12/1/21 UPDATE! We are now up to $46,556. We are blown away! Here is the new breakdown of where the Thanksgiving Offering is going:
FAME - $15,000
Refuge for Women - $14,000
Haven Care Center - $6,000
Everything else will be divided equally between Lancaster Food Bank and God's Pantry Food Bank (Lexington)
We're very excited to announce the recipients of this year's Thanksgiving Offering! Every year we collect this special offering to benefit our ministry partners. This year we will be giving to three groups - FAME, Refuge for Women, and Haven Care Center. Below are the descriptions of the projects we will be funding, along with links to the ministries' websites where you can go and learn more about the great work they are doing.
FAME is a group based out of Indianapolis that does mission work around the globe. They have recently completed construction on a medical clinic in southern Mexico, in the community of Sandia. When it opens it will be the only medical clinic within 100 miles. But it can't open for business until they get interior/exterior doors and tile flooring.
We would like to send $10,000 to FAME to pay to finish work on the clinic so that it can open and begin serving the people of Sandia.
Refuge for Women is one of our local mission partners. They are a women's shelter in Garrard County, with a long-term home as well as an emergency shelter house. The emergency house has old, drafty windows that need to be replaced.
We would like to send $7,000 to Refuge for Women to replace the windows at their emergency shelter house.
Haven Care Center is a crisis pregnancy center here in Danville that helps steer young mothers away from abortion and provides them healthcare and resources as they go through their pregnancy. They are in constant need of baby equipment - strollers, jumpers, play pens - for their young mothers.
We would like to send $3,000 to Haven Care Center to stock them up on newborn and baby equipment.
Funding these projects will cost $20,000. We will be collecting the Thanksgiving Offering on Sunday, November 21st. But you can give anytime to these projects during the month of November by clicking this link, and choosing the "Thanksgiving Gift" tab.