Good Samaritan Fund

Good Samaritan Fund

First UMC Elgin supports our local community needs in many ways. We host a weekly Monday night Soup Kettle, provide space for the City of Elgin Winter Warming Shelter, serve at PADS, and host food drives for local assistance agencies.

In addition, we maintain a Good Samaritan fund. This fund provides food and gas gift cards* for those in need. Gift cards are available in the church office Monday through Thursday only and are not distributed on Sundays. A valid ID is required, and restrictions do apply.

Donations to the Good Samaritan fund can be made online, in the church offering, or by mailing to the church office.

*Gift card availability varies. No cash is kept in the church office. Financial assistance may be available after a consultation with the Senior Pastor.

Restrictions: One gift card per person per 30-day period. A valid ID is required, and a copy will be taken for church records.

Need other types of help?

If you are in need of other types of assistance, we recommend dialing 211.
This is a confidential helpline that can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Among the help they may be able to provide:

  • Food, shelter, and utility assistance
  • Physical and mental health services
  • Job training and financial assistance
  • Home-delivered meals
  • Childcare and after-school programs
  • And more

Visit the 211 Elgin website for more information.