Our first organization is The Oasis. We'll be providing gift bags filled with useful items such as hygiene products and food items for 35 mothers in their Keeping Families Together program. Each of these young mothers are now living with family after spending time at The Oasis but they and their families simply need some help to care for their young children.
The second organization is Brazos Abiertos. This organization reaches out to the children in their community through various programs, but the mothers of the children they serve are given special recognition on Mothers Day. We as a church will be helping to financially pay for the gifts each of the 125 women will receive on this special day.
So how are we doing this? You will notice starting on April 9 a "Giving Board" on the back window of Hollman Hall. The board is lined with envelopes each with an amount in quetzales. All you have to do is choose an amount, fill the envelope with the exact amount, and drop it in the large donation box. Our Goal is to raise Q5,560 by May 6, after which we will purchase and make up the gift baskets for the well deserving mothers.
Mothers are the pillars of the family and thus they should be recognized as such. We hope by caring for these mothers in this way we will be able to 1) greatly bless and maybe even spoil them a bit and 2) show them how much they are loved by not just our church but also by our heavenly Father.
We hope you join us in Celebrating Moms By Giving. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask at the Connections Table during the next 3 weeks on Sunday morning.