Outreach
 

 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. — Matthew 5:16

Good Shepherd is blessed to have a community that is dedicated to sharing the love of Christ with their neighbor through our active Outreach Ministry.  By earmarking 25% of our annual budget to Outreach, Good Shepherd is able to support a vareity of non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the Haitian Timoun Foundation, Graceworks Lutheran Services, and Adopt A Class.  In addition to providing financial support, members serve at organizations such as Matthew 25 Ministries, Tikkun Farm, and Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank to provide the labor necessary to further their missions.  It is through the generous support of our congregation that Good Shepherd is able to touch the lives of so many.

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Endowment Grants Awarded

You can support GSLC's Ministry and Endowment Fund HERE.

Thanks to everyone who took time to vote in this year’s selection process for awards from our Endowment Fund.  We are pleased to announce the winners! Each grant request was fully funded.

1st ballot winners (under $10,000)

Edge House Campus Ministry Accessibility Project, $3900.   This grant will fund the first step in assessing possibilities and costs for making the Edge House more accessible to all, including those who need the assistance of wheelchairs or crutches or who have other mobility issues.

Immigration and Refugee Ministry—Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Anderson Township, $4969.  This ministry works with those who have recently arrived in Cincinnati from around the world and hopes to help these “newest neighbors” acclimate quickly to their new country, maneuver the cultural shift, attain the life skills they need to find meaningful employment to reach financial security and a better life for their family.

Manna From Heaven project NKY $4850. The grant will be used in the “Seeds of Change” program that has provided seeds and vegetable seedlings to about 1400 families.   The program serves people of all ages in Pike, Floyd and Lechter counties, which are among the poorest in the nation.  Past years have yielded bountiful gardens that provide fresh produce that can be canned, eaten fresh and shared with neighbors.

2nd ballot winners ($10,000) 

1. Lydia’s House—the grant will be used in their aftercare program which continues to support families after they leave the shelter to ensure they don’t fall back into homelessness.   Aid is used to help prevent eviction, utility turnoff or childcare lapse and continue to empower families on the road to stable housing

2. Heartfelt Tidbits Refugee Ministry-this grant will be used to help recent refugees in Cincinnati with case management, English classes, transportation assistance, and financial assistance in the form of food, rent, transportation and other needs.   They facilitate integration and self -sufficiency as clients acclimate to their new community, culture and language.

3.  Graceworks-- This grant would be used to purchase a Tovertafel defice that uses computer technology to provide therapeutic experiences to residents with mid to late stage dementia.  Studies have shown that with the use of this technology, dementia related behaviors such as anxiety, wandering, agitation, social isolation and apathy can be reduced. 

These gifts are made possible because of generous donations to our Endowment Fund.  If you would like to make a gift contact Dave Dietrichson, Marvin Kolodzik, Marlin Morris, Adrienne Gordon, Bob Hinman, Doug Barnaclo or Dean Rankey for more information.

 

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