Sharing God’s Love Across Chicagoland

This summer is our Friends Together serving opportunity to generously share God’s love with our communities right here in Chicagoland. There is something for everyone so take a look at this web page and where your family can provide care for young children through our Hope Centers, fill the shelves for foster and adoptive families at the Ruth Project or provide sports needs for City of Rufuge – Chicago.

Everything you give goes directly the people in need through our friends sharing God’s love together in our home town.

Here’s how we can help.

Provide care for Chicago Westside City of Refuge Athletes

We continue to partner with our friend Stephanie Marquardt and Chicago’s Westside Police as they continue to provide baseball and basketball teams for the precious kids on Chicago’s Westside.  Over the past three years crime is down over 80% in neighborhoods where these leagues are present. Right now we are collecting new and gently used baseball cleats sizes 4-7 for kids and baseball gloves size 10 ½-11.  You can purchase from the Amazon wishlist or drop off at the HK counter on any campus by June 15.

Provide care for families through The Ruth Project

We are beginning to partner with our friend Tammy McMahon and Ruth’s Storehouse who  provides foster and adoptive families in the greater Chicagoland area with clothing, supplies, and equipment. Help us fill Ruth’s Storehouse with their most-needed items from this Amazon wishlist. You can read more about The Ruth Project by visiting their website here.

Provide care for young children through our Hope Centers

Our Hope Centers are open! We have created an Amazon wishlist and a Target wishlist for some items we need to care specifically for the children in our communities. Items include diapers, pull-ups, organic squeezable apple sauce or the like, organic baby cereal, organic baby food, etc.

Provide care for By the Hand Club for Kids

We are thrilled to begin partnering with By The Hand Club For Kids. Their vision is to help children who live in under-resourced neighborhoods have abundant life. They serve more than 1,700 kids in Chicago: in Cabrini-Green, Altgeld-Murray, Austin and Englewood. Help us support By The Hand’s summer programming with their most-needed items from this Amazon wishlist. You can read more about By The Hand by visiting their website here.