What is the Compassion Project?
The Compassion Project began in 2017 as a hand to hand ministry to people in our city who are experiencing homelessness. Our comfort bags were meant to supply just a few of the immediate needs of someone on the street at Christmas time. Today, thanks to your support, the Compassion Project is able to offer comfort several times a year! A change to the project since the pandemic is we are doing less hand to hand and more support of local agencies already in place. These are places where people may go regularly to receive counseling, medical care, food and get a shower. Primarily our team works with the Samaritan Resource Center but, also with the Healthcare Center for the Homeless and the Orlando Union Rescue Mission.
Please refer to our recently updated list of needed items below. There is no need to make bags, you can be assured that all items you donate will go directly to someone in need. There is a collection site in the church office hallway. Your financial gifts, as noted on your offering envelope or online, will be used to purchase any needed items that weren’t donated.
Thank you for being the Heart, hands and Feet of Jesus in the Heart of Orlando!
What donations do you accept?
We are currently collecting the following items:
• New men’s crew socks
• New men’s underwear
• New men’s flip flops
• New men’s baseball caps
• Shelf stable snacks
• Travel-size hygiene items
• Bottled water
• Small hand sanitizer
• Lip balm
• Rain poncho
• Men’s jeans & shorts (used, in good condition is ok)
• Adult size backpacks (new or used)
• Men’s shoes (new or used, in good condition)
• Sheets (new or used, in good condition)
• Blankets (new or used, in good condition)
To give a financial donation, click the Donate Now button below!
Do you have questions? Contact Sharleen at firstname.lastname@example.org.