Posted by on Dec 31, 2017 in Community, Featured, Mission & Outreach |

My favorite brand of tiles paper is on sale!  Great!  Throw a couple of packages in the shopping cart to have on hand. Need to hand a new roll? No problem, just grab one from the closet.  For most of us, having this important item in our life is not a big deal. But for many families in our community, toilet paper is one more worry in their constant financial struggle.

“It is the number one request of clients after food,” said Anita, the Open Door Community Ministry warehouse manager. Each client household receives two rolls of toilet paper per month, if it is available.  More than half of the time it is not!

During the month of January, First Church is collecting toilet paper to be donated to the Open Door Community Food Ministry.  When you are out shopping, grab an extra package or two for another family.  Collection sites will be in the AB and D entrances of the church.  We are also accepting financial contributions, simply designate your gift “toilet paper” and the Local Missions Committee will do the shopping.  You can also purchase toilet paper online and have it delivered to the church!