WE DID IT! WE MET OUR MATCH 100% AND EXCEEDED OUR GOAL! THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT!
$5000 HAS BEEN GIVEN TO "EVERY MEAL" TO SUPPORT KIDS IN ST PAUL
$5000 HAS GONE TOWARD DRILLING WELLS FOR CLEAN WATER IN UGANDA
$700 HAS GONE TOWARD PROVIDING CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR CHILDREN IN CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO
$2200 WAS USED TO PROVIDE CHRISTMAS TOYS FOR KIDS AND GIFT CARDS FOR FAMILIES AT OUR CHRISTMAS CENTRAL TOY SHOP IN ST PAUL.
We will again be hosting our "Christmas Central" gift shop. We joyfully provide community families and folks coming out of incarceration with a dignified, high-quality gift shopping experience allowing them to give brand new toys they choose to their children.
See below for more ways your gift will be used...
About “Every Meal” Support: Through our partnership with Every Meal and Hamline Elementary School, we help provide weekend and summer meals to families experiencing food insecurity and hunger. The need for food support is greater than ever. We give financial resources and provide weekly volunteers for food distribution. Every Meal is in 450 schools in Minnesota, serving over 12,500 children.
About Christmas Central: Each December we set up a Christmas "shop" where families from our community can come and purchase donated gifts at a nominal fee. This experience allows parents to make their own selections for gifts they then give their own children. We are also able to offer this program to individuals in work release from prison. They are more than excited to reconnect with their families in this way.
About the Youth Warming Space: Central Baptist Church, our parent organization, is partnering with Ramsey County and the City of St. Paul to be an overnight warming space for unhoused youth ages 14-24 in St. Paul. For the winter months, our building will be open to those who need a warm place to spend the night. Our building is being prepared as we speak to provide safe, comfortable space for these neighbors.
About our International Partners:
Adulam Ministries is located in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, where they run a children's home for unhoused children. Every December, they travel to Chihuahua to minister to the very impoverished communities there, bringing Christmas joy and the love of Jesus to over 700 children through their Christmas gift distribution. CCSI is excited to help support this great ministry financially.
Care 4 Destitute Ministries - Uganda provides education, social and economic development, healthcare, and spiritual wellbeing to the poor rural communities of Kamuli and Mukono in Uganda. Through schools, skills building, agricultural plantings, medicine, and much more, C4DMU is lifting up impoverished children and families. The urgent need is fresh water. We are helping C4DMU raise $20,000 to drill one well in each community they serve.
Your gifts to CCSI make these wonderful programs and more possible! Thank you for choosing to make a difference!
Embracing Youth...Empowering Families!
Central Community Services, Inc.