Help the Needy

"From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required." Many of us have been given great gifts and want to give back to those who do not have what they need to survive. Holy Cross has identified four key ministries that are in great need of assistance, for those who have extra and would like to give.
 

  • International: Child lunches and teachers of the Lutheran schools in Haiti. Holy Cross supports five churches/schools in Haiti. Hundreds of children are enrolled in these schools each year. They are not funded by the government and rely solely on donations. These schools provide one hot meal for lunch. They also provide vitamins to help the children grow, a great education, and knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  In order to keep these teachers in our schools we need to be able to pay them. Child lunches cost 27 cents a day, and for some, this is their only meal. There are also so many children who are not sponsored. Please consider helping out. Click here to donate through PayPal or give in the offering plate, marking your donation for Haiti. More information about our Haiti mission can be found here.
     
  • Local: Rising Hope. A ministry in downtown Canton, providing physical and spiritual care for those in Canton. Where you can help, is with prayer and book donations. A used bookstore was opened in the Arts district in downtown Canton to provide job training for those that they are helping and as a space to provide spiritual care. They are always looking for book donations. They will take anything, as long as it does not have an anti-Christian theme.
    Urban Ark. Urban Ark is located in downtown Canton. It provides food and clothing to those in need. Right now the need is for gently used men's clothing and funds to fill the food cupboard. If you would like to volunteer your time, instead, they provide meals on the first and third Thursdays from 6:30-8:00pm. Here is a link to the information site on Holy Trinity's web page.
     
  • In our back yard: Food Pantry. The Holy Cross food pantry provides non-perishable food for those who come in, asking for food. And when available, food vouchers are given to Fisher's Foods. This voucher system was chosen because they can only be redeemed for perishable items like meat or milk. Donations of food items can be placed in the labeled bins under the coat racks in the north and west entrances. Funds are collected for the vouchers in the Wednesday monring Ladies' Bible Study, or you can give your donation to someone in the office and they will make sure it gets to the proper place.

Did you see this? Holy Cross provided a new pair of shoes for every child at McGregor Elementary in April, 2016. Read the newspaper article here.