Stockings of Love is a Christmas outreach program of Women & Family Enrichment Services of Jacksonville that generously blesses children of unemployed, under-employed, or low-income parents. This event was started in 2020 to help those experiencing job loss due to the worldwide pandemic, COVID-19.
WFES donors, staff, community partners and volunteers come together to deliver special gifts to children while sharing the love of Christ.
The goal is for each child to receive a minimum of three of his/her requested items, with a hope that these gifts will be a reflection of the love we are called to share with one another.
“Thank you for being a blessing to me and my children during this holiday season”. – Toneca Harris
“I would just like to say thank you. Thank you for blessing my family this year. Not only just with presents but an overall experience. Everyone I meet there was very pleasant and welcoming last night. I appreciate everyone who was a part of this”. - The Bessix Family
“Everything was nice and organized. They did an awesome job. We are very grateful” The Carr/Nicholas Family
“I am a mom of 4 that has had some testimonial trials that have made marks in the lives of my children and myself. This Stockings of Love Christmas Outreach has TRULY been a blessing to me and my children. Thank you for the bottom of my heart” ❤️ Keturah
“I really wanted to thank everyone at the event yesterday, I found everything so helpful, and it was a true blessing for the kids and me also. Now they are able to have a True Christmas this year. Without you all this would have never been possible. Once again thank you all for everything, you all be blessed”. – Darionna May
“My family & I would like to thank you all for everything & to let you all know that you are truly a blessing to our family”. - Jasmine Winford
“My heart was overjoyed lastnite. The ppl was so caring and helpful from beginning to end. Thank you all for making my family have something to wake up to and smile about on Christmas. Thanks much” - Shamika Green
“I just want to thank you and everyone else that helped my family and me this year. We are so blessed and thankful. I cried yesterday because I am really struggling and currently still looking for a place to stay. This brought joy to my heart. I cannot thank you all enough and most of all God”! ❤️ Paige Bryant
“Words cannot express the amount of gratitude my daughter and I have for the gift sponsors and volunteers from the First Timothy Baptist Church. You all did an amazing job, and we were blessed to be a part of the Stockings of Love Christmas Outreach! Danita, you are such a blessing! I thank God often for you! My life is so much better because you are in it. May God continue to bless you and WFES”! 😘 - Angela Brown
“I would like to say that it was truly a blessing to be able to receive such gracious hospitality, and amazing gifts from the members of First Timothy Baptist Church; my daughter will be pleased! It was also a blessing to see the loving sacrifice and service of love displayed by the amazing volunteers of First Timothy. Btw, the food was amazing! Praying that all have a blessed Christmas and prosperous New Year. God bless”. - Anderson Brown
“To the gift sponsors from First Timothy Baptist Church, for your generosity, your kindness, your compassion, your love, & your time, I say thank you! You all have played a major role in helping make this year’s Christmas a success for my daughter! There aren’t enough words to express how grateful I am, but from the bottom of my heart, I say Thank You!! & I can’t wait to see the smile on my daughter’s face on Christmas day”! ♥️ Valencia Philpart
“My daughter and I would like to send a resounding Thank You to everyone that put together and helped out with The Stockings of Love Christmas Outreach event. The food was a great blessing because it was my first meal of the day and what a meal! Thank you! Kaitlin was beyond thrilled with her gifts and was so happy when we got home, she rode her bike from the car to the door! Lol...she loved everything, and we both were brought to tears when we realized how good God has been to us during these tough times brought on by my fight with Cancer that started 2 years ago. God has blessed me to see another Christmas season and I am grateful that your ministry has blessed us! So again, thank you so much for thinking of us. We love you with Agape love”! ❤ Veronica Goode and Kaitlin Meade-Arauz
“Good morning. Thank you for allowing London and I to volunteer with Women and Family Enrichment at First Timothy Baptist Church. The smiles on the families faces, and the fellowship was absolutely priceless”! - April McCall
“Thank you so much. I can't thank you enough. Over these past years every Christmas me and my children have been in a bad spot. This will be their best Christmas yet”. - Morgan Faison