At our November 23rd Thanksgiving Rally, a total of 530 families received Food for their Thanksgiving meal. Of this number 444 families received food baskets with all of the trimmings including turkeys, and 76 families received turkeys and or gift cards to purchase trimmings and other fixings of thier choosing to go along with their Thanksgiving dinner. Participating sites included Mt Pleasant Baptist Church, 5 public housing sites and Mckinley Technology High School PTA.
The concerted efforts of World Missions EXTENSION Center in partnership with McLean Bible Church and the North Capitol Street and Rhode Island Ave Ecumenical Council not only included providing food as a part of its distribution, but included also a community worship service which afforded over 364 families in attendance with their children at the Mt Pleasant Baptist Church Distribution site opportunity to hear an inspiring message of HOPE, from Pastor Terry Streeter and special songs of praise and worship led by Rev. Jacqueline Queen, Pastor of Remnant Church of God in Christ and Elder Robert DeShay organist from Greater Little Rock Church of God in Christ.
As we now prepare for the December 21st Toy Give Away Rally, we want to first pause and say a BIG thanks to our partners for helping us impact such a large number of families who from our efforts will have food on the table for their Thanksgiving Dinner. We say to Mclean Bible Church, the North Capitol Street and Rhode Island Ave Ecumenical Council, Asst. Chief Groomes and the Metropolitan Police thanks for partnering with us in sponsoring this year's Thanksgiving Rally which resulted in providing food to such a large number of families.
As we now prepare for the December 21st Toys to Neey kids Rally which will be held at Mckinley Technology High School in the gym, we need your help obtaining toys and gifts for a large number of inner-city children.
Your tax deductible donation will allow us to provide children living in shelters, foster care; siblings of incarcerated youth, KIDZ in our Mentoring EXTENSION Center Book club as well as children living in the community gifts for Christmas.
In closing, we say Happy Holidays, and May God bless you
Dr. JoAnn Perkins, President/CEO World Missions EXTENSION Center