Community Cupboard: A centrally located resource center where local residents can come to receive food, purchase clothing, and many other essential household items
S.H.A.R.E.: Securing Homes on Affordable Real Estate is a community land trust which was established in ‘98. Its purpose is to provide affordable housing for those living and working in Leavenworth. Twenty homes have been built.
Free Medical Clinic: Every Monday, 6:30-8:00, volunteers (a doctor, nurse, receptionist, and translator) gather at the Cascade Medical Center to provide basic medical consultation and prescription coupons for those not having resources to secure medical aid
Cornerstone Community: Ant adult home providing loving and safe housing for those with developmental disabilities, insuring that this community values and embraces people with diverse talents and gifts.
Jubilee Global Gifts: This is a delightful “Fair Trade” store in downtown Leavenworth staffed entirely by volunteers. All of the artists and creators of the beautiful craft items displayed from developing countries get a fair return for their work. All the profits from the shop support our local Habitat for Humanity, the Community Cupboard, SHARE community land trust, as well as other nonprofit organizations. In 2011, John and Mary Schramm, founders of this wonderful downtown Free Trade store, gifted Jubilee to M.E.N.D.!
Located in Plain, this artisans guild provides year around opportunities to learn and participate in the interplay of art as faith as art. Classes are offered in a number of artistic mediums facilitated by master artists. All are encouraged to participate, regardless of experience for a joyful time of creating and deepening of the faith.
A creative community event which invites local pottery artists to prepare hundreds of “empty bowls” for the community to paint and then fill with an annual gourmet dinner of fine soups. Proceeds go to “fill” the empty cupboards of our local Community Cupboard.
A vital organization that provides invaluable in home care and a compassionate presence with those entering the final season of life.
Lutheran Public Policy
Located in 20 states, the LPPO officers (Rev. Paul Benz, in Olympia) work in partnership with local congregations, synods, and social ministry organizations to establish, maintain, and coordinate advocacy and education at the local and statewide level.