We urgently need the items listed below. Please consider donating! All donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE, contact us for information!
THANK YOU for all of the donations! We, and those we serve, are extremely grateful for your generosity and willingness to provide much needed items. Our current needs are:
Coats -- we need sizes 3x, 4x, 5x and larger
Hand warmers - preferable the 2-packs
Gloves and mittens -- the bigger the better, people's
hands swell in the cold.
Food Cards: fast food, convenience stores
Gas Cards: we receive requests for gas cards for fuel for work, appointments
For monetary donations or for gifts of food cards or gas cards: please MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE to
Chippewa Valley Street Ministry and send it to the following address:
Chippewa Valley Street Ministry
P.O. Box 51
Eau Claire, WI 54702
Or use our Donate button at the bottom of this page.
Our usual donation drop-off location is currently unavailable!!
Please do not take donations to Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd at this time.
If you have a donation other than which can be mailed, please contact us and we'll work with you to find a time and place to meet.
PLEASE BE ADVISED
Plymouth Street Ministry and Chippewa Valley Street Ministry are one in the same. We are gradually changing our name from Plymouth Street Ministry to Chippewa Valley Street Ministry. The name was changed to reflect that our volunteers and support come from many churches and also UW-Eau Claire in addition to Plymouth UCC. Our missions will not be altered in any manner. Contact us via email with questions!
On behalf of the people we serve and that benefit from your donation, thank you!
Chippewa Valley Street Ministry is a ministry that seeks to meet the needs of those who are not able to find housing, clothing and other various needs to survive. On most Monday and Thursday nights we can be found from about 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the parking lot opposite Sojourner House on Barstow Street in Eau Claire, WI ministering to people who are living on the streets. We offer them warm clothing, gloves, hats, blankets, water, candy, hygiene kits, and whatever else we might have. If they need something that we don't have, we will try to get it! We also seek to connect resources offered by other ministries and governmental services to people who are in need. Beyond meeting the physical needs of people, we are also there to offer prayer, a compassionate ear, a human touch, and our friendship. We are a ministry that works with those who tend to fall through the cracks of our society.
Go HERE to see our latest Journal update!
Starting today (April 15, 2021) we will be back in the parking lot opposite Sojourner House on Barstow Street on Mondays & Thursdays 5:30pm - 7pm.
Julian Emerson wrote an interesting -- yet concerning -- article in UpNorth News about potential evictions. Here's the link so you have the opportunity to read it. Thank you, Julian, for your work.
Click HERE for a great video on info about the current Coronavirus situation in the US.
Anouncing Chippewa Valley Rural Ministry! Click here for more info
Click on this link for a story by Julian Emerson on homelessness in the area and what the Street Ministry does to help:
These are exciting times, happy to be involved! Please follow and support the progress!