In His Care
December Campaign Underway!
In His Care’s vision “To keep the homeless warm on their road to recovery and salvation”
“What Would Jesus Do?”
In His Care is one of the our Local Outreach ministries. The ministry reaches out to the homeless in the city. We are called to fulfill as written in the Scripture in Matthew 6:35-36, 40: “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 invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was in prison and you came to visit me…. I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it for me.”
A receipt will be provided for gifts of $20 and higher.
History & Donor Information:
Started by Colleen Fogarty (wife of Kenneth Fogarty, deceased ex. Ottawa mayor 1970-1972) to help the homeless. She recognized the need to keep these unfortunate people warm in the winter as many of them are there due to no fault of their own such as: job loss; addiction; abuse; or mental illness.
Colleen, due to illness and wanting the project to continue and grow, indirectly approached a Christian men’s group to find a way to help out for the worthy cause to continue. This happened and is continuing today under “In His Care”.
“In His Care” supplies items to survive the winter to agencies with expertise in assisting the homeless.
100% of donations go towards the purchases. All administrative and mailing costs are borne by Trinity Bible Church of Ottawa and the “In His Care" committee.
The main initiative is the annual Winter Survival Items Drive which raises money to distribute items to keep our friends on the street warm. Each year we partner with agencies in the city that are involved with the homeless. They distribute toques, long johns, gloves, underwear, and thermal socks. Some extreme weather clothing is also acquired for those who do not seek shelter, even on the coldest nights.
This year we have partnered with Ottawa Innercity Ministries and Shepherds of Good Hope to ensure that these items get to those who need them. Our goal is to raise $10,000 in December, all of which will be used to cover the cost of the winter wear purchased throughout the year. Please pray about whether you might be called to support this effort. Givings this year are a little different because of COVID and so to ensure your gift is properly designated, we recommend the following:
If you normally give online or via PayPal, please forward an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate what portion of your gift you would like allocated to In His Care;
If you normally give at the church, please indicate on your cheque or on an envelope what portion of your gift is for In His Care. (Cheques should be made out to Trinity Bible Church of Ottawa);
If you normally pay by debit or credit card through the office, please let the office know when you phone in your information what portion of your gift should be allocated to In His Care.
Rev. Ken MacLaren, Executive Director, Ottawa Innercity Ministries on the importance of remembering our most vulnerable at this time of year.