Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people from all walks of life to build simple, decent houses in which people can live and grow into all that God intended.” Habitat for Humanity is a community based home-ownership program. Homeowner candidates and volunteers build simple, decent homes throughout the metro area. Qualified families purchase Habitat homes with zero-interest loans and make mortgage payments based on 25 percent of the family’s income. Reinvestment of mortgage payments fund future construction.
As an outreach of to this inner-city Denver Public School, we provide an annual carnival as well as a drive for backpacks and school supplies each fall to start the school year. Other outreach opportunities include advertising to small groups, organizing and collecting donations and volunteers, and delivering items to Harrington. The families are so thankful, we make their lives a little brighter. This wonderful mission shows the love of Jesus to others in our community.
Lutheran Family Services
Be a foster care volunteer; touch a child's life forever. Lutheran Family Services provides caring foster care homes for hundreds of abused and abandoned children each year. These children now live in nurturing family environments, but they still need the positive influence of other adults. You can help. Through weekly, biweekly or monthly interaction with a child, you can provide the encouragement and nurturing he or she needs. Share a skill or hobby, be a mentor, play games, go to movies, help with homework. Brochures in the church office explain the program in depth.
Adult Mission Trips
Every year we have an adult mission trip to Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp. CLC volunteers work with the staff to repair cabins, trails, and shared community buildings. Sky Ranch is located outside Fort Collins and works with a variety of youth. Sky Ranch relies on volunteers for the upkeep and maintenance of it's facilities.
Outreach Uganda (OU), a local nonprofit started by one of our members, reaches around the world empowering poor people in Uganda so that they can overcome severe poverty and become self-sustaining. CLC members provide tremendous support through assistance with selling the Ugandan women’s beaded jewelry here in the U.S., sponsoring the women’s children so they can attend school, serving as email pen pals, and contributing to a revolving loan fund so the Ugandan women can start their own small businesses.
All of this help is greatly appreciated by the Ugandan women, most of who live on less than $2 per day. OU welcomes all sorts of volunteer assistance. You can even volunteer in Uganda with the women beaders. Contact CLC member Carol Davis at (303)694-2335 for more information.
Urban Peak is a shelter that helps homeless young people in Denver and Colorado Springs. Their mission is to help youth that are homeless, runaway or in at risk situations, overcome the challenges in their lives and to make changes by providing a safe, caring and stable environment to assist them in permanently exiting street life. CLC takes meals the 4th Friday of each month. You bring a meal for 35 - 45 kids and the kids do all the clean up so all you have to do is get there at 6:00 PM, set up and serve from 6:30 - 7:00 PM. The kids are just great, very polite and so appreciative!! This is a wonderful way to reach out to some wonderful teens who need some tender loving care.