DARE TO GIVE

This year, we invite you to once again generously participate in Dare to Give at North Park. You will have the opportunity to meet some of the most urgent needs identified by those working on the frontlines, or at the street level,  of the various shelters and programs at Mission Services of London.

You are invited to get bags at North Park starting November 6 to fill and return. 
 
Please drop each week's specific donations off at the North Park drive-through from 9:00am-4:00pm weekdays or 
in the bins provided outside the front doors on Sunday morning.

Below is the list of items that will also be provided with the bags. Thank you for helping us care for the marginalized in our city in this tangible way.

Gift of Wellness for Men

Basic hygiene needs are critically important, for the overall wellness of an individual.
PRAY: As you purchase these items, will you also pray for those receiving them? Pray that they may be protected from illness, that they will seek and receive quality healthcare when needed and that they will practice good self-care in difficult times. 
  • Deodorant
  • Razors 
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Toothbrushes 
  • Toothpaste 
  • Dental floss
  • Body cream
  • Body wash/bars of soap
  • Men's boxer briefs in sizes M, L, XL, XXL

Gift of Wellness for Women

Basic hygiene needs are critically important, for the overall wellness of an individual.
PRAY: As you purchase these items, will you also pray for those receiving them? Pray that they may be protected from illness, that they will seek and receive quality healthcare when needed and that they will practice good self-care in difficult times. 
  • Deodorant
  • Razors 
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Toothbrushes 
  • Toothpaste 
  • Dental floss
  • Body cream
  • Body wash/bars of soap
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Feminine wipes
  • Women's underwear in sizes M, L, XL, XXL

Gift of Warmth

The months ahead are often damp and cold, and we all need a little warmth.
PRAY: As you purchase these items, please pray for the person receiving them—that they will find safe shelter from the cold, caring support, warm relationships and nutritious meals.
  • Warm hats
  • Mittens or warm gloves
  • Socks for men, women and children
  • Women's underwear & Men's boxer briefs in sizes M, L, XL, XXL
  • Teenager's and children's underwear in all sizes
  • Bus tickets (child, adult and senior)

Gift of Needs

Sunscreen and toilet paper are basic human needs that we take for granted in our society. 
PRAY: Pray that we will treat all those we see who are fragile, hurting, or alone with great dignity and concern—as if they were Jesus himself.  They are precious in God's eyes. 
  • Sunscreen
  • Small Kleenex packages
  • Warm boots for men, women and children
  • Umbrellas
  • Hair brushes and combs
  • Bus tickets (child, adult and senior)
  • Toilet paper

Gift of Nourishment

Each day, may we have opportunity to bless someone in need with something good to eat or drink, or with a means of getting where they need to go.  These are all simple but critical needs.  
PRAY: We ask you to pray that the love of God will be expressed in the sacrificial act of offering a "cup of cold water" in His name as only the Spirit of God can do.    
  • Pudding, fruit cups, apple sauce
  • Can openers
  • Granola bars/protein bars
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Crackers, pepperoni sticks, perishable snacks, etc.
  • Juice boxes, protein shakes
  • Bus tickets (child, adult and senior)