Our children are blessed to receive so many birthday gifts every year. What if they donated just one?


Last year, our daughter Jessie decided to donate all of her birthday gifts to the children of Paterson. After a few months of prayerful searching, with the help of Sam and Mindy Choi, God led us to the St. Augustine after school program where children do homework, engage in activities, and receive a hot dinner. It took a few more weeks of coordination to set a delivery date but we finally were able to drop 22 gifts off in early December of 2016. Through Godʼs timing, the gifts that we had been holding onto since the summer time had turned into Christmas gifts! What a blessing it was for us to experience the joy of giving and see the smiles on everyoneʼs faces. Unfortunately, we did not have enough for all the kids but this is great opportunity for the children of our congregation to continue what God has started.

We are calling upon the children of Joy to look into their hearts to donate one gift from their birthdays throughout 2017 which we will collect and deliver to St. Augustineʼs in December, 2017. We believe this will:

  1. Instill in our children the value of giving a small portion of what they've received (tithing)
  2. Serve the children (and people) of Paterson, as an avenue of outreach which complements our annual block party
  3. be a truly Christ centered way of celebrating His birthday


  1. Please pray over this with your children and encourage them to donate a birthday gift.
  2. Give your (wrapped) gift to Jimmie or Yoojin Yoo at anytime between now and December or email to arrange a handoff.
  3. With each gift, please submit the following info:
    • Your name
    • Childʼs name
    • Suggested age range for gift
    • Suggested gender for gift, or universal
  4. Stay tuned for details about the delivery date!


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