Stories tagged with: Eastside Community Ministries

October 28, 2015 - 2:10pm
4 weeks 2 days ago

The ultimate savings deposit is feeding the hungry and giving to those who are less fortunate, and with Thanksgiving nearing, it's a perfect opportunity to give back.

Two local organizations are working together to do something special for the community. Eastside Community Ministry partnered with Springleaf Financial Services to have a food and toy drive. The drive will go from November 2nd until November 30th. We spoke with the branch manager of Springleaf, Myra Evans who explained...

July 20, 2015 - 3:59pm
19 weeks 12 hours ago

The upcoming school year is right around the corner, and the cost of new shoes for kids can be overwhelming.

Eastside Community Ministries is partnering with Wendy's, and WHIZ, for "Lace up for Kids," a shoe drive, benefiting the children of Muskingum County. Chairman, Sally Goins, said they put together this fundraiser to ensure every child starts school with a new pair of shoes.

"We at Eastside have been happy to continue working with the program and signing up...

December 9, 2014 - 4:02pm
50 weeks 6 days ago

The figures are out. The annual SOUPer Bowl raised over $13,000 for local charitable organizations.

Fellowship of Christ's Community, Christ's Table, Muskingum County Center for Seniors, Eastside Community Ministries and the Salvation Army all received $2,640. Co-Chair Mary Burkhart said the funds will help provide for thousands of meals for Christ's Table.

"I think the best way to describe this is this translates into 10,000 meals for Christ's Table, so I think that pretty...

November 27, 2014 - 10:38am
1 year 3 days ago

While most people like to sleep in on their holiday day off, runners from around the area hopped out of bed bright and early for the 7th Annual Race for Grace on Thursday.

"Fortunately, we've been able to stay inside the church keep us warm, but it's getting a little chilly," said runner Crae Merryman.

And, young runner Isach Leavy said that it was, "Very, very, very cold and chilly."

191 runners from across the area participated in the run, which was...

August 14, 2014 - 3:01pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

Many kids plan their first day of school outfit weeks in advance, and with any good outfit it starts with the shoes.

Eastside Community Ministries along with Wendy's and WHIZ worked together Thursday afternoon through "Lace Up for Kids" to make sure that every child received a new pair of shoes for school. Co-chair Sue Thuma talked about how important an event like this is for the community.

"I think it's huge, it's huge for the community. We're able to help a...

August 13, 2014 - 2:43pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

Over 1,000 area kids will soon be sporting a new pair of shoes.

It's all a part of the annual "Lace Up for Kids" program. Now that all the shoes have been collected, Wednesday began the preparations for the big giveaway.

"Today is our big moving day," said Sally Goins with Eastside Community Ministries. "We are moving in 1,700 pairs of shoes, and tomorrow, starting at nine o'clock in the morning, we have 1,200, almost, kids signed up...

July 26, 2014 - 3:20pm
1 year 18 weeks ago

Buying school supplies can be difficult for some families and Eastside Community Ministry is taking steps to lighten the load for those who might be struggling to check everything off the list.

Today, Tools for Schools held a Stuff the Bus event where they asked shoppers at the North Walmart to purchase an item and donate it to local children in need. Volunteer with Tools for Schools Rose Kessing said that many people need the extra help to get their children prepared for the academic...

November 22, 2013 - 5:54pm
2 years 1 week ago

A local fundraiser provided monetary donations to five service organizations in our area.

This year, the 17th Annual Souper Bowl raised enough money to give away five $2,500 checks to Christ's Table, Eastside Community Ministries, The Salvation Army, Fellowship of Christ, and the Muskingum County Center for Seniors.

"I am really excited about it because it shows that the community comes together to help those in need and we do run a soup kitchen and we also run a pantry...

August 31, 2013 - 4:21pm
2 years 12 weeks ago

Eastside Community Ministry held a charity golf outing at Vista Golf Course on Saturday morning.

This is the 7th year for the annual event and there were 18 teams of four who signed up to play for the good cause. Organizers say they are satisfied with this years turnout.

"Tee box sponsors seems to be up a little bit. We had great support from the community and a lot of the local businesses have been very generous and supporting. Teams are right where they have been in the...

July 22, 2013 - 2:54pm
2 years 18 weeks ago

A Zanesville organization is taking applications for two programs that help local children go back to school in style.

Eastside Community Ministry is collecting school supplies and donations to fill up backpacks. Last year they gave away 750 backpacks to local children, and this year their goal is to reach 800 community kids.

"We are taking out applications once again. We've been here last week Monday through Thursday and we're here this week Monday through Thursday taking...

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