Church resources for HOPE Packs

“Thank you so much!  The supply boxes were wonderful and the families were so appreciative. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

– Director Walton, HOPE Packs Recipient School

“I wish I had the chance to meet you guys in person to personally congratulate you for getting your organization out to the world and giving back to our community. I am so appreciative for the gift of supplies. I am so glad to know that someone was thinking of me, even though you never met me and that you don’t know me. I give the BIGGEST thanks to you guys. Thank you Elim!”

– Kili, HOPE Packs Recipient

FAQ

Who can I contact with questions?

Contact Glenn Spoolstra at glenn.spoolstra@elimcs.org or 708-293-6510

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 Glenn Spoolstra at glenn.spoolstra@elimcs.org or 708-293-6510 and he’ll connect you with everything you need!

What if I never received any brochures or donation envelopes?

In order to collect donations from your congregation, you will need enough brochures and envelopes for each member of your congregation. To get started, simply contact Glenn Spoolstra at glenn.spoolstra@elimcs.org or 708-293-6510 and let him know how many you will need and about your campaign plans.

Can I request more brochures and donation envelopes?

Of course! Contact Glenn Spoolstra at glenn.spoolstra@elimcs.org or 708-293-6510 and let him know how many you will need.

What if my church collects supplies?

This year, instead of churches hosting supply drives, each gift will be in the form of $24 to provide one HOPE Pack (Allowing Elim to purchase the supplies ensures that each HOPE Packs is identical for each recipient). If you do still receive a donation of physical supplies, they will be used as a part of our “Teacher’s Resupply Kits” that are distributed in the Jan/Feb timeframe.

Where can checks be sent?

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