Sunnyside Church Supports Homeless Outreach

The Sunnyside Church (Portland, Ore.) Kids in Discipleship (KID) ministry project has provided personal care items to more than 3,600 local homeless people since October 2008.

This outreach project has blessed not only the homeless, but also the families participating in this ministry. The homeless have received desperately-needed items, and KID families have gained an understanding of some of the needs of the homeless people in Portland. They know how small items, such as toothbrushes or socks, can make a person's day better. The children have increased their understanding of how other people live. The experience has broadened their view of society, and they have learned what effect kindness can have on other people.

This ministry has been going on for three and a half years.

The Sunnyside Church family has provided support in the form of donations of money and useful items. Also at Portland's O'Bryant Square, Living Hope International provides a free breakfast supported by the Sunnyside Church for the homeless people of Portland.

July 01, 2012 / Oregon Conference

Zac Miller, KID member, and Phyllis Foster Woods, Sunnyside Church communication leader