Eight Wheaton and Warrenville area churches and 20 public schools in District 200 invited 729 families to participate in the annual Christmas Sharing program this year. St. John Lutheran Church in Wheaton was one of three host sites that partnered with Gary Methodist and Trinity Episcopal of Wheaton.
Together, these three churches served 233 families. St. John received donations of money, linens, non-food items, boxes, cleaning products, diapers, and gift cards from local businesses and organizations in the community, along with donations from church members. Families received fresh food and produce, gift cards, a box of non-food items, diapers, and more at the festive event.
It is joyous and organized chaos with many L.E.R.T. and congregation volunteers’ hands and hearts caring for our neighbors. All volunteers are humbled to serve. One participant