WE GIVE A HAND UP!

hands002Faith Farm Ministries began the holidays with our huge annual Giving Thanks Sale at Faith Farm Ministries.  You have probably seen one of our 29 Faith Farm box trucks that drive an extensive territory around South Florida serving our three Faith Farm Thrift Store locations in Ft. Lauderdale, Boynton Beach and Okeechobee.

We are so thankful to our donors and our patrons for supporting us by shopping our stores and donating your gently used household goods. Your support provides free, residential full-life transformation addiction recovery for those whose lives have been devastated by addiction.  Addiction has no boundaries and affects us all, whether personally through a loved one or through societal cost of addiction. By the time a person is truly ready to do the hard work of recovery, they often do not have financial means.

Faith Farm offers a full life transformational program at no cost to our students. We don’t supply a hand out … we give a hand UP! We provide: 1) Basic Needs of food, housing, clothing; 2) Recovery Classes including tools and time to heal … not simple sobriety; and 3) Education on many levels: GED classes and testing; Our recovery classes offer up to 9 college credits; Comprehensive Work Training (CWT) – Classes and on the job training that teach work ethics, conflict resolution and resume worthy skills.

Faith Farm is among the top 5 largest Ashley distributors in the United States. Our three stores hold over 55,000 sq.ft. of abundant selection of gently used household items, appliances, electronics, clothing, jewelry, art and collectibles, bric n brac, living/dining/bedroom furniture, outdoor furniture, sporting goods, medical supply and more. 94 cents of every dollar generated by our thrift directly supports the student programs. However, it costs $3,000 per month, per student. You can help by sponsoring a student’s curriculum, food program or work training materials for only $15/month gift.

Text FAITHFARM to 41444 or visit www.faithfarm.org and click the Ways to Give tab to make a gift. For every $1 invested in our addiction recovery program, there is a tax dollar savings estimated at $12 in reduced drug-related crime, criminal justice costs, theft and health care expenses. (Source: Association of Gospel Rescue Missions)

About the author:  Judy Walters is the Project Manager for Faith Farm Ministries and serves on the ministries’ Academic Board serving as the Board Secretary. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Oceanside Emmaus community and is a published author,  copy writer and editor. Audiences are sure to have valuable take-a-ways when Judy is the presenter as she draws on her past with her own powerful testimony to inspire and equip audiences in recovery from issues like addiction, co-dependency, abuse and low self-esteem. Her favorite thing is teaching, whether at the pulpit or in the classroom. She strongly conveys the healing nature of Christ through the Celebrate Recovery materials combined with knowledge from The Alpha Series materials by Pastor John Glenn. She is the Celebrate Recovery of Boynton Beach Ministry Leader. She provides administration, marketing, social media, event planning, donor development, customer service and public relations for Faith Farm as the ministry’s Project Manager.
As a mother of four with a former real estate career spanning 25 years, she has many stories and life lessons worth sharing. Redirection of her passion has led her to become a licensed minister and a counselor with compassion and a powerful message of hope for those who struggle with life controlling issues. She has a genuine love for ALL of God’s people and cherishes diversity. She is a friendly and enthusiastic disciple with a mission to show others what agape love looks like. Her goal is to remove the stereotype and preconceived stigma of addiction and recovery by showing others that recovery from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups can be fun and even fruitful. “People in recovery for any life controlling issues are the strongest, bravest and most transparent people I know, and I admire their courage.”
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