Serve The Community

Elim Christian Services
equipping individuals with disabilities

Elim Christian Services

13020 S. Central Avenue, Palos Heights
15565 South 70th Court in Orland Park (Vocational Center)
elimcs.org | 708-429-7493

At Elim Christian Services, their mission is to equip individuals with disabilities to achieve their highest God-given potential so they may live their lives glorifying Him. Each day, over 800 individuals with disabilities turn to Elim for educational, vocational, and therapeutic programming. Over 400 staff members serve the children and adults on one of Elim's two campuses or within one of the 20 discovery Centers located within partnering Christian schools nationwide.

Volunteers can contact Rose Ringenberg at 708-293-3602 for more information.

 


Greater Chicago Food Depository
feeding the hungry in chicagoland

Greater Chicago Food Depository

4100 W. Ann Lurie Place in Chicago
chicagosfoodbank.org | 773-247-3663

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community.

The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 64 million pounds of nonperishable food and fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 134,800 meals every day. Innovative training programs and initiatives developed by the Food Depository also work to provide men, women and children with the tools necessary to break their individual cycles of poverty.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

If you are interested in volunteering for the following dates, please contact Kathy Therry.

  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017

If you are interested in volunteering for these dates, please contact Debbie Wright.

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017

We are located near I-55 and Pulaski. Volunteers need to be at least 14 years of age. 

To learn about other volunteer opportunities with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, please contact or Debbie Wright.


Reclaim 13
ending exploitation

Reclaim 13

Devoted to ending the sexual exploitation of children

reclaim13.org | 312-462-3306

Reclaim 13 is an organization devoted to ending the sexual exploitation of children. "13" is the average age of entry into the commercial sex industry. Their goal is to “Reclaim” a child’s right to grow up feeling safe, loved, and free from harm. They work in the areas of healing, prevention, and education in and around Chicagoland.

Questions? Contact info@reclaim13.org.
 


Chicagoland Prison Outreach
helping inmates and their families

Chicagoland Prison Outreach

236 E. 161st Place in South Holland
cpoministries.org | 708-331-3301

Chicagoland Prison Outreach (CPO) ministers to men and women in the Cook County Jail, Cook County Sheriff’s Boot Camp, Stateville Department of Corrections, River Valley Juvenile Detention Center, and at their Career Center in Roseland. CPO provides Christian worship services and discipleship classes to inmates and participants, as well as individual counseling, vocational training, and job preparation to help people successfully transition to a new life post-incarceration. The Angels of Hope program ministers to families of people who are incarcerated.

Parkview partners with CPO by sending volunteers to build relationships with families of people who are incarcerated by delivering food and Christmas gifts to them, praying for them, and spending time with them.

For information about volunteer opportunities, contact Jan Latko.
 


All God's People
homeless ministry

All God's People

15554 S 70th Court, Orland Park, IL 60462
allgodspeoplechicago.org | 708-625-2423

All God’s People is an organization that ministers to the needs of homeless people in the Chicago Loop area. The second Saturday of the month they set up a distribution center on the corner of State and Van Buren where they hand out clothing, blankets, toiletries, and food. The need is great. They serve 300 or more people who wait patiently in line to receive items that meet their basic needs. To volunteer or for more information, go to allgodspeoplechicago.org

All God's People has an immediate need for non-perishable food items. Please contact them at 708-625-2423 if you can help.