St. Luke's UMC collecting hygiene kits for children in need

The hygiene kits will be distributed to 3,200 children being detained in Homestead, Florida.

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  • | 3:23 p.m. July 2, 2019
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St. Luke's UMC in Orlando is asking for the community's help to collect hygiene kits for children in need.

Church members posted that they learned yesterday of 3,200 children being detained in Homestead, Florida. The church is collecting hygiene kits that will be distributed by UMCOR, the relief agency of the United Methodist Church.

All items in each hygiene kit must be new and unwashed. Do not include any personal notes, money or additional items. Additionally, the contents cannot be printed with cartoon characters, advertisements and political, religious or military symbols. 

After collecting the necessary items, there is a specific way to assemble a hygiene kit. Lay the hand towel flat on the table and put the wash cloth in the center of it. Place all remaining items on top of the wash cloth, except for the plastic bag.

Fold the sides of the hand towel to cover the items, grasp the bundle tightly and roll over the remainder of the hand towel. Place the bundle in the plastic bag, remove air and seal.

Kits can be dropped off at St. Luke’s UMC, 4851 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, by Sunday, July 7.


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