The Social Outreach Committee at the Chapel works to ensure funds and volunteer hours are spent reaching out to the wider C-U area in and through the following organizations and others.
Daily Bread Soup Kitchen
The Chapel supports the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen which feeds the hungry in the C-U area. Daily Bread serves a hot meal of soup, salad, entree, dessert and beverage to over 200 guests per day. Daily Bread is entirely volunteer run and depends on donations from individuals, businesses and local grants. Chapel members volunteer here.
The Chapel supports Three Spinners, a local organization dedicated to welcoming refugees and immigrants to Champaign-Urbana with immediate support for basic needs. Through the generosity of the Illinois community, we provide safe and comfortable housing, educational support, and essential services as these newcomers integrate into our community.
The Chapel supports Courage Connection, an organization that provides housing and supportive services to individuals and families who are victims of domestic violence.
Sola Gratia Farm
The Chapel supports Sola Gratia Farm is a community-based farm dedicated to producing locally-grown, high-quality, natural produce. Responding to the Gospel, the farm is committed to helping those who lack adequate food resources by donating a minimum of ten percent of its produce to support regional hunger programs.
Books To Prisoners
The Chapel collects books for and supports Books To Prisoners, an Urbana Illinois based project providing books to Illinois inmates at no cost by mail as well as to two local county jail libraries, operated by Books To Prisoners.
The Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club
The Chapel supports the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club which provides programs and services to youth in the local area with the goal of enabling all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Eastern Illinois Food Bank
The Chapel supports and collects food contributions for the Eastern Illinois Foodbank. It is the primary food source for food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and other programs working to feed the hungry in the 18 counties of Eastern Illinois. We invite you to bring food for this important program on the second Sunday of each month.
Frances Nelson Health Center
The Chapel support the Frances Nelson Health Center, a family medicine health center dedicated to providing affordable and accessible high quality care to patients. They offer income based discounts and benefit enrollment assistance. They have bilingual staff, in-person interpreters on site and materials available in Spanish, French and Mandarin.
Restoration Urban Ministries
The Chapel supports Restoration Urban Ministries, a local non-profit organization founded in 1993 with a goal of helping the most needy and desperate individuals, families and single parents in East Central Illinois to rebuild their lives through temporary, comprehensive services.
The Chapel offered a Dessert Fair outside the Chapel to welcome new C-U residents from across the globe.Volunteers from the Chapel joined a partnership of 60 local community groups that sponsor 38 events in celebration of the contribution of immigrants in Champaign County, in cooperation with the University YMCA. In 2017, Welcoming Week brought over 2,400 residents together to celebrate cultural diversity and connect over shared experiences.