Our financial appeal this Thanksgiving is for the many programs at First United Church located on the downtown Eastside of Vancouver.
“Committed at its heart to the struggle for social justice, First United is a place of welcome for people experiencing homelessness and poverty in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Offering programs of advocacy, housing, healing and hospitality, this community space supports and celebrates the inherent strengths of all people, of all walks of life.”First United provides three meals per day, every day, for their 60 shelter residents. In addition, they offer breakfast and lunch, Monday – Friday, for up to 200 community members.
Knox United Church issues tax receipts for donations of $25 or more that are identified with your name and address.
This Thanksgiving Grace was shared with us by First United Church …
O God, to those who are hungry, give bread and to those who have bread, please give a hungerfor justice.