Thank you for donating brand new hats, gloves, mittens and scarves for men, women and children. The Presentation Sisters and their outreach to the Latino community, called Caminando Juntos, was blessed by your generosity during January!
The items you share provide a kindness that leads to ministry with Latino families and individuals that come to receive help as they learn about their new surroundings and a new language. Because of your donation of nearly 1,000 winter accessory items, including warm socks, many people are experiencing Christ’s love firsthand in a very tangible way.
“A young Guatemalan girl who arrived in Sioux Falls came with a family member on a very blustery day. She asked if she could have one of the hats and scarves we had on the table. To her surprise, she thought she had to pay for the hat and scarf, but she was so grateful when she found out they were “gratis” or free for the taking. She left, blustery day and all, with hat on and scarf wrapped around her neck.”
“A working Latino man came into the office and was grateful to see ‘work gloves’ because he had just worn out the ones he had. We had received a lot of hats and scarves for women, but the men just love it when they can receive socks, gloves, hats, etc. Many Latino’s do outside work, such as construction, or work in dairies and farms, so these items are essential.”
Beyond donations, the Warm a Neighbor drive also brings people’s awareness to Caminando Juntos’ other ministry programs and services, such as immigration legal services, English classes for adults, social justice and immigrant advocacy, counseling and health and social services.
Thank YOU for showing Christ’s love during January and being the hands and feet of Jesus!