Ongoing Service Projects
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)
“IHN is a Unique Response to Homelessness, combining volunteers from the religious community with full-time professionals to reintegrate families into the community.” The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati provides shelter, meals, and assistance to homeless families. The program mobilizes existing community resources: churches and synagogues for overnight lodging, congregations for volunteers, social services agencies for screening and referrals, and the program headquarters for day programs. Each host congregation furnishes overnight lodging for one week every two to three months on a rotating schedule. Christ Church Glendale, the host congregation, and our support congregations provide breakfast, the evening meal, and after dinner activities during the service week.
For more information visit the IHN website: www.ihncincinnati.org
Valley Interfaith Community Resource Center (VICRC)
Located in Lockland, Ohio, Valley Interfaith is the cooperative ministry of 18 congregations located in the Mill Creek Valley. VIFCC provides short term emergency needs for food, clothing, financial and other services to people living in Arlington Heights, Carthage, Elmwood Place, Finneytown, Glendale, Hartwell, Lincoln Heights, Lockland, Reading, St. Bernard, Woodlawn, and Wyoming. VIFCC helps an average of 7,000 clients each year. Each Sunday, Christ Church Glendale collects food, personal care items, and household goods for the center’s pantry. Seasonal donations are made for Back-to-School supplies, winter clothing, and Christmas food (“Christmas in a Bag”).
For more information visit the VICRC website: www.vicrc.org
Lincoln Heights HealthCare Connection (LHHCC) Lincoln Heights, Ohio
LHHCC, a non-profit health care organization was founded in 1967 to serve residents of Lincoln Heights. Today, the care center has facilities in Lincoln Heights, Mt. Healthy, and Forest Park and provides primary health care to medically underserved residents of Carthage, Evendale, Forest Park, Hartwell, Glendale, Greenhills, Lincoln Heights, Lockland, Mt. Healthy, Reading, Sharonville, Springdale, Woodlawn, and Wyoming. Christ Church Glendale volunteers help implement the grant funded Reach Out and Read Project at the Mt. Healthy center. This project gives a free book to every child who participates in the Wellness Check program. Project volunteers read to children who come to the center, purchase gift books, and maintain an on-site library of new or gently used donated books for children who are not participants of the Wellness Check program.
For more information visit the LHHCC website: www.lhhcc.org
Freestore Foodbank (Cincinnati, Ohio)
The Freestore Foodbank provides food, products and services to help people overcome barriers to their basic survival needs, and to further their self reliance. The Foodbank distributes donated and surplus food to approximately 500 non-profit agencies in 20 counties in the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan Area (which includes counties in eastern Indiana and northern Kentucky) and serves more than 200,000 people. Holiday meals are provided for more than 25,000 people in the greater Cincinnati area. The Outreach Commission organizes service projects to sort food and products for shipment from the Foodbank and to distribute holiday food from the Client Services division on Liberty Street.
For more information visit the Freestore website: www.freestorefoodbank.org
Blood Drive (Hoxworth Blood Center)
The Hoxworth mobile unit comes to Christ Church Glendale in the spring so members of the parish and Glendale residents can easily participate in making a donation of blood or platelets. The donation date is announced at worship services and by notices in Sunday bulletins and CHIMES. Signup sheets for donating are in the kiosk in the entrance to the parish house.