Mon, Nov 14|
Share a Meal Outreach
This Thanksgiving season, we are following the lead of Fresh Start Church & providing Thanksgiving Dinner for local families in need. Will you help us??
Time & Location
Nov 14, 2022, 2:00 PM – Nov 20, 2022, 7:00 PM
Ocean City, 903 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA
About The Event
This Thanksgiving season, we are following the lead of Fresh Start Church & providing Thanksgiving Dinner for local families in need. Will you help us?? Simply fill out the form, purchase the items on the list (below) and drop them off at our office! If you have trouble getting to OC, we will pick the package up from you! (Atlantic & Cape May Counties only) We're making it as easy as possible for you to serve your Community in an ImpACTful way.
When I was a little girl, I remember driving into Philly with my Mom and brother and seeing (or finally becoming aware of) homelessness and the struggle of humanity at a deep level for the very first time. It changed me. I watched my Mom roll her window down and hand a homeless man money, and something in me was ignited.
My brother and I were fired up and we wanted to magnify what my Mom had just done. I remember it consuming my mind. I used to dream of being able to give them socks, coats food, and love. I had never realized that that level of brokenness existed.
Unfortunately as a kid, I had no wheels to get me to where I needed to go, so to take matters into my own hands, my brother, stepsister, and I collected (let me be real transparent...stole) food and clothes from my Dad's apartment and set them up under the boardwalk on Brighton Place in Ocean City because we heard that there were people who lived under the boardwalk. (I didn't realize they meant under the boardwalk in Atlantic City, not Ocean City, but whatever... our hearts were in the right place).
I went on to develop a program called Mission: Arts for the Boys and Girls Club, traveled to Bangladesh & Russia to work with orphans & the poor, served the homeless population in our area by preparing & serving meals, donating money & clothing, playing with kids, rocking babies, and so much more.
Please hear me...I don't write this to boast. I write this for one reason...
TO SHOW YOU HOW POWERFUL YOUR ACTIONS AS A PARENT ARE TO YOUR CHILDREN.
They are watching you. Trust me. My Mom's simple act of kindness and generosity changed something inside of my brain, my heart, & my soul at that moment. I saw what it meant to be human. I saw what it meant to share a piece of my heart with someone else who had nothing to give me. I suddenly saw with new eyes. And it set me on a course that changed my life forever.
This Thanksgiving season, we're providing that same opportunity to you and your family. I encourage you to talk to your children about poverty & homelessness and what it means to be a kind, loving, generous human. In church, we would call this "Bringing Jesus to others". You can call it that, or simply call it being & bringing LOVE to the world. It's powerful and profound. What do you say? Are you ready to take the next step and extend love to others in your Community? Let's do this... TOGETHER.
- Sponsor a meal for a local family
- Request a Thanksgiving Dinner sponsorship for your own family
- Request a Thanksgiving Dinner sponsorship for someone you know this would be a blessing to
- Get your hands and feet into our Community by volunteering to deliver meals to families
PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR MEAL PACKAGE
- $20 grocery gift card (for the purchase of a turkey) OR
- $30 grocery gift card (for the purchase of a turkey & milk)
- Boxed mashed potatoes
- Cranberry sauce
- Boxed mac and cheese
- Boxed cornbread
- 3 cans of vegetables
- Boxed dessert item to make
- BONUS (not mandatory): include a note to encourage & extend love
- Collection: Monday, 11/14 - Thursday, 11/17 (varying time slots available)
- Pick Up: (for those volunteering to pick up & deliver meals): Friday, 11/18 (Any time 9 am-5 pm at 903 Bay Ave Ocean City, NJ) Alternate pickup date/time is available upon request.
- Meal Delivery: Friday, Nov. 18 - Sunday, Nov. 20
Click the "Get Tickets" button below to register