Dear St. Lawrence Presbyterian Church Congregation,
We are all struggling to cope during these trying times; it is a custom at St. Lawrence to reach out to support the community. Our church family has been asked to support Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre again this year.
Merrymount is in lockdown at present, but is in need of monetary donations to purchase new items for children and items for their Birthday Cupboard, Level Prizes, and new clothing for children 0 - 13 years. Christmas presents for residents are also needed, as well as children's shampoo and conditioner, children's bubble bath/ body wash, hairbrushes, combs and hair accessories (ponytail holders, etc).
The Birthday Cupboard is for children who are at Merrymount for their birthdays as many times parents can't afford gifts, so different Lego sets, craft sets, games and toys.
The Level Prizes children win for completing tasks, such as including other children in activities, sharing, helping staff; these are smaller prizes; for example, hair clips elastics, headbands, small Lego kits, play jewellery, small crayon and marker packs.
Christmas gifts are needed for all ages as well. Please note that, for sanitary reasons, all items must be new and in their original packaging.
Nancy Springer will be in the parking lot of St. Lawrence on Tuesday, October 25, from 11 am - noon, and again from 5 pm -6 pm, to accept any donations.
If you would prefer to receive a tax receipt, please consider sending a monetary donation to:
Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre,1064 Colborne Street, London, ON, N6A 4B3
Thank you very much for supporting the youngest members of our community.
Yours in Christ,