January (Local) Interfaith Food Pantry of Portage County
Started by The Springs UMC in the 1990’s, the Interfaith Food Pantry of Portage County is located on Bus. 51 in Plover and is open to anyone living in the county. Funds will be used to help pay for food needed for distribution that wasn’t obtained through donations.
February (Conf. #7250) Northcott Neighborhood House
Serving the community since 1961, Northcott Neighborhood House is a multi-purpose community center originated by the Wisconsin Annual Conference of the General Board of Global Ministries. The purpose of the agency is to serve Milwaukee’s Inner City North community and to develop youth skills and provide a safe place to lessen neighborhood tensions, combat community deterioration and juvenile delinquency, strengthen and maintain family unity, and provide various social services and education for the residents.
March (Conf. #1015) One Great Hour of Sharing
Giving to One Great Hour of Sharing enables the United Methodist Committee on Relief to keep our promise that 100 percent of your designated gift goes entirely to specific causes.
April (Local) Scholarships for St. Paul’s Church Camp & Conference Camps
Provide funds to help children and youth attend United Methodist Church conference camps throughout Wisconsin or St. Paul’s sponsored camp at Lake Lucerne.
May (Local) Habitat for Humanity
Partnering with local communities to address affordable housing needs.
June (Nat’l #773726) Red Bird Mission
Supports education for hundreds of children, programs for older adults and economic development. It serves an area in Southern Kentucky that cannot meet its needs and therefore relies on support from the whole church.
July (Local) Project Fresh Clothes
Provide funds to help purchase sizes of clothes that are in short supply as we help school age children (K-12) in the area start school in the fall with “new” school outfits.
August (Int’l #982531) Heifer International
Provide funds to alleviate hunger, poverty and environmental degradation, Heifer International provides livestock and training to resource poor rural families in the U.S. and around the world.
September (Int’l) Tanzania Development Support
Tanzania Development Support actively works to empower men, women and children in Tanzania to lift themselves out of poverty through education, training and community development. We work with indigenous organizations in Tanzania, and other supporting organizations, to achieve these objections.
October (Nat’l #901670) United Methodist Committee on Relief – U.S. Disasters
Humanitarian response to natural disasters within the United States.
November (Int’l #679B) Children of Calcutta
Lee Collins Institute for Boys serves 1200 students between six and eight years of age who are from slums. There are more rooms to house more students, but not enough funds. The expense for one student is approximately $50 per month. Lee Memorial Girls’ Mission in Calcutta provides ministry to house and serve girls who are orphans or daughters of prostitutes.
December (Local) Holiday Baskets
Provides food, clothing and gifts to Portage County needy families during the Christmas season.