Outreach
Toy & Coat Christmas Giveaway

Each year we provide toys and coats to children and families in need. Since 2007, the Toy & Coat Christmas Giveaway has been supported by Lisa & Danielle Dugan and many other area businesses and individuals.

S.A.F.E. Summer Festival

Annually, Garden of Prayer Youth Center provides a FREE fun-filled outing for the Kankakee County community. The day includes lunch, entertainment, bouncy houses, sports, and most recently video games on wheels. This event was established in 2011 with the hopes of providing safe alternatives for students three month summer break! Join us as a partner this year as we plan to provide even more than last year!

Garden of Prayer Youth Center is a regular supporter of orphanages and boarding schools in Kenya.

For over 25 years, we have provided funding to build dorms, to build schools, to dig wells, and to expand agriculture for children orphaned by poverty, war, and disease.

It is our mission to plant the seeds of hope not only to children in our community but in communities abroad.

In 2020, we celebrated our Silver Anniversary. Our 25 year journey has been full of wonderful experiences and we enjoy serving our children, families, and community. Over the last five years we have honored women and men that have helped Garden of Prayer Youth Center, Inc. become the leading child welfare agency in Kankakee County as well as tell our unique story! We are continuing our Believe and Build Campaign and we continue to solicit your support as we seek to expand and serve more children and families.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic the date has changed to November 6, 2021. Please regularly check our website for updated information.

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