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Partner in ministry

Join us and change lives

Partner in ministry

Join us and change lives

Partner in ministry

Join us and change lives

Does your church feel called to serve the least of these in a profound way?

EmberHope Volunteers

Partner to Ignite Change

1 Peter 4:10 calls us to use our gifts to serve others. Caring for the vulnerable among us puts the heart of God on display with purity and clarity. Practically speaking, what does this look like? How can we all participate in loving children from hard places and supporting the families that care for them?

As a faith-based nonprofit, our beliefs fuel everything we do. Join us today through the following opportunities your church can do to reach at-risk youth and teens.

Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Romans 12:13

Your Gifts of Essential Items Show Our Youth Someone Cares

Take just a few moments of your day to review this list and donate to those in need.

  • XL+ clothing for all ages and genders
  • Shoes, slides, slippers
  • Swimsuits
  • Baby supplies: diapers, wipes, swings, play mats, bottles/feeding supplies, etc.
  • Hairbrushes
  • Makeup, makeup wipes, makeup brushes and sponges
  • Undergarments (Socks, Underwear, Bras/sports bras)
  • Face wash, Body Wash, Shampoo, Conditioner, Loofas
  • African American hair care products (shampoos, conditioners, leave in and styling products, silk sleeping caps, etc)
  • Gift Cards
  • MP3 Players
  • Headphones
  • Noise cancelling ear plugs
  • Weighted & Aromatherapy Items (blankets, stuffed animals, etc.)
  • Journals (Guided, art, writing)
  • Nail Polish/Polish remover/Nail stickies (Like Color Street)
  • New release PG and PG-13 movies
  • Nintendo Switch games (no violence or inappropriate content)
  • Devotionals for teen girls
  • Fidget toys
  • Body socks/sensory suits
  • Musical instruments
  • Pop-It books, Young Adult Book Series
  • Throw pillows with fun covers
  • Soft blankets
  • Sleeping masks

Residential Cottages Special Requests:

  • Karaoke Machines
  • Cornhole, Air Hockey, Shuffleboard, Skee-Ball, Table Tennis
  • Frisbees
  • Arts & Crafts Kits (Bracelet making, rock painting, etc)
  • Crochet Hooks, Yarn, & Supplies
  • Art Canvasses
  • Pottery Paint
  • Ceramics
  • Name Letters & other wood items to paint
  • Holiday Décor Items to make/decorate
  • Birdhouses to make/decorate
  • Scrapbooking supplies
  • Oversized Wearable Hoodie Blankets (Snuggies)
  • Female Hygiene items (Sanitary Napkins, Tampons)
  • Cooking Supplies (Pots, Pans)

Independent Living Supplies:

  • Towels, wash cloths
  • Pots & Pans, Baking Sheets, Silverware
  • Gift Cards for housing supplies, transportation needs, etc.
  • Pillows
  • Twin & Full Size Bedding
  • Laundry supplies (Laundry baskets, detergent)
  • Prepaid Phones (I.e. Straighttalk)
  • Customizable planners

Or simply give a monetary contribution to cover the expenses of purchasing these items. See how contributions help our youth and teens in need: 

  • Lilly and Tracy arrived in care with nothing. Monthly giving provided the resources for them to receive fresh clothes, shampoo, and soft blankets to take to a foster home.
  • Jack was able to start school with new clothing, shoes, and a backpack full of supplies so that he didn’t stand out as a foster kid.
  • Jacqueline attended her prom in a beautiful dress, jewelry, and even new makeup, just like the other teens.

Contact Tamber Rouse at 316.226.9713 or email at trouse@emberhope.org for more information.

Your Gift Transforms The Holidays for At-Risk Youth: Christmas Connection Drive

Give a gift this holiday for our foster youth and families when you take part in this exciting gift drive.

The individuals and families we serve will receive these gifts and other goodies during Christmas and throughout the year!

Choose to display a giving tree at your church with special ornaments detailing gift ideas and collect these gifts. You also choose to only collect gifts or volunteer with us to prepare them for delivery to our families.

Find out how you can get involved, contact Tamber Rouse today: 316.226.9713 or trouse@emberhope.org.

Sign up for Walk-A-Mile:An Expressive Arts Exhibit Experience

Step into the life of foster care youth as you encounter their moving stories and witness their hope for the future in this unforgettable exhibit. 

Don’t miss out on this year’s unforgettable Walk-A-Mile exhibition currently on display at local churches partnering with us for our Walk-A-Mile church tour.  

Discover Upcoming Walk-Mile-Events.
  • May 12-26: Dodge City Church of the Nazarene
  • June 9-23: Augusta United Methodist Church

Contact Mitch Drees at 785.643.3890 or email at mdrees@emberhope.org for more information.

Our Church Host Partners

Thank you! Enjoy the exhibit gallery below.
  • Great Bend First United Methodist Church
  • Dodge City First United Methodist Church
  • College Hill United Methodist Church
  • Salina First United Methodist Church
  • McPherson First United Methodist Church
  • Trinity Heights United Methodist Church: Newton, KS

Your Gift is a Fresh Start to the School Year:
Back-to-School Drive

Break down one significant barrier to the success of our youth and teens. Provide much-needed school supplies to ensure youth return to school and flourish throughout the year. Mark your calendar for June and July to make your donation at the EmberHope Youthville campus at 900 W. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.

Ways to donate:

  1. Contact Tamber Rouse to schedule when you can drop off your donated supplies: 316.226.9713 or trouse@emberhope.org
  2. Donate below or purchase an item through our Amazon Wishlist

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