Thanks to generous giving at the annual Outreach Fund Raiser; the Outreach Committee will be making the following financial gifts this year!
Church School Gift Matching: Committed to fostering the outreach efforts of our youth, we will once again match all the dollars that the children collect in Church School for their designated giving. Expected $300 in matching funds.
Beacon Place: Bridges Education and Community Needs. Beacon Place has been established as a way to provide families with a “HAND UP” – with a critical “Give Back” component that creates a sense of ownership and pride in their accomplishments. $1000 gift awarded. http://beacon-place.org
Bernie’s Book Bank: The logistical bridge between where books are today, and are no longer being used, to where they are not, but are desperately needed. $1500 gift awarded. http://www.berniesbookbank.org
Lake County Cares: Strengthens communities by operating essential outreach programs and facilitating daily connections between our volunteer corps and local agencies, municipalities, schools, civic groups, and religious
organizations. $500 gift awarded http://www.lakecountycares.org/mission.asp
CARE A leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. $500 gift. http://www.care.org
Zacharias Center Mission is to provide a place where survivors of sexual assault and abuse can heal and mobilize the community toward action to end violence. $1500 gift. http://zcenter.org
Seeing Eye: Mission is to enhance the independence, dignity, and self-confidence of blind people through the use of Seeing Eye® dogs.Shirley, who attends UCLB, is a Seeing Eye dog in training; living with the Jantsch Family in Lake Bluff. $500 gift http://www.seeingeye.org
Feed My Starving Children: Is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and we ship the meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. $1500 gift. http://www.fmsc.org
Living Your Faith Scholarship: Provides grants for church members who wish to fulfill their spiritual journey on a more personal level. In the past the scholarship has helped members, go on hands on outreach trips, charity fund raising trips, and build awareness of grass roots organizations helping others. Contact any committee member for more information on how this program can help you deepen your spiritual journey. $1500 gift available.
Work Trip: Gift given to work trip to aid in the cost of traveling to Eldon, MO and back in the 2013 work trip year. $1000 gift awarded.
PADS Lunches: $1000 set aside to cover the cost of providing lunch making supplies for the PADS shelter throughout the 2013-2014 year.
Food Pantry: $1000 set aside to cover the cost of special requests received from local food pantries when their shelves are running low on supplies.