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).

January 2022
Bags of Love – Honesdale Christadelphians
Honesdale, Wayne County, Pennsylvania
Recipient: Human Services Department
Initiative: Bags of Love 2021
My dad and I delivered the sleeping bags and pamphlets to our county Human Services Department. They are going to be conducting a P.I.T. (Point in Time) count on January 26th of this year. Point in Time, means that the Human Services Department will be going across our county counting the homeless and giving them …
January 2022
Bags of Love – Idaho Ecclesia
Boise, Idaho
Recipient: Corpus Christi House
Initiative:
The Idaho ecclesia was again eager to participate in the Bags of Love initiative for 2021/2022. We decided to match the 20 sleeping bags and delivered the 40 bags a couple of weeks apart. We again chose Corpus Christy which is the only year round day shelter in the area. They had set up a …
January 2022
Bags of Love – New Brunswick Ecclesia
Moncton, New Brunswick
Recipient: Nazareth House
Initiative: Bags of Love 2021
I have made the delivery of the sleeping bags to the House of Nazareth which is a homeless shelter. What a rough spot. No one had masks. Thanks for sending them so they could go into good hands. Brad Goodwin
September 2021
South Ozone Park Ecclesia
Far Rockaway, NY
Recipient: Public School 104, Bayswater, Far Rockaway, NY
Initiative: Kits4Kids
We participated in the 2021 Garden Outreach Project Kits4Kids. We received 48 backpacks and filled them with school supplies for 5th graders utilizing supplies suggestions. Backpacks were donated to Principal, Deirdre Mc Shane, Public School 104, Bayswater, Far Rockaway, NY. I can’t say how long it took because purchasing and packing were done at intervals. …
December 2021
Bags of Love 2021 – Southern New Hampshire Ecclesia
Nashua, New Hampshire
Recipient: Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter (NSKS)
Initiative: Bags of Love 2021
The Southern New Hampshire Ecclesia is two blocks from the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter (NSKS) which is the largest kitchen and shelter in Nashua, NH. As food insecurity and homelessness has increased in Nashua, the NSKS moved to new quarters expanding their facility to accommodate the increase of vulnerable area residents needing their food …
December 2021
Bags of Love 2021 – Brantford
Brantford, Ontario
Recipient: People affected by homelessness
Initiative: Bags of Love 2021
Over the past two or three weeks we have been distributing the sleeping bags directly to the homeless in our neighbourhood. Since we live in an area of the city where there are high needs, it was easier for us to distribute them ourselves. Also we thought if we gave the sleeping to a non-profit …