By To Mi (Willawong)
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the community of believers at Hope Church across all services, Winter Warmers 2018 was a wonderful success. We truly believe that your giving has blessed so many lives in our community in the most practical way.
We are so grateful for a very generous church congregation this year, we have seen a huge increased in engagement from all services. A special shout-out to all volunteers from Elevate W1 life group for helping with sorting out the items. To all those who generously gave their time and resources to make our 2018 Winter Warmers successful – we say a heartiest thank you!
Through your giving, over 720 items were collected along with $1260 cash and gift cards donation which made up to more than double the number of donations received versus the previous year. Especially this year, more than 75% of our donation items are brand new. These include:
- 455 clothing items.
- 169 non-perishable food items.
- 49 bedding items.
- Eight toiletries items & 6 pairs of shoes.
- Some other donation items such as heaters, kid toys, and hot water bottles.
Truly, all it takes is just a tiny seed sowing into one’s life in their time of needs to reflect the heart of God. All the donated items will be distributed to Inala Youth Service Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP), Inala Community House and Romero Centre Refugee. We trust that God will use what you have sown and multiply it and this will bring great impact into the lives of many people in our community.
Once again, thank you for your overwhelming generosity and support.