The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the oldest continuous women's organization in the world, according to Jan Nerenberg, media coordinator for the West End Rainier Oregon Stake of the LDS Church. The local chapter of the Relief Society held its monthly enrichment meeting May 28 for the purpose of "filling special humanitarian needs for those in our local community," she reported.
Women spent the meeting sorting, assembling and stitching activity and hygiene kits for infants and children that will be distributed by local service organizations. For information on how to contribute or particpate in the next humanitarian project, call Michelle Diffenbach at 325-7330 or Diana Mortensen at 325-3004.
Contributors to Relief Society event: Polk Riley Printing, Dr. Bales' dental office, Red Lion Inn, State Farm Insurance, Print Quick, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Contents of children's hygiene kits: Towel, washcloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and shampoo
Children's hygiene kits assembled: 40
Contents of children's activity kits: Coloring book, tablet, crayons, pens, pencils, scissors, eraser, sunglasses, at least one toy
Children's activity kits assembled: 40
Contents of newborn kits: Receiving blanket, infant onesies, sleeper/pajamas, baby soap, baby shampoo, wipes, eight to 10 diapers
Newborn kits assembled: 10
Flannel receiving blankets stitched: 13
Fleece blankets sewn: 9
Children's blankets finished: 7
Children's fleece jackets sewn: 4
Tied quilts finished: 28
Local organizations taking receipt of the above items for distribution: Pioneer House, Services for Families and Children, Healthy Families, Pregnancy Crisis Clinic
Source: Jan Nerenberg, LDS Church