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
BY WHITNEY EDGE, MANAGER OF VOLUNTEER INITIATIVES
It's our favorite time of year! At Hope for New York, we get so excited about celebrating families in our city through the annual His Toy Store outreach. This year, we've got 9 store locations where over 800 families in need will be invited to shop for brand new toys at no cost.
But it doesn't stop there. We want His Toy Store to be more than a one-time toy giveaway.
Our hope is to do 4 important things through His Toy Store:
That's why we make every effort to provide not just toys, but a relational experience at the store. The volunteers, affiliate staff, and church partner staff come together during the shopping to build meaningful connections with parents and kids to support their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs for the long haul.
We see it as part of bringing the Kingdom now, and a glimpse of the "not yet" that we look forward to when God's full reconciliation has come.
That's why we are buzzing with excitement here at HFNY in anticipation for the stores that we'll host across the city on December 5th and 12th! Please pray with us for these outreaches and for the love of Christ to be known by all who are involved.
Want to get involved this year? Help us stock our stores with toys! Give to provide toys for families in need through Nov. 30 at hfny.org/HTS.Related Affiliates: His Toy Store