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Soup & Soul for the Center

Soup and Soul

Dine on delicious soups. Listen to great music. Support an organization that helps at-risk children, the homeless, and the community as a whole.

It’s all happening Tuesday, November 11th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Dream Center Peoria!

Soup & Soul for the Center is a benefit event to support the Dream Center’s numerous ministries that are positively impacting Peoria, Illinois. For $20 ($25 at the door) you can enjoy soups from more than 20 local restaurants and live music throughout the evening, all while helping a worthwhile cause.

Order tickets in advance by clicking on the flyer image. Call (309) 676-3000 for more information, or watch this ‘soup-er’ preview video. 🙂

http://goo.gl/fwU2zm

Thank you so much for supporting this event!

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Backpack Peoria – How You Can Help

It’s about that time again…time for one of the biggest charitable efforts in central Illinois. Backpack Peoria is this Saturday and this year, the folks who put on the event need your help to make it happen.

Backpacks

They need to raise $40,000 by this weekend, so thousands of kids can go back to school with supplies and uniforms.

The event is a big hit with the community every year. People line up hours in advance of the event – no really, hours. Like, before dawn. It’s kind of a big deal.

So if you are able to, please visit backpackpeoria.com to read a short note from the event’s organizer. You’ll find the link to donate at the bottom of the page, or you can go directly to the donation site by clicking here.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for donating. And hey, you’re social media savvy so please share this with your friends if you don’t mind. Backpack Peoria is a great program and it blesses a lot of families in this area.

Have a great day!

UPDATE: The event was a success! Thank you to everyone who donated or shared the donation information.

Here’s a recap from a local news station: http://goo.gl/jscBH9

 

Colton Dixon: Concert with a Cause (Backpack Peoria)

Concert with a Cause 2013

It’s time for a Concert with a Cause in Peoria!

Dream Center Peoria is hosting rising star and American Idol finalist Colton Dixon at Riverside Community Church Friday, July 26th for a night of worship. In the process, everyone who attends will be supporting the annual Backpack Peoria campaign.

Backpack Peoria

If you’re not familiar with Backpack Peoria, this is an event that provides free backpacks (3,000 of them) filled with school supplies to kids in the Peoria area as well as offering other back-to-school information and services for families. It’s an amazing day of caring for the people of this community and your $15 ticket to the concert will help make it happen.

So please come out July 26th. Enjoy a great show and help send a kid back to school with the supplies he or she needs. Click the Colton Dixon photo above for a link to buy tickets or get more information here: http://www.dreamcenterpeoria.org/news.html.

Should be a great night. Thank you for supporting this great cause!

Vegi City

Vegi City is a cool new program the folks at Dream Center Peoria have started, in an effort to teach kids how to become self-sufficient by learning about food – from seed to plate.

Take a look at the video to see what this urban rooftop garden looks like and to learn a little more about the vision for the program.

(Check out Vegi City on Facebook and Twitter too!)

Dreaming Big in Peoria

Big things are happening in Peoria, Illinois.

Recently, the YWCA of Peoria announced it was filing for bankruptcy and closing. Clearly that is not a good thing.

However, just this week, Dream Center Peoria announced it will be taking over several programs that would have otherwise been lost as a result of the impending YWCA bankruptcy.

Read more and watch the brief news report here: http://centralillinoisproud.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=279062

From the article:

The Dream Center continues to expand, and now it’s picking up programs nearly lost, when the YWCA announced it’s closing.

It’s taking on the YWCA’s cot program, where anywhere from 20 to 70 women and children sleep every night.

It will also be in charge of the Village Apartments, a two-year transitional home.

Wow. What a blessing.

Executive Director Andy King said the following as part of his comments to the media, “We know there will be a miracle involved in this.”

I love that. Believing that God will supply a miracle to help sustain the $350K surge in DCP’s budget is just one of many reasons why I love this organization. What a great example of stepping out in faith that can resonate with everyone – in our community and beyond.

So, to my friends in the blogging world and everywhere, please keep Dream Center Peoria in your prayers if you would. This decision is one that will enrich many, many lives and keep a large number of people off the streets. It wouldn’t have happened if the folks who run the Dream Center hadn’t decided to walk by faith. It won’t continue without support.

Amy Grant will be at the Dream Center Thursday, October 18th. Here’s hoping people will come out and support this organization at that event and also in the weeks and months to come.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Have a good day.