Some families and individuals in the Windsor Park and Prospect areas were recipients of early Christmas gifts from Kings Adventist Church.
A group of eight volunteers and a troop of young people trekked through the communities with gift bags in hand to personally hand over the packages on Sunday, Dec. 17
At the end of the Christmas giveaway, 35 bags packed with food items, from sardines, beans and rice, to flour, sugar and milk, were dispensed.
“Some people were moved to tears of gratitude – and not just with respect to the goods left behind but more from the thoughtfulness it represented to the recipients, particularly for the seniors,” said Stephanie Jackson, the leader of Kings Community Services.
The annual drive was the culmination of three months of collection of cash and food items from among and by church members, Ms. Jackson said.
The annual distribution was also an opportunity for the church’s young people to experience the joy of giving and to help to minister to spiritual needs, she added.
“It was rewarding for both our adult volunteers and the young people who accompanied them,” Ms. Jackson said. “It brought satisfaction in knowing that we could play a part in meeting a little of the physical and spiritual needs around us”
This is the second Christmas event for the George Town area by the Adventist Church. On Sunday, Dec. 9, the George Town Church hosted seniors from the adjoining areas for a Christmas banquet. Some 75 seniors were feted at this event.