Santa Monica Church of the Nazarene is hosting a community giveaway event on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Organizers describe it as similar to a community garage sale, except nothing’s being sold. Everything is free. Participants are allowed to take what they or someone they know might need.

Helping Hands is a ministry at the church for those who have resource needs, financial or otherwise. All money raised goes to this purpose. In the past, they have helped buy food, pay utility bills, and buy bus fare for those who knock on the church doors asking for assistance. The Great Giveaway is another example of how participants feel they might live a life of generosity. They describe the work ad their “blessing and call to care for each other in any way we can.”

Santa Monica Church of the Nazarene lawn is located at the corner of 18th and Washington.

Monetary donations are not mandatory, but there will be a place to give if you’d like to help support Helping Hands. Parking is provided in the lot across from the church on 18th Street.

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