After over 13 years of operation, City of Faith-Little Rock has continued to uphold the original vision set forth by founder Kathy Biedenharn—change the lives of the unchangeable. This vision has grown and impacted the lives of thousands of residents and more recently the lives of COF-LR staff. Three years ago, COF-LR was given the opportunity to give back to 150 elderly citizens of Little Rock by delivering a warm Christmas dinner as well as a Christmas stocking handcrafted by COF-LR residents.
Two years later this project continues to grow as the number has doubled to over 300 senior citizens in the Central Arkansas area. Residents were able to hand craft ornaments, package gift bags full of goodies and dinners, and deliver these items to the door steps of the well deserving citizens. City of Faith was able to once again partner with City of Little Rock Alert Center Facilitators as well as the Young Adult Ministry at St. Mark’s Baptist Church.
The Alert Center Facilitators helped by identifying 200 of the needy seniors (an additional 100 seniors were picked by City of Little Rock Director Joan Adcock via the Senior Adult Centers in Little Rock). The Young Adult Ministry of St. Mark’s Baptist Church and Pleasant Valley Church of Christ collected and donated canned goods for the gift bags donated to the Senior Citizens.