One Day, $200,000

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A few hours was all it took to bring hope and joy to children here and across the world. While we have told the story about Zionsville residents coming together to buy a van for Hawk, a boy with special needs who made a selfless request to santa, there is another story to share that happened on that very same day and same time.

It was 4:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve when a van arrived with gifts at Hawk’s house while thousands of people, just a few miles away at Traders Point Christian Church, were helping children like Hawk who live on the other side of the world. “Restoring Hope” was the theme and two groups far away would benefit – one is a special needs care center in Managua, Nicaragua, and another is Grace Christian School, an underprivileged school in Lusaka, Zambia.

It happened through the generosity of over 6,800 people in attendance at the 4:00 p.m. service, along with the 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. services. In the end, the Restoring Hope Christmas Eve offering totaled $201,071.51 as of Jan. 12.

While we are blessed to live in a town that cares for one another, many people around the world don’t have that same type of loving community. But, children in especially challenging situations dealing with physical and mental health limitations on top of poverty recieved love and hope in one day, on Christmas Eve, through the help of many residents of Zionsville and neighboring communities.

Look for more stories coming soon about how Zionsville residents are helping their neighbors and others beyond their borders.

And my wandering continues…

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