The 2017 Christmas offering has raised more than $28,000 (as of January 4, 2018) for two local agencies: Harvesters Community Food Network and KC Care Clinic.
Both of these organizations have been supported with grants from our endowments in the past and both receive highest marks from our grants team.
Harvesters provides the food for the Backsnack program that has been a part of our outreach for several years. Volunteers from our congregation gather weekly during the school year and fill backpacks with Harvesters food that they then deliver to Hartman and Garfield Schools. The backpacks are distributed to students who have food needs over the weekend. One half of the Christmas offering will support this program.
The other half will go to Kansas City Care Clinic. K.C. Care Clinic serves the under-served. 83% of their patients have no health insurance. 75% live below the Federal Poverty Level. 60% have one or more chronic conditions. In April of this year the Clinic opened a third location in Northeast Kansas City, an area of high need and an area that is our special focus area as well.
Please pray for the continued work of these two organizations. If you’d like to make a contribution to this special offering, you may still do so. Mark your gift “Christmas Offering” and leave it in the offering tray on Sunday morning, or in the church office. For information about electronic giving, click here.