The Mission Committee has been keeping busy since Christmas. We helped support Pouches for People, a group that has mentally and physically handicapped adults sew and fill pouches for various organizations including Eva’s Place, Oasis and several veteran organizations. They learn to shop for the supplies to sew and fill health kits then deliver them. It is a two-fold service, for those that create the kits and those that receive them.
We served a Walk-In Dinner in Hackensack at the homeless shelter. This dinner is open to all who need a meal, not only the homeless but those on low income. Some work minimum paying jobs and dinner help them stretch their limited resources. In addition to the committee, we want to thank Fran Blowers, Bing Qiang Lu, LuAnn Poch, and Pat Ruggero.
Our new endeavor is collecting ladies work attire for offices. Oasis trains women for jobs to get them and their children out of poverty. Once they complete training, the women need clothes to go on an interview and then for work once they obtain a position. We are seeking gently-used suits, slacks, skirts, blouses, sweaters, shoes, purses and accessories. They keep these items separate just for this purpose. Please contact Diane DeSantis at 551-404-3698. I will deliver the items.
We were so glad to have Katherine Kittridge back to our meetings after her health issues. If you know of any group that may need our help, speak to a member of the committee. ~Diane DeSantis