Welcome to Outreach for Hope

Outreach for Hope supports life-giving ministries that serve with the people of low income communities in the Greater Milwaukee Synod, ELCA. These ministries not only provide help with daily necessities, but most importantly, they are centers in the heart of their communities for providing transformation and hope. Outreach for Hope seeks donations primarily from generous individuals. It also receives gifts from organizations and from special offerings of congregations.

Director’s Note: Pioneering Spirit Exhibited by Ministries

“You are the pioneers of the church! You employ the imagination, inspiration and resourcefulness needed to carry out ministry and lead the way for the 21st century church.” That’s the message I shared with a group of gathered leaders, each from a congregation receiving support due to your gifts to Outreach for Hope. Yes, that…


Service Project with the ELCA Outreach Center

During synod assembly in June, the Greater Milwaukee Synod is pleased to partner with the ELCA Outreach Center in Kenosha to pack personal hygiene kits. We encourage congregations to gather the following items for this project: small shampoo – travel size or hotel size is perfect deodorant – men’s and women’s toothpaste feminine hygiene items bar soap – travel size…


Outreach for Hope’s Bike Ride Pumps Up Ministry’s 20th Anniversary

Celebrating its 20th year, Outreach for Hope has surpassed the $120,000 goal set by the planners for the 8th Annual Family Bike Ride, held September 12 in Dousman, WI.  You raised more than $150,000 and funds are still being received! That’s nearly a 50% increase over last year’s Ride total of $81,343.  Ridership too was up,…