Joyous moments are often few and far between for those who spend each day constantly struggling against hunger, poverty and loneliness. And special holidays only seem to make these feelings of hopelessness worse.
At Sunshine Ministries we go out of our way to plan special events for each holiday that will put smiles back on the faces and joy back in the hearts of the families we serve.
Each year special food bags are distributed to every C.A.R.E. Program member for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. These food bags contain all of the ingredients for a complete holiday ham or turkey meal, allowing them to prepare the dinners in their own homes and enjoy the holiday with their families. We even have fun craft days for the ladies to make something to decorate their home for the holidays.
We also plan many festive holiday parties for our families. Each fall we have a Fall Festival Chili Dinner to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday together and we welcome spring with a Family Barbecue Dinner. Valentine’s Day is celebrated with a ladies only dinner with bingo and prizes.