Engage Wichita

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

APRIL 2, 2022 | 8:00-4:00*

*Volunteers are asked to meet at Holy Cross at 8am for breakfast, shirt distribution, and a short devotion.  We will then go out to our service sites.  Times for service projects are 8-12, 8-2, or 10:30-4:00 pm.  Lunch will be served at all day site locations.

 

We are equipped and empowered by God to go out and engage with the world around us.  We can think of no better way to “go and do likewise” (Luke 2:10) than to head out into the community and serve our neighbors.  During our upcoming church/school-wide day of service, Engage Wichita, we will work on diverse service projects at sites all across Wichita.  We hope to use this opportunity to get a little outside our comfort zones, be a blessing to our community, get to know new people, and use our hands and our hearts to reflect our Savior, Jesus.

To make this happen we need volunteers!!  Please use the form below to volunteer.  Also, be sure to check out the details about service locations and let us know if you’d like to volunteer for a specific project/site.

Service Locations

Erin is Hope
Erin is Hope

We will be cleaning up flower beds, trimming bushes, and staining a fence at Erin is Hope, a local not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving children with communication disorders.

http://www.erinishope.org/

Site Lead is Stacia Williams

 

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Fairmount Coffee Co.
City of Wichita
City of Wichita

We are working with the city of Wichita to help residents around town that are currently in violation of city ordinance and are in need of home repair and clean up to avoid fines and court intervention.

This project will have multiple locations around town and include yard clean up and minor contruction projects.

Site Coordinator is Pam Amey

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Ability Point
Ability Point

AbilityPoint provides more than 300 unique programs and activities that help improve the lives of nearly 4,000 Kansas individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through life-long support including educational and social programs, case management, respite opportunities and advocacy in the community.

Specific project details coming soon.

https://abilitypoint.org/

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Holy Cross Member
Holy Cross Member

A Holy Cross Church member is in need of help getting her yard ready for spring.  Cleaning up flower beds, delivering and laying mulch are the main projects.

 

Site Lead is Erica Gaither

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At Holy Cross
At Holy Cross

If you would like to work on projects that can be done sitting down and that are not time intensive, we will be making homeless toiletry kits, placemats for seniors, cards for foster kids and more at Holy Cross.  Projects will be ongoing throughout the day and are come and go.

 

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Respite Babysitting
Respite Babysitting

Our Care Portal team will be hosting a respite babysitting Parent’s Day Out program for families that utilize the CarePortal program and others in the foster care system.

This project will be held in the afternoon from 10:30-4:00 pm at Holy Cross.  All volunteers will be required to have a background check on file at Holy Cross.

Site Leads are Jen Myers, Katie Nelson, & Kirstin Richmeier.

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