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5 Elementary schools were served: Kettering Greenmont Elementary, Kettering JFK Elementary, Fairborn Wright Kindergarten, Fairborn Elementary and Beavercreek Parkwood Elementary.
The school counselors of each school submitted the names of the children who were in need. They filled out a form giving sizes, ages, and their wish list for Christmas presents. 120 families were then adopted by the people of the Vineyard from the 5 schools. Once adopted, the families shopped, then delivered the gifts to our main locations for sorting and putting into large gift bags with family names and codes. Each school then received the different color and coded bags of clothing and gifts.
4 Elementary schools also received non-decrectionatory gift of $500 to help the counselors to help kids in need, thanks to James Capital INC..
The kids had fun in a separate Kidzone space with bouncy castle, and crafts.
Wrap It up!
12 days at the mall flew by. Several great conversations and people telling stories how they or a family member had been touched by our kindness over the months and years.
Our location was fantastic. 40 feet of window space and a bathroom located in the store.
Small things done with great love can change the world.
Good deeds create goodwill that opens hearts to the good news.
Rusaw and Swanson
God space is created when we serve someone with genuine love and kindness.
It's within this context that God things can happen.