“Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.” ~Mathew25:40
Each year, Legacy Moms families reach out to our community and provide Christmas gift and basic needs for needy children and their families in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. This year for our annual Christmas outreach, Legacy Moms will be serving the families at Travis Middle School in Irving, Texas, and we have several ways you can participate with us! Many of the kids attending TMS are in such severe poverty that they are having to wash their school uniforms at school and many of the kids go without lunch, and for some kids, school lunch is the only meal they will get that day. The vice-principal of this school has asked for us to help. Please pray about helping in one of the following ways:
1. The biggest need is for Legacy Moms families and their friends, small groups, etc., to “adopt” a family to provide Christmas presents for them. There are families of all sizes available and it is great if several families want to go together to take care of a family. The needs would be something like school shoes, clothes, and maybe a fun toy for each child and a grocery card or paying the utility bill for the family would be great if you would like to bless the parents as well!
If you would like to adopt a family, please e-mail Brooke Andrews at Brooke@ashleytayloragency.com or Jessica Gaudin at firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know you are interested as soon as possible.
Families will be available to choose from by November 11 and you can begin shopping! Then, on December 17th at 9:30 am, we will participate in a Christmas Family Celebration in the school’s cafeteria, where you will be able to meet your family, have breakfast, and bless them with your gifts. What a great way to show your kids what being the hands and feet of Christ really looks like and serving the needy together as a family!
2. Belts and Binders!! These kids are in desperate need of 3-ring binders for school and belts to wear with their uniforms per school rules. Belts for size 38+ are especially needed. Belts and binders can be new or used. Please bring your donations of belts and binders to our November Legacy Moms meeting.
3. Donate any spare change you may have sitting in a jar somewhere. This money can go toward a “lunch fund” at the school for kids who aren’t able to eat that day. You can bring your spare change containers to Legacy Moms in November. This is a great way to get your kids involved- let them see how much spare change they can collect!
We will also need volunteers on Dec. 17 to help set up at the school cafeteria (1600 Finely Rd in Irving). If you would like to help with that as well, please e-mail Brooke or Jessica above.
Thanks for being a part of our Christmas outreach! We look forward to seeing God move in the lives of the children as a result of your love and generosity. Don’t forget to bring your belts, binders, and change to Legacy Moms in November! We’ll see you there!