Meet our local ministry partner: The Cooperative Ministry
The clothes you'll donate through Project GeneroCity on August 14 will be distributed to our neighbors in need through one of our local ministry partners, The Cooperative Ministry.
Since 1982, The Cooperative Ministry has been the means through which more than 60 Midlands churches live out God’s call to help the working poor.
The Cooperative Ministry provides financial support to assist the working poor to alleviate utility shutoffs and eviction from their home. The ministry provides furniture for housing and clothing for the homeless and the working poor. The Cooperative Ministry is a hand up, providing financial literacy programs for clients, along with automobiles for the working poor. A resource to provide screening and vetting of clients for Midlands’s faith based organizations, The Cooperative Ministry provides counseling, prayer, financial assistance, links to referrals and other support to over 50 clients a day.
Below is a story from just one of the many people in Columbia that The Cooperative Ministry assists:
“As for me, TCM has helped me with financial education. At one time I was living in the family shelter as a single mom of two kids; I took the financial education course from The Cooperative Ministry. From that course I learned how to manage my own money. I didn’t know how to save, or spend properly. The class taught me how to save, taught me how to open a bank account and the difference between banks & credit unions. I learned to write down bills, and plan my spending. I’ve now been able to teach others how to manage their money too.” - Tanisha
The Cooperative Ministry is always looking for new people to partner with them through volunteering and donating. Consider helping with Shandon's Project GeneroCity as a great way to see what it's like!
Learn more about volunteering with The Cooperative Ministry.