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Friday, January 8, 2016

“Sleep Tight”

God where will your Spirit lead me today?
Help me to be fully awake and ready to respond.

  It was only a short interview on the noon hour news but, her story and her efforts to raise awareness about domestic violence and the exploitation of women in our community tugged on my heart strings.  In that moment, I wondered if we could possibly be a part of bringing the much needed comfort and hope to despairing women through the “Sleep Tight” pajama collection.   All it took was a quick mention to a few people at church and an opportunity to present the idea to our friends in the Waterloo Regional Police Auxiliary.
    Within just a few days, 56 pair of cozy, comforting pajamas had been collected for women and children.  I was truly thrilled by the compassionate caring so generously shown through the church and community working together.    A few days later, we met with Meaghan Coneybeare, the founder and co-ordinator of “Sleep Tight” and presented her with the pajamas that would be added to hundreds of others collected during this years pajama campaign. These gifts of comfort would be dispensed through the Waterloo Police Service to women who are dependent on the YWCA,  Victim Services and the Sexual Assault Center.
    The warmth and sincerity of Meaghan’s gratitude made the Church’s Peace and Justice Initiative come alive.   While the peace that is so often needed may not always be achieved, simple acts of kindness can be an expression of hope. 

Ruth Black,

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