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Organizations that have received financial assistance through our PayIt4ward initiative

The 4th Sunday of each month is designated for special offerings to a local grassroots charity or national non-profit chosen by the Community Care Ministry. In addition to our congregation's financial contributions, our Concert on the Creek audiences have been very generous in their donations. 

To-date, we have collected and distributed over $9000 to the following non-profits since the initiative's October 2018 inception. Suggestions for future recipients are welcomed and appreciated!

  • United Church of Christ Hurricane Aid Fund

  • Laundry Love (2 collection drives)

  • One Body Collaborative

  • Crusader Clinic's Healthcare for the Homeless

  • The Haven Network

  • Milestone's Adopt-a-Camper

  • Shelter Care

  • Carpenter's Place (2 collection drives)

  • Noah's Ark

  • Remedies

  • Feed My Starving Children

  • Rosie's Birthday Club

  • Veteran's Drop-In Center

  • United Way COVID-19 Emerging Needs Fund

  • Rockford Urban Ministries

  • Family Peace Center

  • Crop Hunger Walk 2021

  • PAWS Humane Society of Rockford

  • Prairie State Legal Services

  • Robb School Memorial Fund / Uvalde, Texas

  • Mpingo Village Kids Back-to-School Project

  • NAMI of Northern Illinois (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

  • Children's Home and Aid

Our Current Recipient

If using our secure online donation form, please specify Pay It 4Ward / Children's Home & Aid in the memo field.

Our April-May-June 2023 PayIt4Ward Collection will benefit Children’s Home and Aid, a leading child and family service agency in Illinois. The organization helps children recover their health, their hope, and their faith in the people around them. The funds collected will be used to support the mission and services of Children’s Home and Aid.

Children’s Home and Aid works with nearly 30,000 children and families each year. Their vision is of an equitable world where all children and families thrive in strong communities.


Donations will benefit the many programs of the organization, including adoption and foster care, trauma counselling for children and teams, home visits and doula services for expectant parents, early childhood education and support for working parents, support for dads seeking stronger connections with their children, programs to strengthen families and keep children out of foster care, and many other programs and services serving children and families.

Learn more about Children's Home and Aid via this link to their website.

A thermometer graph will be displayed at church and updated as donations are received. We are setting a goal of $500 and hope to reach or surpass that goal to support this worthy organization. Donations may be sent in or dropped off to the church office, or made electronically through the Spring Creek website's DONATE button located at the top of every webpage. Please specify PayIt4Ward in the memo field or select it from the dropdown menu of giving selections.

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