Wesley Distribution Ministry

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Our greatest needs this month:

• Diaper Wipes

• Diapers Sizes: 4, 6, 3T-4T, 4T-5T, 5T-6T,


sizes S/M and XL

• Toilet Paper

• Feminine Hygiene Pads

• 2024 Calendars

Monetary gifts are always welcomed. These gifts help us purchase the most needed items in bulk and tax free.

“We opened our first distribution in January 2018 to anyone in need. We had 24 families visit our first distribution and proudly serve nearly 450 families. And we anticipate the ministry growing even more.” - Karen Daudelin, Wesley Distribution Ministry.

In partnership with the Midwest Food Bank, Wesley United Methodist Church mapped out a way to provide household paper products for needy families through the Wesley Distribution Ministry. Low-income families were initially aware of this program, a no-cost paper pantry open to anyone in need, through local social service agencies and social workers/family coordinators in Unit 5 and District 87. The Wesley congregation collects paper products, including paper towels, toilet paper, diapers, wipes, and paper feminine hygiene products for monthly distribution. Drop-off of paper products can be placed in the bin across from the Garden Room.

The Wesley Distribution Ministry is held the third Saturday of every month from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM. 

Collected paper products are free at Wesley UMC’s smaller annex, Wesley West, located at 413 E Washington Street, Bloomington, across McLean Street and just west of the church. The entire church is involved in collecting products, donations, and others who want to give their time. All Wesley members have the opportunity to participate and serve. Join us as we continue to increase the impact of the Wesley Distribution Ministry and move forward with plans for the expansion and improvement of this facility for the better of our community

Wesley West is located on the corner of McLean and Washington Streets, across from Wesley United Methodist at 413 E. Washington, Bloomington, IL. Parking is available around the Wesley West building and all Wesley UMC Bloomington lots. Karen Daudelin is the Wesley Distribution Ministry Coordinator, and she can be contacted at kpdaudelin@frontier.com.

A note from Karen:

Thank you for your continued support of this vital ministry, serving hundreds of families monthly.  Please spread the word about WDM and the need for organizations you belong to and your friends and neighbors.  You might be surprised how many of them want to help.  A member of my Zumba class told me she'd bring me paper products each month because she wanted to do something for someone in need, and this ministry answered her desire to help.  I love to tell our story and to know that people love to hear it.  Spread the word!                     

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