Happy Friday! I don't know about you, but I am so glad it's the weekend. My husband has been gone for almost a week on a business trip and just got back last night. So let the relaxing begin, but first I've got lots to tell you about. The Foundation has a program called Barrels For Life and it's probably one of my favorite programs that we will be putting on. It's one of my favorites because it's so easy to participate in, yet makes such an impact in people's lives. What is Barrels For Life? Barrels for Life
Barrels of Life plans to help ease the pain of the poor at home and around the world by providing basic necessities such as personal care and hygiene items, first aid, school supplies, essential food, and clothing.
The Live Greater team plans to work with local parishes, schools and community organizations to coordinate efforts to fill the barrels and to send the supplies to those in need.
The primary focus for the first year is to provide Barrels for Life to local organizations, where we do a Barrels for Life Drive, along with sending Barrels nationally and internationally to St. Anthony’s Shelter for Renewal in New York City (Shelter that is run by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal), and Haiti relief efforts coordinated by the Friar Suppliers out of Long Island, New York.
Items we collect :
1. Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, deodorant
2. Clothing: new underwear, new socks, new tee shirts
3. Sheets & Towels: twin size sheets
4. Cleaning Supplies
7. Office Supplies/School Supplies
8. First Aid supplies: band aids
I know that we will be hosting a Barrels diaper drive locally in the near future! (Locally as in here in Lincoln! More info. on our Facebook page to come!)
In other news, I'm happy to announce we have raised 28% of our goal for the Live Greater Challenge! A big THANK YOU to all of you who have contributed, your support will truly change lives! We ask that if you are thinking about giving please continue to pray and consider becoming a monthly donor. Contact us for more information if you'd like we would be more than happy to go over the Live Greater Foundation's goals and vision with you.
Remember, the Live Greater Challenge has a goal to get 200 monthly contributors by the end of September! By committing monthly you are helping the Foundation provide for the homeless and so much more! Learn more here: http://livegreaterfoundation.org/?page_id=1287
That's all for now! Have a blessed weekend!