JCC Youth Community Project

"You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. " --Matthew 5:14-16
Many people enjoy traveling great distances to provide services to those in need. Whether it be hurricane relief, tornado relief, wildfire and flood relief, or just helping folks in need from other countries, folks will go great distances to provide help. Often, these trips carry quite an expense!

But why do we need to travel so far when we can take care of people in our own local communities in the same way?
This is what has inspired our JCC Youth Group to take action. Every other year, we travel to provide service to folks in need. This year, we're staying home and working to make a difference locally.  We're giving up our Spring Break in order to help a family in our community, being Jesus' Hands and Feet in the process.

But this year's project isn't exclusive to our youth ministry. We're sharing our light with our entire community and welcome everyone to join in to make a difference in someone's life. We should all be doing these things, and our youth have chosen to lead the way.

"Project Re:Model"

JCC Youth is partnering together with several other community businesses and community organizations to  lead an initiative to provide a local single mother and her son a new kitchen and laundry space in her Goshen home. With the help of volunteers from the community and our church, we will be expanding the size of her kitchen space, installing new cabinets and counter tops, replacing a water heater, enlarging a window, and framing a new laundry room in the basement.

To coincide with our 2022-2023 Youth Theme, we are calling this service project, "Project Re:Model."

To Benefit: Alli & Jaxon Miller

Allison Miller and her son Jaxon, are lifetime Goshen residents. Allison is a teacher at Goshen Community Schools. Her son, Jaxon, is a kindergartner at Parkside Elementary School. Jaxon was born with medical issues with his legs and body, growing at a rapid pace, creating a need for leg braces and special shoes to correct his legs, ankles, and feet so he can walk (and run) properly. Allison’s story is a bit more personal, but we can tell you it is traumatic and challenging. 

Three Ways to Help!

Construction Volunteer

We are looking for adult volunteers March 20-24 from 8am-3pm. If you are 18+, click below to donate your time!

Food Sponsor/Meal Help

People gotta eat! Perhaps you're more handy with an oven than a saw? Why not help make a difference by serving meals to our crew? We are also throwing a big party when we're done. Maybe you'd like to help with the party?  Click below to help with food, meals or the party!

Financial Sponsor

Read more below about financial donations, but funding is still needed to make this project possible. Click below to  make a tax-deductible gift to this community project! (You can also send a check following the details outlined below.)
SPECIAL NOTE: In the form, you will see a drop down menu that allows you to select "MISSIONS" for your gift. In the description below it, enter "Youth Outreach". This will help us know for which of our several mission projects your donation is intended. Thank you!!

Donate to the Cause

Donate by Check

You may send your tax-deductible gift to
Jefferson Community Church, 58915 SR 15, Goshen, IN 46528.
Simply designate your check “Youth Outreach” in the memo line.
Please include the downloadable donation form (see link below) with your gift!
Donors may be listed as “anonymous” if they prefer.

Donate online

You can also make your donation online by clicking the secure link below.

Suggested Giving Levels

Individual gifts
$25-$99 Thank you! 
$100-$149 Name on Project T-shirt
$150+ Free Project T-shirt 

Corporate Gifts
$50-249 Thank you!
$250-$349 Name/Logo on Project T-shirt
$350+ Free Project shirt

Donor Information Form

To help us keep track of sponsors and financial donations for this project, please download the form below and return it to us by March 24, 2023.
This form allows us to also issue tax-deductible gift receipts, determine what project t-shirts we need to order, and create a list of names and sponsors for the backs of the shirts.

This form can be included with your gift check or emailed to NextStepBuildersLLC@gmail.com.