Homeless Simulation and Drive-By Blessing April 26

Apr. 15, 2013 - by Carol Best

Public Invited to "Drive-By" With Nonperishable Donations

April 15, 2013
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On any given night, Johnson County, Kan., one of the wealthiest counties in the nation has more than 1,200 school-aged children who are homeless. KidsTLC's Street Outreach Services (SOS) actively seek out children in need of assistance to connect them with the appropriate services. In addition, care kits are distributed to bring some temporary relief.

KidsTLC Chaplaincy services, SOS and MidAmerica Nazarene University are locking arms with members of the community through Homeless Night (a homeless simulation experience) Friday, April 26. The purpose is to bring awareness to this well-kept secret and respond to basic needs. Guest speakers will address the homeless issue and ways university students may help bring relief to desperate children and families. Students will spend the night in a cardboard city built on campus.

The community is invited to support this effort by donating items listed below.

Drive-by Blessing
The public is invited to bring donations for SOS efforts (see list below) to MNU's Campus between 7 and 10 p.m. the night of the event. Drivers won't even have to get out of the car. Signs will guide donors to the drop-off point and students will be on hand to receive donations of non perishables and hygiene items.

Donations will benefit the SOS Pantry and Mission Southside. Mission Southside partners with churches, organizations, businesses and individuals to bring hope and help to those in need.

For more information contact Chaplain James "Jamos" Amos of Kids TLC at 913-324-3664 or Jason Stary, SOS supervisor at 913-324-3619.

Suggested Donations
Hygiene Items
Travel Sized Baby Wipes
Band-aides
Chap Stick
Combs/brushes
Deodorant
Finger-nail Clippers
Travel Sized Hand Sanitizer
Razors (male/female)
Shaving Cream (male/female)
Shampoo/Conditioner
Soap/Body Wash
Travel Sized Tissue
Toilet Paper
Tooth Brushes (in original package)
Tooth Paste

Non-Perishable Foods
Bottled Water
Juice Boxes
Canned Tuna and/or Meat
Canned Fruit
Canned Soup and Pasta
Peanut Butter
Ramen Noodles
Single Serving Snacks (chips, granola bars, etc.)

 

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