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Christmas Joy Offering: Collected during Advent. Each year during the Advent and Christmas season, we turn our eyes to Bethlehem and celebrate the wondrous gift of Jesus Christ, our Savior. By giving to the Christmas Joy Offering, you honor this gift by providing resources to Beth-El Ministry, serving migrant farmworkers and the working poor right here in Hillsborough County.
Our Joy Gift offering will help provide items on Beth-El Farmworker Ministry’s Wish List this year! Here are a few:
– A walk-in refrigerator for fresh produce donations
– Adding an outdoor permanent awning for “grab-n-go” distributions
– Hiring a full-time Case Manager to assess and assists families in need during the pandemic and beyond.
– Adapting new lobby/office to maintain social distancing and protections when serving clients.
– Taking hot lunches to workers on the farms at least once each week.
– Providing more culturally-appropriate food – When clients are familiar with the food items, they are more likely to make healthy home-cooked meals and help reduce food waste.
– Helping Children learn virtually – providing assistance for overdue electricity, water, internet fees.
– Gear to keep farmworkers safer – Knitted hat, head/face covering, long-sleeve shirt, fanny pack, mittens, face masks to prevent exposure to sun, environment, and chemicals.
– Fuel to deliver essentials to families that are without transportation
Thanks for your continued generosity to local people that put food on our tables!