St. Paul Teens Collect Items for Women’s Center
The teen organization of the St. Paul Lutheran Women’s Missionary League in Wallis, known as St. Paul Teen LWML, has been collecting needed items for the Fort Bend Women’s Center throughout the month of November. Donations of deodorant; toothpaste and toothbrushes; shampoo and conditioner; combs and brushes; underwear and socks; as well as used articles of clothing are among items that have been accepted.
While undertaking this project, one of the adult LWML members working with the girls applied for a grant from Thrivent Financial. Thrivent Financial is a financial services organization that helps Christians be wise with their money and live generously. They are a not-for-profit membership organization started when Aid Association for Lutherans and Lutheran Brotherhood merged. Thrivent reviewed their request, and they were granted a sum of $500.00. This check was delivered to the Women’s Center with the donated items to use wherever there was a need.
Many of the women and children who arrive at the center must leave home quickly and arrive with only the clothes on their backs. There is a need for a variety of items to provide for these women. The girls with Mrs. Sheila Johnson took on this project. Through word of mouth, the church webpage, and the girls’ social media, donations have arrived from as far as New York.
The Teen LWML girls wish to thank all who donated items to this worthy agency.