CASPER, Wyo. — St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Casper is holding a fundraiser for its “Heart to Hands Ministry” on Sept. 2 at Sam’s Club.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., during which donations of diapers, wipes and cash will be accepted at the Sam’s Club location in Casper.

According to a release, the Heart to Hands Ministry was formed more than five years ago to focus on providing diapers, toiletry items, winter clothing, children’s books and laundry vouchers to families and individuals.

Diapers and other toiletry and sanitary items are handed out at St. Marks every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., except for the last Tuesday of the month.

The full release on the ministry’s operations follows:

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Casper, WY has had the Heart to Hands Ministry for over five years. It currently focuses on providing diapers, toiletry items, winter clothing, children’s books and laundry vouchers to families and individuals.  

1.  The Diaper Ministry is held every Tuesday from 11:00 to 12:30, except for last Tuesday of month.  

  • We provide a package of diapers (20-30 diapers), and Diaper wipes (80 count) for each child.   Sizes:  Newborn through Toddlers.   Adult diapers (Depends) are also available. 

 The following items are also available:

  • Toiletry bags which include: shampoo, razor, shaving cream, soap, deodorant,  toothbrush/paste, comb, hand lotion and a roll of toilet paper.  
  • Women’s sanitary products (tampax and regular and maternity pads).
  • Water and a snack bar or protein bar. 
  • For special occasions and at holidays, we also provide: children’s books, crayons and coloring books and gift bags.
  • Children and adult bicycles, repaired by members of the congregation, are given away when they are available.
  • Gently used winter coats, hats, gloves, socks, scarfs and blankets are also given away during the cold season.

2. We also provide support, friendship and assistance to the families and individuals who seek our services. We currently serve approximately 275 families a week. They come from Casper, Mills, Evansville, Glenrock, Alcova and Douglas.  We work with SNAP and WIC, Seton House, the Rescue Mission,  Interfaith, and Community Health for referrals.

  3. The St. Mark’s Laundry Ministry provides laundry vouchers, which give up to $10 of quarters fed into machines by laundromat staff at the Casper Hilltop Laundromat and Millview Laundromat in Mills.  The vouchers are available at the Tuesday Diaper Day and at the Natrona County Library, Salvation Army, Workforce Services, Seton House, Interfaith, and United Way. About 350 vouchers are provided monthly.

Correction, Aug. 30, 2023: The event is Sept. 2. The story has been updated.