Items Needed for GO BAGS for Families Seeking Asylum

BakerRipley’s Immigration and Citizenship Program is providing legal orientations and assistance to families seeking Asylum in the United States, as well as addressing basic needs for families immediately upon their arrival to Houston. This is where they need our help!

During the next few months, we will host an ongoing donation drive to create basic needs “go bags” for recently arrived families. Many of these families have not eaten a full meal, showered, or changed clothes in several days before their arrival to Houston, and these “go bags” will serve as a tremendous support to get families connected to basic needs and food as they start to take the next steps of settling into Houston.
We are seeking donations for the following items:

  • Toiletries, New backpacks, New unisex sweatshirts and t-shirts, Diapers (any size), Baby wipes, Masks, Hand sanitizer, New undergarments (socks/underwear)

There are two ways you can support with donations, either by

Thank you for your support of our neighbors in need

Holy Saturday Day of Giving Drive-Thru & Drop-Off items for LWR for CCSC

Saturday, April 3 at noon-2:00 p.m., parking lot

Drive-thru and drop-off towels, bar soap, and nail clippers for LWR personal care kits and non-perishable food items for CCSC Emergency Services food pantries.

Most needed food items: Ready-to-eat food (granola bars, etc.), Hearty soups, Peanut butter, Boxed dry cereal, Pasta sauce, Bottled water, Canned tuna or chicken, Canned fruit (all types), Canned vegetables (all types), Crackers Continue reading

Center for the Healing of Racism – Allyship Training, February 27

Purity of Motive and Savior Complex
Saturday, February 27, 10:00 a.m. until Noon, via Zoom
How does one start to create a more diverse environment or begin the process of getting to know diverse community partners? How can I contribute to a more racially equitable environment regardless of my ability or circumstance? Cherry Steinwender, Executive Director of the Center for the Healing of Racism, will lead an Allyship training workshop that aims to address the motives behind our desire to become more diverse and anti-racist; be it in the church, personal life or at work. All are welcomed to register and participate. Space is limited. To register, please email Cheryl Gaspard  by February 19 and she will send the Zoom link the week of the event. No pre-reading material required to attend.

Souper Bowl of Caring Sunday, February 7 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Food and Item Drive-Thru and Drop-Off
Sunday, February 7 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Virtural Food Drive now thru February 8 (see below)

Did you miss out on dropping off your food donations on MLK Service Day? This year the Luther League will be collecting food during Souper Bowl of Caring to benefit our local food pantry at Christian Community Service Center. We will also collect toilet paper for SEARCH Homeless Services and pet food for Meals on Wheels AniMeals program through Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston.

If you are not able to participate in the food drive this Sunday, you are welcome to participate in the Virtual Food Drive or donate funds directly now until February 8.