Church to provide school uniforms
The Rev. John White II and his wife, the Rev. Maria Mallory White, co-pastors of Immanuel Temple in Miami Gardens, will distribute more than 1,200 sets of free school uniforms to local students at its second annual Come Together Day. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27 at Golden Glades Elementary School, 6520 NW 28th Ave.
At the free event, students who receive free or reduced-price lunch at public schools in Broward or Miami-Dade counties are eligible for the uniform giveaway of one free top and one free bottom per child, with three uniforms per family. Parents or guardians must present proper identification.
The Come Together Day is the brainchild of John White, who has been a pastor in Florida for more than a decade, and has hosted the annual event at each church he has served.
Immanuel Temple was founded by the Whites and the Christian congregation worships at 10 a.m. Sundays in the Miami Carol City Senior High School Auditorium.
White said that as a “foundational principal, the church 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. Immanuel Temple is a church not only in the community but one that gives back to the community.”
The church will transport the children from the Homeless Assistance Care Center to receive the free uniforms and participate in the fun and festivities of the day, which will also feature a health fair, music, games, food, fellowship and fun. For more information, call White at 850-212-2573.
Story time at
Books & Books
Melissa Shub, the Early Childhood Center teacher at the Gordon Schools of Beth David, will lead a children’s story and activity about family at the PJ Library Story Time and Activity from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables.
The event is free and open to the community.