In 2017 the Church of Atonement parishioners we were grateful for gifts over $9,000 and we were honored to be able to donate to Door County nonprofits who serve the basic human needs of year around residents. The following is a list of the organizations that the church supports.
HELP of Door County
HELP’s mission is “to eliminate domestic abuse through prevention and intervention services and to advocate for social change.” It is the case that domestic abuse is a big issue in Door County, and HELP is one of the few resources available to victims.
Altrusa of Door County
Founded in 1988, Altrusa is engaged in a number of service projects aimed at improving the communities of Door County. Altrusa’s current areas of service are: Altrusa of Door County distributes backpacks to over 600 children in September of each year. Other Altrusa sponsored programs include reading programs for infants and young children.
Northern Door Children’s Center
NDCC is one of only 3 accredited early childhood learning centers in Door County. NDCC serves 112 children each year and has classrooms for infants, toddlers, preschool aged children as well as a pre-kindergarten program for children ages 4 and 5. In addition, they offer after-school and summer programs for children ages 5 to 10 years. All children benefit from consistency and stability, and NDCC seeks funds so that children’s routines are not disrupted when the family has a financial hardship.
Lakeshore Community Action Program (CAP) and Jak’s Place
Church of the Atonement gives to the food pantry of Lakeshore CAP and to Jak’s Place, a program that supports individuals with mental health issues. Lakeshore CAP offers a range of programs and services for low and limited income residents of Door County. Their mission is to increase economic self- sufficiency among those they serve.