GPS MINISTRIES INC

Rating: 4.93 stars   45 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 412 North 24th Street Quincy IL 62301 USA

Mission: Our purpose and joy at GPS Ministries is helping individuals, families and at risk children through difficult circumstances, giving them knowledge and encouragement needed through assisting, teaching, and sharing. Assisting those who need our services such as, our four days a week food pantry, kids snack pack program, personal care items, job skills program, and the Give back program. Working to better lives and build relationships through non-judgmental love and support is our mission.
Results: We are doing our best to alleviate hunger in our community and surrounding areas. We are called to make a difference, one person at a time.
Target demographics: do our best to help alleviate hunger one person at a time.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Approx. 3,144 individuals, families and children
Geographic areas served: Quincy, Illinois
Programs: Social services, food pantry, kids snack pack program, kids power hour, case management & system navigation services, basic life, computer/IT and job skills program, personal care assistance, spiritual growth programs, and give back program (clients who may desire to give their time)

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Rating: 5 stars  

i volunteer here at the gps to help server the people of god. i enjoy working with PJ. help fill bottles with shampoo, laundry soap, seperate depends to be able to help the people in need.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am thankful to help out when I can with the talent I have being able to share what I know. GPS Ministries INC. is a great to this community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had just moved out on my own. Got my first apartment boy i thought . was gonna be a piece of cake. Reality sat in bills came more than my income was budgeted for. I came to GPS ministries where i meet PJ. She know i was in distress when i walked thru the door. We talked and prayed she helped me to understand that all people go thru changes in their life. She helped me with food, meats,sweets and toiletry items.Before i lefted i know this is a place where i felted the love and compassion. The staff was just as wonderful as she was. So now i volunteer.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Ive came to know GPS ministry and its CEO. I would never thought I would help out a organization like this ever in my life untill the day I got to meet mrs. Pj seals n GPS ministry. She made me feel like I was at home when I got to volunteer. Im proud to say that herself and her ministry is one of the best things that had ever happen here in Quincy. I love how she makes others feel when they walk threw that door. Proud to call my self a volunteer for GPS ministry. .. top pantry love volunteering for

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hi I came to GPS Ministries a s a client. Was low on food and A friend told me about GPS Ministries. They were very helpful. Not only did they help with food but also toiletries. Also gave my grandkids a little goodies sack of there own. They also invited my granddaughter to come to .happy hour. She really enjoyed it. I have sense took on a girl scouts troop and with there help we have tried to give back to them .I have also become a volunteer. Thanks for everything and God bless you.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I came to GPS MINISTRIES as a client in 2013, I joined this ministry as a volunteer in many different areas, I don't volunteer at this time, however I still do what I can to help any way I can, wether its food donations, monetary ect.This ministry is very different from those in this community and surrounding communities.When you come to this ministry (GPS) you get fed Spiritually as well, and you're not treated as statistic, you're treated like a child of GOD and you become part of a family regardless of who you are or what your past may be. GPS MINISTRIES is more than a food pantry, they offer a large range of services, including job skills,adult bible study,children snack pack program, kids power hour ect. If you would like to help this community, start with this ministry. Check out the website and learn what they are all about.







How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I came to GPS ministries with my daughter. My household had became very low on food. I was met with kindness and a caring staff. They prayed for my family and my health. I was touched by the loving support I received there. I now volunteer and GPS ministries has became my extended family. The staff is very caring and supportive to all that come through there doors.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

no

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I came to know about GPS Ministries INC by PJ and Pastor Greg coming to Church to talk about the ministry. At this time I was working full time at a Full time job in Monroe City, MO God lead me to quit my job and come to GPS Ministries Inc. as the food pantry coordinator, this was in Dec. During this time I have came to love our clients and the work that God has for me here. Know I am on the Board, I am a Donor and I also have been promoted up to the Administrative Assistant. I know that this is a God thing and he shows up and shows out here at GPS Ministries Inc.

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2 people found this review helpful

I felt the spirit of God in this place today. We have an amazing work that God is doing through the people at GPS ministries and I am blessed to be allowed by God to be part of this work.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I came to GPS Ministries over a year ago for help. I was welcomed like I was family. I felt so warm at heart I was told about their volunteer services so I signed up. I felt I could help as well so I started to be a donor monetary and food areas. I help deliver food to our elderly that can not get to us. The more I help the more I receive from with in. I am now a Board Member as well as volunteer and donor. I pray that every one who reads this can find the same inner peace I have by helping where God has put me.

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2 people found this review helpful

I have continued to help with GPS and on the days I am not there they are on my mind. I have been helping in our fund raising ,it has given me a useful purpose and it is one I can do even with my physical limitations. I have achieved goals thru GPS and by doing so it has help raise my spirit. I feel better about my self because I can give back.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Keep trying to get others to help

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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2 people found this review helpful

I heard about gps ministry thru a friend and I went there and they welcomed me with open arms an I was treated like a family member I was asked how can we help you I said I needed food but they took the time and asked me if I needed any thing else and they make you feel so comfortable that you have no problem talking to them about how your life is going. the 2nd time I went I asked if there was any thing I could do to help as I like to give back I signed up to do volunteer work and it is a blast I feel like I can pay my way a little bit. and no mater how many time I walk in I feel like I can sit and talk to them the crew there is wonderful you don't feel like you are a burden to the folks they are the true since in helping the community

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to get more donations to help as we can never have to many

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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