Outreach is at the core of Kenilworth Union Church. We are committed to serving the greater community in meaningful ways. We focus on supporting children and their education, emergency services, physical and mental health, or agencies that provide a range of services to a particular impoverished community.

Each year, Kenilworth Union makes small grants to approximately 40 not-for-profit benevolence agencies. In addition, our volunteers participate in various service programs, projects, or events at many of the supported agencies, all of which are selected during a formal annual process.

Special Outreach programs are available for children and youth.

Outreach Benefit

Annual Outreach Benefit Leadership Needed!

We need two volunteers to co-chair this year’s April 30 Outreach Benefit, which is the largest source of funds for Kenilworth Union’s Agency Grant Program. The event will be virtual, with a possible optional fellowship component. We already have an online platform and church administrative staff provides support—you do not need to be tech savvy. We recognize that this has been a difficult time for many people to step up and take on an additional responsibility, but if you can take on this leadership role, you will be making a big impact on the lives of the people served by the many Chicago area not-for-profit agencies our church supports. With the continuing pandemic and economic fall-out, the needs are greater than ever.  If interested or for more information, please contact Outreach Committee co-chair Wendy Yamada.

Outreach Benevolence Agencies

Kenilworth Union Church annually contributes money and time to over 40 social service and educational organizations in the Chicago metropolitan area. These agencies provide vital health care to the uninsured, food and shelter for the needy, child care, family services, education and training, and much more. Grants range from $1,700 to $10,000.

Rummage Sale

A tradition dating back to the 1940’s brings Church and community together to donate quality goods, sort and arrange sale displays, and shop, shop, shop for a good cause! All proceeds benefit the agencies supported by the Church.

Giving During Advent
  • Day-by-Day calendars contain 365 days of spiritual, humorous, and inspirational quotes from many sources. They are offered for sale during November and December each year.
  • Family-to-Family -Through the Family-to-Family program donors are paired with a family to provide gifts and goods for the December holidays. Registration occurs in November and gifts are distributed in early December.
  • Holiday Gift Fund – Help supplement Outreach funding and provide needed support to selected Kenilworth Union Outreach agencies that work with children and families to assist them during the holiday season. Please indicate Holiday Gift Fund on your check to Kenilworth Union Church. Contribute online or mail to: Kenilworth Union Church Holiday Gift Fund, 211 Kenilworth Avenue, Kenilworth, IL 60043.

General inquiries about Outreach may be directed to committee chair Christine Cole or Wendy Yamada.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming Outreach event!