For the month of March, Presbyterian Women is gathering items that the Presbyterian Children’s Home of the Highlands are always in need of. The list is below and you can put your donations in the bin by the elevator or the bin by the church offices. (Please take gift cards to the office for safety.) Contact Sandy Schlaudecker (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions. Take a moment to read just how important your donations are in making children feel safe in, what is at first, a strange environment.
When your mission is providing a home for children, you spend a lot of time thinking about the best way to meet their needs. Imagine for a moment that, for whatever reason, you can no longer live in the house you have called a home for all of your life. Something has gone very wrong with the people you love and who are supposed to take care of you, and you are arriving at a place you have never seen before and never dreamed you would be. Can you imagine the fear that causes knots to form in the pit of your stomach? What can anyone possibly do to make that child feel better?
Thousands of children have lived here since the inception of our ministry 100 years ago, and each of those children has faced those fears as they arrive at our doorstep. At that point we are there to meet their immediate needs. We want them to be met by smiling faces that will assure them that they are safe and that we will take care of them. As we try to gain their trust, we want them to know that this is a place where God’s love will blanket them and give them the opportunity to heal. Whether they are with us for days or years, we want them to feel that this is their home and that they will always be a part of the Children’s Home family.
PCHH Supply List
Paper products (toilet tissue, paper towels, Kleenex)
Laundry products (detergent, bleach, fabric softeners, dryer sheets)
Nonperishable snacks (granola bars, Pop Tarts, microwave popcorn, etc.)
Personal care items (shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.)
Grocery gift cards (Wal-Mart, Food Lion)
Fast food coupons/gift cards (McDonalds, Wendy’s, Sonic, Shoney’s, Cracker Barrel, etc.)
Dish towels/pot holders
Food storage containers
Standard sized pillows
Standard sized pillow cases
Twin size sheets/comforters
Beach towels for pool use
Softball equipment (gloves, softballs, bats)
Scripture Readings for March 17, 2019
Second Sunday of Lent
Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18