On December 4th, the school held a closing event for this activity. During the program, the goals that the team achieved were announced. We exceeded the goals set by everyone and collected a total of 43 tons of food. This is his triple target of the provisions.
Even before the campaign ended, each team was encouraged to collect 20 food baskets to donate to needy families in several parts of the city. Her English teacher, Priscila Spredemann, was one of her leaders in the team that brought food to the community.
“For me, it was an amazing experience. I saw children jumping and saying, ‘Mom, there are cookies in the basket.'” This impressed my 7-year-old daughter. She said, “Mom, why was this boy so happy with that little package of cookies?” Because sometimes he doesn’t know what to do with them.Sometimes he doesn’t know what yogurt or jelly taste like.” That’s what I taught my daughters,” says Priscilla.
The closing ceremony was held in the CAB Auditorium and was attended by students and their families, school staff, businessmen, city council members and the marquee leader, Blumenau Mayor Mario Hildebrandt. Deputy Mayor, Maria Regina. Alexandre Matias, Head of Social Development. Alexandra Coelho Zabel, Food Security Manager at the Blumenau City Health Office. Adilson Silva, Director of the Adventist Solidarity Action (ASA) Santa Catarina North and West Region.
On this occasion, the school donated 8 tonnes of food to the Blumenau Social Assistance Organization. In her speech, Mayor Hildebrand thanked the donation and congratulated the school for participating in the campaign. “Certainly, this is a gift to all citizens, those you have already delivered to, and those to whom we have the opportunity to deliver. Congratulations to all the team.
The municipal chief also said he remembered several texts from the Bible, including Matthew 6:33, when honoring the event. (KJV). According to Hildebrandt, this verse was very important in changing his life.
A local ASA team also attended the event and received donations. About eight tons of food will be sent to the regional Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) to help flood-affected families in Santa Catarina in recent weeks, as campaign organizers explained.
Partnerships and Awards
Among the business partners of the Mutirão de Natal campaign who attended the event was Gilmar Rogério Sprung, one of the partners of Alles Park Ecoturismo e Entretenimento in Pomerode, the city next to Blumenau. “We are very happy to be here as partners in such a beautiful and wonderful action. We are so grateful for the spirit of Christmas that has eroded the hearts of everyone who participated and helped in this wonderful event.” It’s been a long time.”
With the entrepreneur was Raimundo de Alencar, commercial manager for Ares Park. In addition to congratulating the teams on their cohesion and engagement, they announced that every student on the winning team would win tickets to access and enjoy all of the park’s attractions.
During the first few weeks of the campaign, a news team from NSC TV, an affiliate of Rede Globo, was at the school to cover the Mutirão de Natal mobilization. To capture the atmosphere of the World Cup, this year (for the third time), the scoreboard with the campaign goals is shaped like a soccer field.
In addition to collecting food, some team members donated blood to the Blumenau Unit’s Santa Catarina Hematology and Blood Therapy Center (HEMOSC) to score more points during the competition. The school’s vice-principal, he had his 282 donors helping more than 800, according to Jobson Santos.
Mutilan de Natal
The Mutirão de Natal is a project promoted by the Seventh-day Adventist Church through Adventist solidarity action, mainly for those who live in socially vulnerable situations and who, on this day of celebration, do not even have the basics for survival. Serve a dignified Christmas dinner to plate of food.
This proposal, among other Adventist initiatives, is to help change the lives of those in need by providing medical and psychological care, courses, and guidelines for generating employment and income.
The original article appeared on the South America Division’s Portuguese language news site.