Thank You for Loving Escondido!
Thank you, Emmanuel Faith Church family! Your hands, your time, and your gifts in the month of May helped provide a meaningful Kingdom impact on our city. EFCC Outreach extends a special “Thank you” for your participation, and making our first ever Love Esco ministry event a huge success!
Here’s a look back at what the Lord was able to accomplish through the efforts of the Emmanuel Faith Church family last month.
Thank You and WOW!
• Nearly $3,000 was raised for the AMC Baby Bottle Drive. Fistfuls of change, baggies of quarters, and even some larger donations were collected, predominantly on our first Love Esco weekend.
• EFCC families donated over 7,000 lbs. of food and pantry items for the Interfaith Food Drive. This was Interfaith’s 2nd largest food drive this year! 17 EFCC volunteers also came out to pick up the donations, sort, and pack the food into Interfaith’s truck.
• For our first American Red Cross blood drive, we filled all 50 appointments. ARC collected 44 units of blood. 58% of our blood donors were first time donors! There were also 5 special EFCC volunteers who committed to assisting the Red Cross in registration and welcoming people to the drive.
• In partnership with Solutions for Change, we hosted the first CSA food box pick up at a church site. 43 boxes were ordered from EFCC (11 of those boxes were donated back to Solutions to families overcoming homelessness). Each purchased box represents job training opportunities and steps to healing for families in the Solutions programs.
• 165 Laundry Love Kits were assembled and donated to Escondido Union School District. This project represents 165 families who will be able to afford the laundry mat and provide their children the human dignity of clean clothes. Each Laundry Love Kit contained detergent, a roll of quarters, a water bottle, and a snack.
• 78 hard working volunteers came out to Kit Carson Park to serve alongside the City of Escondido tree crews. They cleared overgrown vegetation, fallen trees, and debris from Tree Lake. They overfilled a 40-cubic-foot dumpster and completed the project an hour and a half ahead of schedule!
• Working in collaboration with @RyanLunde and The Well (EFCC Young Adults), a team of 17 helped to create a beautiful outdoor space for our partners Alabaster Jar — a ministry that works to end human trafficking.
• Hope in the Streets was also held simultaneously with 15 volunteers from EFCC. They provided clothing and food donations to families in need here in Escondido while also clearly presenting the Gospel.
• The EFCC church family created and wrote 109 cards of encouragement to shut-in senior adults.
• 217 Hygiene Kits were collected to be donated to homeless individuals seeking out services with Interfaith.
• Four EFCC members served at the Neighborhood Health Clinic, assisting with check in and patient registration during vaccine distribution.
• Many from EFCC donated to our Love Teachers project. (This featured the collection of 312 bags of popcorn, 144 packages of pretzel chips, 48 beef sticks, 30 breakfast cookies, 40 brownie bites snacks, 48 bags of trail mix, 6 lbs. of chocolate, and more). Our 8-member Love Teachers Team then organized the donations, added encouraging notes and messages, and stealthily delivered these goodies to the teacher lounge at Mission Middle School and Juniper Elementary.
Thank you again for your awesome participation!
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