SMALL SEEDS STAFF—Executive Director Andrew Cheeseboro, second from the right, and founder Rev. Dr. James McLemore, on the end, stand with the staff of Small Seeds Development Inc. at its Christmas Toy Giveaway held at St. James AME. (Photos by Rossano P. Stewart)
Christmas is the best time of the year for giving is better than receiving. This held true for a community organization known as Small Seeds Development Inc., located at 204 N. Highland Ave. in East Liberty.
On Dec.19, at St. James AME Church, 444 Lincoln Ave., this caring and compassionate organization held its Mother to Son holiday dinner celebration.
THE JEFFERSON FAMILY—Rasheedah, mother, with kids Raquan, Raheim and Raysha of East Liberty.
Several families in the greater Pittsburgh area, along with local churches participated in this event.
THE CARTER FAMILY—Minister Nate Carter and daughter, Niara, from North Braddock.
The staff of Small Seeds Development made sure everyone who attended had plenty to eat. The children took part in joyful caroling of holiday songs and answered holiday trivia questions.
THE GRACE FAMILY— Jacqueline, mother, with kids Kiara, 11; Kamaren, 9; and Krystian, 5, all of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Pictures of the families were taken around the wonderful Christmas trees that adorned the dinning area of the church. Last be not least, after dinner, Small Seeds staff members handed out toys to the families.