Lock-in This Saturday! Blessing of the Backpacks this Sunday!

We’re so excited to be holding our Back To School lock-in this Saturday!  If you’ve already signed-up, we’ll see you at 6:00.  If you haven’t signed-up yet, it’s not too late – just RSVP to karls@stjohnsworthington.org.  If you can come, please consider bringing along a contribution to My Comfy Kits, a program of Orphan World Relief (full details from Carrie Troester are below).

Regardless of whether you can come to the lock-in, I hope you can make it to the 9:00 AM service on Sunday, when we’ll be Blessing the Backpacks!  We want our kids to know that we’re celebrating each landmark with them as they grow and learn, and that we’re keeping them in our prayers.  We’ll be giving them special blessings to color and keep in their backpacks throughout the year.  We hope to see you there!

My Comfy Kits is a program of Orphan World Relief whose mission is to provide comfort and dignity to children entering foster care. Most children leave their families with only the clothing on their backs or a trash bag with a few belongings. Our age and gender appropriate Comfy Kits provide a few necessities and comfort items. We hope to show these kids in a practical way that they are loved and cared for and give them something to call their own. Every child deserves that!

Every item that goes into a Comfy Kit, including the backpack is donated by generous and caring people like yourself! We need your help!  We are getting ready for our next kit stuffing and our goal is to pack 100 toddler Comfy Kits. Your generous donations of the items below will help us provide dignity and comfort to toddlers going into foster care. If you wish to provide monetary donations,please go to orphanworldrelief.org, click on the My Comfy Kits link and then click donate. Thank you so much.

Please help foster children by donating NEW items:

  • Toddler appropriate stuffed animals (sewn eyes, instead of buttons to prevent a choking hazard)

  • Toddler Books

  • Toddler sized pajamas or outfits for both boys and girls

  • Toddler toothpaste

  • Toddler toothbrushes

  • Night lights (Dollar Tree is a great place)

  • Packs of Diaper Wipes

  • 3-in-1 wash

  • Backpacks

We will be collecting donated items until Friday, September 15th.

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