New Wine to host Christmas Toy Giveaway for pre-selected families impacted by Ida

Published 12:05 am Saturday, December 18, 2021

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LAPLACE — New Wine Christian Fellowship will be hosting a toy giveaway for pre-selected families affected by Hurricane Ida from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, December 20 at 1921 W. Airline Highway in LaPlace. This giveaway is being held in partnership with the New Orleans Steamship Pilots Association, Mercy Chefs and Marathon.

New Wine Christian Fellowship is committed to “Renewing Lives, Restoring Families & Rebuilding Communities.” With the recent devastation of Hurricane Ida sweeping across St. John the Baptist Parish, New Wine Christian Fellowship has partnered with the New Orleans Steamship Pilots Association, Mercy Chefs, Marathon, La Fondation Rose et Verte de Louisiane in partnership with Phi Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and Ochsner to provide families with toys, hot meals, disaster relief supplies and access to lifesaving vaccinations. These organizations have come together to ensure St. John the Baptist Parish families have a happy, healthy and joyous Christmas.

Parents are asked to sign in their pre-registered child(ren) at entry. Upon sign in, children will receive a wristband and be ushered in to enjoy the festivities. Children will receive toys, hot meals, take pictures with Santa, and Mom and Dad will receive disaster relief supplies and have access to both COVID-19 booster and flu shots. This is a closed-door, invitation only event, with services provided only to those previously identified and contacted by New Wine Christian Fellowship. Community members who have not been pre-registered by NWCF, will not be granted entrance.

Pre-selected guests are asked to park in designated areas only.

New Wine Christian Fellowship is a non-denominational church that was started in July of 1995 by Pastors Neil and Angela Bernard. New Wine is currently ministering to several hundred people who gather for fellowship on a weekly basis, both in-person and online via Facebook. It is New Wine’s vision to work together with other local churches to evangelize the thousands of unreached people in the area. With over 25 years in the River Parishes, New Wine continues to “find a need and meet it, find a hurt and heal it”. For more information, visit