Contact our Office to arrange a drop off: 847-426-2113
ALL collection containers are located by the church office. (Back door)
FISH Food Pantry Collections (all non perishable items with current expiration dates) they are totally dependent upon food and monetary donations to assist the hungry in our area. In 2013, FISH helped over 525 families per month! Please consider giving a bit of our grocery pantry to FISH, we will get your donation to the pantry.
FISH MOST NEEDED ITEMS
Canned fruit & vegetables Canned tuna
Canned & instant soup Macaroni & cheese
Spaghetti sauce & pasta Peanut butter & jelly
Cereals (hot & cold) Rice
Canned beans Powdered milk
Pancake mix & syrup Baby food, cereal & formula
Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Elgin, Inc. provides safe shelter, support services and advocacy to homeless individuals in Dundee, Elgin and Hanover Townships.
We as a church make 40 lunches once a month for PADS, we need sliced cheese, lunch meet, white bread, individual bags of chips and a snack item.
The shelter houses up to 40 women and children and our Economic Crisis Program serves walk-in clients wo often need emergency assistance with food and personal hygiene items. In-kind donations provide a much needed resource for the agency.
At church we collect:
- Diapers, sizes 4, 5 & 6 and wipes
- Toothpaste, toothbrushes
- Travel Size or Big bottles of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash
- Juice boxes and after school snacks
- Plastic or reusable grocery bags for our food pantry
GOOD NEWS, MALARIA IS 100% PREVENTABLE
Unlike many other diseases that are awaiting a cure, malaria was eliminated in the U.S. in the 1950s. However, in Sub-Saharan Africa, malaria continues to kill a person every 60 seconds. But there is hope! Imagine No Malaria is part of a global partnership and together with our partners, our generation can beat malaria once and for all.
It takes $100 to save a life. We collect spare change in the jars and occasionally in church on Sunday. To date we have raised over $2500
Product labels can help Red Bird Christian School through the Labels for Education program. Click on the link for participating products
We collect and mail these in each month.
Yarn Ministry is a group that gathers once or twice a month working on various projects to help our community spiritualty, with warmth and prayer. They make over 150 items a year. From prayer shawls, blanket, hats, scarf and mitten sets, baby booty and hats and more. They take yarn donations that allow them to keep weaving the warmth of their hearts to help another.
CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools and others to raise funds to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world. We join in an annual walk in the area in October October 16, 2016 1:30 PM leaving from Bethlehem Lutheran Church, to raise money for hunger. These donations help families get seeds, animals, and education on how to continue to grow food for their community.
ShoeBox Christmas is a program that provides Christmas gifts to children in need in the Dakotas and Minnesota. in 2014, 6.445 gifts were donated and distributed in North and South Dakota and Minnesota. In South Dakota the Crow Creek and Pine Ridge Reservations and the Enemy Swim school near Sisseton received gifts. In North Dakota the Spirit Lake Nation and the Turtle Mountain Reservations received gifts. In Minnesota the Red Lake Reservation received gifts. Several Churches in all three states also received gifts.
Items for Shoeboxes: ( all items must fir in a shoe box)
CRAFT KITS HATS TOY TRUCKS SCHOOL SUPPLIES
HELLO KITTY MITTENS PLAY JEWELRY SMALL STUFFED TOY
TOY CARS CRAYONS SMALL GAMES Puzzles