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 26, 2017:
- A total of 270 people were served, including 178 furniture sets given away with an average of 4-5 pieces in each set.
- From the Big Giveaway and other events to international students through partnering ministries that week, we had 285 students sign up for the Meal in American Home program.
- Despite unfavorable weather, over 200 volunteers helped before, during, and after to sort and move furniture for students as well as to help set-up for Sunday morning services being held the next day. To you, we say THANK YOU!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Big Giveaway 2018 will be held on Saturday, August 25th, from 7am - 1pm. To find out more details and ways to get involved, click here.