Christmas Possible 2013 : Let Your Love Shine Recap
This year brought the 2nd annual Christmas Possible celebration, which benefits homeless and at-risk youth (ages 17 – 21) that are being provided shelter for by Covenant House – Georgia.
A mixture of friends along with their families (and even a Covenant House board member along with her two daughters and husband), as well as, corporate supporters (Rosebud Perfume Co., The Roswell Tap and DJ Maj Pro) helped make this event even more robust than the 1st as the shelter doubled their housed youth with the move to their new location during the year with donations of time, food and/or monetary contributions (from 31 to 65 youth).
We provided male and female “care bags” filled with basic care items such as shampoo/conditioner, soap, deodorant, hair brush/combs, toothbrush/toothpaste etc., as well as special items such as purses, stuffed make-up pouches, electronic bubble wrap key-chains, hats, wallets, ties, cold gear items, etc. The Christmas Eve dinner was served up fresh off the grill, and consisted of many southern favorites like BBQ chicken, hot dogs, glazed ham, potato salad, mixed veggies, mac n’ cheese, pasta salad, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and an array of mouth-watering sweet treats. During dinner a raffle was hosted in which 10 hand-made scarves, an array of headphones, gift-cards, and a handful of miscellaneous items were given away to each of the youth.
God really showed up not only at the event itself, but also ALL throughout the year as various preparations were being made! It was wonderful seeing people from all over come together from the initial gathering stages, to the task to stuffing the bags, to day of activities all towards the common goal of showing out God’s love to the youth of the Covenant House.
Only He knows what will come about with regards to this years event, but whispers have started for perhaps doing two different organizations (Covenant House & a woman and children’s shelter). Alas the year is still young, and we serve a big and mighty God, so we will just let Him do His thing and SHOW OUT!
A gigantic heartfelt thanks from me to EVERYONE who helped either by donating time, funds or goods, and prayers. You can check out some photos of the event here.
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”