Recycling Furniture for Families was recently part of a wonderful event–the West Side Block Party– hosted by First Christian Church with nine other churches helping. Children got donated school supplies, free medical and dental screenings. Free food and music added to the family-friendly event, which opened with prayer. RF4F took names and numbers to give away excess small plates, and we have homes for nearly 400 of them. About 150 people stopped by our booth. We gave out information on how to qualify for free donated household basics–and ways people who are able can help us help those in need.
This was a HUGE volunteer effort, and we are so grateful for the host church, First Christian, along with Centennial Christian, Christ Church, First Baptist, Holy Trinity, Mennonite Church of Normal, New Covenant, Second Presbyterian, Trinity Lutheran, and Wesley United Methodist.