01 April 2015
London’s largest women’s hostel reach out to homeless women this Easter
London’s largest women’s hostel, the Marylebone Project, has joined together with local churches and Bible charity SGM Lifewords to reach out to homeless women this Easter.
The Real Meaning Easter project is a result of the hostel appealing to local churches and faith schools to donate chocolate eggs that will be given to homeless women living at the project. The Marylebone Project, which is part of the work of Church Army, is dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless women, and the range of services they provide gives the women practical support, educational opportunities and spiritual space. This enables them to grow in confidence and self-esteem, and to be empowered to make informed choices about their lives and be part of a local community.
Alongside the Easter eggs, SGM Lifewords booklets are provided for free. The Messiah: The Easter Story booklets are about Jesus’s last week, death and resurrection, and the Easter Journey cards are eight cards that take the reader on a journey from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.
James Marlow, fundraising officer for the Marylebone Project, said: “We enhance the packaging of the chocolate eggs to carry the real message of Easter and insert one of SGM Lifewords’ Easter booklets.”
Annie Rey, Marketing Director for SGM Lifewords says: “These booklets and cards are both great ways to share the Bible. Getting the Bible’s life changing words into the hands of homeless women is such vital work, especially at Easter, and we are delighted that we can support ministries like The Marylebone Project.”
SGM Lifewords Easter resources are available for free at www.sgmlifewords.com/easter