List of Items for Cookson Hills for the Spring 2017
The following items are currently being collected from now through early May:
*gently used spring/summer (only) clothes – adult & children’s
*gently used or new spring/summer shoes – adult and children’s
*prom type dresses and young men’s suits
*gently used or new toys, baby bibs, sippy cups, diapers (sizes 2-4) for the daycare/children’s program
*reams of copy paper, stamps, scotch tape for the office
*contractors garbage bags, pliers, crescent wrenches, for the workshop
2’ blue tape, masking tape, embroidery marking pens, long quilting straight pins for the embroidery shop
For more information about Cookson Hills Mission, visit their website by clicking here.
We continue to make trips to Cookson with donation deliveries as well as workers each April and November. If you have an interest in joining in on this mission, please contact us at email@example.com. We will see that your put in touch with the leader of the next trip!
Here are some of the pictures from one of our past trips:
In 2016, we sent chicks for their reservation families to raise as a food source and then in October, we collected new items for their Christmas store so that families could purchase items for their families at a price they could afford. (Above is just a portion of the gifts sent down to Cookson).
Adult Mission Team Members… UMC of New Lenox also sponsors a second group that travels to the mission at the end of April. This team delivers a trailer full of donations from the congregation and also works at the mission center.
UMCNL sponsors the missionary at Cookson Hill Mission. Our first missionary was Meri Whitaker, who visited us in October of 2013 to further strengthen our relationship with her and the Cookson Hills Mission Center. She has recently retired. We continue to support the newest missionary assigned there.