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 contributes to local flourishing!
In 2017, we had 21 churches participate across Southern Chester County! We would love to expand to even more churches next year. The more churches that unite for GSR, the bigger the impact that we’re able to have!
Check out the churches who were involved last 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.
Last year, we partnered 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.
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!
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.
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:
$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!
Stay tuned for updates to our GSR program for 2018! This coming year we will be redesigning certain elements to better fit the evolving needs of our recipients and partners. If you or someone from your church would like to attend our GSR 2018 Preview Event, please let us know.
We looking forward to working together this coming year to make an even bigger collective impact on our community!
We love seeing what everyone's up to! Capture how you're serving (whether in a big group or individually), the new connections you've made, 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 #GSR2018!
... 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!