Some of the Beacon wrapping Easter Hampers Last Year.
Over the past 3 years, the Beacon Missional Community has been giving Easter Hampers of chocolate eggs, cakes and other food treats to families and individuals, in and around Shirley, who are struggling with their finances.
We are working alongside local organisations like SCRATCH, Christians Against Poverty and Southampton City Mission and are seeking to build relationships through our bi-monthly Supper Clubs. As we try and bring hope, help and support, we are aiming to demonstrate the love of Jesus and our prayer is that in time we will see people come to faith.
Can you help by donating some food items for Easter Hampers this year? We are planning to package everything up on Wednesday 21st March in the Parish Hall from 7pm. Any donations can be brought to church or the Parish Office before that date, clearly marked “Beacon Hampers”. Please check that all items have a use by date that is after Easter, as it may take us a week or so to complete deliveries. We’d also love it if anyone would like to come and help us pack; we’ll be chatting and eating cake as we gift wrap the parcels! Offers of help with deliveries are also appreciated.
Last year we made up about 20 hampers and we anticipate making a similar number this year. If you are aware of an individual or family, whether inside or outside of church, who would appreciate a package, please email firstname.lastname@example.org