Since 1963 Stronghold’s Summer Camps program has impacted thousands of people from all walks of life and produced many life-changing experiences. An atmosphere of community and God’s love is central to our program. Opportunities abound for making new friends, strengthening old friendships, meeting people from around the corner and around the world, developing individual talents and leadership abilities, challenging yourself, learning new skills, deepening your faith, and having tons of fun! Campers are challenged to build a Christ-centered community of acceptance, trust, sharing, and forgiveness as they play, laugh, and grow spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially.
Emergency Response Fund: Russian Invasion of Ukraine.
Our vision is a world where everyone has food, voice and a safe place to call home. To do that, we come alongside families and communities, helping them to make that vision a reality. Moms are now skilled chefs, preparing healthy meals for their little ones. Families in arid regions have access to water, even during long dry spells. More children are attending school each day, ready to learn and dreaming big. Refugee families are settling into new homes and jobs, far from the conflict that forced them to flee. You are part of this vision. Together, we’re going to keep pushing and keep fighting until people everywhere have the tools, education and opportunity they need.
Hesed House’s mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless and give people the chance to hope again. Hesed House is a national model for ending homelessness – one person, one family at a time. Hesed House is a national model for ending homelessness – one person, one family at a time. We are the second-largest homeless shelter in the State of Illinois, and the largest shelter outside of the city of Chicago.
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 these meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. AuSable Grove Presbyterian Church volunteers join together annually to pack meals at FMAC. This is a great service opportunity and it is a lot of FUN! Minimum age for volunteering is 5 years old and there are sit-down jobs also available for volunteers.
This is a formal partnership between the Presbyterian Church of North Central Kenya and Blackhawk Presbytery in northern Illinois, as recognized by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The agreement provides support, training, and relationship for parishes, congregations, institutions, and pastors in the Imenti presbyteries.
Yururu Parish is AuSable Grove’s partner. The Parish is located in Kenya’s central highlands south of Meru. Yururu is made up of five small churches that combined together have over 600 members. We have invited our partners from Kenya to visit us Aug 31st-Sept 12, but the invitation is contingent on the stage of COVID.
Thanks to our caring and committed volunteer team, we’ll be able to continue helping those in need. We’ll preassemble a shopping cart for each neighbor — a selection of items from each food area in the pantry.
Chris founded the non-profit arm of INK 180 in October of 2011 to offer the opportunity for a real second chance to the least of these, the invisible, the forgotten, the discarded. Chris provides his time, supplies and artwork, entirely free of charge to former gang members trying to get their lives back on track as well as the victims of Human Trafficking. INK 180 is entirely funded by donations, no charge is ever asked of the people receiving Chris’ ministry.
Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity is trying to purchase a piece of property located in Yorkville to build 116 affordable homes for the veteran community, called Operation Home America. We need the help of our community to be able to purchase the property which cost 1.2 million. Please watch the video below to find out more information about the project which will be the first of its kind to be built in America by Habitat for Humanity. If you would like to make a donation, please text HOMES to 243-725 or call Jeffrey Barrett if you wish to do something on a bigger scale.
FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS, THE YJWC HAS RUN A TOY DRIVE FOR CHILDREN IN NEED IN THE KENDALL COUNTY AREA. DISTRIBUTION
PARTNERING WITH THE KENDALL COUNTY COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY, WE WERE ABLE TO PROVIDE TOYS TO OVER 1100 CHILDREN IN 2020. CONTRIBUTIONS
IF YOU ARE A CLUB OR ORGANIZATION IN THE KENDALL COUNTY AREA AND WOULD LIKE TO BE A COLLECTION OR DROP OFF LOCATION FOR US, PLEASE CONTACT US AT YORKVILLEJWC@GMAIL.COM
The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People - all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fits together to provide people with safety, sustenance, and hope.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) to witness the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic events. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is the emergency and refugee program of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. The core budget, including staff and administrative costs, is funded through the One Great Hour of Sharing, and its program work is additionally funded through designated gifts.
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