Festival of Sharing

Festival Of Sharing Time!

School and health kits are distributed by Church World Service in the U.S. and around the world to impoverished communities, refugee camps, and areas affected by natural disasters.  Last year, CWS distributed 27,723 kits in this country. In 2020, hygiene kits are in short supply with shipments going to San Diego, New York City, Houston, and several international locations.

Cloth and zip lock bags for FOS will not be distributed to the congregation this year. Instead, we ask you to purchase supplies from the following lists and leave them in the Werner Lounge by the fireplace or bring them to the church parking lot on Saturday, August 22 between 10 AM and noon.  A small team will sort items and pack bags for delivery to the local pickup site at Westwood UMC. If you wish to make a donation in lieu of shopping, please put cash/checks made out to CUMC in an envelope marked FOS. Envelopes may be put in Sunday’s offering, mailed to the church, or brought to the collection on August 22.

School kits:
three 70-count notebooks
blunt scissors (round tip only)
12” ruler
hand-held pencil sharpener
large eraser
6 unsharpened pencils with erasers
box of 24 crayons
$2 donation to help with shipping costs

Health kits:
hand towel (approximately 15” x 28” to 16” x 32”) - no microfiber, please
wide-tooth comb (available at discount suppliers such as Sally Beauty)
fingernail or toenail clipper
bath-size bar of soap (in original package)
toothbrush (in original package)
10 standard size band aids
$2 donation to help with shipping costs

Please purchase items in the specified sizes to meet Customs requirements. Partial kits/extra supplies are welcome. We will assemble as many complete kits as our funds allow.

Thank you for supporting this international mission organization.

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