New Ministry Beginning Through the Care Center

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Imagine, as a child, being sent to school in less than adequate clothing, or wearing dirty socks because you only have a couple pairs.  Being unable to afford basic essentials is something many families never have to think about, but for those who do, it can be emotionally devastating.  Providing clean, gently used clothing to the community will “help these children know they are a cherished child of the Lord” says Jorie Johnson, program director of the Care Center’s clothing ministry.

In preparation for the new Care Center facility, the Children’s Clothing Ministry officially launches in late August. While the store will open with the new facility in 2013, the clothing ministry will begin accepting donations and volunteers during the back to school season.

The hope is that Clothing Ministrywill be prepared with enough clothing and volunteers necessary to support the same level of need as the current food ministry does. “The food pantry is a 30-year, established ministry with more than 1100 volunteers who serve on a regular basis. We have the challenge of coming out of the gate as a brand new ministry, equipped and ready to serve the same number of people with same level of excellence,” says Jorie. “We have a lot of work to do to accomplish that goal, but I have every confidence that we’ll be able to do it.”

Providing clean clothing for children offers dignity and empowerment that mutually transforms both the receiver and giver. In late August, donations of boys and girls clothing from size newborn to 14/16 will be accepted. If you have a background in wholesale, retail, distribution of clothing, knitting, or quilting, or if you simply have a heart for serving children and their families, prayerfully consider volunteering with the clothing ministry. Volunteer and serving opportunities will be available at the Care Center’s new online web pressence beginning June 9! Please send an email to clothing@willowcreek.org for more information.

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with action and in truth.  1 John 3:16-18

Category : Local Outreach

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I can’t wait! I would love to volunteer.

Warmly,
Vel Hopkins

Hi Vel,

This is Jorie and I am the Program Manager for the Clothing Ministry. I wanted to let you know that we are signing up volunteers to begin serving in late August right now! Here are three ways to get involved:

1. Go to http://www.willowcreekcarecenter.org and click on “Get involved” and then “Volunteer”. The opportunities are under “I am interested in serving in…”
2. If you have more questions, please direct them to clothing@willowcreek.org. I receive all of those inquiries and will answer them directly.
3. The official “store” will not be open until it opens within the new care center facility in Sprint, 2013. Rather, this is the entire “back of house” operation (sort/wash/stage) and is all about our new theme “Relational Joy”. Teams will be connected to their team leaders and most likely meet once or twice prior to the ministry’s official launch.

Hope to see you join us in this incredible ministry! It will be stunning to see what God will do…

Blessings, Jorie

Will you be needing any volunteers for the clothing ministry in June or July?
My work load is lighter during that time, and I’d like to help, if possible.
I don’t have experience in any of those jobs you mentioned.
847-841-8086

Jana,
That’s quite alright. We love willing hands. E-mail clothing@willowcreek.org and they will be able to get you all set up to serve.

Hi Vel,

This is Jorie and I am the Program Manager for the Clothing Ministry. I wanted to let you know that we are signing up volunteers to begin serving in late August right now! Here are three ways to get involved:

1. Go to http://www.willowcreekcarecenter.org and click on “Get involved” and then “Volunteer”. The opportunities are under “I am interested in serving in…”
2. If you have more questions, please direct them to clothing@willowcreek.org. I receive all of those inquiries and will answer them directly.
3. The official “store” will not be open until it opens within the new care center facility in Sprint, 2013. Rather, this is the entire “back of house” operation (sort/wash/stage) and is all about our new theme “Relational Joy”. Teams will be connected to their team leaders and most likely meet once or twice prior to the ministry’s official launch.

You definitely do not need any prior experience to volunteer in this ministry and we would love to have you be a part of our team. However, there really isn’t any need in June or July because we haven’t officially launched yet. If week days do not work with your schedule, please know that weekend serves will be coming soon!

Blessings, Jorie

Looking forward to this new ministry. Sign me up to volunteer!

Hi Pamela,

We’d love to have you!

Hi Vel,

This is Jorie and I am the Program Manager for the Clothing Ministry. I wanted to let you know that we are signing up volunteers to begin serving in late August right now! Here are three ways to get involved:

1. Go to http://www.willowcreekcarecenter.org and click on “Get involved” and then “Volunteer”. The opportunities are under “I am interested in serving in…”
2. If you have more questions, please direct them to clothing@willowcreek.org. I receive all of those inquiries and will answer them directly.
3. The official “store” will not be open until it opens within the new care center facility in Sprint, 2013. Rather, this is the entire “back of house” operation (sort/wash/stage) and is all about our new theme “Relational Joy”. Teams will be connected to their team leaders and most likely meet once or twice prior to the ministry’s official launch.

Looking forward to serving together!

Blessings, Jorie

I have a retail background but I work full time during the week. Please let me know how I can help. I would love to get involved with the care center.

Just email clothing@willowcreek.org and they’d be happy to talk with you about how you can get involved.

Hi Nikel,

I would love to hear more about your experience. We currently have teams in place for week day/day time serves. However, I am in the process of creating weekend teams/serves as well. Please email me at clothing@willowcreek.org. I would love to talk about these opportunities and your experience further.

Blessings! Jorie

I would love to help!

That’s great Susan! Just email clothing@willowcreek.org and they’ll get you all the information you’ll need to get started.

Hi Susan,

This is Jorie and I am the Program Manager for the Clothing Ministry. I wanted to let you know that we are signing up volunteers to begin serving in late August right now! Here are three ways to get involved:

1. Go to http://www.willowcreekcarecenter.org and click on “Get involved” and then “Volunteer”. The opportunities are under “I am interested in serving in…”
2. If you have more questions, please direct them to clothing@willowcreek.org. I receive all of those inquiries and will answer them directly.
3. The official “store” will not be open until it opens within the new care center facility in Sprint, 2013. Rather, this is the entire “back of house” operation (sort/wash/stage) and is all about our new theme “Relational Joy”. Teams will be connected to their team leaders and most likely meet once or twice prior to the ministry’s official launch.

This is an incredible time to get involved in something beautiful from the ground up!

Blessings, Jorie

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