warm welcome: a drive for warm apparel
World Relief’s Warm Welcome drive is a great opportunity for families, groups of friends, and congregations to join together to minister in a simple way to those God has brought to us from around the world. The local church and community join together to provide the means for our newest neighbors to survive the tough Minnesota winters.
For those of you wondering what items are needed for this effort, we are looking for the type of winter outerwear items a Minnesotan would wear while waiting for the bus in the middle of January. Our collection will therefore be limited to the following new or gently used items: Warm Coats, Hats, Mittens, Gloves, Scarves, Warm Socks, Snow Pants, and Snow Boots. To ensure the quality of donated items reflects the dignity of those we serve, we can only accept clean, gently used or new outerwear items.
We are always accepting donations for our Warm Welcome, regardless of the season.
You are welcome to stop by our office between the hours of 8:30-5pm and someone will be there to assist you with your donation.