Blessing Day Success!

On Sunday December 9th we had a very special Blessing day. During the month of November we collected over 1,000 winter coats to pass out in Hillside Court and Fairfield court. On Sunday we had 59 families in Hillside court receive over 600 items of clothes, including winter coats, from nine different community volunteers. In Fairfield court, 92 families received about 830 clothing items from 17 community volunteers. In addition, a family made up of a 19 year old mom and 2 year old and 2 month old shopped for furniture in the CARITAS Furniture Bank for their apartment in Fairfield Court. Afterwards a team of volunteers made their previously empty apartment full of all of the furniture the family had picked out including beds, a crib, a dresser, a couch, coffee table, tv, kitchen table, kitchen dishes, sheets, towels, blankets, and much more! We were excited to have 45 volunteers from Woodlake United Methodist Church, Second Baptist Church, The Brandermill Church, St. Marks United Methodist Church and a Girl Scout troop participate with us.


  1. I will like to say Thank You to everyone (Embrace Richmond, CARITAS Furniture Bank and the volunteers who came out and bless my home…..Embrace Richmond thank you for allowing my family to be chosen for the blessing day for December 6 2009……CARITAS Furniture Bank thank you for giving me the furniture that me and my two kids where in need of…….THANK YOU for answering my prayer….

  2. You are very welcome! I hope you will join your Embrace Fairfield team and help us bless the next family in need. We meet at the Boys and Girls club in Fairfield every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00.

    Thank you for your very kind note…you are the first person we have served to post on our blog. You made my day!

    • I will do the best I can to help the next family the way yall helped me and my family with our needs, because I will like to give back to the public, homeless or who ever may be in need of my help. I will be attending the Boys and Girls club very soon…Once A again Thank you because If it wasn’t for you,
      Embrace and CARITAS Furniture Bank I don’t know what I would have done if i suffer any longer. Thank You Thank You very very much:)

  3. Hi Wendy
    I meet you in November at the womens conferces
    I was woundering if u could tell me how do u go about getting a story publish> Thanks Phoebe

    • Hi Phoebe,

      I worked with an editor who showed my work to a publisher and I also sent out my proposal to publishers and got a lead for my second book from that activity. You just have to put your work out there and pray a lot. I have heard that getting published is the easy part, the hard part will be getting people to actually read the book! Both publishers who were receptive to the proposal came through personal contacts with people who are already published and who recommended me to thier contacts. Best of luck to you!


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