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COT Serves during Thanksgiving Break

The Community Outreach Team spent several hours serving local agencies over the Thanksgiving Break. Several students helped the Center for People in Need prepare for their yearly Thanksgiving food distribution. Some worked to package, load and sort food in the days before the distribution. Others joined in on the day of the event, serving as distributors of different foods. Roughly 3,000 families were blessed by this gigantic community effort. Playing a role in all of it was humbling to say the least.

“I love how easy it can be to make somebody’s day. All it takes is a few hands taping labels to cereal boxes or packing potatoes into bags, and suddenly hundreds of people in need have food for the holiday,” junior Rebecca Ziems said. “God has given me many blessings. I was glad we could share our blessings of time and talent with others.”

This is the third year the COT has partnered with CFPN and this huge undertaking. The joy of seeing physical labor turned into food blessings was very rewarding for all who served.

 

At The Gathering Place, the COT group helped by participating in a yearly deep cleaning of the facilities. While the volunteer numbers were small, it was an example of the ideal COT outing: students of different ages, parents and faculty working together outside the classroom walls and serving our neighbors.

“Volunteering at the Gathering Place is a win-win-win: volunteers find joy in serving, the organization finds workforce to keep the place up and running and the guests find more comfort and hospitality,” said Georgann Roth, volunteer coordinator. “It’s a trifecta of greatness,”

The Gathering place was founded in 1982 by like-minded people who wanted to feed the hungry but create a “home” in which to do so. Today, the unmistakable feel of home (hardwood floors, banister staircase, reading area, fireplace, etc…) is also an unmistakable agent of good, serving over 120 meals daily and welcoming people from all walks of life with home cookin’.

Recently, the Journal Star covered this organization in a feature article, you can read that article by following this link: http://journalstar.com/niche/l-magazine/here-to-help/the-gathering-place/article_b5e3cf8e-7b0e-56fc-b67d-c77899ae8452.html. Helping those who “help others” has become a unique characteristic of the Community Outreach Team events.

Speaking of serving those who serve, our next event is solely gear to do just that. In Access/AP classes, students and teachers will create care packages for those who tutor in LPS. Through a partnership with City Impact, and because of the vision of Mrs. Rickords, City Impact will be able to recognize the tutor volunteers who read to below-level students in an attempt to get them at reading level. If you have any interest in this event, or any other listed below, contact Joel Stoltenow (jstoltenow@lincolnlutheran.org).

Dec. 10: Meals on Wheels (ages 16+)

Jan. 3: People City Mission (soup kitchen)

Jan. 21: People City Mission (warehouse) 

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