Compassion & Justice Local Serving Opportunities
In this season, there are still ways for you to serve your local community!
GROCERY DONATIONS FOR FAMILIES IN NEED
Our partners at C24/7 typically run an after-school program that serves meals to under-resourced kids. Now, they are delivering bags of food to families in need. Help us provide groceries for families with food insecurity in Rogers Park, Chicago! Grocery donations are ongoing and can be delivered any time to Willow North Shore, 2200 Shermer Rd, Glenview IL. Drop-off bins are located outside entrances A and D.
GROCERY DELIVERY • EVERY THURSDAY • 10 AM
Since the pandemic began, our church has been collecting groceries for families with food insecurity in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood. We are in need of volunteers to deliver the groceries! Volunteers meet at the church building on Thursdays at 10 am, load groceries, and deliver them to our parters at C24/7 in Rogers Park, Chicago. This one-hour serve is an immense blessing to families in need.
Learn more about ongoing serving opportunities below.
SERVING THE POOR
• 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 [email protected]
• 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 [email protected]
• 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 [email protected]
• A Just Harvest (Ages 12+): Serve a meal at this soup kitchen in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. CONTACT: Kim at [email protected]
• 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 [email protected]
• 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 [email protected]
• 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 [email protected]
• Exodus World Service (All Ages): Help newly arrived refugees get settled into their new Chicagoland homes. CONTACT: Bridget at [email protected]
SERVING THE ELDERLY
• Maryhaven Presence Nursing Home (All Ages): Visit residents at this Glenview nursing home who do not often receive visitors. CONTACT: Bridgette at [email protected]
• Glen Oaks Nursing Home (Ages 5+): Participate in a monthly social and worship gathering in Northbrook. CONTACT: Elena at [email protected]
• Cookies Crew: Bake cookies for residents of Glen Oaks Nursing Home. Cookie drop-off is at Willow North Shore.CONTACT: Hilerre at [email protected]
SERVING THOSE IN PRISON
• 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 [email protected] to learn more about the serving opportunities above.
SERVING VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING
• Selah Freedom: Serve survivors in recovery at a local residential home. CONTACT: Lisa at [email protected].
• 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 [email protected] to learn more about the serving opportunities above.
SERVING THE LEADERSHIP OF NOT-FOR-PROFITS
• 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 [email protected]
SERVING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
• 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 [email protected]