In October, Sun Digital held an electronics recycling charity event to benefit Brothers Keeper of Ocala Florida. Brothers Keeper is a social outreach ministry of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. There was a fantastic turnout, where over 10 boxes of food was collected and almost $800 was raised from the electronics recycled.
These funds come at a good time. As the temperature drops, more and more homeless and improvised in Marion County count on organizations like Bothers Keeper to provide them with a hot meal each day.
With a down economy, the face of our homeless has changed. We may all think of the man on the highway exit, as an example of what homeless people look like. However, more and more children, women, and single mothers are finding themselves in this situation. This is what makes Brother Keeper so special, not only do they supply the Interfaith soup kitchen with meals everyday but they also supply emergency care packages through the church. Many of the impoverished families who ask for assistance are afraid to take their children to soup kitchen for safety reasons, but I also have to think that it takes a psychological toll on a child to know they have to go to the soup kitchen in order to eat.
During the holiday’s, we tend to reflect on our lives and remember all that we have been blessed with. We also need to remember all those people who have not been so blessed this year. This holiday season when you are out shopping for your holiday or party food, think about picking up a few items and drop them off or you can just purchase a pre-filled bag at Publix and Brothers Keeper will pick them up.
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