Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.
Let’s blanket the world with love this Mother’s Day, May 10, by donating to Church World Service (CWS) to purchase blankets for those in need of comfort and warmth!
 
Our congregation has a long-standing tradition of participating in the CWS Blankets+ program each year. Although Mother’s Day might look a little different this year, our donations of $10 per blanket are needed now more than ever as our country responds to the COVID-19 crisis. CWS has recently distributed blankets in nearby New York City (https://cwsglobal.org/new-york-city-coronavirus-kits-blankets/) and neighboring Rhode Island (https://cwsblankets.org/cws-blankets-shipped-to-temporary-shelters-in-rhode-island/). We hope you will consider helping our neighbors in need with this special mission opportunity.
 
Three options for donating:
 
1. Give online directly to CWS at www.cwsblankets.org/donate (please check the box for “This gift is from my church” and enter “UMC Monroe CT” info where indicated).
2. Mail your check made payable to UMC Monroe with CWS Blankets in the memo line. Checks can be sent to the church office at 515 Cutlers Farm Road, Monroe CT 06468.
3. Pay online through UMC Monroe’s new Online Giving platform. Visit our website at https://umcmonroe.org/online-giving/ for more info. When making your donation, please select “Mother’s Day Blankets” from the “Fund” drop down menu.
 
Although we are not able to share our traditional acknowledgement bulletin insert this year, CWS has several printable cards and coloring sheets at https://cwsblankets.org/downloads/ that you can use to share Mother’s Day love with the women who inspired your donation. Thank you for supporting this effort with our congregation!
 
Any questions can be directed to Rose Aiello or Tanya Lennon.