‘For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me… when you did it to one of the least of these, you were doing it to me!’
Service Learning and giving to those in need is a tangible way of spreading hope. Our service learning projects are geared toward empowering people in the community to give back to their neighbors. We empower youth to be actively involved in our service projects.
Summer program in which we schedule community block parties where we provide a FREE cookout, music, games and school supplies. We partner with local churches, youth organizations, and local volunteers to provide a family, friendly event.
We believe Jesus went to the people – that’s exactly what we do with our block parties! We pick areas where we know there are families and kids in need. We want people to know their neighbors, and most of all, GOD cares about them! We expect to serve approximately 500 people and provide supplies for 300-500 students. We also help LaGrange HEADSTART and First United Methodist Church of LaGrange Pre-School.
HOPE on the Streets is a winter program dedicated to meeting the needs of those living in shelters, on the streets, or just struggling trying to make ends meet by providing coats, blankets, hats, gloves, socks, and hygiene items; especially to veterans. We began in 2011 and in its first year we gave out just a handful of coats and blankets – it was all our compact car could handle. We handed out a total of 50 Totes of HOPE to homeless on the streets, as well as mothers and children in a shelter. Each year we work an area school and area youth organizations in the collection of supplies. We talk with the youth about how they are making a difference in their community, how important it is to help those in need and the blessing they receive in return.
- Youth Community Service Projects
We love to work with youth groups, after school programs and schools in developing projects where there youth can give back to their own community. We will lead discussion, organize the project, and provide needed supplies for the project. There are so many simple ways that people can show love and spread hope right where they live.
Please contact Kimberly Hays at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jamelle at (260) 408-5200 if you would like to get involved in one of our service learning projects or if you would like us to help develop a project for your group.