Several times a year we distribute nearly 500 personal hygiene kits to local homeless people. Since starting our hygiene kits ministry in 2010, we have distributed thousands of kits. Our goal is to distribute 2,000 kits a year.
Our next distribution is planned for Sunday, August 26, 2018 in place of our regular Church Without Walls service. As with the regular service, we will meet in picnic Pavilion 2 in Candler Park.
During our last hygiene kits ministry on June 3, 2018 we assembled 250 more hygiene kits for distribution to local homeless people. We were joined by members of the Decatur Rotary Club, which along with First Christian Church of Decatur generously supports our hygiene kits ministry.
While Gentle Spirit Christian Church directly distributes most of the kits that are assembled for this ministry, we gratefully acknowledge the collaboration of the following community partners who are helping us with this quarter’s distribution of 478 total kits, as follows:
- First Christian Church of Decatur, 25 kits
- Clifton Sanctuary Ministries, 30 kits
- Edgewood Center, 40 kits
In addition, we plan to deliver 30 kits to the Decatur Police Department, bringing this quarter’s total distribution to 478 kits.
The hygiene kits ministry happens in three phases:
- Collection of hygiene kit supplies year-round. (Click here to see a list of what we collect; we can use your help!)
- Assembly of the hygiene kits on the date and time indicated above, at picnic Pavilion 2 in Candler Park in place of our regular Church Without Walls service.
- Distribution of the hygiene kits to local homeless people immediately following assembly of the kits.