BECAUSE SCHOOL MATTERS 2021
SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED BY JULY 17, 2021
Because School Matters 2021 is our 7th annual backpack and school supply giveaway which is held in the North and South Linden communities. This event is sponsored by God’s Hygiene Help Center which promotes education by encouraging students to stay in school. We are receiving 450 backpacks through the UALC Mission Committee and some funds for school supplies. THANK YOU UALC!
WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are collecting extra school supplies to put into the backpacks. We have a list of the supplies we are collecting listed above and on our godshygiene.org website. You can buy school supplies from the list and deliver them to us. Or shop on Amazon at the GHHC 2021 Because School Matters Wish List. You can order any of the items listed and they will be delivered directly to us. Please join Amazon Smile and select Gods Hygiene Help Center (choose it as your nonprofit). School supplies are needed by SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2021.
WE ALSO NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 14. If you can help, please sign up on our website at "Because School Matters" and click on Volunteer. There are many opportunities to serve with us.
The Because School Matters 2021 event is one focus project of God’s Hygiene Help Center whose mission is “providing dignity and hope through hygiene to those in need with the compassion of Jesus.” We offer Christian literature, pastoral care and prayer to all people who come to our event. We care about our neighbors and want them to know that someone cares. Won’t you join us in helping our neighbors feel loved and our students stay in school?
We are also collecting monetary donations. Thank you for your heart to help our students stay in school.
Your donations will truly make a difference. Please donate online at godshygiene.org or mail your donation to:
GOD’S HYGIENE HELP CENTER
P O BOX 20081
COLUMBUS OH 43220
Questions: Email Terry Starr: firstname.lastname@example.org or Diane Hendrickson: email@example.com
thank you volunteers
Thank you to the amazing team of volunteers who have been meeting to organize this 7th annual event: Committee Chairpersons Diane Hendrickson, 7th year with Tammy and this event; Elizabeth Adams, volunteer positions: and Chris Bumpass, shoes giveaway and activities. Wow! 1200 pairs of children's and adult shoes were donated to give away at our event. A huge thank you to Kelsey Bacon who has recruited the amazing UALC Middle Schoolers to inventory the shoes for our event.
Thank you to Kristi Haugland who is creating the flyer with shoe size and information. Kristi will get signs made to put around the Linden community to publicize our backpack giveaway. She is also asking if the Blue Jackets can attend and do activities with the student participants.
Thank you to our two teacher volunteers Sue Bauchmoyer and Terry Trubiano who figured out the needed school supplies. Sue also is contacting the Safe Streets police officers on bikes and picked up 200 toothbrush kits from KidSmiles. Dr. CeCe Harris arranged for 200 boxes of food to be given away. Bonnie Johnston and Officer Alesia Zacher contacted #16 Fire Station to hopefully have a fire truck on display. Officer Alesia will coordinate traffic and parking. She also has arranged for the K9 dogs to come. Diane has asked the North Civitan if they can make snow cones for the participants which was always a welcome treat in previous years. Music and hopefully frisbees will be provided by 104.9 The River thanks to contact by Terry Starr. Anne Dukat and Christie Masheter are other members of the Because School Matters 2021 team.
Hope you can sign up to join the fun! Volunteers will receive free lunch, name badge lanyard and T-shirt. You may apply to volunteer on our website or on paper. Please let us know your (men's) T-shirt size. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the printed application. There will be a volunteer training session to review your job position and expectations on Saturday, August 7 at Huy Road Park.
Thank you Carol T. for donating these amazing school supplies for our annual Because School Matters event. We will need about $5,000 worth of school supplies to put into the 450 backpacks we will give away. We need these donations by July 17 so that we can determine what items need to be purchased. Donations may be delivered to 1402 Oakland Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays or to Upper Arlington Lutheran Church or email us at email@example.com Thanks!
God's Hygiene was so grateful to receive a trunkload of like new teacher supplies which we will donate to the staff of Huy Elementary in appreciation for letting us use their parking lot.
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3
new resources manager
clean start baskets
Dari was so appreciative to receive this Clean Start Basket. When Tammy was first starting God's Hygiene Help Center, Dari and her mother would send hygiene from Pennsylvania with her sister Dana. Tammy was grateful to receive shampoo, combs and more items. Years later Dana Parr now serves on our GHHC Board.
Kathryn is teaching her granddaughter about paying it forward and helping those in need. Together they go shopping for items to place in a Clean Start Basket. They love spending time and serving together.
We are grateful to support Kindway/Embark by providing Clean Start Baskets for residents starting their new lives over. Pictured above is Terry Starr; Jan Roberts, Women Transition Manager; and Tammy Jewell. Jan came to pick up 3 baskets and also got a tour of our Help Center.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
purses of love from ladies at friendship village
Thank you to UALC member Donna Biehn for again having their Spiritual Care Committee organize a purse and donations drive this month. Wow! Chris, our new Resources Manager picked up 120 purses and $525. Our staff is so grateful to the residents of Friendship Village Dublin.
Bonnie Johnston has been such a dependable volunteer on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We appreciate that as an associate of Gideons, she has been offering free Bibles to all the clients. Bonnie will return to us in September after spending the summer with her husband in their Michigan home.
Welcome to 2 new volunteers this month: Simon Estifanos who is the son of Pedros and Ruth, owners of the property we lease. He will be a senior at St. Francis DeSales High School this year. Chris Bumpass shared with her neighbor about serving at God's Hygiene, so Jan came to try out being a volunteer in our warehouse helping with filling orders. Thank you for helping to pack hygiene items into the purses. Some of those purses will be given away to 10 selected women from Medina Recovery at an outreach luncheon to be held on August 25 at the Oakland Event Center next door to the Help Center..
partnership with helping hands
GIVING BACK TO GHHC
A huge THANK YOU to 2 men who live at the Medina Sober House. They didn't ask for anything, but they did ask if they could help clean up the parking lot. They had extra time on Saturday, June 12, so they weeded and swept for two hours. Thank you so much! Pictured is Travis one of the cleanup men.
During the month of June, we served 276 clients at our Oakland Park Help Center. Thank you to our supporters who make it possible for us to share hygiene and dignity with those in need.
Now glory be to God, who by His mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of--infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts or hopes. Ephesians 3:20 TLB