Folks at the Pinawa Christian Fellowship, a shared ministry of the Anglican, Mennonite, Presbyterian and United Churches, wanted to find a way to respond immediately to the current refugee crisis. In just four weeks, they sewed and shopped and put together 101 hygiene kits for the Mennonite Central Committee. These kits provide basic hygiene items for people who have fled their homes because of disaster or war.
Each kit contains an adult size toothbrush, a large bar of bath soap, fingernail clippers and a hand towel. The items go in a hand-sewn drawstring bag that can be reused. Along with the 101 complete kits there were extra gifts of sewn bags and toiletries and cash from the mission fund to extend the project. Heather Westdal volunteered to spearhead this initiative and was supported by Gloria McAuley and Bonnie Bailey, who collected and organized the kits. Emily Wooster also gave an afternoon of her time to assemble the kits. A huge thank you to everyone involved!