By the end of 2014 the Regional Office of Education identified 2,621 students as homeless in Winnebago and Boone Counties. This is up from 1,648 in 2013 and only 694 in 2011. We ended the year with 2,228 active homeless students and growing. We expect to identify at least 3,000 students as homeless this year. These students need our help. New Life United Methodist Church has begun to partner with the Regional Office of Education to provide homeless students with basic necessities. As part of our ongoing Paper Angel Closet (in partnership with One Body Collaborative) we have already provided these goods to families in need; but we want to make sure none of our children go without the basics: soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes, deodorant, feminine hygiene products and so much most of us have ready access to. To Donate Directly to the Closet Click <HERE> and donate through GoFundMe.
In March of 2015, New Life shipped 400 New Testament bible to Conquerors Ministries International in Kampala , Uganda. Pastor's Frank and Susan Tibagendeka sent their thanks,
"We are so grateful for God's goodness for using you as His vessel to avail to our country Uganda with such wonderful gifts of Bibles. We received them very well and we are happy that today we started giving them freely to people to read them and today we were able to give out 120 Bibles to the students of Conquerors high school found in South Eastern Uganda. They happily received them and will read them daily so that they get the wisdom from God and knowing Jesus Christ as their lord and savior.
Extend our gratitude and appreciation to whoever got involved in blessing our country with the word of God - Bibles.
Wish you all the blessings.
Frank and Susan. "