Ministries City Care

Community Christmas Dinner

Due to COVID-19 and current restrictions, we are unable to put on our annual Community Christmas Banquet. We have partnered with MCC and LifeLine Ministries to provide a turkey dinner to the guests of MCC at their location on Gladys Avenue.

Thought we can't be onsite, engaging with the guests, there is a great way everyone can get involved!

We are planning food for 150 guests, and we also want to hand out 150 toiletries kits! We want to make sure we’re creating a balanced experience for the guests, so we are asking that all the kits be fully assembled and as close to the sample kit as possible.

You can make a kit as a household, or if the cost of a kit is more than you're able to manage, why not get another household to join with you and together create a kit? Or as a Church at Home group, have everyone pitch in a dollar amount they can afford, and then create the number of kits that contribution will make? There are lots of options, and it's a great, practical way to express love and care to these guests!

We will be packing the kits into hand-made cloth tote bags so that guests have a reusable bag after as well.


Our aim is to create gender neutral kits that are as scent-free as possible, and with quality brands because our guests deserve them! We've heard in the past couple days that some of the items we've listed for the kits, are becoming difficult to find and aren't in stock. If this is the case, please simply choose an alternative item that is the same size, is a good brand name, and is as unscented as possible.

Please bring your completed kits to the church on Sunday, Nov 29 between 9am-12pm (at the main foyer doors).

SAMPLE - These items were purchased at Superstore Abbotsford; the total cost for the kit was around $75. Items are listed individually below, including size.

  • Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo. 355mL - $3.98
  • Dove Daily Moisture Conditioner. 355mL - $3.98
  • Dove Sensitive Skin soap bar (3-pack). 3 x 106g - $4.48
  • Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. 532mL - $11.48
  • Aveeno Positively Smooth Shave Gel. 198g - $6.98
  • Gillette Venus Sensitive Disposable razors (3 pack). $7.98   You can also choose to purchase the Gillette Mach 3 Sensitive Disposable razors (3 pack) for $7.98
  • Live Clean Fragrance Free Deoderant. 71g/2.5oz - $6.98
  • Colgate Cavity Protection Toothpaste, Regular. 120mL - $2.00
  • Colgate 360 soft toothbrush. $2.98
  • Oral-B Glide Comfort Plus Floss. 40m - $3.48
  • Nivea Essential Lip Balm. 2 x 4.8g - $3.25
  • Quo Oval Paddle Brush. 10" long (slightly longer than an adults hand from thumb to pinkie when extended) - $9.00

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If you have any questions, please email Kelly Ens.