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
Every year, we ask for toys to give to the kids. Can you guess what the most popular gift is? That’s right, soccer balls! They are by far the kids’ favorite, so this year, we decided to give away all soccer balls.
You can send new soccer balls 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, so spread the word and tell your friends to join in!
Please send by November 9 – this allows us enough time to cross everything to Mexico before the fiestas.
Last year, we were able to bless over 1,150 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 and food packages, and more.
Here’s the 2018 schedule:
- Thursday, December 13: Volunteer/Family Fiesta, Reynosa (for all families and volunteers that received homes in 2018)
- Friday, December 14: Staff Fiesta, Reynosa
- Saturday, December 15: Kids Fiesta at Church, Reynosa
- Sunday, December 16: Kids/Family at New Community Center, Miguel Alemán
If you would like to come for all four fiestas, plan to arrive at any time on Wednesday, December 12 and depart in the afternoon of Sunday, December 16, or on Monday, December 17.
Email Colleen to coordinate your travel plans!