It has now been a few months since the pandemic hit us and we are still wearing masks, socially distancing, and trying to beat Covid-19 back. We want to re-open and get back to something approaching normal — but it just has not worked out.
In the crisis caused by this pandemic, there is real suffering — not simply inconvenience. Many have lost jobs, businesses have folded: real people are struggling and hurting. We have stepped up as a church and school with food drives, led by Bronwyn Campbell and Kate Davies, benefitting The Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) Food Pantry. We have donated needed materials and funds and helped many in our community. I am proud of what we have done. We have made a difference. What we have done has mattered to people.
As the beginning of school gets closer, another need presents itself: many underprivileged children need school supplies and clothing. The pandemic has been especially devastating for those living in poverty: they’ve lost jobs and childcare is difficult to find for those who can work.
Every year, CCSC works to serve 6,500 students in our area, helping with school supplies and clothing. That is six thousand five hundred children in need in our area. Such a large number! Again, we can make a difference. What we do matters.
How can you help make a difference? By joining with CCSC to sponsor a child — or you can even sponsor multiple children. $50 will provide most of the child’s supplies and clothes for the school year, but any amount you can give helps! Our church and school can make an immense impact with so many children this year. What an opportunity to show the love of Christ!
If you would like to sponsor one child (or more!) this school year, just go to www.ccschouston.org/backtoschool/ to give online.
Thank you for all you do for our community!
— David Browder