“If you need a place to belong, I encourage you to come serve beside us.”

Alice Rodriguez has been serving at HighPoint “… since its early beginnings in a rented storage facility in Crestwood.” She is currently an HighPoint advocate and board member. “I started serving to share with others that God loves us so much.” Rodriguez elaborates about her faith’s impact on her dedication to serve, saying: “As a Christian, I accept that we …

Where We’ve Been: 2019

2019 has been a year of growth for HighPoint. We have been blessed in so many ways. We have seen significant growth in many areas of our ministry, as well as expansion into new areas, such as ESL classes, student tutoring, and financial counseling. We opened a TraderBakers booth, generating some extra money for our operations budget. We put on …

CrossPoint Hosts Christmas Dinner!

Every Thursday evening, CrossPoint hosts dinner and worship. This holiday season, they put on an extra-special Christmas dinner for HighPoint clients. Feeding 140 people, this dinner had great food, great music, and a special Christmas message from CrossPoint pastor Andrew Carrithers. Special thanks to youth from Southeast Christian Church, who helped provide childcare in the CrossPoint Kids room! Special thanks …

Thank you to the Rawlings Company!

The Rawlings Company has been a tremendous help to HighPoint in recent months. Their volunteer initiative gives every employee a paid free day for them to volunteer in the community. Through this initiative, HighPoint has received the help of over 125 Rawlings Company volunteers. These groups have helped us with many tasks; stocking shelves with food, bagging produce, assembling USDA …

HighPoint Christmas Store 2019!

HighPoint’s 2019 Annual Christmas Store was a huge success! HighPoint clients sign up and come in on the day of the Store, picking up toys for their children. With 1700+ gifts and over 300 children signed up, 2019 was a record year. Parents and guardians were able to select between 5-8 gifts (not including clothing items, stuffed animal stocking stuffers, …

Digital Check-In System Increases Efficiency

Over the course of the fall, HighPoint transitioned to a digital check-in system for clients. Using a program called Food Bank Manager, check-in has moved to the digital age with a comprehensive client database!  Over the summer, we worked to input the data and, in October, we launched the new system!  After working out the initial issues, everything is working …

“Giving hope for a better day.”

Nicole Dunkle has been volunteering her time in the clothes closet for twelve years.  She started volunteering “…by sorting clothes before we ever handed out food or had the pantry.”   “There was a need for some extra hands and I was looking for a place to serve.”  When the ministry expanded to handing out food items, Nicole was one of …

Thanksgiving Boxes 2019!

Every year, HighPoint provides Thanksgiving boxes for our clients.  This year’s event was a huge success and we experienced major growth!  We gave out over 300 boxes to clients.  It took 130+ volunteers, 40 donors, and 8 churches and community organizations to make this event possible.  We doubled our donation money since last year, as well as having approximately 100 …

Canstruction 2019 Update!

This is Canstruction Oldham’s second annual event!  Led by Nick Stephens (Ameriprise), Canstruction Oldham hosts a competition to see which team can make the best sculpture– made completely from non-perishable food items.  After the competition, these cans are donated to local charitable organizations! HighPoint was honored to be one of the three organizations to receive these donations, alongside Barry Stoess …

Local 5th Graders Learning Generosity

Recently,  the 5th grade students at LaGrange elementary collected toiletry items for HighPoint as a part of a human rights project!  Not only did they practically learn about the history of human rights, they also practiced the concept, collecting and donating valuable items for their community.  Over one week, the class collected almost 700 items! This practical approach to learning …