On the school holiday of Columbus Day, more than 100 Upper School students from Liberty Christian School served the community at 6 Stones and Mission Arlington.
At 6 Stones in Bedford, students spent the morning unloading large pallet boxes of donated food and helped organize thousands and thousands of canned and boxed food for its warehouse and food pantry.
“I am so proud of our students,” said Liberty girls youth minister Suzanne Manning. “They worked so hard and learned about the valuable ministry of 6 Stones.”
6 Stones provides comprehensive services in the Hurst, Euless, and Bedford area.
It provides food, clothing, school supplies, Christmas gifts, and emergency assistance to families in need throughout the year, and its volunteers help make home repairs and care for the community garden that provides fresh food to the community.
At Mission Arlington, students gave out loaves of bread and cups of coffee to parents in apartment complexes in the area and invited them to a free concert sponsored by Mission Arlington that was held Oct. 17 and included members of Liberty Christian’s Chorale.
They also invited school-aged children who were home from school to play games with them in the apartment’s park.
Liberty student Jayden White said, “We had so much fun playing with the kids at the apartment complex. I think we all created fun memories that day.
“The kids never stopped smiling and giving us hugs.”
Mission Arlington began more than 20 years ago, and the organization provides health care services, school supplies, food, ministries for children and youth, free holiday support, and crisis intervention to citizens in the Arlington area.
Vivian Nichols handles communications with Liberty Christian School.