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How to Give Back This Holiday Season

Story by Sylvia Urutia

Looking for a way to help those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? Adventist Community Services leaders encourage members to participate in their local church Christmas outreach programs. If your church doesn’t have a program, why not pioneer one? Here are some ideas:

  • Adopt a community family by providing a holiday meal and gifts.
  • Distribute holiday meal baskets for those in need.
  • Gather warm coats, and donate them to your local community center for distribution.
  • Create and share holiday programs with residents at local nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
  • Assemble and distribute personal care packages for people experiencing homelessness.
  • Utilize church facilities for temporary homeless shelters during the winter months.
  • Operate a free hot lunch program in the community. 
  • Make and distribute blankets and/or quilts to local hospitals, nursing homes or hospice residents. 
  • Donate through ADRA’s Gift Catalog.
  • Fill shoeboxes with items for kids around the world through Compassion International’s Operation Christmas Child, like members (pictured) from Chesapeake Conference’s Iglesia Adventista Hispana Laurel (Md.).

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