Your gifts can help women leaving prison

St. Mark’s will again participate in the chaplains’ program to provide gifts at Christmas for women in prison and in the Interfaith Prison Ministry Hope bag program.
The chaplains are asking St. Mark’s to provide as many of the
200 notebooks and pens needed as possible. The kind of notebook is one that is not spiral bound (see picture); any kind of pen is fine. The Hope bag (a bag given to each woman as she leaves the minimum security unit of N.C. Correctional Institution for Women) includes the following:
Devotional book, toothbrush and toothpaste, body wash, lip balm, socks, journal and pen, beauty wipes, and (most needed) a $25 card to a store such as Walmart or Target.
You can bring any of the items to St. Mark’s any Sunday until Christmas. If you prefer, you can give money for the purchase of a card or other items.