Since our inception in 1983, one of the guiding principles of STEP's work has been to endorse the restorative visions of leaders in the urban community. We have sought to surround these leaders with "friends," brothers and sisters of compassion, prayer and action. Looking back we see how God has used these relationships to spawn organic ministries, far exceeding the reach of STEP's organizational capacity.
Recently I had the privilege of talking with Ms. Keesha Sims. Keesha is the Secretary of the Gilpin Court Tenant Council. She has been tasked with organizing this year's Community Day in Gilpin Court on September 15. As we spoke, Keesha's heart for her community shined as she declared that her goal is not just for a successful Community Day but also for a successful community! Her efforts to realize this vision have inspired a number of projects designed to boost the dignity and safety of Gilpin's residents. As a Tenant Council officer, she would like to establish a hospitality committee to welcome new residents and foster a greater sense of community. Keesha would also like to formalize a clothing closet to help position residents for work as well as more formal social engagements. To this end we are seeking 3 things:
1. Donations of items for new resident welcome baskets (See list below),
2. Donations of quality used business and dress clothing for women, men and children,
3. "Friends" to support Keesha in these efforts.
Kitchen Wares Needed:
Bathroom Wares Needed:
Bath towels and Wash cloths
Household Supplies Needed:
Laundry Baskets (to pack welcome items in)