In the past few years, Bridge of Hope's Outreach Team has organized and implemented a couple of Winter Gear Drives. The churches in town are invited to participate by collecting winter coats, snow pants, boots, mittens, cloves, hats, blankets, etc. These items are then picked up, washed, mended, sorted and displayed at the Ministry Center and are available for anyone in our community who is in need of such items. The doors of the Ministry Center are open for a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon in October and the room is quickly filled with people desiring to find items for themselves and/or children. It's a blessing to be able to serve our community in this way and to know people are being helped. The Outreach Team is thankful for all those who contributed through their donations! Left over items are passed on to the Hope Food Pantry who continues to distribute these and other needed items.