February 19, 2013 > Community outreach provides pillows and handmade pillowcases
Community outreach provides pillows and handmade pillowcases
Submitted By Bob Lawrence
The Social Ministry Committee at Christ The King Lutheran Church Fremont is involved in an ongoing project of providing new pillows and colorful handmade pillowcases to SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments), a non-profit community-based organization which provides safe alternatives for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
Some church members sew pillowcases at home and others sew when attending a scheduled quarterly Sewing Bee at the church. On January 12, 38 pillows were given to SAVE making a total of 227 pillows and pillowcases donated since the project began in 2012. Fabric for the colorful themed pillowcases is donated by members of Christ The King Lutheran Church and also by a quilting group who is generous with leftover fabric. New pillows are provided from donations given to the project in order that everyone at the shelter has a pillow and pillowcase to keep as their own when they leave the shelter.
This community outreach is a part of the ongoing social ministry at Christ The King Lutheran Church. For more information, call (510)797-3724.