CCS conducts Pajama Drive for Eugene Mission

CCS students recently conducted a Pajama Drive for the Eugene Mission. Photo by Tabitha Eck

Creswell Christian School (CCS) Chapel Coordinator Alisha Charles recently coordinated a Pajama Drive for the Eugene Mission as a CCS chapel service project.
For the past two months, CCS students brought in new and gently used pajamas to be donated during the drive.
“It’s important for our students to understand that some children don’t have a home or a pair of pajamas to call their own,” Charles said. “I was so touched by the number of donations. People have generous hearts of compassion.”
Eugene Mission representative Tabitha Eck came to chapel on Jan. 22 to speak to the students and collect the donations.
“We are a wellness center for the homeless, meaning we are providing our guests with a path off the streets, both for the short-term and long-term,” Eck told students. “We serve over 700 folks a day – about 400 who sleep here and another 300 who come and go looking for meals, showers, hygiene products, clothing and other day services.”
This is the second time that CCS students have collected items for the Eugene Mission as a chapel service project. Two years ago, the students collected shoes and socks. “The needs are great, and these students love to give,” Charles said.
“We accept donations of all kinds,” Eck said, adding that items the Mission is always in need of include coffee, eggs, raincoats and ponchos, practical men’s shoes and new underwear.