Local Serving at Willow North Shore

From stocking groceries and staffing an emergency shelter, to education, employment services, and legal consultation, the Willow Creek Care Center and special initiatives at all 8 Willow locations are serving people in need.

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Compassion & Justice Local Serving Opportunities 



Rogers Park Tour: Learn about the different ways you can serve locally by touring 5 different non-profit organizations in the Rogers Park, Chicago. Tours will be held from 4:45 – 6:45 pm on the third Thursday of April, May, and June. CONTACT: Elena at erios@willowcreek.org.

UR Chicago Job Development Program: Serve as a mentor or trainer and help individuals in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood escape poverty through employment. CONTACT: Beth at elizabeth.allen036@gmail.com

The Harvest Food Pantry (Ages 12+): Help guests check in and shop, distribute food, and stock shelves at this food pantry in Evanston. CONTACT: Brad at brad_neuman@msn.com

A Just Harvest (Ages 12+): Serve a meal at this soup kitchen in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. CONTACT: Kim at kim22135@yahoo.com

Casserole Crew: Bake a casserole for dinners provided at an after-school program in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. Casserole drop-off is at Willow North Shore. CONTACT: Connie at ckrueger81@comcast.net

C.A.R.S. Ministry: Donate a used car to Willow Creek’s C.A.R.S. Ministry and support a single mom or other deserving individual in need of transportation. CONTACT: Brad at brad_neuman@msn.com

Willow Creek Bicycle Ministry: The bicycle ministry is a Care Center ministry that is dedicated to providing very affordable transportation to people for whom a car is not an option. Donate your bicycle or learn more about how you can be involved. CONTACT: Antje at bicycles.wccc@gmail.com

• Men's Ministry: Use your handyman and construction skills to serve Willow North Shore and the surrounding community. Contact: Jim at jimkihyun@gmail.com.


Christ 24/7 After School Program: Tutor and encourage kids in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood after-school program targeting at-risk kids, ages 7 to 12. CONTACT: Jenn at matuskaclan@gmail.com
 Safe Families (All Ages): Provide short-term care in your home orplay other supportive role for the child of a family in crisis.CONTACT: Jamye at jjolthoff@me.com


Exodus World Service (All Ages): Help newly arrived refugees get settled into their new Chicagoland homes. CONTACT: Bridget at quinnkadolph@sbcglobal.net



Maryhaven Presence Nursing Home (All Ages): Visit residents at this Glenview nursing home who do not often receive visitors. CONTACT: Bridgette at bridgettegilchrist@hotmail.com

Glen Oaks Nursing Home (Ages 5+): Participate in a monthly social and worship gathering in Northbrook. CONTACT: Elena at erios@willowcreek.org

Cookies Crew: Bake cookies for residents of Glen Oaks Nursing Home. Cookie drop-off is at Willow North Shore.CONTACT: Hilerre at kirschilerre@hotmail.com



Cook County Jail: Serve men or women as part of a Bible study team.

Pen Pal Ministry: Be a friend and spiritual coach to incarcerated individuals.

Kairos Ministries & Women at the Well: Serve as a team member on weekend retreats to bring the hope of Christ to those in prison.

Contact Deanna at deanna@hanksmail.com to learn more about the serving opportunities above.



Selah Freedom: Serve survivors in recovery at a local residential home. CONTACT: Lisa at lisa.e@selahfreedom.com.

New Name: Outreach to at-risk women and girls in the northern suburbs (female volunteers) or participate in Helpline Call Center targeting male clients for intervention (male volunteers).

Contact Janet at chariszoe@comcast.net to learn more about the serving opportunities above.



Barnabas Group: Use your business skills by attending dinners held at Willow North Shore which connect business professionals to faith-based not-for-profits who need your short-term expertise. CONTACT: John at jrphil123@comcast.net



International Student Connection: Help international students at Trinity International University who are alone in the U.S. by offering transportation, shopping advice, or being a second family for them. CONTACT: Connie at ckrueger81@comcast.net