IFCS is one of our missions that we give to year round! They have a food bank that has been very helpful and always well stocked, especially this year with Covid-19. We have given them close to $10,000.00 this year alone in relief of Covid-19. We are also known as the stuffing church as we supplied them enough stuffing to last the entire year last year. This year, we are doing a drive for Tuna and Tuna Helper or Loaves and Fishes to stock their pantry with protein packed meals for the needy.
The Cross Cultural Covenant Community is very dear to our hearts. We not only try to have several different services in different languages with each different church but we also have a Christmas Stocking Drive in December. We gather the names and ages of the children in the Vietnamese and Latino Presbyterian Communities and hand make and stuff stockings with age appropriate toys and personal care supplies. It has always been a hit and we usually provide 100+ stockings over the course of December. Always a favorite!
Love Inc. is our mission that provides resources like diapers, formula, personal care items as well as a IMPACT program of life skills classes and coaching. They can help the whole family in a way a lot of organizations do not. We have donated over $3200.00 this year to the program!
New Genesis is a homeless shelter that concentrates on getting people off of the street. Forming partnerships with a variety of social service agencies, New Genesis accepts referrals from the criminal justice system, domestic violence centers, and homeless shelters providing emergency help.
Unlike other shelters, New Genesis requires residents to pay rent, participate in the upkeep of the shelter, and work. This proves to be very effective in ultimately breaking the cycle of homelessness. Requiring accountability (by having residents pay rent) is economically efficient — resident fees cover 70% of costs, and provide significant leverage to our donor base. We have donated almost $10,000.00 to them this year as well as providing them with meals on a quarterly basis. Our Volunteers love to go down and serve them chili dogs, or lasagna or ham at Christmas!
Some of the pics of our local food drives, mission works.