New Joy Partners support the ministry of Open Doors. As an expression of the ministry of Jesus Christ in our community, Open Doors seeks to improve the quality of life for Washington Township residents through food and clothing assistance, referral to community services, and spiritual guidance.
New Joy Partners help . . .
- Sort food after food drives. During the May Postal Food Drive, Open Doors receives over 20,000 pounds of food.
- Fill bags with school supplies and clothing before school starts.
- Fill up Thanksgiving baskets to bountifully bless Open Doors clients with all the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner.
- Sort through sort sweat suits by size in early December so our Open Doors clients’ children get to receive a fun and comfortable new outfit for Christmas.
- Provide Christmas gifts too.
- And much more throughout the year.
Indiana Blood Center Blood Drive @ New Joy
Have you seen the Blood Mobile in New Joy’s parking lot? New Joy Lutheran Church hosts a Blood Drive regularly to provide this life giving resource to Hoosiers. The Indiana Blood Center seeks to provide a continuous, safe and adequate supply of blood products and biological services first to people of our own communities, then wherever our blood products and biological services are needed.
Each year New Joy partners participate in the CROP Walk. CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. Currently, well over 2,000 communities across the U.S. join in more than 1,000 CROP Hunger Walks each year. More than five million CROP Hunger Walkers have participated in more than 36,000 CROP Hunger Walks in the last two decades alone.
CROP Hunger Walks help to support the overall ministry of Church World Service, especially grassroots development efforts around the world. In addition, each local CROP Hunger Walk can choose to return up to 25 percent of the funds it raises to hunger-fighting programs in its own community.
CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. From seeds and tools to wells and water systems, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths and their needs – something CWS has learned through 70 years of working in partnership around the world.
Relay for Life
Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life event is a life-changing experience that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to Celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, Remember loved ones lost, and Fight Back against the disease. Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.