Festival of sharing

The interfaith Festival of Sharing is an expression of mission support and involvement that has helped improve the lives of countless individuals in Missouri and around the world.

The Festival of Sharing seeks to:
1. Generate financial, material, and personnel resources for hunger, poverty, crisis, and injustice
2. Meet and challenge injustice through advocacy and systemic change.
3. Promote awareness of hunger and justice issues, local and international outreach opportunities, and resource steward ship possibilities.
4. Encourage and enable hands-on experience with mission projects and local outreach agencies.

This year UUMC will participate in collection of Festival of Sharing Kits from August 21 through October 2nd.

We will collect and assemble Missouri Women’s Prison Kits and Hygiene Kits for our food pantry. Last year we collected 54 kits, this year we'd like to stretch and challenge ourselves to 60 kits!

Mark your calendars for October 8th, the St. Louis Festival of Sharing gathering date! More details to come.


Women's Prison Kit List

1 clear alcohol free transparent shampoo (example Suave) 12 – 16 oz

1 Alcohol Free body lotion (Baby lotion, Fruit of the Earth’s Aloe Vera Gel clear) 12 – 16 oz

1 alcohol free tooth paste (Aim, Ultrabrite Tom’s) 6 – 6.4 oz

1 Women’s deodorant (alcohol free! no roll on: Almay Clear Gel, Mitchum for Women, Tom’s for

Women. No men’s brand) 2 – 3 oz size

Place all items in 1 gallon bag with punch hole in upper right corner.

Food Pantry Hygiene Kit List

1 packaged toothbrush (not a set, please)

1 small tube of toothpaste (1.9 ounces)

1 bar of soap wrapped or boxed

1 small packet of tissues

1 small deodorant

1 small comb

1 small container of shampoo (2 ounces)