Through the busyness of the holiday season and the first weeks of 2024, Lubbock Impact has been so grateful for people’s giftings and entrusting us to place it into the hands of those who have the greatest needs.
As we reflect back on the wonderful Christmas season that has passed, we think about the many that came, young and old, to gather around, drink hot chocolate and watch “The Star” together. This cute cartoon Christmas movie tells a donkey’s perspective of the birth of our Savior, Jesus. As the 130 participants watched, they were moved at the reminder that Jesus came to earth to be born and in turn, saw the whole meaning of what Christmas is about.
Right before the first freeze of 2024, Warmth Night warmed hands and hearts. Through the many generous individuals and businesses that donated hats, scarves, gloves, jackets and blankets, participants were able to pick items they needed to stay warm this winter. One family of seven had come to Lubbock Impact for the first time that night. The mom went up and down the tables of items, meticulously picking out items for each of her kids- items that she not only knew they needed to keep them warm but items that they would actually enjoy. Seeing this, Becky Robertson, Executive Director thought “somebody gave those gloves in hopes that they would land on a little kiddo’s hands that needed them… and that’s exactly what happened.”
Placing seeds of hope can look like offering warm items or simply providing an opportunity to sit back and enjoy a Christmas movie with the family. We are humbled to be the gifters of so much that has been given to us.