Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson
Spread joy this holiday season through giving and community connections! Though we cannot gather in Coffee Hour to claim our gift tag or decorate a mitten tree, the Children’s Religious Education Team and staff are working to find ways for our beloved church community to give to our Milwaukee community, especially children whose needs have become invisible during the pandemic.
We are building a relationship with Milwaukee Center for Children and Youth (MCCY) so we can better understand the authentic needs of the families they serve during the pandemic. MCCY’s programming addresses gaps in services for underserved and impoverished populations in Milwaukee. The organization offers advocacy services, as well as educational, life-skills, and art-based groups, and much more.
MCCY leaders have requested that we donate new art supplies. Artmaking provides the children with a way to express and heal themselves, as well as do their schoolwork while at home or the community center! To donate, visit our Amazon Wishlist. Then choose an item to purchase and ship it to our collection point. The CRE Team will be using the art supplies to create art kits.