Caring Cards is a recycling project which utilizes used greeting cards to make new creations for all of life’s special occasions. The group meets every Monday from 10:00am to 12:00 noon in Fellowship Hall. Come, visit, and see what we do, it is a lot of fun! You might even be inspired to make a card. The proceeds generated from our card sales go to help support Flat Rock Homes, a residential as well as vocational and educational center for older youth and adults with intellectual and developmental challenges. Stop by the card rack located in the Atrium and pick one up today!
Geauga Hunger Task Force
The Geauga Hunger Task Force was established in 1977 to serve the emergency food needs of our county. This organization is a coalition of churches and social service agencies. It is completely dependent on the generosity of civic-minded individuals, agencies, and area businesses. The Chardon United Methodist Church has supported this mission for many years, through the food pantry at Pilgrim Christian Church. There are seven neighborhood-based food pantries that distribute food throughout the county.
- Burton Congregational Church
- Chagrin Falls Park Community Center
- Pilgrim Christian Church (Chardon)
- Christ Presbyterian Church (Chesterland)
- First United Methodist Church (Middlefield)
- United Community Church (Newbury)
- Grace Lutheran Church (Thompson)
The Geauga County Department of Human Services provides an after-hours pantry. Volunteers from this pantry along with community leaders form the GHTF Executive Committee who defines the mission and policies. Residents in need of food use the Infoline Volunteer Center at 211 or 285-3194 and Copeline at 285-5665 to request assistance. The Geauga Hunger Task Force and this community thank you for your continued support.
Holiday Food Donations
During the seasons of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, the Chardon United Methodist Church congregation collects food donations for needy families. A sign-up list of required food donations for each holiday is available for members to see what we need. Volunteers package the food into family packages, and other volunteers deliver the food to local families in need.
Chardon Church is developing this mission to provide mentoring and other assistance for those who are in the program. Recently we toured their facility, which resulted in the following:
- A Next Step gentleman was hired for roofing by Frank & Amie Walland’s company. Thanks!
- We paid a modest amount & arranged for delivery of steel tubing from Chardon Welding to the Next Step gentleman, who is pursuing his Auburn Career Center welding certification. Upon completion of the certification, he has a welding internship with a local company.
- Two websites were provided to Andrea Pollack (NS Director) that assist in helping Next Step clients with career choices and descriptions.
- Andrea Pollack has offered to find the right person to help others with yard work, painting, moving furniture, or general clean-up.
- Some of the young adults have received one-on-one mentoring to achieve their drivers licenses.
This mission has become a very “hands-on” local mission.
For The Homeless “Responding to the human hurts and hopes of persons in Lake County who are homeless by providing emergency shelter, care and guidance, in the name and for the sake of Jesus Christ.” Having a roof over one’s head can’t always be taken for granted. Project Hope for the Homeless is a temporary emergency shelter serving men, women and families who find themselves without a roof and homeless in Lake County. (25 Freedom Road, Painesville, OH 44077) Referrals are made through local social service agencies, churches and police departments. Currently overnight shelter is available November through April from 8 PM – 8 AM. Read more…
Red Cross Bloodmobile
It doesn’t take much to help save a life! Just an hour or so out of your day could mean a lifetime to someone’s child, best friend, grandparent or spouse. So, what does it take? Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. We ask that you bring a valid photo ID and a list of all current medications with you when you come to donate. You many donate blood every 56 days.