Arlington Light the World Event Benefits Police Department
Service event generates over 100 blankets to warm those in crisis
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Arlington, Texas, hosted a Light the World community event on November 25, 2023, featuring a service project benefitting those in crisis by making and donating more than 100 blankets to the Arlington Police Department.
“We live in a wonderful community. We want to give back, and we want to share the love of Christ with everyone in this great city.”
–Becky Savoie, Arlington Light the World volunteer
Arlington’s Light the World celebration featured a live nativity, a choir singing Christmas carols, hot cocoa, and cookies. While participating in the service project, attendees could create ornaments and have a Christmas-themed Polaroid photo taken.
Youth volunteers handling the refreshments estimated nearly 350 people in attendance. Of the service project, youth volunteer Zak Morris said he was there “to serve and hoped that would set an example that we should all serve those in need.”
When asked, “What does Light the World mean to you?” Becky Savoie, a volunteer, shared, “We live in a wonderful community. We want to give back, and we want to share the love of Christ with everyone in this great city.”
The Arlington Light the World event occurs every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving at 1500 California Lane in Arlington, rain or shine.
While Light the World is a December event, all can participate in year-round service by visiting JustServe.org for opportunities to help near you.