Spring has sprung, friends! The much-anticipated warmer weather has arrived, so – naturally – we’re foregoing jackets and wearing shorts and considering flip-flops for the weekend. That’s what we do in Michigan. 40 feels like 70 after the winter we’ve had. Bring on the t-shirts! The sunglasses! Maybe even the beach!

But before we get too ahead of ourselves…

Spring has also brought the official launch of our Hope Tote campaign! Not familiar with this campaign? Let us tell you about it. Hope Totes is our annual personal care items drive. We’ve partnered with hundreds of individuals, families, churches, schools, youth groups, businesses, and more to fill bags with new, unopened personal hygiene items. These bags – however simple – bring hope to those in our community who struggle to meet some of their most basic needs.

Want to help?

Here’s what we need:

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Socks
  • Shaving Cream
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Lip balm
  • Soap
  • Brush or comb
  • Shoelaces
  • Hand or body lotion
  • Disposable razors
  • Feminine hygiene products

You can drop off items at our downtown mission or any of our thrift store locations. We’d love the help and promise to share your items with those in our neighborhood who need them most!

Learn more here.

Posted by:Mel Trotter Ministries

Mel Trotter Ministries exists to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ to the hungry, homeless, and hurting in Grand Rapids area.

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