Christmas Gifts for LSSI-Served Foster Families
Partnership with Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI)’s local office is a decades-old hallmark of Grace and Peace Lutheran (Peoria)’s community involvement ministry, and an important part of LSSI’s outreach to foster families. This year, Grace and Peace provided Christmas gift bags through LSSI to 44 foster families, including 73 children from ages 1 month to 6 years old. Every child received a handmade fleece blanket from congregational volunteers, a book, a stuffed animal, a toy, and clothing. Each package was assembled for the specific child receiving that gift bag. It is through giving that we received …. God’s Work – Our Hands in action.