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One way…

One way I have healed, continue to heal, and obviously dealt with my life as it was happening is by giving to those in need.

Over the last two years I have single handily organize the collection and distribution of over 2,000 items to the homeless and those in need (well those brave enough to ask).

What started off as gift baskets for new moms…Grandma finally spoke up about the real need without shame. I am paying for help like this out of my personal finances. This is why we’ve started fundraising.

I have come to find out the reason why I felt God has called me to this since a young age. I feel it’s because the missions we have now, especially those acting in the name of God, are so discriminatory and that is opposite to God’s love.

A small portion was kept for blessing bags, everything else was delivered to two “tent cities” in Chicago on 6/18/2020, thank you to Living Grace Church of Merrillville Indiana and MeMe’s Place of Crown Point Indian, and all the individual donors as well. We will have that vehicle and trailer soon. I’ve run out of floor space 😁 great problem to have!!!

I believe God knows I will love anyone and everyone no matter who they are, where they have been, or where they are going just like He loves them, even if they don’t love Him. Because God’s love is free and universal. You don’t have to earn it you already have it and everyone is deserving of being loved the way God loves them, without borders or conditions.

We need more blessing bag items. Think lunch box foods, hand sanitizers, bags, toilet paper, and more. Thanksgiving 2019

If you’d like to see pictures of what we’ve been doing so far please check the gallery on the Freely Love page of this website. If you’d like to support our efforts please head to our fundraiser group please do so, Freely Love Outreach Fundraiaing Group, we are currently raffling off $10 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card. $1 an entry, 5 for $4.

$1 a ticket, 5/$4

Since I have been working so diligently over the last week to raise money for our first vehicle so I can go mobile, I have felt a tremendous amount of freedom and have even found some strength to tell the two most toxic people in my life to just go away and leave me alone, and feel good about it.

Freely Love Outreach

Since I was 7 I knew I was called to open a homeless rehabilitation and prevention center. I’m so glad to be working toward making that calling a reality.

Freely Love Outreach is serving society’s most vulnerable populations; the homeless, LGBT, poor, orphans. We believe love is the universal language and that it is to be freely given to every person unconditionally, without regard to gender, gender identity, nationality, race, religion, or sexual orientation or preference. We believe that inclusivity is just the way Jesus loved, and we thrive to be the hands and feet of Jesus to societies most vulnerable and marginalized communities.

This is the fundraising group for Freely Love Outreach. 100% of the proceeds of anything sold in this group go to the mission and vision we have.

Our vision is to eliminate homelessness in the Chicagoland and NWI area, making hotel like rehabilitation and prevention centers. Each suite will be reminiscent of a hotel suite. They will have a private bathroom and kitchenette. There will be a communal main kitchen to provide hot meals. There will also be a food/clothing “store”, access to mental/physical health care, job training and coaching, childcare, and a safe place to transition into self sufficiency and living inside (which is sometimes the hardest part of the transition from homeless to self sufficient).

Right now while we are working on achieving our vision debt free through community support, we are still continuing what we have been doing for the last two years; collecting and distributing items of great need for the communities we serve. These items include but definitely not limited to:

Non-perishable food items

Personal care items

Feminine care items

Canister snacks

Jerky

Socks

Hand sanitizer

Toilet paper

Nylon drawstring bags

Condoms

Diapers (infant-adult)

Clothing

Winter Warmth items

Travel products

Hotel toiletries

Travel Toothbrushes

Toothpaste

and so much more

We make blessing bags out of the donated items that are bag friendly, and we then distribute them by walking the streets and meeting the people where they are at. The items that are collected that are more appropriate for the missions we donate them to them. The biggest mission we support is Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago Illinois. They service up to 300 women and children nightly, and more men than that on a daily basis.

This group is a way for us to raise money to achieve our vision. The first purchase we would like to make is for a trailer of some sort to collect, distribute, and organize the items donated. This will allow us to be a “mobile pantry” so that we can allow people to make their own Blessing Bag according to their individual needs at that moment.

After that we would like to purchase something to where we could provide hot meals, showers, laundry, and be able to move around from community to community providing much needed items and love.

Doing this takes fundraising and your help. In order to end and prevent homelessness and poverty for all is a team effort. Join our fundraising group to participate in the fundraisers to help us meet our goals.

Right now we have multiple raffles going on. A $50 Aldi gift card for $5 an entry, a grow the group gift card giveaway, ColorStreet nails raffle and give away, and we’re just getting started raising money for these goals, the last two years we have been just collecting and distributing items of need.

Please join me in my efforts to grow my mission Freely Outreach Fundraising Group