The Spirit of Giving

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Thanks to your generosity, volunteers of the Widow’s Pantry will gift more than 180 coats this Christmas! Your gift is critical in warming hearts, and saving lives as we prepare for the harshness of winter and a severe global crisis felt most by those with the least resources.

On Dec. 19, volunteers gathered to prepare new winter coats as Christmas gifts for distribution to homeless men at the New York Avenue Men’s Shelter; and women at the Sherwood Women’s Shelter. Men and women will also receive bag lunches and blessing bags with toiletries such as masks, hand sanitizer, soap, wash clothes and other hygiene essentials.

Thank you to our volunteers that worked behind the scene: Alease Blackmon, Glenn Hinnant, Paula and Larry Mathis, Brenda, DaNita, and Chris McKnight, Joyce Perry and Deshonda Young. We were the Dream Team!


A special thank you to Kim Frazier, of Giving Others A Dream (GOAD), for delivering a donation from the organization.

Thank you to all who donated:

  • Encounter Life Church
  • St. Stephen Baptist Church
  • Jeff Barnes
  • Charlotte Gray
  • Jacqueline Lovinggood
  • Guina Severe
  • Donations in memory of Margurite Austin
  • Donors of the 2 Mile Walk for the Homeless, Giving Tuesday, and our Annual Coat Drive!


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