Annual Conference Backpacks for the Homeless

 

 

The Indiana United Methodist Churches are invited to bring items for our community homeless neighbors to the 2017 Indiana Annual Conference Session (June 8 -10). We would love to see every church represented in our conference bring at least one filled backpack. Bring backpacks to the Board of Laity booth in the display area during the Annual Conference session. The filled backpacks will then be distributed to a ministry serving with the homeless in each District across Indiana.


Annual Conference Backpacks for the Homeless

It is suggested that the backpack be a large drawstring nylon type of sack that is waterproof if possible or adult size double strap backpack.  Contents could include a selection from the suggestions below:
 
            MEN   
  • Socks – cotton or acrylic/polyester to help dissipate moister                          
  • White tee shirt  (L or XL or XXL)
  • New underwear in (L or XL or XXL)
  • Band-Aids
  • Bacitracin
  • Notebook and pen
  • Small note cards with envelopes and couple of stamps
  • Travel Size
    • Bar of soap
    • Washcloth
    • Small towel
    • Small Toothpaste
    • Toothbrush
    • Single disposable razor
    • Small shaving cream
    • Chap Stick
    • Sunscreen 
  • Small bottle of water or refillable container
  • Rain Poncho

 

WOMEN

  • Socks – cotton or acrylic/polyester to help dissipate moisture                         
  • White tee shirt  (S or M or L)
  • New underwear in (S or M or L)
  • Band-Aids
  • Bacitracin
  • Pads, tampons
  • Notebook and pen
  • Small note cards with envelopes and couple of stamps
  • Travel Size
    • Bar of soap
    • Washcloth
    • Small towel
    • Toothbrush
    • Small Toothpaste
    • Chap Stick
    • Sunscreen 
  • Small bottle of water or refillable container
  • Rain Poncho

 

In addition a Prayer card, small bible (NT), or cross might be added 

 

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