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Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

November 11-18 is a special time of the year – National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. During this week, communities across the nation come together to raise awareness about the pressing issues of hunger and homelessness that affect countless individuals and families. It's a reminder of the importance of compassion, empathy, and lending a helping hand to those in need.

In our own community, we have an opportunity to make a significant impact and show our support for those who are facing the harsh realities of homelessness. At our church, we are joining hands with Open Door in Eustis to collect essential items that can make a world of difference in the lives of homeless individuals. We kindly request that you contribute to this noble cause by bringing the following items to the church by November 19th, and you can drop them off either in the Church Office, Fellowship Hall or the Gathering Place:

1. Blankets

2. Sweatshirts

3. Sweatpants

4. Jackets

5. Socks

6. Women's underwear

7. Men's pants (size 30, 32, 34)

8. Bug spray

9. Body wash

10. Small bath towels

11. Laundry detergent pods

12. Shampoo

13. Granola bars

14. Protein bars

It's essential to note that all clothing donations can be gently used, and we gladly accept all sizes. Your generosity can truly make a difference in the lives of those who are struggling to find shelter and nourishment.

In times like these, when many are grappling with uncertainty and hardship, coming together as a community to support our less fortunate neighbors is a reflection of our shared values of love and compassion.

As National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week approaches, let us come together as a church community to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those less fortunate. Your contributions, no matter how big or small, can bring warmth, comfort, and hope to someone in need. Let us be the hands and feet of Jesus, extending love and support to our homeless neighbors, and embodying the spirit of this important week dedicated to raising awareness and making a difference. Together, we can help alleviate the burden of hunger and homelessness in our community and reflect the love of God in action.

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