LET’S REACH 1,000 FAMILIES TOGETHER IN 2020
The holidays are almost upon us, and for the Home Missions Ministry, that means Thanksgiving boxes! Due to covid and the increased need in our community, our box drive will look a little different this year.
In order to both increase our capacity and maintain social distancing guidelines, we’ll be purchasing the food items in bulk, and CSPC staff will be packing and distributing the boxes the week before Thanksgiving.
While we’ll all miss the traditional box distribution, seeing our church hallways lined with filled boxes, we’re so excited about the opportunity to greatly increase the amount of families we’ll be serving this Thanksgiving. To be exact, we’ll be doubling our amount from last year, providing a total of 1000 boxes that will be distributed by over 30 of our ministry partners, as well as local schools and social workers.
Despite these changes, we still need your help to make this year’s box drive a success! If you normally fill a box, we encourage you to give to the Cedar Springs “Holiday Compassion” fund (feel free to give online or write a check, but just make sure to designate it to “Holiday Compassion”). This will help us cover the cost of food, as well as some additional outreach items that we’ll be including in the boxes this year. If you haven’t been able to participate in the Thanksgiving box drive in the past, this is a great opportunity for you to give so we can help so many in need.
Kids, we need your help too! Every Sunday morning, you’ll have the opportunity to color some fun Thanksgiving cards that will be given to the box recipient families. For those families worshipping at home, you can print them off here (they are double sided) and watch a video explaining to kids how you, as a family, can help bless a family this season. The video also contains visual directions for making the card. If you’d prefer to make a homemade card or provide a handwritten note of encouragement, we’d love those as well! Cards can be dropped off at the church on Sunday mornings at the registration tables, or you can leave them on the Watershed porch anytime between now and Nov. 15th.