by Joan Daase, Clearwater New Life Assembly
So, why do we do it? Why Do we put all the effort into sorting and setting up for three days … just for the fun of it! There must be a reason why Clearwater New Life Assembly hosts The Great Giveaway twice a year.
Maybe we are just nice people … well maybe? Or maybe it is because we want to pay it forward … or maybe we are just a bunch of do gooders!
Well, the reason why we do what we do is because the people of New Life Assembly want to give back to the community of Clearwater. We live here in this town and we wish to help those in our community in hosting this event. Matthew 5:16 says, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
We believe that by showing the community that we want to help, you will see the character of Jesus Christ. Clearwater will see that we love Jesus, and that Jesus loves everyone in Clearwater.
So, on May 2 and 3 we once again will be hosting The Great Giveaway. It will be a wonderful opportunity for you to come shopping for used clothing and small household items. If you do not know where New Life Assembly is located, it is the church just past Rona at 308 West Old North Thompson Highway.
There is no charge for what you shop for. There is no amount limit to what you can take. We just ask that whatever you choose to pick up those two days, you use it for your personal friends or family.
When you come we ask that you invest in your community by donating to our local Food Bank. You may bring non- perishable food items, or donate cash.
So that we have clothing and household items to give to the community, we need your help. Start looking at the “stuff” you have in your closets and cupboards. Do you really need all these items? Can you donate anything? Maybe you too can join us by giving back to the community of Clearwater.
Please donate your clean spring and summer clothing, and small household items on April 23-29. You can drop them off at the church on these days. We will not be receiving any items before or after those dates.
Thanks for reading this article, and let’s do it again Clearwater!