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Lenten Discipline: 40 Days, 40 Items


This Lent Pilgrim Youth are partnering with the Ministry of Christian Outreach in a service project that will provide an opportunity for each of us to carefully consider our own abundance and to donate good, gently used items that someone else could use.

Pilgrims who choose to contribute will be asked to prayerfully put an item in an eco-friendly bag each day throughout Lent. Bags will be handed out after worship starting on March 3. We ask that you return your bag of 40 items to Pilgrim on Saturday, April 27, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Our youth will then sort and deliver to various local non-profit organizations.

When you pick up your bag, we will include a list of acceptable and wish list items from each of the following organizations to help guide you in selecting things to donate. Items should be in good condition, i.e. not broken, stained, torn, etc. They can be used or new.

The following organizations have been selected to receive our donations:
• Housing Forward - Shelter Clothing Closet
• The Night Ministry
• Dress for Success
• Oak Park Animal Care League
• The Economy Shop