Looking to make a difference? Get involved in EPC’s Mission group. There’s lot of opportunities to serve.

Children Up - is an Elmhurst organization started by a former York High School Teacher.  It is committed to strengthening the spirit of the people of northern Uganda, partnering with schools and organizations with the same mission in mind. You can donate money through Simple Give or by using the Mission envelopes in the pews.

We sponsor two students through ChildrenUp.

  1. Lanyero Peasline:  Age 15. Dreams of becoming a nurse/midwife.  Peasline is the eldest of seven children living within her family. 
  2. Olara Daniel Elia: Age 15. Olara's mother was killed when he was very young. He now lives with an aunt and uncle, but has difficulty paying for his school fees. I love to play soccer and hopes to become a doctor.

Church World Services – is a faith based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster. You can support the group by using the Mission envelopes in the pews.

Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry – is for the charitable distribution of food for the relief of hunger to our neighbors in need residing in the communities surrounding us, including Elmhurst, Addison, Bensenville, Berkeley, Hillside, Lombard, Oak Brook and Villa Park. Donate non-perishable foods, paper products, toiletries and coupons in the shopping carts in the Nelson White Room. You can also volunteer at the food pantry and donate money.

Elmhurst Walk-In Assistance Network – is designed to offer emergency assistance to clients who find themselves in a difficult situation. Financial assistance includes rental/mortgage assistance; utility bill assistance; access to Immaculate Conception Food Pantry as well as information on other local food pantries and clothing closets; some clothing and food vouchers; one-time only car repair; gas vouchers for assistance getting to work, a job interview, or doctor’s appointment; prescription help. Assistance goes directly to the service provider.  No cash is kept on the premises.

How you can help:

  •  Donate money by using the Mission envelopes in the pews.
  •  Donate stamps, white copy paper, blue or goldenrod copy paper, gift cards for gas ($40), Subway ($5), or West Suburban Office Products (any amount).
  •  Recommend family and/or friends who need their assistance.  

Erie Neighborhood House – is a not-for-profit organization that reaches 5,000 people annually, empowering them to build better lives while strengthening their communities. ENH offers Chicago’s Latino and diverse low-income residents a range of community-based education programs. With forward-thinking leadership, ENH is committed to continuing its legacy of cost effective, award-winning programming. During Advent, EPC members donate gifts, gift cards, hats and gloves.

Guines Iglesia Presbyterian, Cuba - EPC is a sister church of the Presbyterian Church in Guines, Cuba and has a relationship with the Havana Presbytery. Several members of EPC have visited the church in Cuba to share fellowship and educational and medical supplies.

For more information about these organizations, or to recommend other organizations, please contact Pam Fuesz at .