Our Hand of Hope and the Presbyterian One Great Hour of Sharing offerings are upon us.
One Great Hour of Sharing - For over 70 years, One Great Hour of Sharing has provided Presbyterians a way to share God’s love with our neighbors in need around the world. The three programs supported are Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People - all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fits together to provide people with safety, sustenance, and hope.
COVID-19 has been one of our greatest challenges personally, in our local community, and across the world. Our focus in this Hand of Hope campaign is very localized with the hope of making a greater, immediate impact. It is critical that our donations support the following local organizations:
Julian Thomas School - We have had a partnership with this local Racine Elementary School for almost five years. Many children that attend this elementary school qualify for free lunch but often need food items to bridge their weekend food shortage. In-person school commenced on March 1, 2021. This means the need for food packages each weekend for numerous families has become more acute.
Hospitality Center, our church neighbor, has remained open for pick-up and carry-out meals. The Center continues to provide food, shelter, and security for the under-served in downtown Racine. The Center has been able to provide masks and personal hygiene kits to our most needy.
Health Care Network, Inc of Racine is our newest neighbor in downtown Racine. The Health Care Network, which was formed in 1987 inside an office in the basement of First Presbyterian Church, is a non-profit medical clinic that provides medical and dental care to people that are uninsured and have very limited access to medical and dental care.
Racine County Foster Care Program Sunshine Club - Upon entering the Foster Care system many young have special days, birthdays, graduations, other accomplishments that can be recognized in a personal gift or opportunity provided by the Sunshine Club. This personalized recognition helps enrich the Foster Care experience.
Your generosity is deeply appreciated by the above entities.
With tremendous gratitude,