Missions Supported by the Pumpkin Patch
The main goal of our pumpkin patch is to raise money and support local and global missions. In 2020 we supported the following missions:
- Helping Hands of Goose Creek
- Water Mission
- Rise Against Hunger
- Healing Guatemala.
We will be supporting these four missions once again in 2021, however, we are also happy to say that we will be adding another mission and supporting My Sister's House.
We want you to know when you purchase pumpkins from our pumpkin patch you are turning pumpkins into food, clean water, and resources to help others. We hope that you will learn more about these missions throughout the pumpkin patch season and will feel led to continuing to support and actively participate with these mission projects throughout the year. Below you can start learning about the missions supported by the St. James UMC Pumpkin Patch.
My sister's house
My Sister's House's mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing comprehensive support, services, and education within and beyond the walls of our shelter.
GET INVOLVED: https://www.mysistershouse.org/get-involved
Helping hands of goose creek
Helping Hands of Goose Creek is an emergency assistance center and food pantry serving individuals and families who are experiencing a life crisis situation. It is our mission to help these families achieve self-sufficiency regardless of the life crisis event.
GET INVOLVED: https://www.helpinghandsofgoosecreek.org/help-us
Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering ministry providing sustainable safe water solutions, through a Christian world view perspective, to people in developing countries and disasters. Their faith and their belief in the sanctity of life compel them to develop and implement the best technologies and community development programs so that, through their work, God will be honored and glorified and lives will be transformed for eternity.
OUR SOLUTIONS: https://watermission.org/our-solutions/
GET INVOLVED: https://watermission.org/get-involved/
rise against hunger
Rise Against Hunger is on the road to end hunger, aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Goal #2 of Zero Hunger. From the implementation of sustainable community development projects to our meal packaging program that harnesses the passion of local volunteers, we strive to make an impact on hunger by building resilience, self-sufficiency, and empowerment in communities worldwide. The three ways they are accomplishing this goal are by nourishing lives, responding to emergencies, and empowering communities.
HOW WE WORK: https://www.riseagainsthunger.org/how-we-work/
GET INVOLVED: https://www.riseagainsthunger.org/take-action/
HOST A RAH MEAL PACKAGING EVENT: https://www.riseagainsthunger.org/host-a-meal-packaging-event-2/
The main focus of Healing Guatemala is Quetzaltenango, which is located in the northwestern area of the country. According to the statistics of the Guatemalan government, the population of the city is around 200,000, but Healing Guatemala will serve around a million people who live scattered around the city. The majority of these people live in mountainous area and they do not have political power. They do not know the official language of Guatemala, Spanish, which makes them isolated from the central government. Healing Guatemala brings hope to these people through educational, nutritional, financial, and spiritual resources.
GET INVOLVED: https://www.healingguatemala.org/how-you-can-help