Contact Us         Map & Directions        Regular Schedule        Calendar        Affiliations        Donate
Gum Drops

President: Amy Simpson

 What is Gum Drops, NFP?

It is

"a non-for-profit organization that provides a backpack with child-friendly food to at-risk children for the weekends in Southern Illinois.  This program began in January, 2008 in the Cart"erville School System.  The first drop provided backpacks for 12 kids and by the end of the school year (2007-2008) we were delivering 54 backpacks.  In January 2009, we were able to extend this backpack program tot he Herrin School District.  In both school systems, we are now feeding 200 backpacks a week to these at-risk children.  As additional funding comes available, we will be expanding this backpack program to other school districts throughout Southern Illinois."

To find out how to help with donations of time, money and food items, visit their website.

or call:  

  • Ron Simpson  (618) 319-3829
  • Amy Simpson  (618) 319-3828

 

Endorsed and supported by:

  • Carterville Ministerial Alliance
  • Carterville Unit # 5
  • Herrin Unit # 4
  • St. Louis Foodbank

 

 

 

Back to home page Click Here               

 
  September 2021  
SMTWTFS
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  
     
Upcoming Events
SEP

22

WED
Mid-week Bible Study/ Prayer Mtg
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
In person or by Zoom. (For Zoom directions call the office or Pastor Cody.
SEP

29

WED
Mid-week Bible Study/ Prayer Mtg
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
In person or by Zoom. (For Zoom directions call the office or Pastor Cody.
Bible Search