The Big Giveaway
The Big Giveaway is an annual tradition where we collect furniture, bicycles, and household items to donate to incoming international students who arrive in College Station with perhaps only a suitcase. Through meeting international students' material needs, we strive to be the hands and feet of Jesus to mostly non-believing students who have the opportunity to go back home and share the Gospel to the nations!
Statistically speaking, here is what happened at the most recent Big Giveaway on August 20, 2016:
* A total of 342 people were served, including 222 furniture sets given away with an average of 4-5 pieces in each set.
* Out of the 222 people lined up for furniture, we had 152 students sign up for the Meal in American Home program. That means 68% of the people who lined up for furniture asked us to be a part of their life by inviting them into one of our homes - that is an amazing statistic!
Outside of statistics, we know many stories of people who were able to share the gospel, share their testimonies, and form relationships with new friends. If you have stories to share about your Giveaway experience, or you would like to get connected with new international students, email email@example.com.
The Big Giveaway 2017 will be held on Saturday, August 26th, from 7am - 1pm. To find out more details and ways to get involved, click here.