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The mission of Common Cup Ministry is to gather and share Spiritual and financial resources of area churches into one "Common Cup" so that we may minister to those in need. Common Cup Ministry currently consists of 19 member churches, a 10 member Board of Directors and a Representative Council. We have 1 full time paid director and a part-time paid food outreach coordinator. All of our outreach ministries depend on many, many volunteers. We are an organization that helps people in crisis situations. We help those that don't qualify for county and state funded programs. Our outreach programs consist of Back-To-School Supply Drive (we helped over 500 children receive basic supplies in 2009), Warm Coat Drive (over 1200 coats were distributed in 2009), a monthly diaper drive, food outreach through Second Harvest. Our on-call volunteers meet with people who call for help. As the needs are discerned our volunteers give vouchers for gas, food, lodging, utility help, bus tickets, etc. etc. We do fund raising throughout the year and we depend on the generosity of churches, organizations and individuals to support our outreach programs. In October Common Cup Ministry received the 2009 Outstanding Community Collaboration Award from Region 6 Social Services.