OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP:
CARITAS/Feeding the Homeless
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This week 106 lovely Winfree-made masks were delivered to VCU Health! Well done and thank you, Winfree sew-ers. We will continue providing masks to give to CARITAS. Any fabric is acceptable; the 65/35 cotton is most desired. You can drop the masks off at the church during office hours. Please refer to the instructions below by clicking the button that will take you to VCU's website with guidelines.
"Winfree Prayer Square Pair"
One of the true tragedies in all of this coronavirus pandemic is that
there are so many patients in our intensive care units, hospitals, and
critical care facilities that are gravely ill and unable to see family
members face to face, to have a loved one hold their hand, or a
minister come and pray with them. The idea of this ministry is that
the patient and family can touch something that reminds them that
the family is staying connected, at least symbolically.
Here is how it works:
> Sew, knit, crochet (whatever it is that you can do) a 6 or 8 inch
square of warm, soft, comforting material (like wool, flannel, felt,
etc. with batting inside to give it some substance) to make a slender pillow-like look, feel, but not too thick.
> Make another just like it so that you have a pair of the same thing. One of the pair will go to the patient and the other half of the pair will go to the patient's family. The hospital will ensure that the family gets the other half of the prayer square. So, you will be making two of the very same thing.
> Be in prayer for whoever may receive them that they can bring peace and comfort.
> There is a box just inside the MAC lobby for you to drop off. You don't have to see or touch anyone. Just drop them in the box between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.