Our Sunlight GEMS Girls Club collected hundreds of donations for local homeless residents in Saint Lucie County and packed 77 Blessing Bags and Socks of Love at their annual Christmas Party this year.
Multiple service projects have been planned throughout the year as an extension of the GEMS 2014-2015 theme …Bring the Message based on the call to serve from Isaiah 6:8. “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
Bags were filled with personal items such as toothpaste and toothbrushes, hand sanitizer, crew socks, Chap-sticks, Band-Aids, toilet paper, deoderant and more. The girls also made hand decorated cards with notes of encouragement for each individual bag.
At the Christmas party, the girls rotated through different stations enjoying group games, cookie decorating, crafts and packing bags for local residents in need.
GEMS meetings return to 2nd and 4th Mondays in January 2015. For more information about GEMS Girls Club, visit their webpage here or contact Club Coordinator, Karyn Dekker, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.