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God’s Work. Our Hands.

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and
sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”
1 John 3:16-18

Here are some national and global organizations that welcome your help:

Lutheran Disaster Response
helps communities recover from disasters

Lutheran Services in America
health care, aging and disability support, community development, housing

National service organizations affliated with the ELCA

Lutheran World Relief
International advocacy and support for children, families, and communities living in poverty

World Vision
Disaster relief, advocacy and support for children, families, and communities living in poverty in the United States and other countries

ELCA Global Mission Opportunities
Opportunities to serve in various roles around the world and to support those in global missions

Here are some local organizations in our community that welcome our help:

Bridge Communities
Help for homeless families

CAS of DuPage
Advocate for neglected and abused children

DuPage Convalescent Center
Assist disabled and/or elderly adults

Help the homeless

DuPage Senior Citizens Council
Services for the elderly

ESSE Adult Day Care Centers
Day care for the elderly

Family Shelter Service
Help for domestic violence victims

Neighborhood Food Pantries (formerly Feeding Northwest DuPage)
Food pantries. Location at Lutheran Church of the Master

Habitat for Humanity
Builds homes for low income families

Humanitarian Service Project
Help for needy seniors and children

Literacy DuPage
Tutoring in reading, writing, or speaking English

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
Services for adults and children

Residential care for disabled children and adults

Metropolitan Family Services
Help for families facing challenges

Outreach Community Ministries
Services for children, youth, families, and elderly.

People’s Resource Center
Variety of services for residents of DuPage County

Western DuPage Special Recreation Association
Sports for disabled children and adults

We Grow Dreams
Greenhouse provides jobs for people with disabilities