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Our Current Recipient

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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. 

We have collected and distributed over $6500 to more than fifteen non-profits since the initiative's October 2018 inception. Suggestions for future recipients are welcomed and appreciated!

  • United Church of Christ Disaster Relief Fund (Hurricane Aid)

  • 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

Our Spring Collection will benefit Prairie State Legal Services (PSLS). Since 1977, PSLS has served low-income, elderly, and vulnerable people by providing legal advice and representation, advocacy, education, and outreach to protect their basic human needs and to enforce or uphold their legal rights. PSLS serves in the areas of Safety, Housing, Health, and Stability. 

 

Safety: PSLS provides legal help to survivors of domestic violence to stop abuse and exploitation, to older adults and people with disabilities to end abuse and exploitation, and to immigrant victims of violence and trafficking.

 

Housing: PSLS helps clients solve serious housing issues, including eviction, unsafe living conditions, denial of subsidized housing benefits, and improper shut-off of utilities.

 

Health: PSLS helps people to obtain Medicaid and Medicare coverage. They advise older and disabled adults to help them stay in their homes or secure coverage for long-term care, and help with establishing power of attorney for healthcare decisions. PSLS helps people with AIDS or HIV+ to obtain the care and services they need.

 

Stability: PSLS helps people with arrest and conviction histories to remove barriers to employment.  People with disabilities are helped to get needed support to reach their potential and life with dignity. Clients are helped with income tax disputes and debt collection. Children are helped to get the education they need to succeed and thrive.

 

For more information, visit pslegal.org.

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.