Project HOPE

FILL A BASKET WITH HOPE!

NOW IS THE TIME to buy a little extra food for our neighbors in need! Our Ascension 2022 Nativity Food Drive: Fill a Basket with Hope will assist nearby food pantries experiencing greater demand as many neighbors struggle to feed their families, especially during the holidays. Please fill our baskets and bins with the following:

• Boxed Cereals, Instant Oatmeal
• Pancake Mix and Syrup
• Peanut Butter and Jelly
• Boxed Pasta Meals, Package Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Assorted Hamburger-Helper Meals
• Saltine Crackers, Ritz Crackers
• Cornbread Mix, Stuffing Mix, Rice
• Cream of Mushroom Soup, Cream of Chicken Soup, Tomato Soup & Chicken Noodle Soup
• Pork n' Beans, Canned Ravioli & Spaghetti O's
• Canned Corn, Green Beans, Carrots & Peas, Cranberry Sauce• Pudding, Jell-O & Rice Pudding Cups
• Granola Bars, Breakfast Bars
• Individual Snacks - Chips, Goldfish & Packaged Cookies
• Paper Goods, Small Paper Towel Packs, Toilet Paper
• Snack, Sandwich, Quart & Gallon-Size Bags


We also have bins for winter clothing/jackets (all ages/sizes); general non-perishable food items, and pre-paid Gas Cards/Jewel Cards for our military heroes and their families served by Midwest Veterans Closet.   

Our labeled baskets and bins are located outside the Fellowship Hall.


DROP YOUR DONATIONS OFF

On Sunday mornings; or, Monday - Fridays from 10 am-3 pm in the labeled baskets and bins located outside Ascension's Fellowship Hall.


CAN I MAKE A MONETARY DONATION INSTEAD?

If you desire to contribute financially, please mail a check payable to Ascension of Our Lord, with "Project HOPE Fund” in the memo, and mail to:

Ascension of Our Lord
1207 Riverwoods Rd.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069


WHAT IS Project HOPE?

“Project HOPE” (Humanitarian Outreach and Philanthropic Engagement was created by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago (“Metropolis”) to partner with local parishes to help provide food security and stable housing to those in need. At this time, Ascension will assist in meeting the needs of local homeless and working poor families served by Vernon Hills Township Food Pantry, as well as veterans and families served by the Midwest Veteran’s Closet. 


QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please send an email to rkalvarez5@gmail.com.

If you or someone you know needs assistance, please contact Fr. Sotiri directly at 847.482.1200; frsotirios@ascensiongoc.com.


Project HOPE maintains the anonymity of all beneficiaries and does not share information about its beneficiaries without their prior consent.