Each year, Emmanuel is able to support many organizations serving those in need, thanks to the generosity of our parishioners. A group allocates the outreach monies year by year based on need and availability. In addition Emmanuel sponsors a Lenten Project where all funds collected are allocated to outreach. Organizations receiving Emmanuel financial support include:
C-U At Home: C-U at Home engages and mobilizes our community to house and support the most vulnerable homeless on their journey of healing and restoration.
Center for Women in Transition: The agency provides housing and supportive services for families experiencing homelessness or who are victims of domestic violence.
Daily Bread Soup Kitchen: Their mission is to feed the hungry of the community regardless of race, religion or ethnicity.
Developmental Services Center: The DSC's mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing services and support which enable them to live, work, learn and participate in their community.
Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club: Provides an after-school program for children ages 6 to 18 which includes tutoring, homework assistance, math, science and technology exposure, crafts, physical exercise and more. They also provide summer programs and extended night events.
Eastern Illinois Food Bank: The food bank distributes donated and purchased food and USDA commodities to more than 200 member agencies, including Emmanuel, that provide food directly to those in need.
Eastern Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center: The Refugee Center provides services essential to refugee and immigrant resettlement in East-Central Illinois and aids in the exchange and preservation of their respective cultures.
Episcopal Relief & Development: ERD supports local, long-term initiatives that address poverty, hunger, disease, economic development and disaster response throughout the world.
Good Hope Orphanage in Kenya: This is a grass-roots community supporting women and children living with AIDS.
Greater Community AIDS Project: This group gives AIDS information, provides HIV testing, sponsors one-on-one support and transitional housing for individuals.
Habitat for Humanity: Volunteers build homes in partnership with selected low income families, who buy the homes and contribute 500 hours to the construction.
The Land Connection (Champaign Farmers Market): Emmanuel helps supports Double SNAP benefits and other initiatives to assist local families in purchasing fresh food at our neighborhood market.
Operation Rainbow: The organization performs free cleft, lip and palate surgeries for indigent children and young adults in Central and South American.
Restoration Urban Ministries: The ministry provides a food pantry and clothing center, religious services, youth programs, drug and alcohol support groups and a transitional housing program.
S.A.F.E. House: Offers residence and live-in programs for men and women recovering from substance abuse.
Salt and Light: This organization operates a food pantry and offers clothing, appliances, furniture, household items and toys to anyone in need.
DREAAM: This organization creates a counter space that empowers DREAAMers for life success through a college & career readiness program focused on literacy, STEM, creativity, and solution-thinking.
Youth For Christ: Emmanuel sponsors one lunch a week for young people with Pastor Willie Comer, as YFC tries to expand its Midnight Basketball League ministry to help address the dramatic rise in violent crimes and gang activity in our community.