A Request from Marlo for Haiti

When Marlo is in Florida during the cold months, she is active with a sewing group that makes clothing from gently used pillowcases for young children in Haiti. If you are cleaning out your linen closet or see pillowcases at garage sales, pass those pillowcases on to Marlo. The Florida sewers could also use buttons, rickrack, and other trims. Please no thread unless it is new. Older thread is very brittle.

Flower Power – Bulbs for the Fall

The catalogue has just arrived for the Flower Power bulb sale that will take place later in the year. If you would like to take a sneak peak at what will be available, see Dawn. She is the keeper of the catalogue.

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Have you made a gift to the Northern Illinois Food Bank this month? Gifts can be placed in the food bank box or the offering plate. The Northern Illinois Food Bank is supported in a variety of creative ways. On April 1 more than 1,600 participants in addition to sponsors and volunteers were present for the Foodie 5K in Wheaton. Every dollar contributed allows the food bank to purchase eight dollars of food.

Coat Hanger Request

Do you have any coat hangers from the dry cleaner that have cardboard tubes on them? If so, let Peggy know. Those small tubes are perfect for the insides of pollinator boxes.

Recent Mission Efforts

  • Last Sunday we sent off 44 board books and other books to the Children’s Waiting Room. The Mayfield Fellowship takes in a large collection of board books in December each year for the CWR. We received an urgent request a few weeks back for additional books this year. Thank you to Ann W. for delivering them on our behalf.
  • Our One Great Hour of Sharing Offering (OGHS), the first of our UCC offerings each year totaled $496 when it was gathered in during March and April.
  • Through the end of April $620 has been given for the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
  • Check next week’s memo for the Mother’s Day total for CWS’ Blanket Fund.