We have been approached by REFUGE MINISTRIES CANADA requesting support for their on-going program of providing personal items' "RELEASE KITS" to men being released from prison.    This is a long term initiative for Local Outreach and Colborne Street United Church.


The 4 items requested are:  Small Tube of Toothpaste and Regular Size Toothbrush, Comb, Bar of Deodorant Soap and a Pen.


All items to be put into a 26 cm X 26 cm  Baggie with Side Zip Lock.    Individual items may also be donated.


We are asking for the Congregation's generous support in donating these items throughout the year.    Items may be left either in the basket marked  "Refuge Ministries Canada Release Kits" on the table in the Narthex, or  in the Church office.


The Refuge Ministries Canada's Board Director is the Rev. Alan Campbell who has devoted his adult life to caring for people being released from custodial facilities. He has helped them transition into the community following release.


Their Bulletin may be found at:

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Thank you to everyone for considering this very worth while initiative.  Your support is much appreciated.