"Helping the Poorest of the Poor"
Mike's Kids is an annual program that is supported by the North Texas Area Disciples of Christ Church and is part of the Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries (www.swgsm.org) in the Rio Grande Valley. This program supports children who have been abandoned or families that have been forced out of their homeland to a new country. As Christmas approaches the North Texas Area Disciples of Christ Christian Churches begin filling banana boxes with new and gently used clothes and toys to be delivered to Los Fresnos, Texas (The Reverend Feliberto Pereira) to be distributed to "the poorest of the poor" in the area and to an orphanage just across the border in Mexico.
Many local churches, businesses, and individuals support this mission and Reverend Pereira, he himself a political refugee from Cuba, in aiding the needy all across the Rio Grande Valley region. Each year a truck with approxametly 1,500 banana boxes full of clothes and toys, canned goods, bicycles, etc., are delivered.
These banana boxes bring smiles to many displaced children and families. Please consider making Mike's Kids something you or your church will share in this year to bring those in need a little Christmas Cheer.