Agape provides critical housing, childcare, transportation assistance, & education towards higher that empower women and their children to transform from crisis and poverty to self-sustaining, fulfilling lives. In its 1st 6 years, Agape has provided over 70,000 nights of safe, stable housing & hope for 61 women-led families with 94 children, 85% of which are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault or trafficking. Because we are chronically full, we’ve had to turn away 400 families in 2019 alone. The average stay for Agape families is 12 months. Agape celebrates over 70% of the families served have graduated from Agape with higher-paying jobs, housing they can afford, able to live within their means & provide homes, stability, and hope for their children. The hearts, hands, and blessings of CRUMC have helped changed each of the 155 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 janet@Hope4Agape.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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