Willow Chicago Compassion & Justice

WILLOW CHICAGO COMPASSION & JUSTICE


Fighting poverty and injustice locally and globally so that lives are transformed and Jesus is made known.



SERVING OTHERS

Gear Up for Winter Collection Drive October 24th to November 7th

Cradles to Crayons organization provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. 

Without adequate and appropriate clothing, children face unfair barriers and participate in life on an unequal playing field. Across most of the United States, only three (food, housing, energy) of four basic needs are supported by government safety net programs. Cradles to Crayons uses the term “Clothing Insecurity” as part of their efforts to formally recognize the issue, and increase awareness on this hidden basic need.

We have the opportunity to help them supply warm winter clothing to children in need all across Chicago.  Items needed are children's winter coats, winter boots, warm clothing, hats, scarves, gloves and pajamas.  Items may be dropped off on Sundays from 9-11:30 am or Monday to Friday 9:30 to 4:30 at 1319 S State.   

HOMELESSNESS


Learn ways to engage our community members walking through homelessness. If you are interested in serving in this capacity,  contact Michael Goggins at mgoggins@willowcreek.org.  

 

PARTNERSHIP WITH BREAKTHROUGH URBAN MINISTRIES 


Breakthrough is an organization located in East Garfield Park whose mission is to partner with those affected by poverty to build connections, develop skills, and open doors of opportunity.


Volunteer with the Manna Ministry to prepare and serve a meal to individuals living in their homeless facility. Contact Compassion & Justice Coordinator, Kim Gingerich, for more information at kgingerich@willowcreek.org.  

 

INCARCERATION


Become a prison pen pal:  Offer encouragement and hope to someone incarcerated through consistent correspondence. Contact Compassion & Justice Coordinator, Kim Gingerich, for more information at kgingerich@willowcreek.org.