Youth from Christlife Church serve two days with Birthday Blessings

September 5, 2010 at 5:06 pm Leave a comment

CHARLOTTE, NC – The youth group and their leaders from Christlife Church recently spent two days helping us organize our Gift of Literacy Library and overflow storage room, and they did a bang-up job stuffing and organizing goodie bags for us to share with the children living at the 14 shelters and facilities we currently serve. We are so thankful for their help and also for their generous donation of party favors!

Not only did they spend two days at our offices, they also adopted a shelter party at Charlotte Emergency Housing. This ambitious group of worker bees dressed up as clowns and entertained the children with face painting and showing off their juggling skills, amidst birthday activities and bounce house fun provided by Your Event Source, one of Birthday Blessings’ loyal Program Support Partners.

The youth enlisted their congregation in preparing a meal of chicken, salad, and veggies to kick off the celebration that followed.  Birthdays were joyfully recognized, gifts were opened with great anticipation, and candles were extinguished as a crowd of voices sang.  It was an exciting evening for everyone!

But that’s not all! Through their congregational donation drive through Samaritan’s Feet, the group treated each and every child and adult living at Charlotte Emergency Housing to a new pair of shoes. What a blessing!

“It was definitely a successful event due to the numerous hands and hearts that came together to support Birthday Blessings. It was a memorable two days for us at Birthday Blessings, for the Christlike youth group, and for all the individuals at Charlotte Emergency Housing,” said Torie Jacobitz, three-year veteran volunteer for Birthday Blessings, who was instrumental in connecting this giving church group with our organization.

So thanks, Christlike youth, for sharing your talents, your time, and your service!

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