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Drive of the Month

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January Drive of the Month

Items for Second Story Assisting Young Mothers Program

The Assisting Young Mothers Program provides housing, counseling and training to homeless young women, age 16 to 24, who are pregnant or have young children. With an emphasis on parenting, education, job readiness and self-sufficiency, AYM graduates are able to support themselves and their children when they leave the program.

The AYM is requesting our help with supplies. They are in need of any items for newborn babies but especially diapers, wipes or Diaper Genie Refills and Similac brand formula. Please consider donating these items or simply use the DOM-provided envelopes and enclose a check made out to St. John’s Episcopal Church with “DOM” on the memo line. DOM envelopes can be sent by mail, dropped off in the Parish Office or put into the offering plate.

Collection boxes will be available in Shears Hall. Learn more about Second Story HERE.

Questions? Please contact Jim Isler through the Parish Office at 703-356-4902.

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Children's Book Drive for Easterseals

Sponsored by the EYC and  the St. John's Mission’s Committee

Starting in February, please drop off new or gently used children’s books to support the literacy programs at local Easterseals Child Development Centers.

Your donations will be distributed to the Child Development Centers (CDC) in Falls Church, Washington D.C., College Park, and Silver Spring. Easterseals provides early education services for children with and without disabilities from 6 weeks to 6 years of age. Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 100 years.

The CDCs provide high-quality early childhood education and early intervention for young children in an inclusive setting. Stimulating educational experiences promote each child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth and help each child reach his or her full potential. Literacy programs facilitate a successful transition into kindergarten.

Collection boxes will be available in Shears Hall, Children’s Chapel and Church School classrooms. Children’s board books are greatly appreciated (durable books for very small children printed on thick paperboard). Learn more about Easterseals HERE.

Questions? Please contact Kim Clark Pakstys through the Parish Office at 703-356-4902