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Review for Common Cup Ministry Inc, Hutchinson, MN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The appreciation of parents and children during our back-to-school drive. The smiles of people who receive a warm coat knowing that they won't get cold this winter. The appreciation for a small supply of food.

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

change absolutely nothing!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Hearing the "God" stories about our recipients from our director and volunteers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Always caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help many, many, many people who need a helping hand.

Ways to make it better...

My experiences are totally wonderful. This is an organization that truly gives our neighbors a helping hand in times of need.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The growing number of clients and having enough resources to continue to help those in need.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is the best organization that I have had the privilege of being a part of.

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Role:  Volunteer & I serve as co-coordinator of our Back-To-School Supply Drive and as the coordinator of our annual "Coming Together in Song" concert. I also am a representative from my church on the reps council.