Mission

Contact our Office to arrange a drop off:  847-426-2113

ALL collection containers are located by the church office. (Back door)

PROJECTS:

FISHFriend, I Shall Help

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

PADS

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.

Crisis CenterThe 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% PREVENTABLEno malaria1

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

Red Bird MissionA non-profit organization in southeast Kentucky empowering families through spiritual, educational, health, and community outreach programs.

Product labels can help Red Bird Christian School through the Labels for Education program. Click on the link for participating products

http://www.labelsforeducation.com/Ea…/Participating-Products

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We collect and mail these in each month.

YarnYarn 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 Walk

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.

 

shoe boxShoeBox 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