Every year, we host Christmas fiestas, or parties, for the families in our communities. They are a time for us to gather with our brothers and sisters, eat tons of tamales, sing carols, give toys to the kids, distribute meal packages to the families, pray, and most importantly, remember what the Christmas season is really about. It’s a joyful time of community and fellowship, and it is made possible by people like you!
Here’s how you can help:
SEND SOCCER BALLS
Last year, we asked for soccer balls for the Christmas fiestas, and you all delivered! We received an overwhelming amount of soccer balls, and it was a joy to see the children’s faces light when they each received one.
So, we’re doing it again! (plus volleyballs 😊)
You can send new soccer balls AND/OR volleyballs to our street address at 510 N 21st St, McAllen, TX 78501. If you’re ordering online and having it shipped to us, please add your name to the shipping address (ex: “ATTN: Joe Smith”). It helps us to know who the packages are coming from. Our goal is to collect 800 soccer balls and volleyballs, so spread the word and tell your friends to join in!
Please make sure they arrive by November 15 – this allows us enough time to cross everything to Mexico before the fiestas.
Last year, we were able to bless more than 1,000 people through our fiestas, and as you can imagine, there are a lot of expenses that go along with providing meals, grocery packages, gifts and more for everyone. Each donation helps us to make these Christmas fiestas a joyful time and a blessing to our community!
Visit faithministry.org/give and on the form, select “Christmas Fiestas” under “Use My Donation For.”
COME TO MEXICO & PARTICIPATE!
We expect hundreds of kids and families to come to these Christmas fiestas, and we need all the help we can get! Come on down to the border and help us coordinate activities, serve meals, distribute soccer balls, volleyballs, and food packages, and more.
Here’s the 2019 schedule:
- Thursday, December 12: Volunteer/Family Fiesta in Reynosa (for all families and volunteers that received homes in 2019)
- Friday, December 13: Staff Fiesta in Reynosa
- Saturday, December 14: Kids Fiesta in Naranjito
- Sunday, December 15: Kids/Family at the Community Center in Miguel Alemán
If you would like to come for all four fiestas, plan to arrive at any time on Wednesday, December 11 and depart in the afternoon of Sunday, December 15, or on Monday, December 16 (preferred).
Email Colleen to coordinate your travel plans!