Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church to Give Food Baskets and Turkeys to More Than 2,000 Families at 'Christmas at the Ship' on Dec. 20, 2008
WHAT: Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church will host "Christmas at the Ship," a 13-year-old community outreach event that will provide Christmas food baskets and turkeys to more than 2,000 families. The baskets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008. Every child in a family will be given two toys to ensure a happy Christmas. "Christmas is about giving," says Fellowship Missionary Baptist Pastor Charles Jenkins. "The entire season is about sacrifice, sharing and supporting those in need: Christmas at the Ship is a symbolic way to celebrate the season, and it's incumbent that we reach out to find the less fortunate and touch their lives, if only in a small way. The objective is to lift people up -- we want them to feel great even though they may be going through a tough time give the state of the economy." The baskets are designed to feed a family of four or five. Families can also expect "random acts of kindness," where five (5) $100 AMEX gift cards will be given away. Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church was founded in September 1950 by Rev. Dr. Clay Evans. The church currently has more than 7,800. WHERE: Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church 4543 S. Princeton Ave. Chicago WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 20 9 a.m.-2 p.m. HOW: To receive a basket, families must present a valid form of identification SPONSORS -- The Private Bank & Bruce Hague -- Bank of America -- Beaman Incorporated -- Harris Chicago Community Bank -- Northern Trust Bank -- The Serafin Group & Gideon Searle -- The Lurie Foundation & Michael Kurzman -- Breck and Nancy Hanson -- Cary L. Neiman -- The Bill Bass Foundation & James D. Jacobson -- United Airline & Sonya Johnson -- Strack & Van Til -- AT&T- Paul LA Schiazza, President -- Charitable Gift Foundation -- The Rise Group -- Millennium Properties -- The Rise Group, L.L.C. -- System Parking & T. Phillips& Sons -- Allstate Ins. and Mark J. Curl, Agent -- Roger A. Pillsbury -- Arthur J. and Jacqueline Smith -- John B. and Dianne L. Schwartz, Attorney
SOURCE Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
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