Part of Messiah’s Social Ministry’s mission is to get an up close and personal idea of where and how our monthly benevolences make difference. While we can’t go everywhere and do everything, we try to fill needs where we can.
Let Go of Your Baggage!
We at Messiah have a wonderful opportunity to help local children while literally getting rid of some baggage to start the new year. Through January 28th, 2018, we will be collecting clean baggage in good condition, specifically:
- suitcases of all sizes
- duffle bags
All items will be donated to the NJ State Department of Child Protection and Permanency to carry the belongings of children being removed from their homes because of neglect or endangerment.
Bags can be dropped off at Messiah on Sunday mornings. The church office will also designate certain days and times during the week for people from the greater community to drop off donations. A flyer will be available at church and on Facebook so you can share info about our collection with local businesses you frequent, as well as your friends and family.
Please know that by “letting go of your baggage,” you will help make the emotional process of a child moving from home to home a little easier.
Our goal is to collect and deliver 100 pieces of luggage, etc. by the end of January. Please speak to Michele Weintraub or Pastor Julie if you have questions, and we ask you to pray that God will bless our new endeavor.
Watch for further information on how you can join Members of Messiah in action!