The clouds were gray and the rain made for a great memory as the Boston HOPE worldwide Chapter volunteers and Boston Church of Christ came together for a worship service and fundraising walk to support the Framingham Food Pantry and a yearly donation to HOPE worldwide. Over $66,000 was collected from the fundraiser. The singles ministry established a faith goal of $20,000 and collected over $25,000 for the Walk. Many creative and sacrificial ideas were implemented to support the cause of easing hunger in our cities.
Over the past two years, five HOPE Scout troops have been started in the Boston chapter. Various service efforts have been performed. Organic gardens have been built, food has been served to the hungry, children have been supported with school supplies and the hearts of the Scouts have been changed.
Grant helps youth to make a difference
A group of teens led by Paul and Marcela Deane have been regularly operating an effort to help the homeless. They purchase, cook and disperse meals for the homeless. Funds to support this outreach come from a grant available through the Boston HOPE worldwide chapter.
Due to their efforts, they have been changed. Here are a few of their comments:
“This opportunity has made me realize how much I have and it has given me a better view on life.” – Jennifer
“Thanks for letting us feed the homeless and those who are struggling. It really helps us understand how much we need them and they need us.” – Austin
Shared from the Boston Church of Christ