Abundant Living, Simple Giving
100 Men-100 dollars
Abundant Living-Simple Giving Breakfast July 11
Challenges men to help with Christmas boxes
There is still time to participate in the Abundant Living, Simple Giving challenge. We will encourage and run this challenge thru July in conjunction with our Christmas in July events. Our goal is to have 100 men step up and participate.
Men do have a heart for giving and they can have a tremendous influence in their families, churches and community when it comes to helping out with a specific cause.
Every client who comes to Good Samaritan in December gets a Christmas box filled with the items necessary to make a “traditional” Christmas dinner. The majority of the items come in through the Tackle Hunger Food Drive in October. GSM purchases baking hens, flour, sugar and eggs for the boxes, and the funds raised through this challenge will be used for these items.
Walker said that the idea for this challenge began to grow in his heart about a year ago because of his desire to give back as a way to honor God for the many blessings in his life.
“The idea of giving back is important to me,” Walker said. “We as men often overlook the opportunity to give back. It’s not that we don’t care, it’s just that giving back is often not foremost in our thinking.”
Good Samaritan gave back to the men who accept this challenge by feeding them a hearty breakfast on Wednesday, July 11 at 7 a.m. in the Food Warehouse. The breakfast was open to all men who feel the call to give simply to this Christmas in July project. Men were encouraged to invite their neighbors and co-workers and they did. Together they raised over $5,000.00 the day of the event.
Men who want to accept the challenge but could not attend the breakfast are encouraged to mail their gift to PO Box 1136 Brownwood, TX 76804. Mark your check 100 Men-100 Dollars. Donations can also be made through the website at www.goodsambwd.org