WHAT? A “STORE” FULL OF BEAUTIFUL BRAND NEW CLOTHES…AND IT’S ALL “FREE!” GREATER GRACE TEMPLE OPENS A FREE POP-UP STORE FOR FAMILIES IN NEED THIS EASTER
GGT’s Young Missionaries (YMACK) have partnered with Happy’s Pizza,and Radio-One to provide FREE “brand new” clothes for financially struggling families
(Detroit) – You walk in and it looks like a store at the mall filled with beautiful NEW clothes and shoes attractively displayed. The difference is “everything” is FREE! For the less fortunate in Detroit it may seem like a dream but it’s not. Greater Grace Temple’s Young Missionaires (YMACK) have teamed with Happy’s Pizza, the Master’s Commission and Radio One to make this an unforgettable Easter holiday for financially-struggling men, women and children in Metro Detroit. It happens with their 3rd Annual Pop-Up Store at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit on Saturday, April 8th 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.
YMACK stands for Young Missionaries Advancing Christ’s Kingdom. YMACK Director Daryel Peake says the fact the clothes are new is important. “We want the less fortunate to know that we care and that they are important, they matter. We’re giving them our best because Easter is really about God giving His best.”
In addition to assistance from Happy’s Pizza, Radio One, and the Master’s Commission, donations were also made by the Greater Grace Temple congregation. The clothes and shoes are free to families in need on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 100 families at the event will also receive free pizza from Happy’s Pizza
For more information on the YMACK Pop-Up Store, visit GreaterGrace.org or call 313-543-6000. Greater Grace Temple is located at 23500 W. Seven Mile Road in Detroit, MI.
ABOUT GREATER GRACE TEMPLE
Greater Grace Temple is one of the largest churches in the Detroit area. The Senior Pastor is Bishop Charles H. Ellis III. The church was founded in 1927 with only three members. Today there are over 6,000 members on the rolls.
Greater Grace has long been a spiritual pillar of the Motor City, as well as an influential part of the civic community with continued efforts and outreaches to make Detroit a better place. The church has hosted many pivotal community events, including the funeral of Civil Rights pioneer Rosa Parks. Its new $35 million facility anchors the site known as “The City of David,” a 19-acre campus in northwest Detroit. The campus also includes Ellis Manor, an 89-unit senior apartment complex.
Bishop Ellis is also the Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW), which is the world’s oldest Apostolic organization, and has over 1.3 million members. He is a business administration graduate of Wayne State University with a major in accounting. He also holds an honorary doctorate from Aenon Bible College. He is married to Crisette Michelle, and is the proud father of three children: Kiera, Charles IV, and Kirsten who made her transition in 1994.
Formed in February of 2015, Y.M.AC.K. (Young Missionaries Advancing Christ’s Kingdom) is the young adult outreach division of the Missionary Ministry of Greater Grace Temple –Detroit, Michigan, where Bishop Charles H. Ellis III is the Senior Pastor. Fully led and directed by a team of young adults, the mission of YMACK is to invest in our surrounding community by providing prayerful service, targeted assistance and compassionate contributions to those in need.
Founding our efforts upon the principles and teachings of Jesus Christ, YMACK is devoted to delivering food, clothing and other basic essentials to families and individuals in the Metro-Detroit area who lack the ability to provide for themselves. With humility and grace, our goal is to create a lasting impact in our community; further edifying the Kingdom of God, and empowering our generation to be a force for change in the world.
In April of 2015, YMACK hosted our first annual Easter Pop-Up Store. The goal of this event was to help provide new and gently used suits, dresses and accessories to less fortunate households throughout the community. This endeavor allowed us to serve more than 200 families with new outfits for the Easter season at no cost.