Hundreds of Coats Donated to Families to Commemorate Passover
Every year, the World Mission Society Church of God holds numerous community service activities, especially around the time of the Passover. Passover was established by Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago and is a symbol of selfless giving: Christ gave His body and blood for His children to receive the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. To commemorate this act, members of the Church of God find ways to give back to the community.
This time, the Church of God worked with Help USA, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless families restore their independence. Volunteers from the Church set themselves up at HELP Bronx Crotona Park North’s multipurpose room where over 600 coats were arranged by type and size, making it easier for families to find the perfect fit and preference.
Families were grateful, thankful and full of joy. Mothers were so happy they were able to keep their children warm in the cold winter. After finding a coat for their children, they wanted to leave; however, volunteers guided parents to find a coat for themselves too. Parents were touched by the fact that members thought of their needs and served them as well.
“It was fun helping families find their coats. We’d look for a coat we thought was their style and have them try it on. Some people who visited were having so much fun, they turned the event into an impromptu fashion show!” shared one volunteer.
The Church of God continues to participate in volunteer activities that benefit the community and also fills its volunteers with the happiness and satisfaction of helping others.