Personal Essentials Ministry

Personal Essentials Ministry

The Personal Essentials Ministry helps restore human dignity. What if you had to choose between buying food or toilet paper?

For many in our community, affording even the most basic personal hygiene products is a struggle. Our Personal Essentials Ministry, in partnership with Circle of Concern Food Pantry, offers basic personal care items that Food Stamps won’t cover to 600+ families each month.

Monthly donations are needed to meet the needs in our community! 

How Can I Help?

Donate Items

Starting Sunday, September 12, the Personal Essential Ministry would greatly appreciate the following items. Please pick up extras of these products while shopping for yourself!

  • Laundry detergent
  • Diapers size 5 and 6
  • Moisturizing shampoo
  • Feminine hygiene products size 3, 4 5 pads and multi-sized tampons
  • Toilet paper – 3,600 rolls/month

These physical donations can be dropped off in the wooden bin labeled “Personal Essentials Ministry” which is located in Manchester UMC’s lobby.

Make a Financial Donation

You can easily make a financial donation by clicking on this blue button and please state Personal Essentials in the optional memo box. All financial donations are tax deductible.


Volunteers are needed to take the donations from Manchester UMC to Circle of Concern. If you are interested in helping, please contact Debbie McWard.


If you have questions or want to help in collecting items, please contact Debbie McWard.

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