Seafarer Christmas Parcels
If you wish to donate, you may do so through the PayPal link on their webpage or send a cheque to the address provided there (https://www.ministrytoseafarers.org/donate).
If you wish to create a parcel, please follow the guidelines below:
1. Fill a bag (about 12″ W x 15″ H) completely. It is better to have a small full bag than a half empty big bag. There are usually bags this size available at the dollar store, but you could make one yourself, or purchase one from the M2S website.
2. Enclose a Christmas card with a personal note and your name (and email address if you are comfortable doing so). Some of those who receive these gifts like to acknowledge them.
3. Enclose one or more of the following new items: scarf, toque, gloves, socks, toothbrush and toothpaste, calendar, packaged candy or chocolate, aftershave lotion, face cloth, playing cards or puzzle books (i.e. wordsearch, sudoku, etc.), unscented or mild scented soap, a picture frame (no glass), a small souvenir of Canada, etc. Pandemic-friendly items like a face mask or small bottle of sanitizer are acceptable as well.
4. Please DO NOT include office supplies or used items. Also, there are very few female seafarers, and M2S has a budget to create Parcels for them as needed, so please do not create a parcel intended for a woman.
Please bring your completed parcels to the Church before November 8th, so that the Deacons can send the parcels to Halifax in time for the M2S Christmas season.