Reaching Out Into the Community
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Warren County (IHNWC) -- one way we reach out to individuals and families in our community is through our service to the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Warren County (IHNWC). The IHWCN provides shelter, meals, hospitality and support for homeless families. Covenant partners with a Springboro host church to provide meals and support to the families when they stay in the Springboro area, which is approximately every 6 to 8 weeks. We also sponsor the July 4th 5K Red, White, and Blue Run/Walk, which is one of the fundraisers for the IHNWC. For more information about this organization, go to www.ihnwc.org.
Clothes that Work - Is someone's future hanging in your closet? The organization, Clothes that Work, is located next to the Job Center in Dayton and provides interview appropriate clothing and personalized confidence building image services for clients who are re-entering the workforce. Once employment is secured, the clothing donations are used to properly outfit the new employee for his or her new position. Business attire, such as suits, dress shirts, and shoes for men, and dresses, pants, suits, shoes, and accessories for women, is accepted as well as scrubs. We collect used clothes for this organization and deliver the clothes periodically. For more information about Clothes that Work, go to www.clothesthatwork.org.
Food Pantries – we support the food pantries of the Springboro Community Assistance Center and the Franklin Area Community Services by holding food drives throughout the year and by giving money. During Thanksgiving week, we help 20 families with enough groceries for a week including a turkey, pie, and the fixings for their Thanksgiving dinner. For information about these community centers go to http://springborocommunityassistance.com/ or www.facswarren.org.
Giving Angels – one of our Christmas traditions at Covenant is providing gifts to families who are struggling. We get our names and gift ideas from Hannah’s Treasure Chest by participating in their Giving Angels program. We purchase at least 4 gifts per child with two of the gifts being items the child needs, like a coat or clothing, and two of the gifts being fun items, like toys, games or books. We hang the Giving Angels on our Christmas tree, and they are quickly removed as members and friends of Covenant buy and wrap each gift and put it back under the tree. For more information about Hannah’s Treasure Chest, go to www.hannahstreasure.org/.