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Hello Friends of Aspire,
Thank you for your church’s generous donation this past summer towards our “Meals and Healing in the Park” project. You should have received an immediate thanks for your gift, but I wanted to send you an update and another big thanks for your generosity.
So far your donation has helped us host 2 of our 3 meals we committed to this Fall and have served close to 200 meals to the hungry and homeless in Pasadena. On September 13th we served about 100 meals, shared stories of healing and recovery around our tables with one another and sang songs on grace.
On October 25th we served another 80 meals, and gave out 100 health/hygiene kits (e.g. shampoo, toothbrush, socks, tylenol, razors etc) and 50 first aid kits and offered reiki “healing hands” therapy and a handful took us up on the offer. See a few pictures, attached.
Our next and final meal in the park this year will be on Sunday December 6th, with a focus on healing through art. We plan to serve 80-100 meals and Christmas cookies, sing some Christmas songs, lead some healing through art activities, and hand out as many blankets and ponchos for the cold, wet weather as we can.
All of these meals and healing activities were made possible by your generous donations. Thank you for your gifts!
Aspire’s Senior Pastor Andy Schwiebert