The following news comes from Urban Mission Ministries in its Bright Horizons July newsletter:
Back to school supplies needed
The back-to-school drive aims to provide a starter set of new school supplies to students. Some of the items needed are crayons, colored pencils, pocket folders, notebooks, loose-leaf paper, pencils, rulers, erasers, pencil boxes, scissors, pens, glue and glue sticks and composition notebooks.
Bud Lindgren, mission warehouse director, and Patti West, warehouse secretary, discuss the status of collections.
Donations of new school supplies can be brought to the mission's main office at 301 N. Fifth St., Steubenville. Monetary donations also can be sent with checks made out to Urban Mission Ministries with "Back to School" marked in memo line.
Already in June, the goal was to collect 2,400 cans of chicken noodle soup.
For July, it's 1,200 cans of cranberry sauce.
For August, it's 1,200 cans of sweet potatoes in the 18- to 20-ounce can.
For September, it's 1,200 cans of vanilla frosting.
For October, it's 1,200 boxes of yellow cake mix.
Questions about this collection challenge can be directed to Linda L. Smith, program director, at (740) 282-2911.
JOSHUA mission team welcomed
The group's host church is Bell Chapel United Methodist Church on state Route 213, Steubenville.
Vision program detailed
Urban Mission is partnering with Prevent Blindness Ohio to provide free eye exams and eyeglasses to the uninsured/homeless children and adults in Ohio through the Vision Care Outreach Program.
The goal of the program is to reduce the incidence of unnecessary vision loss and impairment by providing access to a donated system of comprehensive vision care services for high-risk, medically indigent Ohioans children, youth, families and homeless/uninsured adults.
The program is only available to Ohioans, and participants must meet income and other eligibility requirements. Individuals interested in signing up for the program can contact Sara Green at (740) 282-8010.
Hutton House needs listed