Smoke Rise families have continued to meet on Wednesday nights throughout the summer for fellowship, fun, learning and service. In June, families spent a night learning about homelessness in Atlanta. Children and parents worked together to build shelters out of cardboard boxes, sticks and tape. While these were fun as temporary play forts, we all agreed we wouldn’t want these boxes to be our only homes.
To help homeless people in Atlanta, we assembled twenty hygiene kits with toothbrushes, soap, shampoo and other basic toiletries. Our children made cards to include in the kits to share God’s love with the recipients. This week, the kits were delivered to Mad Housers, an Atlanta-based charitable organization which works to provide shelter and advocate for the homeless of Atlanta.