Contribute to Christmas comebacks

The City Mission distributes Comeback Kits year-round to guests at its shelters. Donations to the Comeback Kit Drive may be dropped off at Bay Presbyterian Church.

Bay Presbyterian Church (BPC) invites all Westshore families and community members to be a part of comeback stories at The City Mission by donating items to make Comeback Kits. BPC will be collecting items for the Mission’s Comeback Kits. These kits are provided to guests of the organization’s shelters and include immediate care, relief, and encouragement products like: shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, body wash, lotion, razors, shaving cream, new underwear and socks, women's hygiene products, Bibles (New Living Translation), stationary, pens, games.

Shop for any of the items requested and drop off your donation at BPC’s main entrance (25415 Lake Road) anytime from Sunday, Nov. 29, through Sunday, Dec. 27.

Bus passes are an urgent need also, and they can be purchased at area Marc’s, Giant Eagle, and Discount Drug Mart locations. On Dec. 17, students from the Westshore Young Leaders Network will gather at BPC to sort items collected as of that date.

The items requested may seem like a small contribution, but they are a significant part of providing practical help and restoring hope to men, women and children in need.

BPC has a long history of shared service with The City Mission. Pastor Mark Tumney said, “We appreciate that families in our west side communities may be looking for ways to celebrate the season with acts of generosity and service. COVID makes that difficult this year, but donating items for Comeback Kits can be an easy way to involve kids in providing meaningful gifts to people who may have little else.”

Help write a comeback story by dropping off needed items at Bay Presbyterian Church though Dec. 27. Learn more at

Stacy Windahl

Stacy Windahl serves as an elder at Bay Presbyterian Church.

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Volume 12, Issue 23, Posted 10:01 AM, 12.01.2020