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Christmas in July


No these aren’t Santa’s elves, but they are just as gleeful!

How wonderful to have welcomed to THRIVE a parade of merry youth from the Warwick River Christian Child Care Summer Camp. Encouraged by their theme, “Christmas in July,” these campers arrived bearing gifts of 71 lbs./$122 in value (with more to come) of rice and potatoes to share with our neighbors in need!

Campers were invited to bring their favorite food item—either rice or potatoes—to help replenish a depleted food category in THRIVE ‘s pantry. Adorned with Santa’s hats, bows and cheery dispositions, these happy campers are making an impact in our community. Even though it is not yet Christmas, complete with snow (?!) and all the holiday fixings, these young folks served in the true season’s spirit by bringing the Light of the World to families in need!

Our thanks to Santa’s Helpers—our Christmas Angels in July!                                    -John 8:12