Translating Strategy to Action
Recovering Bibles Program
An initiative that is resourced by one of two fundraising events, providing recovery bibles to inmates in the County prison system. Cases of bibles are purchased annually for distribution during the winter holidays.
The Recovery Bible is a special edition, large-print study Bible created especially with prisoners in mind. It's no wonder they are asking for it, because this Bible is packed with helpful Bible study tools that prisoners are in a unique position to appreciate.
84 Bible-based devotionals tied to the 12 steps of life recovery
Helpful articles on overcoming addiction (a problem that's at the root of a lot of criminal behavior)
Inspiring profiles of key people in the Bible—along with lessons about God's grace and redemption that are learned from their lives
But here's the best part. Because the publisher of The Life Recovery Bible shares our passion to share God's Word with every prisoner in the country, you can place The Life Recovery Bible into the hands of a prisoner
Soles For Souls
An initiative that is aimed at collecting shoes for men, women, and children with Lutheran Social Services as its distribution channel. Each collection cycle is based on a minimum of 500 pairs of shoes.
Other Initative Programs
Eyeglass Wear Recycling
Many people have discarded eyeglass wear generated either because they recently purchased a new pair, or they now require enhanced vision support. What, then do they do with the old pairs? Often the dresser drawers become permanent storage sites for unused eyeglasses or worse, they are simply discarded. But, they can be re-used! Recycling eyeglasses through local optometrist offices is yet another way of giving back to those who may be less fortunate. Recycle your eyeglasses and give the “gift” of vision to someone else!”
Pull Tab Project
This year, ADLA has partnered with The Ronald McDonald House, Long Beach in its yearlong campaign to collect and deposit “pull or pop” tabs from used aluminum cans. Each year, “families with seriously ill children receiving care in area hospitals” are provided with a comforting “home away from home” based on the proceeds obtained from recycled pull-tabs. ADLA is committed to assisting in this small but important way. Each of its member congregations has a collection box in which pounds of tabs are being retrieved and stored. You can be a contributor as well. You can join ADLA in collecting pull-tabs and dropping them off at a member congregation or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org for pick-ip. You can also contribute monetarily and your gifts will be directed to The Ronald McDonald House. It’s good for the environment since the cans can still be recycled, it’s good for families and sick children and best of all, its ADLA’s opportunity to help care for our neighbors. Join US!
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