21 Aug Families Enjoy Clothing Donations During Easter Community Event
Organization: Greater Lighthouse Community Outreach/The Blessing Corner
Lives Impacted: 175
As Told to Good360 by Greater Lighthouse Community Outreach/The Blessing Corner
Greater Lighthouse Community Outreach, Inc., located in Bakersfield, CA, offers services to help those in the community to enhance their personal and spiritual growth. Our mission is to provide opportunities that enrich the lives of those in need through programs and resources not available to everyone. We sponsor many programs that offer mentoring, job training, rehabilitation services and/or special assistance throughout our community. Our organization serves chronically poor and homeless people; therefore, we’re always distributing clothing. It’s an absolute blessing to be able to make them feel special by giving them something that is so desirable.
Thanks to this donation, we were able to provide games, gifts and clothing to families and their children during our yearly Easter event. Every year we host a free community gathering for low-income families to receive items they might not be able to afford on their own. The highlight of the event, in addition to the attendees receiving a full holiday meal, are the various games along with an egg and scroll hunt, gifting the t-shirts as prizes. The winners were super excited to become the proud owners of a brand name new t-shirt and all of the kids went back to their motels wearing them.
One of the families that received the items was a family of five staying in a neighborhood park. They were trying to keep their family together, so they moved from location to location together to not involve the authorities. The bashful teen daughter held her t-shirt so close to her as if it were the most precious item that she owned; she wore her new tee for the rest of the event. We are truly grateful for our Good360 partnership which provide us with these priceless opportunities.