For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat;
I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink;
I was a stranger and you took Me in. --Matthew 25:35
At C-U at Home, we have the same kind of monthly bills that you do. Rent. Utilities. Also payroll and transportation costs. In fact, since the beginning of June, our monthly ministry expenses have actually TRIPLED. We hired our first full-time staff person to manage the Phoenix and our office. We also began paying commercial rent for the Phoenix location.
With these added expenses, would you please consider becoming a C-U at Home Monthly Support Partner?
All you need to do is donate at least $25 per month (or at least a $300 one-time gift), and we will give you one of these cool new window clings to proudly display on your car window or the window or door of your home or business.
It's that time of year once again to begin planning for our powerful community-wide event to raise awareness about homelessness. Public figures, pastors, business leaders, students, teachers, and other community members will spend 12 chilly hours outside sleeping in a cardboard refrigerator box--all right in the heart of downtown Champaign, along Neil Street.
Mark your calendars now for Friday, February 6, 2015. We hope to C-U at Home One Winter Night!
You can participate in several ways--sleeping in a box and raising funds to support our efforts to help the homeless, be a business sponsor, volunteer at the event or donate. Our goal this year is to raise at least $100,000 to help us continue to pay commercial rent for our Phoenix Drop-In Center and to provide the support staff necessary to grow the Phoenix as well as our Recovery House and our Family House.
It's exciting to now have a safe and inviting place for folks to come in the afternoon. The Phoenix is much like a community center--computers, piano, guitars, library, chess, cards, puzzles, art, a help desk, tables and chairs. . . All we are missing is YOU!
Our purpose for creating this new daytime space for folks is to provide an atmosphere for friends from the community to intermingle and build beneficial relationships with those living on the streets. Current operating hours are 12pm-5pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Please stop by at 215 S. Neil Street and see what we're all about.