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1997-2007

Mission Crestwood began in 1997 as the vision of one woman in Crestwood, Kentucky who wanted to help those in need of clothing and food.

1997-2007

As she was made aware of needs she gathered clothing and food and visited homes. When the needs increased beyond what she could do as one woman, she and her daughter-in-law developed a plan and presented it to the Administrative Council of Crestwood Baptist Church.

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2008

The Council approved the women’s plan and a storage unit was rented at American Mini Storage. This served as a place where individuals and families could come to select donated clothing free of charge.

2008

People who visited The Closet were invited to participate in Christian conversation and prayer. Continued growth brought continued support from Crestwood Baptist Church in the form of volunteers and financial contributions.

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2009

Through the leadership of Donnie Patrick, Senior Pastor of CBC, a framework for a multi-ministry organization was developed. Named Mission Crestwood, the vision was to share Christ while providing for the needs in the community.

2009

In August of 2009, a multi-housing ministry was added. Volunteers from Mission Crestwood began holding church, every Sunday, at a local apartment complex. The Closet expanded to three units to handle the large volume of donations it was receiving.

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2010

An additional ministry was added called The Pantry. Totally funded through food donations from CBC, the Pantry began providing food to those visiting The Closet. A Director of Mission Crestwood was selected to serve as a non-paid staff member. A fourth unit was rented to accommodate a Furniture Exchange ministry.

2010

Prayer teams were organized to pray for Mission Crestwood weekly. Donations began pouring in from other local community groups. The Multi-housing ministry reached out to a second apartment complex.

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2011

Mission Crestwood became an agency of Dare To Care in July of 2011. This partnership resulted in additional food becoming available to the community in need.

2011

In September, volunteers were trained to serve as advocates for the Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program (KPAP). Through this program those needing prescriptions were connected with free or reduced rate medications. Mission Crestwood gained a presence in 6 Kentucky counties (Oldham, Henry, Trimble, Carroll, Shelby and Jefferson).

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2012

1,400 square feet of space was added to store the additional food now being provided by the USDA. In May, volunteers from CBC began hosting free dinner evenings called Hot Dog Hovers. Thanksgiving boxes were filled and distributed to Mission Crestwood families.

2012

115 families received Thanksgiving dinners through the generous help of local businesses (LaGrange Wal-Mart, Crestwood Chiropractic, The Rawlings Company and Crestwood Baptist Church). “Pile It On and Stack It Up” competitions held at Oldham County Schools brought in a stockpile of food. In December, 200 children received toys for Christmas through The Christmas Store.

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2013

In February, love was shown to Mission Crestwood families through a program called “Wrapped in Red” in which food donations were wrapped in red tissue paper. A new ministry reaching recently released inmates began in collaboration with Prodigal Ministries.

2013

Hot Dog Hover dinners continued serving almost 400 people each week during the summer. In October, The Pantry got permission from the LaGrange Wal-Mart to pick up food and distribute it to the needy. In November, 366 families received Thanksgiving boxes.

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2014

In March, Lydia’s Ladies began as a new ministry to assist high school girls preparing for prom. Dresses, shoes, purses and jewelry were donated and made available to many young ladies in need. Hot Dog Hovers continued to be enjoyed and attended by many.

2014

In November, 400 Thanksgiving boxes were distributed. In December, 400 children received Christmas presents through the generous donations of CBC members and the Forest Springs AT&T franchise.

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The Numbers:

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    2010

    The Closet/Pantry: 4,038 individuals served.
    The Multi-Housing Ministry: 544 individuals served.

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    2011

    The Closet: 18 individuals accepted Jesus as their Savior; 6,202 individuals served (1,670 families); 1,414 food bags; 1,338 personal care bags; 296 backpacks given out; 215 coats; 180 blankets.
    Dare to Care: 4, 008 individuals received food staples.
    Multi-Housing: 416 individuals served.
    Furniture Exchange: 80 families assisted.
    KPAP: $49,901 saved by those needing mediations

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    2012

    The Closet: 33 individuals accepted Jesus as their Savior; 3,824 families visited; 14,181 individuals served; 3,619 food bags; 2,343 personal care bags; 393 backpacks; too many coats to track!; 250 blankets.
    Multi-Housing: 464 individuals served.
    Furniture Exchange: A lack of space for furniture storage limited those served.
    KPAP: Participation increased through Hope Health Clinic

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    2013

    The Closet/Pantry: 25 individuals accepted Jesus as their Savior; 4,772 families visited; 18,894 individuals served; 4,195 food bags; 2,449 personal care bags; 393 backpacks; too many coats to track; 60 blankets.
    Multi-Housing: 384 individuals received monthly Bible Study.

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    2014

    The Closet/Pantry: 18 individuals accepted Jesus as their Savior; 6,752 families visited; 25,541 individuals served; 6,663 food bags, 2,964 personal care bags; 400 packs of school supplies; too many coats to track; 60 blankets.
    Multi-Housing: 396 children received Bible Study.