Soup For The Soul

January 26, 2020 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Dear Zion Family;

As the Soup for the Soul mission the past few years you have been incredibly supportive of our Zion teachers and many IPS schools and for that we thank you.

We have decided to go in a different direction this year and support the Riley Cheer Guild that offers joyful activities to children who are experiencing health issues.  Again, we are asking the congregation to help us collect these items.  There will be a signboard in the Parlor with pictures of items that Riley needs. Also, look for a Riley red wagon in the Parlor to drop your donations.  We wanted to get this information to you now as many things can be purchased at discounted rates during back to school and Black Friday sales events.

Because of the children’s health Riley is very specific in what items can be accepted.  All items must be new, latex-free and non-toxic.  Art supplies are to be Crayola items as they meet all needed standards.  New children’s books for all ages are welcomed but please avoid religious themes as Riley treats children of all ethnicity and religions.  I have listed items that they have requested on the back of this page.  Remember that many of the children are confined to bed so keep that in mind as you shop.  If you have any questions you can ask me or visit their website for more information at

Thank you for your continued support of the children in our community.

Scott Boylan

Items for children from birth to age 3

Board books; Wood puzzles; Lego Duplo block sets; Plastic stacking and nesting toys; Infant links

Items for children ages 4-9

Barbie dolls of all races; Baby dolls of all races; Action figures; Lego blocks; I Spy/ Look and Find books; Matchbox/ Hot Wheel cars

Items for children ages 10 and up

Adult coloring books; Advanced Lego sets; Journals; Sketch books; Board games; Uno cards; Ear Buds/ Headphones

Art Supplies

Crayola art supplies (markers, colored pencils, crayons, paint, twist able crayons); Construction Paper; Coloring books; Paintbrushes; Safety scissors; Play dough with sculpting tools

Miscellaneous Items for all ages

Grab and Go Play Packs; Lipsmackers/ Chapstick; Individual bottles of nail polish; Latex-free, Antibacterial-free Character bandaids; Paw Patrol, Thomas the Tank Engine, Disney and Shopkin toys