The Social Justice Commission has chosen Cornerstone of Bloomington to receive donations during the Christmas season.
Why Cornerstone? Cornerstone began in 1983 as a non-profit agency that serves adults and children who have been impacted by domestic/sexual abuse and/or human trafficking. Our history with Cornerstone began when St. Edward donated funds from 1996 to 2014 to be used for transitional housing, therapy service and their capital campaign for their current building.
Every year Cornerstone hosts a Holiday Shop. The Holiday Shop allows children from abusive homes to pick out gifts for their parents and siblings. All the gift items in the Holiday Shop are donated. While accepting donations of items for younger children, Cornerstone has a greater need for gifts for older teens and adults.

Here’s how it works:

Choose what you would like to donate one of three ways:

  1. Pick an “ornament” listing a needed gift item from the “giving tree” displayed in the church foyer
  2. Think of what you or the teen in your life would like to receive. Ideas include: pajamas & slippers (all sizes), small kitchen & household items, journals & pens, picture frames, lotion, bath bombs & face masks (spa night), makeup bags & brushes, watches & jewelry, cologne/perfume, purses & wallets, backpacks/fanny packs, body pillows & blankets, portable chargers, speakers & phone cases, ear buds & head phones, sports equipment (yoga mats, balls, skateboards, etc.), baseball hats, hoodies, board games, Legos, art kits & supplies, sunglasses
  3. Go online for gift ideas at

Purchase your chosen gift using a spending guideline of $15-40.

Bring the unwrapped gift to the church and drop it off in the designated bin in the foyer.

Gifts will be collected from November 23 through December 8.

FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS to support Cornerstone’s programming are welcomed. Checks can be written to Cornerstone. (Please include your name and contact information with a cash contribution.) Contributions should be put in an envelope marked “Holiday Shop Donation” and put in the collection basket or brought to the church office.