As you “Order Up” this summer and ask for “The Works”, we’re ready to share the testimonies and stories from the many lives who have been impacted by the programs we offer. The programs that exist because YOU believe in Others and want to be a part of change in their lives. By your donation of dollars and valuable time, you help make a difference that lasts a lifetime!
We have many instances of children, now adults, choosing to come back to help mentor other kids at the community center we operate. They have the unique opportunity to share their struggles and how they were able to overcome obstacles. They can lead by example and enable youth within the community the chance to see that they are in fact a masterpiece, created by God to do incredible things! Ephesians 2;10, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” This happens because YOU care!
We have many examples of giving back via volunteer services. Last Christmas, we had a woman enter our warehouse to help sort gifts for Angel Tree as part of a group project. As the woman entered the warehouse, she just stood at the entrance; her eyes scanning the room at the thousands of bagged toys as far as the eye could see. Tears slowly slid down her cheeks despite her best efforts to fight them. Our Volunteer Director asked if she was OK and she replied that she had once been a recipient of Angel Tree and a few years ago one of “those black bags would have been mine.” She shared that after she had been helped, she vowed she would be back to offer her services to say Thank You to those who provided gifts to her family. And here she was, just a couple of years later, in a stable job she loved, providing for her family on her own and able to donate her time to help Others. This happens because YOU care!
Meet Michelle Hale…..she came to us a few years ago, living out of her van; feeling helpless and hopeless. This is what happens, because you care!