Archive for March 2012 | Monthly archive page
What began as a sewing ministry in 1977 has transformed into an organization that strives to supply for the needs of the church body. That is why Love-Lift Ministry’s partnership with Giving Children Hope (GCH) is a perfect match! Founder, Marilyn Kunde explains that Love-Lift focuses on creating personal care bags, which are assembled by volunteers to meet the needs of specific age groups and gender. Once the bags are filled, the items are shipped overseas or sent with short term missions teams and distributed to the needy in small villages and churches around the world. Originally, the organization filled stockings for homeless children at Christmas time, akin to the methods of Saint Nicholas. Now, the ministry has grown significantly with eager volunteers and kind donations from individuals and partners. In 2008, Love-Lift Ministries provided for 8,000 people of all ages. Partnering with GCH has given Love-Lift Ministries the means to strive in their benevolent program.
Kimley-Horn and Associates, inc. is based in Orange and is one of the top design consulting firms in the country. With hopes of reaching out to the homeless in the community, the association conducted a food drive in March. However, without a beneficiary to partner with, Kimley-Horn consulted Google. As one of the most reputable organizations in the area, the firm contacted Giving Children Hope (GCH) and subsequently donated one-thousand pounds of food for distribution to the homeless in Orange County. The rice, canned chicken and tuna, and various other foodstuffs were given to GCH’s We’ve Got Your Back program.