Little Lights is expanding!
We are excited to share with you that it is now official…
…this summer, Little Lights will be expanding our programs to Hopkins public housing!
Earlier this spring, Little Lights was approached by the Hopkins Resident Council and asked to consider moving into the vacated recreation space at Hopkins so we could bring our programs to the more than 150 kids and young adults living there. After much consideration and prayer, we decided to move forward, and the amazing ways God has provided volunteers, financial support, and materials to be able to make the expansion has confirmed our decision.
Currently we – along with the help of several amazing volunteer groups – are working to renovate the space: deep cleaning, priming, painting, and decorating. During July we will be holding our Summer Lights camp at Hopkins, as well as at Potomac Gardens. Last week, Steve met with residents of Hopkins at a community meeting and they are excited for Little Lights to join their community and already several kids have signed up to participate in Summer Lights.
There is much to be done by the end of June, but we have been so encouraged by the ways God has provided. Individuals, groups, and churches have already come forward to fund a computer lab, provide and install a new kitchenette, and provide funds, materials, furniture, and decorations for specific rooms.
As we broaden the scope of our work, we so appreciate your prayers and the ways so many of you are investing your time and resources to help us expand well. Thank you for your excitement and your care for the kids and families of Hopkins and Potomac Gardens. We are so thankful, for all of you and for this new opportunity before us.
Stay tuned for more updates as we continue with the remodeling!