Put Your Faith in Action.
Opportunities, big and small, for you to volunteer and make a difference, even if from a distance.
FCC Staff are working hard to identify those in our congregation who may be in need of assistance during this crisis; particularly those who are not connected via email or social media. We are working with volunteers, members of Diaconate, and our Stephen Ministers to establish regular contact through phone calls to make sure they are spiritually cared for and have everything they need. If you know of a person who would benefit from a call, please reach out to Betsy Hanzelin at email@example.com.
If you would like to volunteer to be a part of a phone tree or to get groceries for someone who is self-isolating, please email Betsy Hanzelin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help keep our displaced PADS guests provided for.
The South Suburban PADS organization is moving mountains to keep the homeless provided for and safe during our health crisis. The seniors are moving into a nursing home, some guests will reside in a single shelter site and the rest will be social distancing in hotel rooms. This is an expensive endeavor, so please consider donating through the South Suburban PADS site HERE.
PADS still relies on FCC for meal donations our "food teams" would usually supply. Our food teams have been unable to continue volunteering with the PADS site relocated to Calumet City. Please consider a financial contribution to FCC PADS to help cover the cost of continued food deliveries with an online contribution, denoting "PADS" HERE.
Feed Families at Chicagoland Ronald McDonald Houses.
Amid the COVID19 crisis, Ronald McDonald House charities have had to suspend volunteer meals. RMH remains committed to providing meals and resources in a safe and supportive environment where families with hospitalized children can continue to get better together. You can help:
Make a Financial Gift: We will use these donations to purchase meals and other basic needs for families staying at each of our Chicagoland Houses and Family Rooms. By purchasing food and items ourselves, we will dramatically reduce the number of visitors and outside delivery staff to our facilities, further reducing risk to families.
Cater a Meal: We are committed to providing families with safe, fresh lunches and dinners. Consider sending a catered meal from a local restaurant for families to enjoy after a long day at the hospital. Contact Brittany Wright, Director of Volunteer Services at email@example.com to identify a date on which one of our locations could benefit from a catered meal.
Love Thy Neighbor.
Going on a (socially distanced) walk to get some fresh air? We've made a quick and easy print-out you can stick in the door of neighbors during your walk to let them know you are able to help as needed. Click HERE.