Download our HFNY Resource Card as a way to engage homeless and hungry neighbors.
Read Tim Keller's outline of "Wholistic Ministry" and the Biblical call of the church to minister in both word and deeds of mercy and justice.
Watch our workshop on "How to Care for our Homeless Neighbors," outlining practical ways to serve our homeless neighbors and connect them to resources.
Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho Road
Dr. Tim Keller
|Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just
Dr. Tim Keller
|When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty without Hurting the Poor... and Yourself
To Live in Peace: Biblical Faith and the Changing Inner City
Mark R. Gornik
In this season when we celebrate God's generosity to us through the gift of His Son, we're so thankful for those in our community who have responded with radical generosity to our neighbors in need.
On December 5 and December 12, you enabled us to serve families in need through His Toy Store, distributing more than 2,600 toys at 9 pop-up stores across the city.
Hundreds of volunteers and affiliate staff worked to host the stores, doing everything from setting up the toys and gift-wrapping stations, providing childcare and Christmas treats for the parents as they shopped, and engaging everyone who came to shop with a joy and love.
We love the His Toy Store outreach because it's not just a one-time giveaway. His Toy Store gives parents the opportunity to shop with dignity for toys for their children, and also connects them with affiliates and year-round resources, including after-school programming, job training and GED preparedness, meals and housing, and other forms of support as they navigate challenging situations.
We are so grateful to everyone who donated to stock the stores with toys and volunteered as part of a His Toy Store committee to make the stores happen. More than 400 volunteers served at the stores, including 43 committee chairs and members.
Please continue to pray for the families we engaged at the stores, that they would connect with our affiliates for support and a caring community throughout the year.
About the Stores
We worked with our non-profit affiliates and other church and community partners to host 9 His Toy Stores across the city.
Related Affiliates: The Salvation Army His Toy Store Center for All Abilities