Local Outreach

Why local outreach? 

We believe that we can play an active role in God’s plan to restore all of His people, and that starts in our local community. By investing in local outreach through personal relationships, organizational partnerships, financial support, active service and prayer, we demonstrate God’s love and take part in His vision to make all things new.

Outreach through Partnerships

How does Willowdale partner with local outreach partners?

In addition to providing ongoing financial support each year, Willowdale works to create awareness and advocacy across our church for our partners by mobilizing volunteers and building community engagement. We are also committed to ongoing prayer support. Each of our partners has a member of our church who is the primary liaison between our partner and the church. This liaison works as the primary point of contact in the church with our partner to ensure we are building connectivity and engagement.

How can I get involved?

  • Please pray for our partners and learn about their work in the community.
  • Get Plugged In – All of our partners have opportunities for volunteers whether one-time events or ongoing relationships, we encourage everyone in our body to outwardly serve.
  • You can also support our partners financially by contributing to Willowdale’s General Fund.

If you would like to learn more about our partners, please contact the liaison listed next to each partner.

The Garage (Kennett Square and West Grove) works to empower youth to pursue their potential through after-school tutoring, mentoring and various programs. There’s no end to the creative ways you can serve at The Garage. But at the core, it’s all about relationships. Its mission is to empower youth to reach their potential academically, socially and spiritually. To learn more, click HERE or contact Kristin Proto at kristin.proto@garageyouthcenter.org

YoungMoms serves women facing educational obstacles, poverty, single parenthood, depression, and a general lack of options and opportunities. This is an opportunity for women to invest in women through a mentoring relationship. To learn more, click HERE or contact Molly Henry at molly.henry@youngmomscommunity.com.

UrbanPromise (Wilmington) works to bring shalom to a hurting community by providing schooling, after-school activities and community camps. They work to develop and empower leaders within their own community. Anyone can serve, from individuals to families to small groups. The best way to start is through UP’s “Power Up” opportunities. To learn more, click HERE or contact Paul Keenan at paulckeenan@gmail.com.

Good Neighbors works to make homes warmer, safer, drier and healthier for homeowners struggling with financial crisis—all as an expression of Christ’s love. We partner with Good Neighbors by hosting work projects several times a year. Anyone is welcome, regardless of skills. All that’s required is a willingness to roll up your sleeves and get messy. To learn more, click HERE or contact Lou Phillips at loutphill@gmail.com.

Family Promise exists to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. Working together, volunteers provide temporary housing, meals, and services to nearly 70,000 family members annually. To learn more, click HERE or contact Gustavo Castañeda at gcastaneda@willowdalechapel.org

Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives one heart at a time. FCA focuses on local communities by engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to unite, inspire and change the world through the gospel. There are many ways in which you can serve alongside FCA through our middle and high school huddles, character coaching and outreach projects. To learn more about FCA click HERE or contact Beth & John Wilkinson.

Lincoln University is the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University—and they also happen to be a neighbor. For information, email Johnny Johnston at jjohnston@willowdalechapel.org. For more information about the school, click  HERE.

The Mission of the Spanish Health Ministry is to respond to the physical and medical needs of Hispanic, high-risk pregnant women and to the families of disabled or medically fragile babies and children who live in the Southern Chester County area. For more information, click here or contact Leigh Kelleher at leighannkelleher@gmail.com.