This year Old First will honor our Fathers for the Church World Service (CWS) Blanket+ program. On June 2, 9 and 16th (Father’s Day) you may purchase a blanket for $10, to honor or memorialize your father or someone special. Cards will be available to sign and we will send them to those who wish to have their gift recognized to someone special.
Blankets+ is a special mission opportunity for all ages. Some 8,000 congregations and groups across the U.S. hold CWS Blankets+ events, providing funds to help people in need around the world.
For over 60 years, CWS has worked in partnership with local communities to identify their needs and access the resources they need to build the foundation for a more viable future, including:
Blankets, tents, food and other emergency supplies in the wake of a disaster;
Tools and seeds for refugees returning home to replant their fields;
Wells for families living in drought prone areas to provide clean, safe water to drink and to irrigate crops and gardens;
Literacy training and microcredit for women struggling to realize their potential.