Hunger Center Provides Toys for Hundreds of Children
Fresh off of their special Thanksgiving and Christmas meal ministry, providing hundreds of roast chickens and even turkeys to needy families, the Hunger Center focused on its Annual Toy Give-Away hosted by St. John Nottingham Church. The church’s Fellowship Hall was filled with toys, games, projects, hats, scarves, mittens and more.. hundreds and hundreds of gifts to help bring a little more Christmas joy to parents who may not have been able to give a gift to their children.
“We are so very happy to continue to provide this needed ministry to the people in the community that we serve,” says Mella Young, Hunger Center Coordinator. “Through our incredibly generous donors, we are able to get quite a spread of gifts from babies to teens. We have volunteers that take the parents around the different tables, depending on the age of their children, and ‘stock up’. We even have tables for gift wrapping should they like to leave with the presents ready-to-go.”
According to Senior Pastor Dr. Walther Marcis this is a very special ministry which reflects the love of Christ. “Our Lord, Jesus Christ, came not to be served, but to serve. We’ve been a part of this ministry for a very long time and I am still moved by the joy I see in people’s faces in receiving these gifts to bring home to their children. Serving the community through our work and involvement in the Hunger Center and hosting special events such as these for the benefit of those in need is very special to St. John and to me.”
Funding of the Hunger Center is provided exclusively through donations which may be made directly by mail to SJN Church or though the SJN website under the “Giving” tab at www.stjohnnottingham.org