Twelve Generous Inspiring Friends For Christ

Twelve Generous Inspiring Friends For Christ

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"Thank You" From the Kids at Christ The King School in Haiti

It was really heart-warming to see the gifts in the children's hands. Some of you may recognize some of the things you sent in the fourth picture. Thank you to the TGIF Group, the Overbys, Hilda Canlas, and her friend who financed the shipment, for making a difference in this project.

INSTITUTION CHRIST- ROI, Jérémie 83 Rochasse, Haïti

Dear Mario Depeine and the Group TGIF,
Students of CHRIST-ROI Institution thank you very much for the gifts that you gave them, because we have trouble with the Institution. We got them with happiness about our difficulties, the gifts came on time. I wonder how to thank you for that...God bless you and your Group TGIF. To my name personnel, I don't find any words to tell you:Thank you for your generosity. In front of this sacrify how loyal, I put it the hands of God. Thank you very much one time again.
Francois Cheyner DEPEINE

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Christ The King School in Jeremie, Haiti-July Project a Success

Our July 2010 project has been completed. God truly blessed our efforts! A shipment of school supplies, shoes and some clothes was sent to Haiti on July 27th. Thank you especially to the members of the TGIF group who gave sacrificially to provide for the children at CTK school. Many of them were displaced from the Port au Prince area to Jeremy and were accepted in this school. Your generosity continues to amaze me.

Thank you also to other supporters such as Hilda Canlas and her friend, who contributed generously to the cost of the shipment. Thank you, Deanna McDonald, Jacque Overby, Joyce Lewis, Julie Buys and Angie Hughes for your donations of school supplies and shoes and your contribution to the cost of the shipment. Thanks to Floyd Bronson for the t-shirts he donated from his business. Imagine the smiles on the faces of the children when they get to school after the summer break. May God continue to bless you for your kindness to the needy.

Lavern Depeine

Some of the items packed in the drum for the school in Jeremie, Haiti.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Camp Bright Feathers

Camp Bright Feathers has provided us with the opportunity to serve children who attend summer camp during the month of August each year. These children are affected by or infected with Aids and are from families who do not have the financial means to provide for their needs during their week at the camp.

Over the past three years the Central Jersey Church of Christ has been instrumental in providing many of the items through TGIF to meet the needs of the Camp Bright Feathers children. Thanks to everyone who has participated in this project over the years.

Some of the items that are needed for the children for camp are:

Blankets, Sheets, Pillows, Pillow Cases
Clothes for children 4-13 years old
Sneakers and shoes
Batteries, Bugs spray, Flashlights
Soaps, Lotions, Shampoos, etc.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Soup Kitchens Volunteers

Serving At Elijah's Promise

By Andi Rincon

Our time at the soup kitchen went very well last fall as about six of our TGIF women came to serve. The men's shelter was very grateful and enjoyed chatting with all of us as we helped serve dinner. The regular staff had the whole process down to a science and instructed us well in the daily routine. It was good to see that the shelter receives many volunteers throughout the course of the year, in fact we were on a waiting list for 2 months before we served that night! We hope to return again this year with a larger team and find other ways to serve Elijah's Promise.


Collection of Toiletries for Women's Shelters

Over the past two years, we have collected toiletry items for a few women's shelters. Anyone wanting to contribute to contribute to this project please contact the TGIF group at: Thank you in advance for your kind contribution. Here are some of the items that we need to collect:

Sample size toiletry items
Bath soaps
Toilet Paper
Wash Rags
Nail Polish
Nail Polish Remover

Women's Health & Wellness Fair 2009

The first project done by the TGIF group was the Women's Health & Wellness Fair in May 2008. Topics such as Nutrition, Diabetes, Hypertension, Mental Health, Ovarian Cancer, Physical Fitness and First-Time Motherhood were among the many that were addressed by experienced providers. The group received many positive feedback as well as suggestions for future women's health fairs and this led to the idea that a Men's Health Fair would be one of the future projects to be completed.

Please post your comments about the Women's Health Fair in 2008 and include any suggestions that you may have for our future health fairs for women. Thank you.

Future Project Ideas

Christ the King Elementary School in Jeremie, Haiti

Please look at the link below to see a video of the school.

Live Strong - Men's Sports and Wellness Day 4/2010