Opportunities

Our Target

Our target: Midtown, New Albany, the city’s poorest neighborhood and in 2010 one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in America.

Our message: God created all people, including the poor with the ability to help themselves and others.

A Different Way: We’re a different kind of charity. We offer hope and dignity, not dependency and shame. We are a 100% volunteer organization.

The Christmas Store

The 2014 Christmas Store Service Update: Over 700 toys, clothes and jewelry and the gift of hope and dignity for providing for your own family. Over 1,025 pairs of shoes collected and still counting for our mission partners abroad and over 500 pairs of clean socks shared locally! We served 31 Midtown—New Albany Families, 28 Kidtown Kids, 4 Home of the Innocents Families and 5 Homeless Families for Christmas. Local Impact: Over 150 men, women and children served.

 

Midtown Food Co-op

Midtown Neighborhood Network:  Currently, we have 30 families that total 106 family members in partnership with Dare to Care offers $250 of groceries every month offering dignity and hope! 66% of the participating families came from the Christmas Store the others from Midtown community! 100% of the relationships came from Midtown Commons! That’s 62 family members that are not using the old food pantry model and considering the co-op that they own and work as a step up!

 

About us

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Clean Socks Provided
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Midtowners Served
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Café Community
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Showers provided to the Homeless

More Opportunities

Midtown Cafe’

Midtown Cafe’ is a place for friends and neighbors to grab a coffee and begin meaningful conversations which lead to life-change.  Our desire is for Christ-followers to help provide hope and encouragement to each person who comes to the café.  The café is open Mon-Thurs, 8-11am, with a continental breakfast on Thursdays. To volunteer, contact Preston Searcy at 812.542.4078 or email.

Midtown Food Pantry

The Northside Food Pantry is now the Midtown Food Pantry! Open Tuesday and Thursday nights at Midtown Commons, 1423 E Oak St, New Albany. The pantry not only offers supplemental groceries for families in need, but also provide an opportunity to connect through conversations, and introduce Midtown Ministries. For more info on the Food Pantry ministry, click here. You can sign up to be a Mentor here.

See some projects

Midtown Spirit Cultural Center and Life Learning Lab coming 2016

Our Projects

The Midtown Spirit Cultural Center and Life Learning Lab will include a classroom and greenhouse that Midtown residents can use to extend their food budgets by growing their own food. While this concept is not new, this will be the first garden co-op in the area for and run by working poor families and their children.

It will instill community stewardship of local green space and raise ecological awareness through education, outreach, training and demonstration projects. Programming in the Garden Classroom include Day Camps, School Field Trips, Community Events, "Food, What?!" Youth Programing, Environmental Education Internships and National Educator Workshops.

We’ll be using Dare to Care’s dieticians to monitor and promote healthy eating, first with our Kidtown Kids and in 12 to 18 months their parents.

Backpacks

S Ellen Jones Elementary has lost funding for their Blessings in a Backpack Program. We need $26,000 today! Build a team for the Color Dash 5K and let's defeat hunger today! We think a different way: We offer hope, not dependency and shame.

Donate

When we started Clean Socks Hope, we made a bold promise to the general public—100% of their donations would go directly to the field to fund Midtown projects. We'd find another way to cover our operating expenses.

Volunteer

Kidtown is a program for children of all ages, every Monday night, 5:00 until 7:00 o'clock pm. Volunteers spend time helping our Kidtown kids with homework, teaching the Bible, and showing what it looks like to place their faith in Jesus.
 

Co-conspirators

We are a family-friendly, untimed 5K, who welcomes all shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities. Start white (we provide the Tee), and at each kilometer add blue, sprinkle green, splash yellow, spray orange, and finish strong in pink.

Color Dash 5K

Headquarters: Owatonna, MN | info@cd5k.com | 507.363.0832

On behalf of the Redeem The Dream family, I would like to thank you for taking an interest in our programs.  We are a youth outreach organization based in New Albany, Indiana. Our mission is to help America’s youth redeem their dreams by realizing their own potential. 

Redeem The Dream

P.O BOX 1062 | New Albany, IN 47151 | 812-736-0398

We partner with the faith-based community to best utilize the diverse resources of the whole community to provide a vast array of excellent services and opportunities that promote individual and family stability.

Hope Southern Indiana

Brown-Starks Neighborhood Place | 1200 Bono Road New Albany, IN 47150 | 812.948.9248

Transforming Midtown, New Albany by Connecting people to Jesus, Growing in love, and Serving one another. Midtown Cafe’ is a place for friends and neighbors to grab a coffee and begin meaningful conversations which lead to life-change.  Our desire is for Christ-followers to help provide hope and encouragement to each person who comes to the café.

 

Midtown Ministries

1423 E OAK STREET | NEW ALBANY IN | 812.542.4079

It’s all about Jesus. We have several steps to discover what it means to follow Jesus. Attend our weekend services, Baptism class, New Members class or simply talking to one of our ministers or key leaders will help you understand what it means to have a relationship with Christ.

Northside Christian Church

4407 CHARLESTOWN ROAD | NEW ALBANY, IN 47150 | 812.945.8704

In the News

Jada, Molly and Abby at the Midtown Street Fair and Hope Music Festival

Midtown Street Fair Returns

The Midtown Street Fair and Hope Music Festival 8:00AM: The Midtown Color Dash 5K: At Cardinal Ritter Park 1218 E. Oak Street New Albany, IN 47150. Packet pickup: 8:00 AM Dash begins at: 10:00AM. A family-friendly, untimed 5K, who welcomes all shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities. Start white (we provide the Tee), and at each […]

When our help is fruitless

Skin in the Game

Our example from Midtown of having skin in the Game! At times we take some heat about what we do in Midtown, so I always like to post our ministry updates when I can, so enjoy: The 2014 Christmas Store Service Update: That’s over 700 toys, clothes and jewelry and the gift of hope, pride […]

Chris and Don

Tuesday Mornings

On Tuesday mornings, a few of us gather at the Midtown Commons coffee shop and share life and issues in the neighborhood as many do in barber shops and diners across the nation. A few weeks ago, one of our regulars made a thoughtful statement, “You know for 30 years people in this neighborhood have […]

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