S T O R I E S

We’re happy to share the following stories and experiences, as written by individuals and ecclesias who have participated in outreach initiatives.

Our hope is that by sharing these stories, others will be encouraged and inspired to do the same whenever the opportunity arises (Galatians 6:10).

September 2021
Kits4Kids – Stoughton Ecclesia
Stoughton, MA
Recipient: Jonnycake Center
Initiative: Kits4Kids
I thought you might appreciate some pictures of the Stoughton Ecclesia filling the backpacks, with the supplies that were donated by the members. Also attached are pictures of the Jonnycake center, where they were donated.
August 2021
Kits4Kids – Independence, Oregon
Independence, Oregon
Recipient: Henry Hill Elementary School
Initiative: Kits4Kids
On August 3, 2021 I met with Monica Rodrigues, Teaching and Learning Administrative Specialist for the Central School District and the Administrator of Henry Hill Grade School in Independence, Oregon to see if the school had a need for school supplies. She informed me that they serve the communities of Monmouth, Independence and other rural …
August 2021
kits4kids – San Francisco at Marinwood
Rodeo, Contra Costa County, California
Recipient: John Swett Unified School District
Initiative: Kits4Kids
Thank you for sending the backpacks. They have been filled and delivered to the John Swett Unified School District. Bro Jerry Hirst is on the left in the blue shirt and Superintendent Miller is on the right. School starts tomorrow and the needy students will be well-served with the filled backpacks. Thank you again for …
August 2021
Kits4Kids – Pittsburgh Ecclesia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Recipient: Riverview School District
Initiative: Kits4Kids
On February 19, 1968, Pittsburgh TV station WQED aired its first Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood program. This children’s show, hosted by Fred Rogers, has become an iconic symbol for Pittsburgh. Mr. Rogers taught children to be kind and neighborly, and Pittsburghers are proud of being a part of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.
August 2021
Kits4Kids – Portland Ecclesia
Beaverton, Oregon
Recipient: Vose Elementary
Initiative: Kits4Kids
One Friday afternoon some sisters and our Sunday School kids got together at the Portland meeting room to fill our Kits4Kids backpacks with school supplies. Instead of the usual 24 backpacks, we had 48 – due to a mix up where we were sent 24 pink backpacks instead of assorted colors. This resulted in us …
July 2021
Kits4Kids – Schooley’s Mountain Ecclesia & Onesimus
New Jersey
Recipient: East Stroudsburg Area School District
Initiative: Kits4Kids
I live in a typical middle class, small town in America. We have a University, public library, excellent hospital, thriving Main Street, and good school systems. And yet the poverty rate hovers just about at the National Average – 17.5%.