Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Heartwarming Gift from the Willow Creek Church

By: Eva Karakostas, intern

The Willow Creek Community Church made a wonderful donation to us this Christmas by donating over 750 coats for children in our programs. We are so happy and thankful to be receiving such a wonderful gift that will greatly help the children in need.

This Christmas the Willow Creek Community Church focused their holiday initiatives around the theme "Just Christmas" and said that, "this play on words not only represents the reminder to all of us to get back to the original story of Christmas; it challenges us to actively participate in bringing justice to those in our local community who need it." As a church body, Willow Creek engaged in two activities for the "Just Christmas" initiative: Collecting new coats for children in need and serving in their local communities throughout Chicagoland. Our friends at the Willow Creek Church said, "it is our desire to touch 10,000 families with the love of Christ by having new children's coats distributed throughout the city of Chicago and its suburbs." They collected 11,000 coats!

We at the Humanitarian Service Project are very thankful to Willow Creek and their amazing donation which helps our organization by allowing us to distribute warm coats to these wonderful children who need our help.

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