Blessings for Children - November

The little girl is pedaling excitedly on the pink tricycle.

The toddler boy clomping proudly in too big cowboy boots that no-one dares try to get off of him.

The "princess ballerina fairy" twirling in the tulle skirt.

The new mother is joyfully finding a bouncy seat for her little one.

The child is clasping the just-right book they have picked out for themselves.

I wish there were pictures to accompany those images for you, but I bet you can imagine the smiles and hear the thank you's we've felt and saw! The mission of Blessings for Children is to "meet the needs of children in our community. We do that by providing clothing, diapers, personal care items, and school supplies. Our ministry has evolved through your gracious generosity and the giving hearts of those in the community and those we serve into something "more than" meeting only those needs. Those images are possible because you have shared gently used and sometimes new children's clothing and shoes, outgrown toys and baby items, and age-appropriate books that have filled our "Treasure Chests" from which our families and children can select and be blessed. Because of the SUMC family's support, the season of "thanksgiving" has not stopped this whole year at the #10 house, and we at Blessings for Children THANK YOU for making that so!

If you would like to join with us in helping our area’s children in need of Blessings for Children, please consider any of the following:

  • Please pray for the ministry and all who participate.

  • Consider donating items we distribute to the children. Diapers (size 4, 5, and 6 in particular!) and pull-ups,  wipes, school supplies, children sized t-shirts, socks and underwear, children’s toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash or soap, shampoo, and toilet paper. A complete list of items we distribute can be found at sumc.io/blessings. You can donate items by stopping by the #10 2nd Street house behind the church any Wednesday from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm. Children’s bibles, bible stories, and activity books are always a joy to receive and distribute! And Spanish language Bibles are always needed!

  • A financial gift designated to Blessings for Children allows us to shop for needed items.
                                              
New volunteers are always welcome, with no regular commitment required.

For additional information
Mary Jane Robertson
Email: mjr53@cox.net
Visit: shalimar-umc.org/blessings-for-children
Phone: (850) 499-6173
Open every Wednesday 12 - 3:30 pm
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