MIAMI GARDENS—Immanuel Temple will distribute some 1,200 sets of free school uniforms to local students at its second-annual Come Together Day.
Come Together Day, the church’s free-admission community festival, will take place Saturday, July 27, 2013, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Golden Glades Elementary School, 16520 N.W. 28th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Fla.
Students who receive free or reduced lunch at public schools in Broward and Miami-Dade counties are eligible for the uniform giveaway of one free top and one free bottom per child of parents or guardians presenting proper identification and only three uniforms per family.
At no charge and open to the public, Come Together Day will also feature a health fair, music, games, food, fellowship and fun.
Come Together Day is the brainchild of the Reverend John F. White II. White, a native of South Florida who has pastored in the state for a decade, has hosted the annual event at each church he has served. Continuing in his commitment to demonstrate tangible love and service to the community and its children, Immanuel Temple’s Come Together Day 2013 is White’s 11th.
White, along with his wife, the Reverend Maria Mallory White, are the servant-leaders of Immanuel Temple, which they launched Easter Sunday morning (April 8) 2013. The congregation worships Sundays at 10 a.m. in the Miami Carol City Senior High School auditorium.
As a foundational principle, Immanuel Temple has committed to “tithing” back into the community 10 percent of its income from tithes and offerings. With a budget totaling more than $25,000, Come Together Day is the largest single activity in that effort, as the Reverend White explains, “Immanuel Temple is a church not only in the community but one that gives back to the community.”
Immanuel Temple members and friends have been instrumental in supporting, planning and developing this effort, along with volunteering to serve the day of the event. The church also will transport children from the Homeless Assistance Care Center (HAC North), 1550 N. Miami Avenue, to receive free uniforms and participate in Come Together Day food, fun and festivities.For more information on Immanuel Temple’s “Come Together Day,” please contact Rev. White at (850) 212-2573.