Give|Serve|Restore is an annual project that gathers churches of Southern Chester County to bring hope and healing to our community during the season of Lent.
The goal of Give | Serve | Restore (GSR) is for people to work together to bless our community!
We believe that God has a plan for restoration in our world and that we can take part in the restoration process in our neighborhoods and communities. We hope that our united efforts will make a big impact in our community that leads to local flourishing!
This year, we have 21 churches participating across Southern Chester County! We would love to expand to even more churches this year. The more churches that unite for GSR, the bigger the impact that we’re able to have!
Check out the churches who are involved this season below!
2 Pounds of Food
Believe it or not, this time of year is one of the biggest times of need for our local food cupboards. Frequently, food banks receive lots of support during the holiday season, and then run a little low during the long winter months that follow.
This year, we’re partnering with three local food cupboards that care for needy families in our area by providing nutritious food all year long. Learn what foods are most needed through this link and there will be food donation bins at each participating church.
Donations will benefit:
1 Service Project
There are so many needs in our community, and Give|Serve|Restore is a great time for each of us to think about what those needs are, and how we can help!
To sign up to serve with a group, check out our opportunities here!
This Lenten season, let’s show our love for our neighbors and towns by giving of our time and energy. Get involved by signing up for a coordinated project from our cross-church team or taking action on your own.
Be creative! Projects don’t have to be big or complicated. The goal is to serve in big and small ways.
Children are highly encouraged to participate! Kid-friendly service projects will be denoted on our sign-up site, and individual ideas are great opportunities to demonstrate kindness toward neighbors or classmates. Regardless of how you serve — individually or as a group, on your own or with a planned project — be sure to tell us how it went! Info on how to do that is below.
$3 (Kids) / $30 (Adults)
For most of us, $30 is not a huge investment. $30 can easily be spent on dinner, a trip to the movies, or by picking up a few items at the grocery store. We encourage you to use that $30 to help our community thrive!
This year, donations will benefit Casa Youth Advocates -a local non-profit organization working for the restoration of our community. Casa Youth Advocates believes that every child needs an advocate. They aim to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are involved in the family courts, and do so by mobilizing and supporting quality volunteers to serve as advocates for the children they serve. Casa serves Delaware County and is expanding their service into Chester County.
You can donate at your church or write a check payable to The Constellation Network (contact us for mailing information).
We are so excited to hear how you're taking on the GSR 1-2-3 Challenge and, in turn, how it's impacting our community! Here are the ways that you can share your story:
We love seeing what everyone's up to! Capture how you're serving (whether in a big group or individually), what kind of food items you chose, or what you gave up in order to give financially.
Post your stories on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and be sure to tag us and use the hashtag #GiveServeRestore or #GSR2017!
... Or send us a message!
E-mail us and be sure to include:
You can also fill out the form below, which will send us a message right away. Thanks for telling us what you're up to!