Community Partner Spotlight: Danville Congregational Church

Danville Congregational Church (DCC) is a longstanding partner of Hope Solutions. For over fifteen years, the congregation has been committed to supporting Hope Solutions across many programs and needs. The congregation has provided financial support and volunteers have served in so many ways.  

“We are so thankful for the support of DCC. Their deep connection to the scope of our programs has been wonderful!” says Sandibel Arnold, Volunteer & Donations Coordinator, Hope Solutions.  

DCC projects to support Hope Solutions residents have included creating Spring Baskets, and backpacks for the children in our programs, donating items for our Ruby Slippers Gala Auction baskets and contributing Holiday gifts to our Spirit of Giving program.  

Danville Congregational Church also has an annual tradition of service projects to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year on MLK Day, the church came together to build furniture pieces for individuals that were moving into their homes. A concurrent food drive also supplied food for 50 individuals in our programs.  When asked why DCC partners with Hope Solutions, Pastor Todd Atkins-Whitley says,

DCC admires the work of Hope Solutions—helping folx get on their feet by providing access to affordable housing and other services—and the way they get it done, with both respect and compassion for our neighbors. As we provide service opportunities for our young people (which have turned into intergenerational projects!), we are grateful to support an organization like Hope Solutions and look forward to more partnerships in the future!”

DCC MLK and other services
Danville Congregational Church comes together on MLK Service Day to collect food and build furniture for the residents at Hope Solutions

“The furniture assembly by our partners at DCC was incredible,” said Theresa Lubguban, Property Management Supervisor, Hope Solutions. “Our residents greatly appreciate the new furniture in their homes, and we are thankful for the time the DCC volunteers took to assemble the new pieces.”