need of two kinds of Peace Packs. You can choose which version to donate, or do some of both:
YOUR SHOPPING LISTS
Make-up removing wipes
Women’s socks and underwear
Soap (both bar and shower gel)
Baby & children’s socks and underwear
Place all Toddler Tote items in one zip lock bag per kit. Drop off bins are in Hillis Hall & the lobby. Please deliver your items by Easter Sunday.
All items from each Peace Pack will be put into a Plymouth provided tote. You are invited to help in assembling the Peace Packs during Coffee Hour on April 28, the Sunday after Easter.
Join us at Fellowship Hour through Lent and write notes of encouragement that will be included in each Tote. Let these amazing women know that we are praying for them.
sanctuary for families
Sanctuary for Families is New York’s leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence. The Anti-Trafficking Initiative (ATI) serves nearly 500 domestic and international trafficking survivors annually through the provision of legal and clinical services, shelter, economic empowerment support, and case management. In addition to transforming lives through direct services, the Anti-Trafficking Initiative seeks to confront the traffickers and buyers who fuel the commercial sex trafficking industry, and build a broad-based community of engaged and empowered advocates striving to prevent and end trafficking.