As I've been reflecting these past couple of weeks on what our handful of rice is, and as I've chatted to folks, I realise that we could be generous in all sorts of ways. The important thing is that we realise that God calls us to be generous, and that we act on that.
Our small group decided that we could do something over the next few weeks and we want to share that with the rest of Neighbourhood and invite you to participate with us.
Webber Street is a centre run by London City Mission, serving the needs of homeless people in London. It is located not far from Waterloo and Borough. The team at Webber Street seek to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless people they serve.
They always, but especially at this time of year, have a need for donations of clothes. We all have plenty of clothes, probably numerous coats, and certainly none of us are cold at night. This is a really practical way in which we can be rich towards those who have little. Over the next few weeks will you join in donating unwanted clothes to Webber Street. Or maybe you actually want to go and buy some things.
This is what they emailed to me:
Yes we have a constant need for clothes. What we need is men's clothes, we get very few ladies at our Centre. We need men's casual clothes eg jeans, t shirts anoraks, sweat shirts, trainers and underwear (not necessarily new but clean). We do not need suits, long overcoats, or shirts as rough sleepers do not wear them. We also need blankets and sleeping bags.
Large and Extra-Large are the most needed sizes.
So will you join in sharing our riches in this way. Maybe you want to organise and encourage each other in your small groups.
Any questions, just ask me. (or for more info, check out www.webberstreet.org)