In May, Nativity will help babies and toddlers in families challenged by homelessness by hosting a “baby shower” donation drive. Donations will go to toddlers and infants staying at People Serving People. The two largest programs that assist low-income mothers, SNAP (food support) and WIC, do not cover basic needs like diapers and baby wipes.
May is Homelessness Awareness Month.
Over the past 5 years the Nativity Community has collaborated with three organizations that work every day with persons, who for a variety of reasons, find themselves with no place to call home. We will have featured speakers from these three agencies at weekend services.
Our partner organizations include:
PEOPLE SERVING PEOPLE
People Serving People is the largest and most comprehensive family homeless shelter in Minnesota. Among the guests served by People Service People, 60% are children with an average of 6 years old.
To celebrate our successful “baby shower” donation drive for People Serving People we will serve cake throughout the weekend of May 20 & 21 after worship.
LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICE, METRO HOMELESS YOUTH
Lutheran Social Service offers a holistic service to run away, homeless and street-dependent youth ages 16-21 in the Twin Cities Metro Area. These services are committed to helping youth build on assets and strengths and connecting them with supportive adults.
Thanks to all who registered for the LSS Benefit Lunch for Youth Experiencing Homelessness. It is sold out! For those already registered: CLICK HERE FOR LSS LUNCH DETAILS
The Dignity Center works with persons challenged by poverty and homeless to get back on a path to achieve and maintain stability. The focus is on housing, employment, education and mental health.
Homelessness is not simple. It is broad and it is deep and not just an inner city problem. It is an issue in the suburbs as well as very prevalent in rural areas. We know that the impact of being without a home requires more than food and shelter. It takes a village to address these needs and we are proud to be part of that village!
Below are the names of those we pray for this week.
If you have a prayer request, please fill out the form here: www.nativitychurch.org/prayer-request/, or call (612) 781-2766.
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