With tears and a heavy, but yet hopeful heart, I write this letter of request. Christ Tabernacle of Love (CTL) is a church situated in the economically oppressed and criminally infested community in the West Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, IL. Our congregation consists primarily of youth been the ages of 9 to 17. Every year for Christmas CTL gives away toys and gifts to our youth, however this Christmas 2017, we are planning to give a bed with bedding (comforter set) and pillows to every child that is sleeping on blow up mattresses or pallets on the floor.
Our survey, taken one Sunday, revealed that at least 15 youth were sleeping in these less desirable conditions. And unfortunately, we know there are more. The goal is to give away 30 beds this Christmas as we continue the bed drive through the year of 2018. Towards this end, we are earnestly seeking your support.
Pastor Pamela Aldridge