Lexington Interfaith Community Services will receive 40% of the profits after World Vision sponsorships in 2013. LICS is a local Christian social service ministry serving the families and individuals struggling to meet their basic needs of food, clothing and shelter. Through the support of 50 Christian congregations, LICS serves residents of Lexington County.
Providing over 130,000 lbs of food each year, LICS Food Pantry is broken down into three social service programs. One is the LICS Emergency Services that provides assistance to an average of 17 families per day. The second program, Food For Living (FFL) provides food for families and individuals who suffer from frequent food insufficiency due to a fixed income. The third program, Touching Other People (TOP) provides local law enforcement (i.e., LPD and LCSD) with food to give to needy families during calls 24 hours a day. LRAH donations will purchase food for the pantry when donations are low.
For more information on LICS go to www.licssc.org
Souper Bowl of Caring will receive 25% of the profits after World Vision sponsorships in 2013. Souper Bowl of Caring began in 1990 with a simple act of caring from a single youth group at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church. Today more than 260,000 youth in all 50 states participate in the movement that is still based right here in Columbia, SC.
Souper Bowl of Caring helps young people put God's love into action, collecting donations of dollars and food items on Super Bowl Sunday to fight hunger and poverty. 100% of their collection is given directly to the local hunger-relief charity of their choice. Many youth also participate in the Souper Bowl of Caring Service Blitz, volunteering hands-on at their local charity the Saturday before the big game.
$90 million has been given to soup kitchens, food banks, and other charities since Souper Bowl of Caring began. Money donated by LRAH in 2012 was used to promote local participation in Souper Bowl of Caring, helping the area’s hurting and hungry while thousands of young people learned the importance of putting God’s love into action. This past year, every dollar entrusted to Souper Bowl of Caring was leveraged to generate $17 for pantries and food shelves across the country.
For more information on Souper Bowl of Caring visit www.tacklehunger.org
Area Churches Together Serving (ACTS) will receive 15% of the profits after World Vision sponsorships in 2013. ACTS mission is to give temporary and emergency aid, in the name of Jesus Christ, to persons in need in the Aiken area. Since opening in August 1986, the food pantry has served 117,471 individuals equating to 2,466,891 meals. In addition, they have a senior’s food distribution once a month that serves an average of 440 seniors every month. LRAH donations will support all of these ACTS food ministries. ACTS also provides clothing, house wares, furniture, medication, and utility assistance. An attempt is made to meet both the physical and spiritual needs when clients are interviewed.
For more information on ACTS, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ACTS website at www.actsofaiken.org
Oliver Gospel Missions (OGM) will receive 20% of the profits after World Vision sponsorships in 2013. OGM, the oldest rescue mission in the southeast and sixth oldest in the nation, exists to ensure that the homeless and broken are sheltered, given the gospel of Jesus Christ, and equipped to live responsibly. LRAH donations will provide funds to cover the expenses of fulfilling this mission, part of which is feeding and sheltering. In 2011, Oliver Gospel Mission provided over 29,637 nights of shelter, 74,616 meals, distributed 46,960 pieces of clothing, and over 40,572 individuals attended chapel services.
For more information about Oliver Gospel Mission, visit www.olivergospelmission.org or contact Beth Well at email@example.com to schedule a tour or speaking engagement.
World Vision is one of the charities benefiting from LRAH. We sponsor 13 children and one family. World Vision, founded in 1950, is an international Christian relief and development organization working to promote the well being of all people, especially children. World Vision provides hope and assistance to approximately 100 million people in nearly 100 countries. In communities around the world, we join with local people to find lasting ways to improve the lives of poor children and families. In 2010, 85% of World Vision's total revenue was designated for programs that benefit children, families, and communities in need.
For more information on World Vision, go to www.worldvision.org