Once again, we are using the occasion of the Women’s Retreat to bless others through our generosity. In the fall we met 23 recently homeless folks, who now have their own apartments, and we’d like to help by providing them with the cleaning supplies and other sundry items they need to keep their new homes well cared for. Each woman attending the retreat is being asked to bring one empty laundry basket to church by Feb. 25th which we hope the parishioners of St. Mary’s will help fill. The baskets will be in one of the classrooms off the Beyer Auditorium.

The list of items will be in the Grauer Lounge. Each set of items has 2 slips. Take one slip, write your name on the back and place in the cleaning “bucket”. Take the duplicate slip home as a reminder.

We will be collecting items at church from Feb. 25th – April 8th. Donations may be dropped off in the classrooms off the auditorium.

Cleaning items are as follows:
• Bottles of All-purpose Cleaner
• Comet – scouring powder
• Toilet brushes
• Laundry Soap
• Bottles of Windex or 409 like products
• Brooms and dust pans
• Mops
• Dish Soap
• Sponges with scrubby side
• Tall Kitchen Garbage bags
• Paper Towels

Other things that would be greatly appreciated – (gently used items are fine)
• Bath towels
• Wash cloths
• Shower Curtain with hooks
• Small Trash basket
• Laundry hamper
• Rolls toilet paper
• Bath mat
• Full blanket
• Full sheet set
• Pillowcase
• Pillow
• Alarm clock
• Hangers
• Set of dishes
• Silverware
• Drinking glasses
• Coffee mugs