Reaching Out
Social Outreach

At Lutheran Church of Hope (LCH), our Social Concerns Ministry is charged with overseeing the ministry of reaching out to those in need in our community and world. This ministry team provides many
opportunities for our entire congregation - from young to old - to be involved in this ministry. Listed below are the programs LCH currently participates in and the time of year they generally happen:

September-May

Feed the Homeless LCH feeds the homeless twice a month, September through May, at Holy Ghost Church in downtown Denver. LCH has done this mission work for the past 22 years. It involves making lunches and distributing them downtown.

October

The CROP Walk

Started by the Lutheran Church at the end of WWII, the CROP Walk was originally a fundraiser to send food and supplies to those suffering in Europe. Today, it has become a more general fundraiser, collecting donations that are put towards world hunger. Here in Broomfield it is a community-wide event, and Lutheran Church of Hope always sends a team. Members of LCH walk or pledge walkers to raise donations for world hunger & North Denver Cares Food Pantry. North Denver Cares Food Pantry is our local food pantry. They distribute tons of food every year to those in need in the Broomfield community.


November

Food for North Denver Cares Food Pantry

LCH collects non-perishable food items during the month of
November to help North Denver Cares Food Pantry. Cares provides short-term, stop-gap help by providing food for the hungry and needy people of the North Denver area. 

Kaps for Kids 

Kaps for Kids is a collective assortment of handmade and store bought hats donated to various schools and
organizations in our community to help keep those cold warm during the colder months.

 

December 

Santa Sacks 

The members of LCH fill over 100 Santa Sacks with gifts for families who may not have a very Merry Christmas. Names of children, along with senior citizens are provided by Broomfield FISH.

 

The Mitten Tree

LCH collects mittens & hats that are delivered to Broomfield WIC (Women, Infants, and Children). Other winter clothing such as coats, jackets, sweaters, and socks are also collected and given to the homeless in downtown Denver.

 

February

Hugs for Kids

Stuffed animals and books are collected in February to be given to Broomfield WIC. WIC stands for “Women,
Infants, & Children, and is an organization that provides a variety of programs and support for new mothers, infants, and children.


 

June

Step 13 

For the past 19 years, LCH has provided dinners 4-5 times a year to the Step 13 shelter in downtown Denver for recovering drug addicts and alcoholics.


 

June - August 

School Supply Drive 

School supplies are collected during the month and distributed by Lutheran Family Services to children who have been placed in foster care.