BENEFITING: RESTORATION MINISTRIES INC
EVENT DATE: Oct 12, 2014
Restoration Ministries is a 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity. We are so very grateful to our runners who are taking on this challenge to benefit Restoration Ministries. Restoration Ministries is located in Harvey, a south suburb that suffers from common inner-city problems, including heavy gang presence, and high dropout, crime and unemployment rates.
Restoration Ministries was founded in 1988 with the sole purpose of helping men with histories of addiction. Today Restoration Ministries operates 20 programs including Harvey House for Men and Tabitha House, free Christian-based recovery programs, a weekly food pantry and programs for youth.
Making a real difference in the lives of at-risk children is a priority of Restoration Ministries. Our marathon runners are raising funds to support our efforts to help underprivileged children through the following daily programs:
- After-School Homework Help & Tutoring
- The Harvey Boxing Club
- The Gallery of the Arts, visual and performing arts education center
- Summer Day Camp
- Chess Club
- Kid Cafe - After-School and Summer Meal Program
- Bread for the Head Reading Program
- Youth Group
- Spring Break Camp at Silver Birch Ranch