Jimmy, released from prison in 2005, was living in a one-room apartment with his young son, with no work experience except for illegal drug work, no money and a future with little hope. A local church learned about Jimmy’s need and brought a Thanksgiving Box of Love to his apartment. Because of this connection, Jimmy met Christians who cared about him and came to understand what it was to trust Jesus. But it didn’t stop there. Through this church partner's ongoing relationship with Jimmy, he has earned his GED, has an intact family, is a leader in his church and now trains local churches to deliver their own Boxes of Love to people in need.
This year, we launched a few fitness and fundraising program called the Miles of Hope Challenge! Starting in March, our network was encouraged to run, bike, walk, etc., between affiliate sites across our city!
Miles of Hope got a lot of creative juice flowing—Board member Joe created five different routes
Once a week, we’ll share brief stories from our affiliates who are still serving communities across the five boroughs. Our affiliates will provide updates on how COVID-19 has changed their programs and services, and how they're remaining hopeful about God continuing to work in our city.