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Messiah Lutheran School

4401 W. 215th Street
Fairview Park,OH 44126

(440) 331-6553

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Phone: (440) 331-6553
Fax: (440) 331-1604
Email: school@messiahfp.org
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Home » News » Refugee Care Kits Update

Refugee Care Kits Update
Messiah Church & School Creating Care Kits for Refugees

UPDATE:  Messiah Church and School gathered over $8,000 for care kits!  We assembled 124 baby care kits and 150 hygiene kits, and sent over $3,000 to Lutheran World Relief to support the shipping of care kits.  We thank God for your help and trust that He will do mighty works with these kits.

Worldwide, nearly 60 million people are displaced by war and violence--the largest crisis of its kind since World War II.
 Half of these people are children.  The U.N. Refugee Agency has registered nearly 4 million refugees originating from the Syrian Arab Republic, and over 11.5 million persons of concern (displaced or seeking asylum) within or fleeing Syria.  

 

The Church, as the body of Christ, is called to care for the least, the stranger, and the vulnerable.  Here’s how we at Messiah Lutheran Church & School plan to respond, and how you can help:

 

OUR GOAL:

·         Assemble and pack 100 personal care kits and 100 baby care kits to ship to Lutheran World Relief.

o    Read more about Lutheran World Relief

o    Learn what goes in a personal care kit here, and a baby care kit here.

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

     DONATE

o    Maximize the impact of your gift. Donate directly to Messiah here.

§  This way, we can purchase items in bulk for lower prices, and can assure the correct proportions of items to create complete kits.

§  When we buy supplies in bulk, a personal care kit costs about $6. 

§  When we buy supplies in bulk, a baby care kit costs about $50.

o    Prefer to shop?  Read the personal care kit guide and the baby care kit guide to purchase the items specifically listed.  

§  Recommendations for online shopping: Amazon.com for personal care items; target.com, oldnavy.com, or kohls.com clearance for baby clothes.

§  Recommendations for in-store shopping:  Costco/warehouse clubs for personal items; Sale/clearance items at Target, Kohl’s, Old Navy, or Carter’s for baby clothes

o    Make cloth diapers (read here for instructions) or blankets (52" square, medium weight; flannel, cotton, knit, or crochet).

·    SPREAD THE WORD

o    Encourage other organizations to participate in the drive.

o    Challenge your friends to participate with you.  

o    Leverage your social media accounts - include a link to donate, and your personal reasons for donating.  Like Messiah School of Fairview Park and Messiah Lutheran Church of Fairview Park on Facebook and share our posts on refugee care kits!

·    PACK

o    Sign up to join us on Sunday, November 1 to pack kits in our gymnasium and/or to help set up the gym for this event.

·    PRAY

o    Pray for the many people in danger and displaced by violence and war.

o    Pray for the success of the care kit drive through Messiah.

o    Pray for the success of Lutheran World Relief’s ongoing efforts to ease human suffering.

 

QUESTIONS?  WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED?

Phone:  440.331.2405          Email:  church@messiahfp.org    

Or Jenna Peyton: 
Phone: 216.650.0082       Email: jenna@attorneypeyton.com

 



 
 
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Messiah Lutheran School is a mission and ministry of Messiah Lutheran Church serving students and their families. We are devoted to developing God-given talents, abilities, and faith, that our students may be effectively prepared to lead successful lives of service that glorify God. read more

 
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