Difference Makers: ELIM Christian Services

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Elim Christian Services strives to serve people with disabilities, regardless of ability or disability, and to teach them that they are part of God’s kingdom and have a purpose in His world.

By providing disabled adults with life skills training, Elim promotes independence and gives individuals more personal freedom, choices, and boosts self-esteem. Promoting social skills help the people in the community establish relationships and develop clear communication with others.

Individuals at Elim are provided with the technology to increase independence and the transportation to be a part of their community. Recreational activities along with maintaining one’s personal health are priorities at Elim, and offer new hobbies and interests to those with disabilities.

Elim Military Kits is a ministry inside of Elim’s mission that help equips people with disabilities to achieve their highest God-given potential. Military Kits are provided by donor and are assembled through the skills of Elim’s adults with disabilities. The kits are sent out to help support our troops. This way, one gift of an Elim Military Kit blesses two people.

Elim Military Kits are stocked with Ramen Noodles, Pop Tarts, Clif Bars, Nature Valley Granola bars, Frito-Lays Peanuts, Sunflower Seeds, Eclipse Gum, Biscotti, Beef Sticks, Life Savers, and more.

This month as we celebrate Veteran’s Day, Elim has received anonymous gifts of $20,000 which will fund 600 Military Kits.  This challenge gift is meant to encourage us to raise 600 more Military Kits to reach our goal of 1,200 Kits by November 12th.  With the help of area churches, we are at 913 kits funded!  We need to raise funds for 287 more Military Kits at $30 per kit.

To get involved in Elim Military Kits, you can give a tax-deductible donation to cover the cost of materials, assembly, and shipping costs of a kit. You can also write an encouraging note to the service member receiving your kit and a note to the adult assembling it. Another way to be a part of this ministry is to run a Military Kit drive at your church. Click here to get involved.

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Get to know more about Elim Christian Services this month on Shine.FM!  Thanks for being Difference Makers!

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