New Church Family's board voted Oct. 11 to launch a fundraising drive in November to benefit the Teresa's Kids Christmas charity. Teresa, a church member who is a social worker for the Volusia school system, each year identifies several needy families who need help with toys, clothing and food for their children. She focuses on families who haven't been helped by the bigger charities, such as Toys for Tots. All of our Nov. 1 monthly Benevolence Fund collection will be donated to the project, and we will have a bin in our lobby for those who wish to bring in canned goods or new or like-new kids' clothing and toys.
In past years, we've been able to raise at least $1,000 for this cause. This year, with rising unemployment, the need will be greater.