Monday, June 30, 2008

The Big Give delivery

We just got back from the homeless shelter in New Phila. Our small group participated in NewPointe's The Big Give project. Our small group decided to purchase personal items such as shampoo, conditioner, razors, shaving cream, soap, tooth paste, toothbrushes, deodorant, combs, and shower caddies along with several other items that are always needed like: toilet tissue, paper towels, gas cards, and we are also planning on doing a cook out sometime this summer. It was a great way to give back to this community through the generosity of the people at NewPointe Community Church. Here are some pictures of when we purchased the items and then while we began to assemble the baskets.
It was pretty neat knowing that we were really helping people. We loaded everything into our van, and took it over. Then we went on a tour after we delivered everything. we ended up with 19 baskets for the men, 11 baskets for the women, 3 buckets for small children/babies, and several other baskets with extras for older kids, and the extras for when they needed to fill in.

Here is a picture of our group members that were able to be there. We had an extra person join our group just for the picture. What a blessing the homeless shelter is for those that are in need. It is run very well, and it is teaching the residents to be responsible for their needs while providing them with a place to stay, and food to eat, until they are able to find a job and place to live.
Thanks NewPointe for the opportunity to do something useful!

1 comment:

Tina said...

That's so great. what a good Big Give project.