Local charities share their holiday wish lists

Posted 11/7/19

During this time of giving, local nonprofits hope to be remembered for their work in helping those in need in Warren County. Here, some nonprofits share their Christmas wishes and thanks. AGAPE— …

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Local charities share their holiday wish lists


During this time of giving, local nonprofits hope to be remembered for their work in helping those in need in Warren County. Here, some nonprofits share their Christmas wishes and thanks.

AGAPE— AGAPE’s Christmas wish is for non-perishable food items, personal care items and laundry detergent this holiday season. These items are always a need for us. Since we have been very good this year, we would love for Santa to bring us a box truck, which would allow us to serve the community more. Michelle R. Bernth, MS Executive Director

 Concerned Citizens for Animal Care — We thank you all for your support and caring, and the safety and love with your pets you are sharing.

“Adopt another stray this holiday and don’t forget to neuter or spay.” CCAC Team.

God Cares — God Cares is a local charity that helps veterans get to a better place in life, primarily by helping them find employment. It helps veterans if they are willing to help themselves.

“We also assist in temporary needs they may have in obtaining employment such as rent, utilities, temporary housing, car repairs, etc. Our charity’s needs are primarily financial so we can fulfill the needs we encounter in serving our veterans.”

To make a donation or learn more about God Cares, visit god-cares-ministry.org, email info@god-cares-ministry.org or call 636-297-4754.

“We want to thank all those in the community that have supported us.” Blessings, Nile and Terry Ramsbottom, Founders and the Team.

Jordan’s Place Teen Hangout — Jordan’s Place is a nonprofit organization serving Warren County, which offers a community gathering facility directed at providing positive alternative activities for area youth.

“Our mission is to end substance abuse, bullying, depression, stress/anxiety, suicide, violence, teen pregnancy and the many other challenges facing youth today.

“Our main goal for the youth of Warren County is to give support to them, let them know they are not alone and to have as much fun as possible while we do those things. We want to get our youth more involved in the community and learn to give back.”

Jordan’s Place is always in need of the community to get more involved. From volunteers to donations, the nonprofit relies on the community to be a part of its mission.

“The old saying goes, ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ Let us get back to that Warren County. Together we can make a huge difference in the future of our community. The youth is our future.”

A huge blessing that could come to Jordan’s Place this holiday season would be a refrigerator and freezer and to see the volunteer list grow rapidly.

“People who can donate their time to offer free group guitar lessons and tutoring, individuals and companies to join us by any means they can.

“From all of us at Jordan’s Place, merry Christmas and happy new year.” Kelli Clodfelter, co-founder.

Relay For Life of Warren County — “We all know someone dealing with cancer, and you can help us change that. In Warren County, we offer a support group and Relay For Life of Warren County, a community event to raise funds to help cancer patients.”

People can help fund all these things and so much more by making a donation to www.Relayforlife.org/warrencomo or by volunteering at the event or planning.

The American Cancer Society leads the way in breakthrough research, free rides to treatment, free lodging near hospitals and a 24/7 helpline. To learn more, contact Kate Bohn at 314-286-8186. Thank you for your support, Carie Biggs, team captain.

Turning Point — Turning Point will serve around 350 survivors of domestic and sexual violence in the next year.

“We wish for picnic tables, plastic outdoor chairs, a large flat screen TV and gift cards of all sorts in small denominations.

Daily needs include gas cards, toilet paper, paper towels, coffee, creamer, coffee filters, hot chocolate, frozen meat bundles, large bottles of shampoo, makeup and hair and skin products for a variety of skin tones and ethnicities, no-contract phones, nontoxic and fragrance-free detergents and cleaners, and large bottles of vinegar. Ellen Reed, MPPA executive director.

Warren County Handicapped Services Inc. — The primary mission of Warren County Handicapped Services Inc. is to develop an array of community-based services for Warren County citizens with developmental disabilities and their families.

“We assure these services will be provided in an effective, efficient and accountable manner.

“We serve all youth and adults with developmental disabilities in many different ways. Special Olympics, ISL homes, Discovery Plus, Stars Plus, Day Program, transportation to and from Temco Sheltered Workshop. Camp We Can and Leadership Camp.

“We would be blessed and excited for our community to get involved in any way. Volunteer, donate or offer any services you are capable of.”

A major Christmas blessing the organization needs is 15-passenger vans.

“If any dealership or individual would find it in their heart to donate more vans to our organization, then we can continue to take more and more individuals back and forth to work as well as special events.

“Please come out this spring and help us raise money at our annual fundraiser. We will need silent auction items, raffle items, food or snack donations. More information will be coming soon.” From our family to yours, happy holidays. Kelli Clodfelter, MA, executive director.

Warren County Senior Center — For Christmas this year, the Warren County Senior Center would love to receive the gift of time.

“We are in desperate need of kitchen volunteers and Meals on Wheels drivers. No time to spare? No worries. Monetary donations supporting our meal programs are greatly needed and always appreciated, Lindsey Boehle, executive director.

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