The first six agencies listed serve in Jesus’ name in response to the gospel.

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Apple Pregnancy Care Center

Key Contact: Executive Director Melinda Gardner
Phone: 715-834-5254

 Apple Pregnancy Care Center
2600 Stein Blvd # 2
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Volunteers can help in these ways:

  • Prayer — so important in all we do. For protection, provision, safety, that God will be praised, that women considering abortion will hear us out, that our parents will break the cycles as they come for education and support, for the volunteers, for the board, for the staff.

  • Board members — currently looking for a couple more as 2 are leaving after their term is up. For volunteers who can serve with their specific gifts (i.e. our treasurer is an accountant who gives us his time).

  • Donate — financial gifts, furniture, baby and maternity clothing, diapers, wipes, etc.

  • Walk at the event every September.

  • Be there for a single parent you know — encourage, mentor, shovel their snow, give them childcare sometime.

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Chippewa Valley Street Ministry

Key Contact: Pastor Mike Henry
Phone: 847-539-9577

Chippewa Valley Street Ministry
PO Box 51
Eau Claire, WI 54702

Mission statement: Dedicated to helping those in need with respect and dignity. We seek to meet the needs of those who are not able to find housing, clothing and other basic needs to survive. We also seek to connect people in need with other resources. Beyond meeting the physical needs of people, we are 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.

Volunteers can help in these ways / Biggest needs: 

  • Donations of clothing and other goods (backpacks, hygiene items, sleeping bags, etc.). The ‘most wanted’ list is available on the website ( and often on our Facebook page. Items may be dropped off at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1120 Cedar St, EC Mon–Thurs. 8 am–3:30 pm and Fridays 8 am–11:30 am, or make arrangements by calling Pastor Mike.

  • City bus passes and/or gas cards (Kwik Trip, Holiday) to help our friends get to work and to appointments. Transportation is often difficult. Food cards (Subway, McDonalds, etc.) which help sustain those who are working and/or unable to eat regularly in other places.

  • Financial donations to help us keep people safe (especially women) and to give people a break from their life on the street. We occasionally are able to provide a night in a motel if we have available funding. Financial donations also help keep the Street Ministry vans running.

  • Volunteers to distribute clothing and snacks. We distribute on Tuesdays and Fridays from 5:30–7 pm in the city parking lot across from the Sojourner House on Barstow St. Regular volunteers may choose to be personally involved in friendship and mentorship of those we serve. It’s great if we know ahead of time if you’d like to join us during distribution. We have, at times, had groups bring food (chili, or hot chocolate, for example) to share during distribution. This can be arranged by contacting Pastor Mike.

  • Prayers for our street friends, our volunteers, and our community are always appreciated.

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Choose Aftercare

Key Contact: Mike Gumulauskas
Phone: 715-450-1146

Choose Aftercare
P.O. Box 1521
Eau Claire, WI 54702

Provides transitional housing, support, and empowerment to men with histories of incarceration, homelessness, and addictions.

Volunteers can help in these ways:

  • Invite Mike to give a presentation at your church

  • Give a scholarship or donation to cover one month or more’s rent for individuals who need some help starting out. You can commit to giving each month, to assist individuals coming out of jail/prison or off the street.

  • Share Choose Aftercare information with people in your church who may have a need or may know people who have a need for housing.

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Good News Jail and Prison Ministry

Key Contact: Brian Jahn
Phone: 715-839-6296

Good News Jail and Prison Ministry
50 E Spruce St
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729

The work of Good News Jail & Prison Ministry is to plant and build the church of Jesus Christ around the world. Our work takes us to places most would never consider – jails and prisons – where we are seeing God do amazing things in the hearts and lives of men, women and children behind bars.

Volunteers can help in these ways:

1. Serve

  • Teach a bible study

  • Grade a Bible lesson

  • Participate in worship

  • Mentor a young life in Christ

2. Give

  • Keep a chaplain behind bars and provide the resources to reach men and women in need.

