By Claire Scott
Ohio State Social Work Intern with SON Ministries
Academic Year 2014/15
Thanksgiving has given me the chance to step back and reflect on the amazing work that God has done through and for SON Ministries this fall. After an incredible fall festival last week, we are looking ahead to another busy and fun filled week at Kids Club. We are celebrating everything for which we are grateful with a Thanksgiving Potluck on Tuesday and Thursday we are hosting our annual Winter Coat Store for Children. As the weather has already turned cold, we are eager to bless children and families with BRAND NEW winter coats. Families will have the opportunity to purchase coats for their children for a highly discounted price (2 dollars per coat).
I had the opportunity to volunteer as a “personal shopper” for this event last year. I guided families as they chose coats for each of their children. I talked with parents and got to know children personally. The best part by far was the atmosphere of excitement.
When children got their coats, they COULDN’T WAIT to go outside to test them out.
I could hardly see their excited faces due to their many layers of coats, hats, scarves and gloves.
Last year I was not a regular volunteer at Kids Club but was able to rearrange my schedule to come to the Winter Coat Store. I felt incredibly uplifted after my experience. I loved connecting with families and watching as SON Ministries met a very real need in the community. The gratitude was overflowing on that evening.
I cannot wait for this Thursday night!! Will you join me in being a part of blessing families in need?? This event is only possible through the partnership of many…
At SON Ministries, we bring HOPE to children and families in need by connecting them to people, resources and a HAND UP.