Thanks to your prayers, volunteer help, and financial support we are continuing to love on our neighbors!
Often the stories of those we serve get missed, so we wanted to grab that spotlight and shine it on a few folks!
“My involvement with C24/7 started with the food pantry. There, I met Natalie and Brother J and I learned about the programs that they have for kids. Since my daughter’s been going to their programs, she’s been able to receive help with her school work, try new activities, and work towards her accomplishments.
As a single mom, knowing that there’s a safe and loving place for my daughter to be able to go to has helped me so much, and I really appreciate everything C24/7 does for me and my family.”
“I was born and raised in this area, but I bounced around in the early parts of my life. I lived on the West Side, in an area that used to be a project, but we had to move out when I was seven because the condo we were living in got sold. After living in Rogers Park for a bit, we moved to a south shore neighborhood. I was thirteen when I saw a murder in the street right by our house which scared my parents enough to move us back to Rogers Park.”
“When it comes to the streets, some people just don’t have the luxury to not be involved. There are so many things that were out of my control, like when I had to stop playing football and leave college because I couldn’t pay for school. This whole area is stricken by poverty and it influences everything. It makes people feel hopeless, where people don’t see that there’s a life beyond themselves but for others, where they can’t see what God has in store for them.”
“I met Brother J when I was seventeen years old, and introduced me to this community and introduced me to new perspectives. I got to find out what other people knew about God, allowing me to go to a deeper level with them, spiritually. I’ve been in church my entire life, but through C24/7, I learned to lean on God to guide me with my decisions. I’m grateful to Brother J and C24/7 for filling a void within our community and strengthening my relationship with God.”
Every donation helps us love our neighbors like April and Bruce. Please consider making a gift today!
Building Fund Pledges
This is a reminder to those interested in pledging to our building fund for our new House of Hope on Howard Street, who have not yet made a pledge.
If you handed in a pledge card at our Night of Hope without a pledge amount on it, and have not given us your pledge amount decision, please respond to this email or give Jordan a call at 312.866.5878 to let us know you’d be willing to have a conversation this month about supporting our work. We would be happy to answer any questions!
If you you’d like to pledge, please visit c247fam.org/building and submit your pledge or donations there.
We are trying to have all pledges to our Building Fund as soon as possible. Please remember we are asking for 1, 3, or 5 year pledges to support this campaign. As a reminder, you can visit c247fam.org/building to read all the information we have on this project.
Once again, thank you all so much for your support of C24/7’s work! We are so grateful for your help, and are amazed at what God has done over the past several years, through your help, in Rogers Park.