Faith communities help us transform hardship into hope

“As a church, we desire to compassionately respond to the great needs of those going through challenging seasons of life.  We also know we need to practice good, responsible stewardship with the funds given to the church through tithes and offerings.  At Valley Baptist Church, we have found that giving through LEAVEN for the care of those who are not connected to our church is a great way to fulfill both of these objectives.

When I came to the church in 2000, Valley already had LEAVEN in the budget.  I remember someone explaining to me the ministry of LEAVEN and thinking, “What a wonderful resource for the Fox Valley community.”  As I have learned more about LEAVEN over the years, I have only grown in my appreciation and respect for the organization.  It is with great confidence and joy that we continue to support this vital ministry”.

Larry Creamer, Senior Pastor - Valley Baptist Church

Interested in learning about how YOUR faith community can support LEAVEN’s mission?  Here are some options:

  • Refer people in need to LEAVEN. Let us help determine the best options and resources for help.

  • Let us know about people seeking help from your community. We can work in partnership to assist those seeking help, while eliminating the duplication of services.

  • Keep our brochures in your pamphlet rack.

  • Invite us to make a brief presentation to your congregation or to groups within your church.

  • Include information about LEAVEN in your church bulletin. We have press releases, clip art and advertisements to share electronically or in hard copy.

  • Set up a tour for your clergy or mission/social concerns committee.

  • Provide financial support to LEAVEN through special collections or ongoing contributions.

  • Collect diapers, hygiene and grocery gift cards for LEAVEN to distribute to our clients.

  • Keep our clients, staff, and volunteers in your prayers.

  • Link our website to yours.