Advent of HOPE
with Streets Alive Mission!
Most Advent Calendars present us with a gift each day leading up to Christmas.
This Advent of HOPE Calendar is, instead, a Gratitude and Giving countdown to Christmas.
The purpose of the Advent of HOPE is two-fold:
- to remind us of the gifts we already have – the simplest things in life that bring us little bits of HOPE every day, which we often take for granted ; and
- to encourage us to take positive action – in this case, to collect a small monetary gift – to help bring HOPE to our neighbours in need who do not have access to many of these simple things.
Each daily question is a reminder of a ‘gift’ most of us enjoy every day. **Each item is also an example something that our clients at Streets Alive Mission do not have access to on a daily basis. **
If you are able to say YES to that day’s question, set aside $5 for that day (or $2, or $1, whatever works for your budget).
In the 24 days leading up to Christmas, those daily small amounts will grow into a larger sum, that, when donated to the programs at Streets Alive Mission, will help to provide access to many of these items for our clients – your neighbours – and will bring HOPE to those in greatest need right here in Lethbridge.
Advent of HOPE
24 Days of Gratitude and Giving
[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner equal_height=”yes”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Day 1: Were you able to brush your teeth this morning?
Day 2: Do you have a means of transportation?
Day 3: Did you have a warm bed to sleep in?
Day 4: Do you have a hat or scarf to wear when it’s cold outside?
Day 5: Did you have access to a winter coat?
Day 6: Did you have a clean pair of socks to put on this morning?
Day 7: Do you have shampoo/conditioner or soap?
Day 8: Were you able to use a bathroom anytime you needed to today?
Day 9: Did you have access to a telephone?
Day 10: Were you warm last night?
Day 11: Did you have a meal today?
Day 12: Do you have a pair of gloves or mittens?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Day 13: Do you have access to a TV?
Day 14: Are you able to purchase Christmas gifts this year?
Day 15: Do you have a Christmas tree?
Day 16: Do you have access to a computer?
Day 17: Do you get a Christmas meal?
Day 18: Do you have a mailing address?
Day 19: Are you getting a paycheck this month?
Day 20: Do you have more than one pair of underwear?
Day 21: Were you able to sit on furniture in your home?
Day 22: Were you able to go grocery shopping?
Day 23: Do you have clean clothes?
Day 24: Do you have electricity and hot water?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]
Streets Alive Mission
323 4th St. S.
Lethbridge, AB T1J 1Z9
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am to 11:45 am; 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
(closed Tuesday afternoons)
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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Updated December 26, 2020:
Several folks wondered about completing the month of December with a few more days of the Advent of HOPE. HOPE CONTINUES!
If you’d like to continue to add to your HOPEful donation, here are a few more prompts to the New Year!
Day 26: Did you send or receive a text message or email today?
Day 27: Did you get to choose between boots or shoes to wear today?
Day 28: Did you open the refrigerator to choose what you would like to eat?
Day 29: Did you receive any mail this week?
Day 30: Were you able to buy yourself a coffee?
Day 31: Will you be safe when you go to sleep tonight?
Thank you so much for participating with us in this holiday exercise of gratitude and hopefulness![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]