“And if you give yourself to the hungry, and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, Then your light will rise in darkness, and your gloom will become like midday. And the Lord will continually guide you, and satisfy your desire in scorched places, and give strength to your bones…” Isaiah 58:10-11
At Shiloh Place we believe there is great value in teaching our families the value of giving back to their community. We see that women’s lives can be greatly influenced and strengthened when they are taught to look outside of their needs and to the needs of others. We believe that by helping each of them see that they have something to give back – no matter how little it may seem – can be a #LifeChanger in how they see themselves.
The moment a family walks into our program they have something that over 550,000 people in America don’t have – peace of mind that there is a roof over their head, there will be a meal on the table, and their children will be safe. Each mom also has something to give that many of us will never be able to understand – a personal experience of true physical need. It is through the process of being able to serve others that Shiloh moms see themselves as survivors, not victims.
As a result, our moms participate in regular volunteer opportunities at Shiloh Place and in the community. In most cases, moms and their children are able to serve together. In the last year alone, they have served in local nursing homes, collected food for 3e McKinney’s “Scare Away Hunger”, donated clothes and toys to others in need, and worked with Habitat for Humanity and ReStore. We are so proud of our moms and so thankful for a God that is true to His Word as we have seen Him strengthen our families through their time of volunteering.