High Point church helps community with Big Give Event

High Point church helps community with Big Give Event
August 27
00:00 2015

In above photo: Josh Branson of High Point was one of 300 volunteers who served at Saturday’s Big Give Event. (Submitted photo)

Special to The Chronicle

HIGH POINT – HopeCity, one of the fastest growing churches in the Triad, provided more than 600 boxes filled with food, 6,000 diapers, 1,550 backpacks and 150 haircuts on Saturday, Aug.22, to local families.

In addition to school supplies and book bags, the annual free giveaway included non-perishable foods, haircuts, hygiene items, clothes and health screenings at Ledford High School and downtown High Point.

“I am always amazed what a difference a group of like-minded people can make when generosity is the heart and motivation behind the group,” said Pastor Scott Newton. “I am so thankful that HopeCity can play a small part in giving someone hope for tomorrow. We are all in this together, and we are just trying to do our small part.”

The church began planning for this year’s Big Give earlier this year, attracting new and repeat supporters and forging partnerships with like-minded organizations in the area. The Big Give is known for its free giveaways – with no questions asked about need.

Supporters for Saturday’s events included Crescent Ford, Legacy Saddlebreds, TriCounty Real Estate, Win Food Lion, YMCA of High Point, YMCA of Thomasville and Chopstix Fusion & Fun.

“While providing for local families who may be in need is very important to the church, the Big Give is also about having a positive impact on the community and bringing people together,” said Brent McDowell, director of outreach ministries at HopeCity. “it’s so awesome this year that we were able to serve two different communities.”

HopeCity, founded in September 2011, is a community church affiliated with the Wesleyan faith. Under the direction of Pastor Scott Newton, the church meets in High Point’s Ledford High School. It will be moving to its new location at 759 Motsinger Road, Winston-Salem, in 2016.


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