Seeds to Succeed
Planting positive seeds for a successful future!
Many thanks to all our volunteers and sponsors!
Over 200 volunteers came out to help start off a positive, successful school year for the children in our communities!
We filled backpacks, fulfilled classroom and teacher's needs and educated about the effects of bullying and what we can do to stop it.
School supplies are an on-going, year-round need. If you have items to donate, please bring them to one of the sites listed on the Donations Drop Off page and they will make sure they get to a school in need.
THANK YOU AGAIN for helping to make this the best school year ever!
The following churches are partnering for the Seeds to Succeed event:
Community UMC/South Elgin (email only)
El Mesias UMC/Elgin (email only)
g2g Church/Chicago (email only)
Ressurection UMC/Chicago (email only)
South Shore UMC/Chicago (email only)
Trinity UMC/Sterling (email only)
We thank the following sponsors for their support of Seeds to Succeed:
Atlas Senior Center AARP Chapter 3595
James Rendel of Lisle, IL
United Methodist Communications is a proud sponsor of this event, and other Impact Community events across the globe. As the lead communications agency of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Communications informs, inspires, and engages the people of the United Methodist Church and the world.
Supplies for schools is an on-going need. If you have items to donate, please take them to one of the sites listed below and they will make sure they go to a school in need:
Donations can be brought to the following:
Northern Illinois Conference program office at 217 Division St., Elgin, IL
St. Mark UMC at 8441 S. St. Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL
First UMC La Grange at 100 West Cossitt Ave. during VBS week July 9-13.
First UMC Arlington Heights at 1903 E. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights. 847-255-5112
First UMC Wilmington at 401 East Kahler Rd., Wilmington. 815-476-5474
Glenview UMC at 727 Harlem Ave., Glenview. 847-729-1015
Kingswood UMC at 401 W. Dundee Rd., Buffalo Grove, IL - Collecting for the Humboldt Park community and Kingswood Emergency Food Pantry Guests
Minooka UMC at 205 W. Church Street, Minooka IL. 815-467-2322
Resurrection UMC at 5717 West 63rd Place, Chicago email Rev. Julie Fleurinor
United Methodist Church of New Lenox 339 Haven Ave, New Lenox. Collecting 7/15-8/5
- Scissors (round tip)
- Construction Paper
- Colored Pencils
- Glue Sticks
- Note Cards
- Pencils (#2)
- Pens (blue, red, black)
Activities, Workshops & Celebration Services on August 11th
A send-off service will be held at 9am at South Elgin Community UMC at 400 W. Spring St., Elgin, IL . Volunteers will then head over to Willard Elementary School to paint the lunchroom and garden around the property.
A back to school fair with afternoon activities will be held at Hilltop Ministry Center, 8301 Mitchell Rd.,Machesney Park, IL from 12-3p with information booths and sign ups for youth based organizations including: Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Rockford Boys and Girls Club, Harlem Community Center, New Life UMC Church school, Rock River Valley United Way I-read program, Roscoe UMC Read and Succeed program and many others. An anti-bullying workshop will be held at 2:30pm. A celebration service will be held at 4pm with music and special guests.
A back to school rally will be held at Marcy-Newberry at 1073 West Maxwell St., Chicago, IL from 2-4pm. The afternoon will include a special presentation by the St. Mark Martial Arts Youth group and a blessing of the backpacks. From 3-4pm, parents and children are encouraged to attend an anti-bullying workshop and hear an anti-violence testimony.
The following people can be contacted for questions or concerns regarding the events in the areas noted:
Rev. Hyemin Na
Chicago Volunteer Coordinator:
Rev. Barbara Morgan
Be sure to check out this event after our day of service!