Did you notice that we’re not collecting gifts for our food bank neighbors this year? That’s because the food bank has enough left over from last year to cover this year. Instead we’re collecting for our neighbors at Aurora Commons!
What is Aurora Commons? It’s basically a “living room” on 89th & Aurora, an area long known for its issues of homelessness, addiction, and commercial sexual exploitation. Aurora Commons is a welcoming space for our unhoused neighbors to rest, prepare a meal, connect to resources and collectively create a healthy and vibrant community. They seek to be a space for authenticity and conversation, to bring the wider community to the table to learn from one another, to be transformed by one another, and to embrace one another. They dive into the messiness of what the day brings, make food, share the table, grieve with one another and celebrate together. The Commons’ desire is to be a space where hope overrides fear, where community interrupts isolation, and dignity is offered to all.
Won’t you please join us in supporting our neighbors at Aurora Commons? Thank you!
Nancy Monelli, Minister of Children and Families
Patrick Meagher, Minister of Outreach
Signe Roscoe, Member and Volunteer
Aurora Commons Gift Bag Items Needed
Deadline: December 12, 2017
- $20 Fred Meyer gift cards
- men’s belts
- nail clippers
- nail files
- make up
Phinney children have created lovely ornaments that you may have with your donation to Aurora Commons.