Pantry Pile-Up

Christ Church's pantry pile-up item for October is individually wrapped candy for the  Bethlehem Center's Hallelujah Night.The Beth is an organization in Alton Park that empowers inner-city youth and families to lead responsible lives by providing discipleship, education, and leadership development. Trick-or-Treating in an inner-city neighborhood has its challenges. That is why the Beth has Hallelujah Night, a safe alternative to Halloween for all neighborhood children and their families. This is a free community event that includes games, a cake walk,  musical performances by Beth students, kid friendly games, face painting, candy, and more! 

There are around 300 children who come to this event! We give out a bag of candy for each one of those children. So when you are buying candy for your trick-or-treaters grab an extra bag (or two) for the Beth and place it in the pantry-pile-up bins located in both atriums. 
"The neat thing about Hallelujah Night is that it allows us to provide a safe, family-friendly alternative to Halloween," said Reginald F. Smith, II, Executive Director of the Bethlehem Center. "We really enjoy seeing parents and kids dressed up and playing together on our lawn each year."