Special Christmas Delivery
Photo credit Queens Family Church, FFWPU-USA
More than 200 homeless people in New York City received care packages and a hot meal on Christmas Day, thanks to community donations and the fundraising efforts of volunteers from Family Church of New York City (FCNYC) and Queens Family Church.
Donations poured in for the service project Santa to the Homeless, helping FCNYC staff raise $2,080 and exceed their $2,000 goal on GoFundMe. Volunteers prepared fresh meals and care packages—including snacks, water, hand sanitizer, gloves, and masks—before handing them out to the homeless on Christmas Day.
“When we initially started this project, one of the objectives was to become God’s vessel and to understand God’s heart,” said staff member Rei Park. “We were able to see this in our volunteers when everyone came ready with the heart to serve.”
“We really couldn’t have asked for a better team who surely made a difference in many people’s lives on Christmas Day,” added project organizer Stephanie Dias, assistant pastor of FCNYC. “We hope to do this again next year.”