THURSDAY UPDATE: Neat opportunity to make the holiday super special for a child in need. Our LOVE Week events with outreach partner Beds for Kids are always filled to capacity because we get an opportunity to do really rewarding hands-on work at the warehouse. Saturday’s event is a family-friendly way to remind ourselves what a blessing it is to have a warm place to sleep. You’ll be making Christmas merry for a child who may have been previously sleeping on the floor or in a shelter.
This weekend Pastor Steven empowered us to “take the pen into our own hand,” and to decide how big our faith will be by how significant our gift to his kingdom will be. We remember that part of giving includes giving of our gifts, talents, and time. It’s Elevation Blakeney’s turn for a LOVE Weekend!
Appropriately, there are 25 chances for you to get out and serve. Below are some of our favorites. CLICK HERE to see the entire list.
WRAPPING UP LOVE with A Child’s Place — A loving home is often the key to a child’s success in school. But for a child without this stability, A Child’s Place steps in to ensure that homeless children succeed in their education. This weekend volunteers will be able to bring their donated gifts to wrap together and brighten up the holiday of those children!
JOY IN THE SUFFERING with Kindermourn — Imagine how difficult it is to enjoy the holiday season with the death of a family member fresh in your heart. Together on Saturday, we will assemble care packages to encourage families. On Sunday, we’ll serve refreshments to those coming to share their joys and sorrows together.
MAKE MEMORIES with Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte — Join us as we help host a Parent’s Day Out! This is a spectacular opportunity for our volunteers to step in and give the parents of children with Down Syndrome a rare day to themselves. The kids and volunteers will spend the day at Elevation Blakeney.
DECK THE HALLS with Brookdale Senior Living Center — Come fill the halls with the sweet sounds of Christmas this weekend as we go around Brookdale bringing the gift of Christmas caroling, fellowship, and holiday treats!
CHEER ON YOUR TEAM with Inreach — Come for an afternoon of tailgating and football with our friends at Inreach! With an organization that has 15 homes in the Charlotte area that houses adults with disabilities, we not only have the chance to partake in a fun-filled afternoon, but we will also stand with the organization in empowering these individuals to succeed.