Thursday, May 23, 2013
Many people cannot open their hearts to Christ until the weight of their physical needs has been lifted. Therefore, Mission Southside desires to provide for the physical needs of low-income families. Donations given through Mission Southside will be used to provide food, clothing, coats, household items, and furniture to those who have urgent physical needs. These items are provided free of charge to plant the seeds of hope and love in the hearts of those who are ministered to through Mission Southside.
Here are the ways in which you can help Mission Southside help those in need:
Mission Southside partners with area apartment complexes, mobile home communities, schools, churches, and “helps” organizations to host FREE garage sales for low income families. Mission Southside provides donated furniture, clothing, and household items in order to bring hope to the under-resourced in our community. As often as possible, Mission Southside also provides free food to those attending the garage sale.
The purpose of the Back Snack Program is to provide food for children who would otherwise have nothing to eat on weekends when they are not attending school. Many of the children who receive these snack packs on the weekend are homeless, or on free and reduced lunch. They might come from a single parent household where the parent is working two and maybe three jobs. For many of these kids the only meals they receive on the weekend are these packs. As you can imagine, higher food and fuel prices have forced some parents or guardians to make difficult decisions that leave family members hungry. Hungry children have been known to have lower test scores, diminished learning capacity, and increased behavioral problems.
Mission Southside is responsible for providing volunteers on the third Wednesday of the month for Feed the Hungry at Center of Grace. Center of Grace provides free hot meals to over 300 people on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Holy Haulers is a ministry that picks up large furniture and appliances and delivers them to people who need them.