Help Us Eliminate Poverty in Our Community – Month by Month
Please know, you do not have to be a member of this faith, or any faith, to be able to help volunteer at any of these events.
Ongoing During the Year
click HERE to see some pictures of our programs
1…. Stepping Forward Ministry
Click here for additional information: FAITH COMMUNITY UMC STEPPING FORWARD PROGRAM – SERVING DINNER
2… Queen City Kitchen Ministry
Click HERE for additional information: QUEEN CITY KITCHEN; SOUP KITCHENS
3… Interfaith Hospitality Network of Warren County (IHN)
Click HERE for additional information: INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK (IHN) OF WARREN COUNTY
Feed Our Neighbors in Need Food Drive
In this month churches in the region go out into the community and perform service projects like community grounds cleanup, or house repairs for the needy.
June and July
Help Every Child In Need Succeed
Volunteer – collect school supplies throughout the year. This program is partnered with Reach Out Lak
This years Faith Alliance Help a Child in Need Succeed Backpack Ministry supporting Reach out Lakota’s Back to School Program was another wonderful success! Nine Faith Alliance churches partnered to collect backpacks and school supplies for low-income children at Reach Out Lakota.
The results from the Faith Alliance Churches were:
- More than 450 children sponsored with school supplies and backpacks
- More than $14,000 of school supplies donated
- More than $10,000 in backpacks and miscellaneous supplies donated
“Your (Faith Alliance) collaboration played a vital role in helping us to meet our goal to ensure that all children in the Lakota School District begin the school year with the tools needed to succeed.
The majority of our distributed items(over 90%) came from members of the Faith Alliance! We certainly couldn’t succeed without the many hands and hearts like yours that are dedicated to helping our community.”
Summer Literacy Program
Sing Out Against Poverty Music Festival
November – December
Holiday Season – Partner with Reach Out Lakota
Through the generous support of individuals, local parishes, and community partners, Reach Out Lakota is helping over 300 families, including more than 780 children, enjoy the holiday season this year. The Reach Out Lakota Holiday Giving Program – that provides holiday food baskets for families as well as new toys for their children – is proof positive that our community is great place to live.
Families seek help from Reach Out Lakota for a wide variety of reasons; overwhelming medical bills, chronic underemployment and personal tragedy are just a few. One thing these families all have in common is a desire for a loving household where hunger and heat are not daily concerns. Once again our community has pulled together to provide some relief this December. Donations of food baskets will help feed entire families during the holiday season and collected toys will not only bring joy to the boys and girls receiving them but will bring thankful smiles to the parents who are able to give a surprise gift to their children.
From the mother who simply wanted a toy for her child so they could become closer by playing together, to the grandparent taking custody of a child whose family has experienced tragedy, the Reach Out Lakota Holiday Giving Program is making an impact on families in our community in ways that cannot be measured but will be remembered. On behalf of all of our recipients, Reach Out Lakota sincerely thanks our donors whose collective generosity is improving the lives of so many in West Chester and Liberty Township.
Christmas & Back to School
Ongoing During School Year
Whiz Kids – Literacy Program sponsored by City Gospel Mission
Whiz Kids is a literacy-based, one-to-one tutoring and mentoring program that has been recognized as a “Best Practice Program” by the Ohio Governor’s office. We work closely with local churches and organizations as they embrace a neighborhood public elementary school, develop relationships with school administrators, and provide tutors for the children. Tutoring sessions typically occur for one hour each week during the school year. If you’d like to learn more about Whiz Kids, please contact Janean at jparsons@CityGospelMission.org.