Learn more about how youth at Incarnation Lutheran Church in Milwaukee organized a community giveaway earlier this year — showing the love of Christ by freely offering new clothing, food, and household and personal care items to their neighbors.

We’re honored to invite you to join us as we celebrate the impact of our Ministry Partners over the past year. As families struggle to make ends meet, our Ministry Partners have stepped up to meet the ever-growing demand for direct services that address basic needs… all while continuing to do the transformative, Gospel-inspired work that makes them centers of hope in our communities.

  • Like Incarnation Lutheran, Milwaukee, where youth organized an event earlier this year providing free clothing, food, and more for their neighbors (watch the video here).
  • Or Grace Welcome center in Kenosha, which feeds over 200 families every week with bags of groceries.
  • Or Cross Lutheran in Milwaukee, which offers free health care to the community through its Bread of Healing Clinic.

…And the list continues!

Even as we reflect on the past year, we imagine in hope all that God has in store for us in the year to come! We’re excited to share that Outreach for Hope has expanded the number of grants we’re funding in 2023, to 20 Ministry Partners across Southeast Wisconsin.

So far, our year has been very successful in raising money for grants to our Ministry Partners, but the need continues to grow. Will you consider contributing to our End-of-Year Giving Appeal to help us reach our $50,000 fundraising goal by the end of this month?

Thank you for supporting Outreach for Hope in our mutual work of ministry, as we walk with our Ministry Partners who serve people who need to know of God’s love, grace, and goodness at Christmas time and always. And may God bless you and yours this season as well!

In Christmas Hope,
Pastor Chris Manke
Executive Director of Outreach for Hope

Prefer to donate by mail? Send your check made out to “Outreach for Hope” to PO Box 341695, Milwaukee WI 53234.


AMAZON SMILE: Do you plan on purchasing Christmas gifts or groceries on Amazon? Click here to select OFH as your designated Amazon Smile charity, and we’ll receive a percentage of your purchase total while shopping at smile.amazon.com!

MEMORIAL & HONOR GIFTS: Making a donation in honor of a friend or family member, or to memorialize the life of one who has passed, are both wonderful ways to give Christmas gifts. You can do so by donating online, or by mailing us the donation form linked here. This month, Outreach for Hope will send a hand-written thank you card to the address of your choice, informing the recipient of your generous gift (be sure to specify if you wish to remain anonymous).