The Agape Resource and Assistance Center provides critical housing and life skills that empower women and their children to transform from crisis and poverty to self-sustaining, fulfilling lives. In its first four years, Agape has grown from two beds and a crib to 13 housing units with 50 beds. They have provided housing and hope for 54 women head of household families with 76 children, 85% of which are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or trafficking. The average stay for Agape families is 12 months. 70% of the 54 women, along with their 32 kids have graduated from Agape with jobs that enable them to provide homes & stability for their children. The hearts, hands, and blessings of Custer Road UMC have helped changed each of the 130 lives Agape has touched to date!
Throughout the month of January, we are collecting the following items that are always needed by the women and children of Agape:
- Gift Cards to help with items not available at food pantries, gas, medicines etc. (Purchase Scrip Cards in the Church Office and donate to Agape)
- Liquid Laundry Detergent
- Liquid Dishwashing Soap (NOT for Dishwasher)
- Paper Towels
- Toilet Paper
- All-Purpose Cleaner
- Tub/Toilet Cleaner
- Trash Bags (13 Gallon Size)
Please bring donations to the Mission donation area marked for Agape (gift cards should only be turned into the church office to Stephanie Mills) during the month of January. Items are needed on an ongoing basis. If you have any questions, please contact Janet Collinsworth via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to help the Agape Resource and Assistance Center and enjoy a lovely concert at the same time? Come and join us for the Men of Note concert.
Enjoy the amazing a cappella voices of Men of Note on Saturday, January 26, at 7 p.m. in the Custer Road UMC Sanctuary. Admission is FREE. A love offering will be collected for the benefit of the women and children of Agape Resource & Assistance Center.
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