Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church to Give Food Baskets and Turkeys to More Than...
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Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church to Give Food Baskets and Turkeys to More Than 2,000 Families at 'Christmas at the Ship' on Dec. 20, 2008 Chicago Alderman Pat Dowell, Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias and Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter Among Attending Guests; Remarks By Pastor Charles Jenkins CHICAGO, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church will host "Christmas at the Ship," a 13-year-old community outreach event that will provide Christmas food baskets and turkeys to more than 2,000 families. The baskets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008. Every child in a family will be given two toys to ensure a happy Christmas. "Christmas is about giving," says Fellowship Missionary Baptist Pastor Charles Jenkins. "The entire season is about sacrifice, sharing and supporting those in need: Christmas at the Ship is a symbolic way to celebrate the season, and it's incumbent that we reach out to find the less fortunate and touch their lives, if only in a small way. The objective is to lift people up -- we want them to feel great even though they may be going through a tough time give the state of the economy." The baskets are designed to feed a family of four or five. Families can also expect "random acts of kindness," where five (5) $100 AMEX gift cards will be given away. Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church was founded in September 1950 by Rev. Dr. Clay Evans. The church currently has more than 7,800. WHERE: Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church 4543 S. Princeton Ave. Chicago WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 20 9 a.m.-2 p.m. HOW: To receive a basket, families must present a valid form of identification SPONSORS -- The Private Bank & Bruce Hague -- Bank of America -- Beaman Incorporated -- Harris Chicago Community Bank -- Northern Trust Bank -- The Serafin Group & Gideon Searle -- The Lurie Foundation & Michael Kurzman -- Breck and Nancy Hanson -- Cary L. Neiman -- The Bill Bass Foundation & James D. Jacobson -- United Airline & Sonya Johnson -- Strack & Van Til -- AT&T- Paul LA Schiazza, President -- Charitable Gift Foundation -- The Rise Group -- Millennium Properties -- The Rise Group, L.L.C. -- System Parking & T. Phillips& Sons -- Allstate Ins. and Mark J. Curl, Agent -- Roger A. Pillsbury -- Arthur J. and Jacqueline Smith -- John B. and Dianne L. Schwartz, Attorney SOURCE Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church Mundi Griffin, +1-773-510-9311 or Robin Beaman, +1-312-208-1212, both for Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
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