Lenten Collection for Youth Mission Project ... [From Kim Rowles] Starting on Ash Wednesday the Youth of the Diocese are asking the parishes to begin a collection of personal care items for our Christophany Mission Project. Two years ago we made meals for the "Stop Hunger Now" campaign, last year we learned about Environmentalism and the Episcopal Church, this year we are hoping to help those in need take care of basic hygiene issues. We are asking for collections of the following items: New Handtowels, Washcloths, Nail Clippers (without files or emery boards), Widetooth Combs, Toothbrushes (individually wrapped), Large tubes of toothpaste, bath-sized bars of soap, boxes of sterile bandages, and gallon-sized zip bags. If you cannot purchase these items we will also accept gift cards to Walmart so that we can purchase the items ourselves. We hope to complete 600 kits to distribute to shelters in Bethlehem, Reading and Scranton. We will with your help. The collection will end on April 4, 2010 (Easter Sunday), and the youth council will make arrangements to pick up items, or you can drop them at Diocesan House to be brought to Christophany for assembly. Questions: Kim Rowles, Youth Missioner for the Diocese, online or at 610-751-3931.Download a flyer below.