Thrivent to help out area food pantries

The Calumet County Chapter of Thrivent Financial recently raised $5,166 for local food banks in a food collection challenge.

In addition to the funds raised, 854 pounds of food were donated to local food shelves. Through this hands-on service project the chapter awarded the dollars to three Calumet County area food bank—Bread of Life, Salvation Army, Chilton, $2,976; St. Vincent De-Paul, Brillion, $1,464; and Rays of Hope, Kiel, $726.

The Calumet Chapter of Thrivent Financial is privileged, through Care Abounds in Communities, to help these food pantries provide services to those in need with assistance this holiday season. Care Abounds in Communities is a program that provides chapters the flexibility to help other members, individuals and non-profit organizations in a way that works best for all involved. Funding can be used for charitable (fund-raisers and hands-on service projects), educational and member social activities.

Through its chapter programs, Thrivent Financial members come together in service to help their communities and congregations. Members are able to use Thrivent Financial dollars to add to the funds raised at an activity or to purchase materials for service projects, while energizing other members and volunteers to provide help that otherwise would not be available.

All Thrivent Financial members belong to a local organization—most often a chapter—that provides a way for them to give back to their communities, congregations and causes they care about through charitable activities, as well as connect with one another for social and educational events.

Anyone can join in volunteer and educational activities hosted by Thrivent Financial. To connect with the Calumet County Chapter of Thrivent Financial, e-mail bas1217@yahoo.com.To find other area Thrivent chapters, visit the Chapter Locator at www.thrivent.com/chaptersor call 800-236-3736.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a faith-based, Fortune 500 financial services membership organization helping its nearly 2.5 million members to be wise with money and to live generous lives. Thrivent Financial and its affiliates offer a broad range of financial products and services. As a not-for-profit organization, Thrivent Financial joins with its members to create and support national outreach programs and activities that help congregations, schools, charitable organizations and individuals in need. For more information, visit Thrivent.comor find it on Facebook and Twitter.