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The Community Outreach Receives the Next Gold Coin. #Anygift Keeps Moving!

Last Thursday, an anonymous donor came forward and delivered a gold coin to the Center of Hope in downtown Sioux Falls with the promise that he would be making another appearance during the Christmas season. This past weekend, he came back! On December 12, The Community Outreach held its third annual Christmas for a Cause […]

First National Bank – Newest CFAC Sponsor!

On Wednesday, August 14, First National Bank of Sioux Falls committed to a Bronze Level sponsorship of Christmas for a Cause 2013! Representatives from the bank visited the ministry’s office to deliver the bank’s $500 sponsorship check. The Board of Directors, Staff, and volunteers of The Community Outreach thank First National Bank for their generosity! […]

A Note from Nicky

Greetings from Crisis Care!!! My name is Nicky VanDerWerff, the Crisis Care Case Worker. Day to day I meet with people in the community who are dealing with financial crises to give them information, referral, financial assistance, and offer prayer. In June of 2013 the ministry assisted over 120 families with the following Crisis Care […]

Preparations begin for Christmas for a Cause 2013

Although it is only July, preparations have begun for our 2013 Christmas for a Cause fundraiser. This year’s event will be held in the Schulte Room and Belbas Theater at the Washington Pavilion on December 13th.  We are still working out the details, but planning for a reception with heavy appetizers, followed by a Christmas concert. In 2012, this fundraiser raised […]

First Lutheran Church of Sioux Falls Fulfills Major Giving Pledge

In 2010, the congregation of First Lutheran Church made a pledge to contribute $40,000 over the course of five years to the transportation programs of The Community Outreach. Earlier this month, Pastor Nate Lizarazo and Jean Hoff, Chairperson of the Board for Outreach Ministries, stopped by the ministry’s headquarters at the Sioux Falls Ministry Center […]

The Ministry Aids with Unmet Needs Left by Spring Storm

Over the past few months, The Community Outreach has enjoyed partnering with the Unmet Needs Committee of Sioux Falls as they identified homeowners struggling to cleanup from this spring’s ice storm.  So many trees were severely damaged and often their safe removal required skilled arbor care and considerable expense. For many elderly and low-income households, this was a daunting challenge. The Unmet Needs […]

Join us for our 5th Annual Families Unite Picnic!

On Saturday, August 17, The Community Outreach will be holding our 5th Annual Families Unite Picnic! This year’s picnic will take place at the gazebo near the playground just south of the Great Plains Zoo. The annual Families Unite Picnic is an opportunity for our Genesis Mentees and Mentors to reunite and celebrate the progress that […]