A friend of our family, Ms. Dawn posted on Facebook asking if anyone had blankets to donate.  Thanks to my friend Wavid, we had 2 whole boxes of really nice blankets. So, this is how we got connected with Lost Sheep Ministries Louisville. They meet on Thursday nights – there was a crew working with serving food in the kitchen. There is another group of volunteers who were helping to fill clothing and toiletries requests. Since we brought the blankets, we helped to fill the requests.

If you are free on Thursday nights, this would be a good place to help out. It is a really easy way to help. Also, if you have clothing like jackets, sweatshirts, socks, and toiletries, you may want to make a donation. When we were there on Thursday, we ran out of deodorant.  And, we also ran out of backpacks. So many people asked for backpacks – they marked it as “really needed a backpack ” and we ran out.

They also did not have enough coats that were XL and XXL. So I hope you can help. Please go to their website or their Facebook page for how you can help or what they need.

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We were sorting clothes in the far corner of the gym. We also filling bags based on the needs of folks who were eating dinner.

This is an example of form that someone would fill out based on what they needed.

Below are bags that were filled out for different individuals based on their needs. This is organized by table #.

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A list of their needs now (from their website)

  • Clothing needs (socks and underwear (new please)
  • Coats, hoodies, etc.)
  • Toiletry needs (travel size deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, feminine products, etc.)
  • Blankets
  • Backpacks
  • Tents
  • Food (canned goods, etc.)

For more information on how you can help:

Website: http://lostsheepoflouisville.org/

Lost Sheep Ministries Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LostSheepMinistries

Where: Right now, Lost Sheep is serving food and distributing clothing on Thursday evenings at The Potter’s House.( Behind Cable Baptist Church at 314 S. Wenzel St., Louisville, KY 40204). There’s an alley beside the church, where everyone gathers to help unload the truck. Then, everyone split into two groups — food serving and supply sorting/bagging.

 

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