Collecting for SAVE Ditty Bags – Updated Information!

Updated: May 17, 2020

Each year, Niles Discovery Church receives a special offering for SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments). Traditionally, the offering includes ditty bags: hand sewn bags filled with personal hygiene items. The monetary offering has been accomplished, and now the bags are being completed in an untraditional way.

For the past months, the SAVE shelter has been sheltering in place. Now, they have started receiving new women and children into the shelter, and they need our ditty bags to give to their new residents. Seven of our completed ditty bags were delivered to them, and delivery will be continued as we fill the more bags. If you already have a completed bag, please put it in the box under the table in the church fellowship hall or contact Marilyn Singer ( for pick-up. If you want a bag to fill, there are some on the table in the fellowship hall or you can contact Marilyn Singer and a bag will be delivered to your doorstep.

Domestic violence does not take a vacation during unsettling times, so our help is needed more than ever at the shelter. Our mission goes on. They are counting on us.

Here’s a list of the items that go into a ditty bag:

  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • hair brush
  • deodorant
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • soap/washcloth /sponge
  • other items like lotion, razor, floss, nail file, etc.

Thank you for your generosity!

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