This beautiful story of the starfish came to mind again the other day, as we were taking groceries to the North Texas Food Bank. It exemplifies the same energy where in this case one bag of groceries DOES make a difference.  That one pair of jeans that someone can wear or one wallet to keep their important documents in encourages someone to keep going.  It is great to find that needed things sometimes come unexpectedly – small gifts that keep hope going.  Please join with us this week to reach for that one star on the beach by supplying someone a bag of groceries (anything you like eating – please no meat items), or any of the following items for the Austin Street Shelter:

Besides food items, here are those priority items for this week:

Wallets (many folks just recently got their ID’s and paychecks and have a rough time keeping up with them, as one can imagine.  Have had firsthand experience with these folks easily losing their ID’s and having a very difficult time getting them back)

The wallets can be new or gently used (mainly men’s but also some women’s needed as well)

NEW Jeans for men (sized 30-38) CAN BE NEARLY NEW –( please no holes or stains, buttons lost, etc.)

NEW jeans for women (sized 14 and 16)

Other needed items are:

  • Sanitizing Wipes (must contain 60% alcohol)
  • Antibacterial Hand Soap (individual container or refill bottle)
  • New, queen size air mattresses
  • New, queen size sheets
  • Individual lotion
  • Men’s shower shoes (sizes 12-15)
  • Reading glasses (all strengths)
  • New, gently used dark bath towels (dark color)
  • New men’s belts
  • New, large and extra-large underwear for men and women
  • 3XL-5XL men’s casual clothing (jeans, t-shirts, belts)
  • Shoes (for men and women), preferably tennis shoes and shower shoes

Please let us know by Sunday morning via text or email if you would like a pickup. We will let you know via text on Sunday evening what time we will be by to pick up.  Please forward this message to any friends you may have anywhere in the metroplex to see if they would like to contribute as well. Thanks so much for giving hearts.. Please pass this along to any of your friends that might want to become part of this helping hands team!

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