By Macy Guppy, KMUCC Mission and Social Action Team
We are a generous congregation and in the month of December we gave in many ways. Over 50 coats of all sizes were collected and delivered to Clackamas Service Center to be distributed to the individuals and families they serve. The UCC Christmas Fund became personal when Ann Muir shared how she had been helped over the years through grants for car repairs and other emergency situations.
January Giving Opportunity: Hygiene Items for IMAC
On your next trip to the store, how about picking up some extra hygiene items for our friends served by the Immigrant Mutual Aid Coalition (IMAC) in Clackamas County? Then bring them to church any Sunday between Jan. 7 and Jan. 28.
IMAC distributes food and basic hygiene products to immigrant families twice monthly. Most of the food is provided by the Oregon Food Bank, but IMAC has to purchase hygiene items, which are some of the most needed supplies. The national UCC awarded our church a grant to pass on to IMAC to buy several month’s worth of these supplies, which was a wonderful gift to IMAC. But the need is ongoing, and each month’s hygiene items costs at least $1,000. So in January we would like to continue supporting IMAC
Starting Sunday, Jan. 7, KMUCC will begin gathering the following items to augment IMAC’s supplies.
- Bar soap (Kirkland 15 pack is suggested)
- Maxi pads
- Diapers (size 4-6)
- Toothpaste & toothbrushes
- Spray deodorant
- Powder laundry detergent
Note: You can also contribute funds. Envelopes will be available each Sunday.
IMAC coordinator, Beth Ronk, will visit Kairos Milwaukie on January 21 to tell us more about the program and what our support has meant over the last year.