Your gift changes lives. Help us share God’s love with hundreds every day. Thank you to those who have become our regular monthly donors. Would you join us in prayer? The Help Center is in need of both storage space and an Executive Director with a vision for us to expand to more locations.
Proverbs 3:5-7 (NLT) 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
6 Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.7 Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.
Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
IMPACT Community Action offered student interns for the summer for 20 hours a week. So God's Hygiene applied for one to assist Tammy and Dana at the Douglas Community Center. Impact will pay the participant $10 per hour for their part time position over the summer, and are currently seeking businesses like yours to host more youth. The program serves 16-21 year old youth who are currently involved with the foster care system. Our goal is to provide them with valuable experiences to help shape their futures through cultivating passions, and provide them with a source of income that can help them overcome any barriers they may face. Since God's Hygiene does not have any paid employees, we have not applied for a Bureau of Workers' Comp number. It is a requirement to have that to have a student intern. Tammy had looked forward to mentoring the young person and getting the Help Center organized.
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Let's go Krogering! Do you always check the clearance bins for some good deals? The Graceland store had packages of children's socks and pants marked down to only $4. GHHC bought over 2 dozen packages to give to students during Project Warm. So many young students do not have any socks. Accidents happen at school so the nurses request pants for the children. Thanks to the shoppers who have signed up for Kroger Community Rewards to donate to God's Hygiene Help Center. We received $38.20 this past quarter. Thanks Kroger and thanks to our shoppers! Click on the Kroger picture to enroll HT175.
Thank you to Susan Corwin and their sorority of retired teachers. The sorority is ADK, an educational honorary of teachers that promotes education excellence through the offering of scholarships and the involvement with community-based altruistic projects . Most of them are retired, but we all became members as teachers. Susan has been a member for 30 years!! They held their 2nd annual donation drive to benefit our ministry. Always on their mission!! There were so many items they filled up her trunk and backseat. Only God could have known how low the stock at Help Center was and we needed detergent and deodorant.
Thank you also to Columbus Education Association-Retired (CEA-R) group of teachers who have chosen God's Hygiene to receive their monthly collection of sample toiletries. We received 3 boxes of hygiene. The items are just the right size to place in Blessing Bags.
We have started planning our annual community picnic, fun day and school supplies giveaway. Tammy has visited community businesses to get their support to supply ice, bottled water, plates, firetrucks, police and pizza pizza pizza! Please click on Because School Matters for list of needed school items we will be collecting in July.
Thank you to UALC for providing about 300 drawstring bags for us to pack the extra school supplies. Thank you NBC4 for "Stuff the Backpacks" which will provide backpacks for every student in Franklin and Licking counties on the first day of school.
Thank you to Donna Biehn for organizing a donation drive for purses from the residents of Friendship Village. We can now pack and give out 60 Purses of Love to homeless and other women in need. Tammy will share with their Spiritual Care Committee on July 16 about why God told her to open up a help center and the need to give people dignity.
Tammy finally went to an ear, nose and throat doctor about her on and off again vertigo. The doctor turned her upside down and all over trying to recreate the vertigo. Yipes! Tammy tries to get rid of the vertigo. So that made her very sick all the next day. But when someone called to get help for a refugee family, Tammy couldn't do anything but help. They were a family of 9! So she prayed to God, show me what I am to share of Yours with them. There was a package of young boys' socks, diapers, and deodorants for every adult. Also the New Testament Bibles which Becky Armstrong just donated to God's Hygiene. Comment Tammy posted on her Facebook page: Serving the Lord. GHHC where love wins. Helping the refugees because they are sisters and brothers as well a family of 9.
The Help Center is mostly about providing hygiene and cleaning items. But when Tammy hears about a senior citizen not able to walk around her home, she finds a way to help. Harley received a new walker from Ohio Hospice so he donated the other one to God's Hygiene. She cried the week before because Tammy had no time to pick it up. Now she’s so happy to receive her walker and we are so happy to help. All of our help comes from God.
So yes, we will gladly accept your donations of any no longer needed medical equipment and happy to give you a tax receipt.