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Our Values in action

At First Presbyterian, we are mission-bound, supporting various organizations locally and globally by

  • Regularly contributing to the food pantry at Centro de Información,  a social services agency that empowers immigrants with the ability to effectively integrate into our greater community

  • Volunteering one Sunday a month at a local Soup Kettle, both helping to prepare and serve the meal

  • Being a part of Bienvenidos, a local group looking for solutions to the housing crisis in our city

  • Donating clothing to the YWCA Resale Shop

  • Marching in Elgin's Gay Pride Parade

  • Supporting our local homeless shelter, P.A.D.S. of Elgin

  • Contributing to Food for Greater Elgin

  • Participating in the annual Elgin CROP Walk

  • Providing 200 Church World Service school kits each year for needy children in the U.S and around the world

  • Contributing to the Holiday Pajama Drive in support of this Salvation Army program

  • Contributing to a Nicaraguan Scholarship Program with FNE International

  • Participating in Bread for the World Letter Writing campaign to Congress

  • Purchasing and sending books to a Nicaraguan library and schools

  • Donating to the Martin Luther King Jr. Food Drive

  • Donating to the Elgin Community Crisis Center

  • Home to Kairos Family Center, a private, not-for-profit community-based agency dedicated to providing quality, affordable, family-centered counseling

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