2550 S Dayton Lakeview Road
Open Saturdays 10 am – noon
Seeds of Hope Food Pantry is an outreach ministry of Medway United Methodist Church offering groceries to people in need. Patrons are served with food to cover about four days of need depending on family size, but most importantly, the love of Christ is shared. Items are made available every Saturday morning from 10 am to noon.
Who may visit?
We serve those in need in the Medway, Park Layne and the Crystal Lake area. We do limit each household to one visit per month. You will be asked for fill out a general information card self assessing your income/need and declaring your household size and place of residence.
Do you accept donations?
Yes. Donations may be brought to the pantry on Saturdays during open hours or to the main campus Sunday mornings.
What Can I Donate?
Instant Rice - Instant Potatoes - Evaporated Milk - Tuna/Tuna helper - Shampoo/Conditioner - Toothpaste/Toothbrushes - Canned Spaghetti - Canned Spaghetti Sauce - Pasta - Canned Fruit/Vegetables - Pork – n – Beans - Macaroni and Cheese - Canned Stew or Chili - Crackers - Peanut Butter - Jelly - Jello - Pudding - Cereal - Paper goods - Other non-perishable items
Please contact Carol Kohs (937.323.6226) or Don Kohs (937.605.2651) if you wish to help with donations or volunteer your time.
INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK
Cost $0 to approx. $50 if providing a meal.
IHN manages two shelters that serve the homeless of Springfield and Clark County. The mission of IHN is to help clients go from homelessness to housing.
Provide food, cook food and/or serve an evening meal.
Transport residents to and from church services.
Participate in various IHN fundraising efforts and special events.
Provide facility maintenance. Servants are needed in a wide variety of skill levels.
POC: Becky Brittingham 937.849.0119, firstname.lastname@example.org
2550 S. Dayton Lakeview Road
Open Saturdays 10 am – noon
Threads of Love Clothes Closet is an outreach ministry of Medway United Methodist Church offering free clothing to people in need. Patrons are served with much needed clothing, but most importantly, the love of Christ is shared. Items are made available every Saturday morning.
Who may visit the clothes closet?
Primarily we serve those in need in the Medway, Park Layne and the Crystal Lake area, but we are open to anyone who wants to visit. You do not have to provide proof of income or proof that you are in need. We work strictly on the honor system. However, we ask that you remember the closet is designed for those in need and that you not take items to resell at a flea market or yard sale.
What items do you carry, and what does it cost?
There is never any charge for the clothing. It is freely given to us, and we freely give it away. We do limit everyone to one visit per month and also may limit the number of certain items depending on what we have available. We have a variety of sizes and styles for men and women, boys, girls and baby, but the variety of inventory is entirely dependent upon donations.
Do you accept donations/Can I volunteer?
We accept donations from anyone who wants to give them. We ask that they be clean and in “like new” condition. Items may be dropped off during open hours on Saturdays. Please contact Joy @ 369-5430 if you wish to volunteer your time.
Items we can ALWAYS use (we never seem to have enough of):
infant and children’s clothing
XL and larger clothing
men’s work pants/jeans (not dress slacks)
Items we do NOT need or cannot use:
Clothing that is ripped, torn, or stained
Broken or incomplete items
Large furniture items
KIDS HOPE USA
We partner with Kids Hope USA at Park Layne Elementary to provide mentors to children that help them with reading skills.
Commitment is 1 hr/wk to meet one-on-one with a child at the school. They have as many students as we have mentors.
If you would like to learn more about becoming a mentor, give our office a call 937-849-1478 or stop by Guest services during weekend services.