3. Pray and Fast

  • Ask God to work through chaplains and volunteers to reach inmates around the world with His message of Good News

Vision Statement: To reach every inmate in the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ that they might become growing disciples.

 Purpose Statement: To be used of the Lord in correctional facilities for:

  • Effective Evangelism – sharing the clear message of the Gospel

  • Biblical Discipleship – equipping believers to be devoted followers of Christ

  • Church Mobilization – challenging the church and community to partner in ministry to meet the needs of inmates

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Hope Gospel Mission

Key Contact: Bill Boeselager, Chaplain
Phone: 715-828-5362

Hope Gospel Mission
2110 Western Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54702

Volunteers can help in these ways:

  • Mentoring Church Support: One to One Discipling Relationship with Residents

  • Volunteer Chaplain Work: Bible Study, Biblical Counseling

  • Tutor at the Learning Center: Correcting test, teaching, data entry

  • Cooking at resident houses

  • Volunteer Daytime Shuttle bus driver

  • Bargain Center volunteer worker

 Biggest needs:

 1. Prayer

  • That God would help meet the needs of each resident who enter into the doors of Hope Gospel Mission, those who suffer from addiction, mental illness, physical limitation, and broken hearts.

  • That God would help the staff to grow to teach the residents to have the ability to move past their “limitations” to be the men and woman that God originally designed them to be.

 2. Mentoring residents

  • Spiritually assisting resident to grow in their faith and trust in God.

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The Salvation Army

Key Contact: Amanda Radle
Phone: 715-834-1224 ext. 2

2211 S. Hastings Way
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Volunteers can help in these ways:

  • Collect items for the hygiene center

  • Help at the Chippewa Falls food pantry location

  • Ring bells at Christmas (red kettles)

  • Sort, collect, pack toys at Christmas

 Biggest needs:

  • Hygiene items (Laundry soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)

These two important community agencies welcome volunteers to help
provide services to our neighbors here in the Chippewa Valley.

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The Community Table

Key Contacts:
Phone: 715-835-4977, 715-456-6527

The Community Table
320 Putnam Street
P.O. Box 1903
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Vision statement: Since 1993, The Community Table has been nourishing hungry bodies and spirits in the Eau Claire Community by serving one meal each day, 365 days a year on a no-questions asked basis. Anyone can join our table during meal time. Approximately 140 meals each day. Meets basic needs of serving a daily meal and safety.

 Volunteers can help in these ways / Biggest needs:

Donate financially

  • Through or send checks directly to the Community Table

  • Through Amazon Smile program

Provide items on our monthly list of needs

  • Gas cards from Kwik Trip

  • Large containers of non-Italian salad dressings

  • HP62 ink cartridges

  • Rubber gloves for cleaning, size: XL

  • Postage stamps

  • Bandages for minor cuts, waterproof if possible

Coordinate a monthly serving group from your Lifegroup, Bible Study or friends

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Feed My People Food Bank

Key Contact: Assistant Director Suzanne Becker
Phone: 715-835-9415 ext. 104

Feed My People Food Bank
2610 Alpine Road
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Volunteers can help in these ways:

  • Connection – We are always looking for new partnerships that enable us to expand our reach to those in need.

  • Words – Help us educate and share the message of those in need. Many wonderful people don’t understand that even during a time of a better economy, that there are still so many who struggle. In addition, it’s important to share how many wonderful nonprofits there are who can provide help in many different ways.

  • Time – Feed My People has a tremendous amount of diverse volunteer opportunities. Bethesda already has a regular volunteer group that comes once a month. Thank you! In the past you have also packed kids meals with youth and others. We always have need!

  • Financial – like all nonprofits, this is always a need. We are tremendously grateful for your support of Lakeshore. It truly has enabled us to expand our program to other schools.

  • Food – if you are ever interested in a food drive, I would suggest you talk with us to figure out how to make the most out of this. Ideas are to do a peanut butter drive or a drive for personal care items.