Angels Among Us | Northsiders can give or receive help for the holidays

CAIN’s annual Angel Shop is preparing to serve over 350 families 

CAIN Angel Shop in action – shopper assisting guest in choosing gift for teen son. Photo: CAIN.
CAIN Angel Shop in action – shopper assisting guest in choosing gift for teen son. Photo: CAIN.

CAIN Angel Shop in action – shopper assisting guest in choosing gift for teen son. Photo: CAIN.

For more than 2 decades, Churches Active in Northside – CAIN – has connected Northsiders who need help and Northsiders who want to help.  This happens year-round and even more magically during the holidays.

Every December, CAIN’s Rainbow Choice Food Pantry is transformed into an ‘Angel Shop’ for pre-registered families who visit and select gifts and toys and receive food gift cards. Hundreds of donors and volunteers make this all possible.

CAIN is currently seeking individuals, schools, churches, businesses and community groups to help fill its shelves with toys, household items and gifts for Northside families in need.  Donors provide toys, practical household items and food gift cards.  Families visit at their assigned times to select items they most need.

Donations can be dropped off at CAIN FRI. Dec. 5 * 10am to noon,  SAT. Dec. 6 * 10am to noon, and SUN. Dec. 7. * noon to 3pm.

You will light up a child’s life when she opens her new toy, bring a smile to a teenager as he uses his new bath and body items, and encourage a family gathered around a table enjoying a wonderful meal because of the grocery gift card you provided!

As the holiday season approaches, CAIN provides plenty of opportunities to get your wings!

Angels are truly among us: 

Angels Look Like…
The elderly woman who returned your wallet yesterday.
The small child who showed you the wonder in simple things.
The stranger that just helped you along when you had lost your way.
The friend who touched your heart when you didn’t think you had one.
Angels come in all sizes and shapes, all ages and skin types.
Disguised as friends, enemies, teachers, students, lovers and fools.
They leave no forwarding address; they ask nothing in return.
They are hard to find with your eyes closed, but when you choose to see they are everywhere you look.
So, open your eyes and count all your angels – For you are truly blessed. 

FOR MORE INFO: 
CAIN – Churches Active In Northside
4230 Hamilton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45223
(513) 591-2246 
Visit: www.cainministry.org  to donate, shop or volunteer.

 


By Mimi Chamberlain

Churches Active In Northside
About Churches Active In Northside (9 Articles)
CAIN is a neighborhood ministry that transforms lives and inspires hope by providing nutritious food, crisis assistance, resources, and compassion in a way that respects human dignity and builds a more vibrant community.

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