It all begins with willing hearts and hands to bring in food and clothing to make the winter much more bearable for some. Every year since last year, we rally the church in the lead up to winter season through our Winter Warmers project to share what we have and bless those in need.
We are always grateful for a very generous church congregation and this year, we have seen an increased engagement from different service centers towards this community project. We also appreciate 6 volunteers from Ablaze service to help with sorting out the items. To all those who generously gave of their time and resources to make our 2017 Winter Warmers successful – we say thank you!
Through your giving, 320 items were collected. These include:
- 147 clothing items,
- 80 bedding items,
- 36 toiletries and,
- 57 non-perishable food items.
All the donated items will be distributed to Inala Youth Service Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP). SAAP provides safe and affordable accommodation to young people aged 16 to 25 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Lisa Evans, CEO of SAAP has expressed her deep appreciation and is overwhelmed by the generosity of the church. We believe that this will bring great impact into the lives of young people in the Inala community.
Thank you for your overwhelming generosity and support.