Hands On

Food & Toiletry Drive For PATH Missions

Dear Church friends and family,

Pali Pres is partnering with PATH to conduct a “Hygiene Kit” drive to provide personal hygiene kits for people living on the streets.  We are also doing a “Lunch Drive” to make lunches for the homeless!

For the Hygiene Kits:

Starting this Sunday, April 30th we will be collecting donated items for the kits through Sunday, May 21, and will assemble the kits at the Church on May 21.  The kits will then be delivered to PATH, which will distribute the needed supplies to homeless men and women living on the streets.

Popular donated items include:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Hair care products
  • Soap
  • Body Wash
  • Lotion/Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with SPF 15
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Deoderant
  • Anti-bacterial wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Socks
  • Hot Tea Bags

For Men:

  • Shaving Cream
  • Disposable Razors
  • Combs

For Women:

  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Hair ties
  • Brushes

Bonus items:

  • Nail clippers
  • Gum/mints
  • One gallon plastic bags

All donations are welcome.  Especially useful are small/3 oz. sizes of these items, including hotel soaps and shampoos, because they will be placed in 1 gallon plastic bags to be distributed to the needy.

Starting Sunday, April 30th till Sunday, May 21st we will have a bin set up at the entrance to the sanctuary to collect the hygiene kit items.

For the Lunch Drive:

We will be making brown bag lunches at the Church on Sunday, May 21.  We will collect food donations for the lunches on May 21.  You may donate a complete lunch yourself.  Or, you can donate some of the fixings (things like bread, peanut butter, jelly, sandwich meats, lunch box bags of chips, cutie oranges, apples/apple slices, veggie sticks, bottled water, and the like) and we will make the lunches.

Thank you for your caring hearts!  You are truly God’s hands reaching out to care for these needy people in our own community.

Yours in Christ,
The Mission Committee

Westside Food Bank

The Westside Food Bank was founded in 1981 as a project of the Westside Ecumenical Council. Its mission is to distribute as much food as possible to local food assistance charities and to reduce food waste on the Westside. The incidence of food insecurity on the Westside has risen dramatically. The food pantries it serves have had a 5% increase in client visits over the year before. Last year it fed more than 82,000 people, nearly half of them children through deliveries to more than 60 social service agencies. Palisades Presbyterian members contribute to the food bank at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and at the Palisades Hunger Walk.
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Habitat for Humanity

Millions of Americans face a housing crisis. In fact, 5.1 million American families have “worst-case” housing needs, forced to pay more than half their income for housing, endure overcrowded conditions and/or live in houses with severe physical deficiencies. Worldwide, the need is even greater. Some 2 billion people worldwide live in poverty housing. More than 1 billion live in urban slums, and that figure is expected to double by 2030. Many of these people earn less than US$2 per day.

Habitat for Humanity is changing lives. Working in partnership with low-income families to build decent homes they can afford to buy, Habitat helps to break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness. By the end of 2005, more than 1 million people worldwide will live in decent, affordable Habitat for Humanity houses.

Helping Hands
Helping Hands volunteers assist in serving at memorials, wedding receptions, and other special events held at the church.
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Men’s Mission
Trips are organized specifically for men to travel together in fellowship and contribute to projects around the world.
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Women’s Mission
Trips are organized specifically for women to travel together in fellowship and contribute to projects around the world.d specifically for women to travel together in fellowship and contribute to projecs around the world.
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Youth Mission
Our junior and senior high students travel each spring to the Campo Indian Reservation, where they work building houses for families in need. Each summer, 30-40 high schoolers spend a week or more serving a distant community. Recent trips have included Cortez, Colorado, Molokai, Hawaii, and Orange Walk, Belize.
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