Homeless Care Kit Collection
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Homeless Care Kit Collection

We are gearing up for Venuespalooza and collecting for summer homeless care kits. When you’re out shopping, please grab a few of these items and drop them off in the lobby on Sundays to help our friends on the streets!

Items needed

95 flip flops

57 deodorants (roll on or spray)

23 chapsticks

70 bug sprays

49 bandanas

78 first aid kits (travel size)

90 small/travel size baby wipes

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Rock The Block
Apr
13
8:30 AM08:30

Rock The Block

We need 10 volunteers to "Rock the Block" for Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, April 13th from 8:30am - 12:30pm.  Kick-off rally will start at 8:30 at Woodland Heights Presbyterian Church (722 W. Atlantic).  Volunteers will then walk to the Woodland Heights neighborhood and be given a project to improve the neighborhood - yard clean up, painting, building/mending, etc - and be done by 12:30.  

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Poverty Simulation
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

Poverty Simulation

OACAC’s Poverty Simulation consists of four 15-minute sessions, each representing a week, in which participants grapple with real-life situations faced by individuals living in poverty.

The Simulation forces participants to assume the role of a low-income family and confront the realities of living on a severely restricted income.

The purpose of the Poverty Simulation is three-fold:

-Promote poverty awareness
-Increase understanding of the challenges faced by individuals living in poverty
-Inspire local change to overcome the effects of poverty

Childcare is provided with RSVP!

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Me Too Springfield
Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

Me Too Springfield

The Springfield community is coming together on October 6th in solidarity to further support and process the eradicating of sexual assault and harassment in all its forms. This rally will be a space dedicated to conversations on the impact and pervasiveness of sexual violence, and action to eliminate this issue for both men and women. Our goals are awareness, community, and action. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/204902083449554/


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Start the Conversation
Sep
8
1:00 PM13:00

Start the Conversation

 

Suicide Awareness/Prevention: "Start the Conversation" is a free, all-day event on Saturday, September 8th at the Gillioz Theater to promote awareness, education and prevention of teen/young adult suicide in the Springfield area. There will be an educational seminar at 1p, a free showing of "Suicide: The Ripple Effect" at 2p, then a free meal and t-shirt, plus live music throughout the evening. Get your free tickets at www.start-the-conversation.org.

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Eden Village Grand Opening
Aug
28
11:00 AM11:00

Eden Village Grand Opening

You are invited to join us for the Grand opening of Eden Village, a master-planned community for the chronically homeless! On August 28th at 11:00 am we will open the Eden Village tiny home community and welcome our first resident as he moves off the streets and into his new permanent home. Come celebrate all that God is doing to end homelessness in our city! 

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