HUNGER and homeless
WCC serves as the community partner for four Blue Springs Elementary Schools through the Harvesters' BackSnacks Program to provide children in need with four meals to take home for the weekend during the school year. A total of 95 children at James Walker, John Nowlin, Chapel Lakes and Voy Spears Elementary receive food packs each week. Volunteers from WCC deliver the food provided by Harvesters to the schools on Fridays. In addition, WCC provides food packs to 25 children at Liggett Trail Education Center in Blue Springs each week.
Hillcrest Transitional Housing
Contact: Fern Truschke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hillcrest provides transitional housing in a Christian environment to homeless families and helps them become self-supportive, self-reliant contributors to society. Hillcrest provides 90 days of free housing, counseling, and training. WCC supports Hillcrest in a number of ways, including sponsoring an apartment at the Independence & Lee’s Summit locations. A Hillcrest Thrift Store is located in Lee's Summit.
For more serving opportunites, go to www.hillcresttransitionalhousing.org
Panera Bread Mission
Contact: Pauletta Grantham at email@example.com
Leftover bread is picked up twice a week from local Panera Bread restaurants and delivered to area social service agencies for families in need.
Sack Lunches for Homeless
Contact: Jan Torbert at firstname.lastname@example.org
WCC supports the ministry of the Neighbor to Neighbor program at Westport UMC by providing sack lunches for the homeless in the area. Sack lunches are made by church members in their homes and children in WCC’s Sunday school. They are collected each week for delivery to Westport. Our goal is to provide 100 lunches each week.
If doing this project with children, let them decorate the sack with stickers or drawings. Place donations in the marked bin outside the Missions room.
Westport Hot Meals for Homeless
Contact: Virginia Cipolla at email@example.com
WCC supports the ministry of the Neighbor to Neighbor program at Westport UMC by providing hot meals on the First Thursday, Second Tuesday, Second Saturday and Fourth Saturday of each month.
Current list of items needed:
Non-perishable items may be placed in the marked bin in the Missions Room at any time.
Perishable items can be dropped off by 2pm the day before meals are served (see Mission calendar).
The Plarn Project
Contact: Karen Schuler at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Women's Ministry mission endeavor making mats for the homeless from plastic bags. This group of women are providing comfort and protection from the ground to those who live on the streets. They meet the first Tuesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. in Room 322 and all women are welcome. Work can be done at home and requires very little skill.
Community Outreach Garden
Contact: Michelle Cunningham, Alex Johnson or Jacob Wright at email@example.com
NEW in spring 2013! WCC's Community Garden (which is located off-site close to the church) needs your help! Fresh produce from the garden will be given to families in need in our community. Our team wishes to grow our community relationships through the nourishment of God’s food and word.