Bringing HOPE to all

It’s hard to imagine a program that brings more blessings than HOPE Packs. What started as an effort to provide Elim’s adults with meaningful assembly work has blossomed into a significant way to impact the broader community. With your support and efforts we have provided thousands of school supply kits for children in local communities.

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What are HOPE Packs?

HOPE Packs are packs of school supply kits provided to students. These kits give them the tools they need to have a productive and successful school year. These packs include pencils, folders, notebooks, glue, markers, erasers, scissors, and more! They are carefully assembled by Elim’s adults and distributed to schools and ministries in the Chicagoland area.

Who is impacted?

By supporting HOPE Packs, you are supporting two individuals: Your partnership blesses an Elim adult with meaningful work AND provides essential school supplies to a child not far from your own community. You make a life-long impact on both of their lives.

How can you get involved?

It is easy to get involved and give HOPE today! No matter if you are a group or individual, your partnership will go a long way in supporting the HOPE Packs mission. You can get involved by:

  1. Hosting a HOPE Packs campaign at your church, business, or school.
  2. Making a personal donation to provide HOPE Packs (or become a monthly contributor).
  3. Getting your church connected by talking to our Relationship Manager.
  4. Sponsor a classroom, and spread your blessing even further.

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“I’ve watched the impact of these school kits from both sides. They provide meaningful work for our adults here at Elim. It empowers them to be able to make a difference in the lives of the children that receive them. It allows our adults to be a ‘help’ to the recipients and enriches their lives by being able to help when some view them as only recipients of help. The impact that these kits make in the lives of these children is immeasurable and priceless.”




Who can I contact with questions?

Contact La’Toya Tyrone (Manager of Community Engagement) at or by phone at 708-293-2316.

What happens with the HOPE Packs donations?

Donations received for HOPE Packs cover the funding needed for Elim’s HOPE Packs participants to purchase the necessary school supplies, assemble them into boxes of HOPE Packs, and distribute them to local children in need.

Can our organization sponsor a specific school?

Yes! We are aware of numerous schools and ministries in need of HOPE Packs. We would love to see your organization sponsor a specific school and meet their HOPE Packs needs.

What will I need to run a HOPE Packs campaign at my church, school, or business?

We will provide you with everything you need to lead a HOPE Packs campaign, including flyers, posters, donation envelopes, promo videos, bulletin announcements, and more. To get started, simply contact La’Toya Tyrone (Manager of Community Engagement) at or by phone at 708-293-2316 and she’ll connect you with everything you need.

Do you only provide HOPE Packs to schools?

While our annual HOPE Packs drives generally raise funds for School Supply Kits, we also build Food and Military HOPE Packs. For more information, contact La’Toya Tyrone (Manager of Community Engagement) at or by phone at 708-293-2316.

Who are your mission partners?

We are so grateful to be able to partner with such great organizations. Our mission partners are: Chicagoland Prison OutreachFaith and ActionChrist CaresLampstand MinistriesYMENRestoration MinistriesRoseland Christian MinistriesCircle Urban MinistriesBreak Through Urban MinistriesResilient, and many suburban and Chicago Public Schools.

Where should checks be sent?

Checks can be made out to Elim Christian Services and mailed to 13020 S Central Ave., Crestwood, IL 60418.



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