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2023 Blessing Bag Project Underway

Help us care for struggling RCS families through a Blessing Bag this holiday season

As the cost of food, fuel, rent and other basic necessities remain extraordinarily high, our vulnerable neighbors need us more than ever!

Help us ensure families in Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk are taken care of this holiday season with a Blessing Bag. This is the sixth year Hope Full Life Center Inc., a Ravena-based charity located in Faith Plaza, will help local struggling families during the holidays through the Blessing Bag Project.

The Blessing Bags are filled with household paper products, cleaning

supplies and some holiday food items. The bags are distributed for free to struggling families in the community through Helping Harvest, a food assistance program run by the Center.

“Paper products and cleaning supplies have also gone up in price, but these items are not eligible for purchase using SNAP benefits. This means struggling families pay out of pocket for these necessities with money they don’t have,” explained Rebecca Flach, executive director of Hope Full Life Center. “We know how quickly toilet paper, dish soap and other essentials fly off the shelves at Helping Harvest and thought this might be a valuable gift for families in need.”

With $30 donations from the community and some of our own resources, the Center’s volunteers will buy the supplies, pack the bags and distribute them. Nearly 90 families received Blessing Bags the week before Christmas from Hope Full Life Center in 2022.

Secure online donations for the Blessing Bag Project can be made on our website. They can also be mailed to us at 49 S Clement Ave, Ravena, NY 12143. Or stop into Helping Harvest in Faith Plaza during business hours to drop off your donation.

We are excited to share kindness with our neighbors this Christmas. Thank you for supporting our effort.

Hope Full Life Center Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit recognized by the IRS. Learn more at or call (518) 756-9091. Find us on Facebook and Instagram.

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