Faithify crowd funding appeal for Compassion for campers is up and stay will up
for 30 days until February 27. Faithify
is like GoFundMe for Unitarian Universalists. See it and share widely. We will also receive a match grant for
20% of the total raised from MidAmerica Chalice Lighters!
goal is to raise $2500 to continue our critical work. You don’t have to be a Unitarian Universalist
to donate on the app.
for Campers is a project, involving many congregations across the county,
which provides essential gear and supplies to the unhoused
population of McHenry County who spend all or part of a month camping
out or sleeping in vehicles and vacant spaces. It
provides emergency equipment including tents, sleeping bags,
tarps, cooking stoves and fuel, non-perishable food,
personal hygiene items, first aid and safety material, and
other items free of charge to those in need.
is a ministry of Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation
in McHenry, Illinois. Tree of Life has been involved in
supporting the unhoused population for decades. Covid hit the program
hard with increased need and decreased donations. During these tough winter months we
could use your help to keep this important ministry going.
for Campers Compassion serves the unhoused during Community Resource Days
on the first and third Friday of every month from 10 am to
2 pm at Willow Crystal Lake,
100 S. Main Street in Crystal Lake.
Many agencies and organizations are on hand for these events to help the
homeless gain access to housing, medical treatment, food
assistance, and other available aid.
Guests can also shower, get haircuts, do laundry,
and enjoy hot community meal. All are
treated with dignity and respect.
for Campers is an independent ministry of the Tree Of Life Unitarian
Universalist Congregation in McHenry with the support of other churches,
organizations, and individuals. It is
entirely dependent on generous donations and usually operates on
the thinnest of margins requiring about $900 to purchase supplies
for each distribution.
for Campers has a special dedicated account with the church cannot use
for any other purpose and Tree of Life donates all administrative
expenses, so all donations go directly to assisting our clients—the
most bang for your charity buck!
more information contact Compassion for Campers coordinator Patrick Murfin at
815 814-5645 or email email@example.com