Serving Together

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Every Second Saturday of the month, GCC families team up and go out to serve the poor and needy in our community.This morning, a few hundred of us gathered and split up to various community service projects.  (I heard that the team over at Feed The Children boxed 2,900 boxes… A new record!)  I couldn't be more proud. 

When our family pulled up to Monroe Circle Community Center, I gasped.  There was already a line out the door, down the block, and wrapped around the building.  The people from the government housing in downtown South Bend were waiting in 37degree weather with cold wind and freezing rainfor food and personal care items.  It was 37 degrees with freezing wind and rain.  I was struck with the desperation of these people.  That was all the incentive I needed to serve and give all that I had. 

Me and Maddie got to serve breakfast and snacks to the children of Son City Kids.  We offered bannanas, apples, carrot cake, pumpkin cake, and lemon bars.  Maddie thought it was funny because the children kept coming back for more and more FRUIT, not cake!  Fresh fruit is rare if you're a kid in the inner-city.

Whitney went with Rob knocking on doors, inviting kids to come.  Belle colored with the kids and helped her Daddy cheer up a lady who just lost her husband. 

It was an amazing morning.  I love doing stuff like this as a family. 

  • So,What does your family do to help the poor and needy?

2 thoughts on “Serving Together

  1. Rindy Walton says:

    When my guys were little, it was hard to find groups that would allow little kids to help but we found one–“Meals on Wheels”–delivering food to the elderly. My guys loved it!! Since then we’ve sponsored a child, provided “a Christmas” for a neighbor, etc. We’re just finding what is around here since we moved and looking forward to it!!

  2. Cyndi says:

    Nicki and I have handed out Christmas gifts to families, through the Salvation army. I would love to find a way to help on a regular basis rather then just Christmas and Thanksgiving.

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