Thursday, March 25, 2010

skidrow, promkids and africa.

in my previous post... i had mentioned something about the Body of Christ being united in love.

well today, i present to you a few ways to show some love - to the body and to the community as well. the need of people in the world and the people around us is so great that sometimes it can get a bit overwhelming to think about. sometimes it's hard to think that an individuals like us can make a change....

BUT YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

HERE ARE A FEW WAYS TO SHOW SOME LOVE:

go do some spring cleaning (which will benefit you, not just others) and give your lightly used clothes and dresses away to #1 and #2 (see below) or skip starbucks for a couple of days and donate to #3.

1. Hope on Skid Row
we've done this a few times before so you already know how it goes. if not see here: part 1 and part 2. my church was able to raise money to buy enough food and care packets to be able to give to the same amount of people that we did during my hope on skid row birthday event. so we don't need financial donations BUT we still need YOU.

ways that you can help:
  • what they need: hope, Jesus, food and your lightly used clothes and shoes and blankets
  • we need: people to help me buy food, pack the food, people to drive down there and share hope to the people of skid row.
WHEN: April 17, 2010 (Saturday)
TIME: 8:00 AM
PLACE: SKID ROW (meeting place to be determined)

if you would like more information or if you're from LA and would like to donate clothes, please leave me a comment or email me at ricianne (at) ricianne (dot) com or message me at twitter and facebook and i'll let you know about the specifics and locations.

2. Project Prom
my friend danielle, who runs the ministry called the gate called be-u-ti-ful, a women's ministry from her church called the living room, will be volunteering for an event called "Project Prom" on May 15. they are going to be styling between 40-60 orphan teenage girls. There will be a "boutique" set up for them to go shopping and feel special for that day.

ways that you can help:
  • DRESSES (up to size 24), ACCESSORIES, SHOES, STRAPLESS BRAS or PURSES that you would like to donate it would be greatly appreciated
  • if you are a hair stylist, make up artist, can paint a nail or simply don't scare people when you walk out the door, or have a heart to help in any way - then we need you =)
for those of you who would like to drop off clothes or give donations for this event please mail donations or drop off donations at:

The Living Room (put Project Prom on the memo line)
Mail to: 10703 White Oak Ave
Granada Hills, Ca 91344
drop off times are: Tuesday-Saturday 10:30am- 6:30pm
for more info email me @ ricianne (at) ricianne (dot) com

1 in every 4 south africans are HIV positive. what are we going to do about it? my blogger/twitter friend alece - is part of this organization called thrive africa. she tweeted this the other day... and because one of my passion is to be able to do whatever i can to help others with their dreams, i wanted to take this opportunity to help her fulfill this dream of hers:

thrive africa has a God-sized goal because God has given them a God-sized vision http://www.impactsouthafrica.com - ways that you can help:

Come on...what are you waiting for? stop reading and go dig through your closet and find some lightly used clothes, shoes, blankets. take out those bridesmaids dresses that you've secretly been wanting to give away. trust me, someone else will put that to good use. =] your closet will have more space and you will make a difference by putting a smile on someone's face.

THANK YOU.

But just as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us —see that you also excel in this grace of giving. 2 Corinthians 8:7

"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' "He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.' Matthew 25: 40 & 45