Goshen project celebrates 4 years of service

John Rabyand Vicki SmithAssociated Press

January 13, 2013

The Goshen Project celebrated its fourth year of service in Logan and Mingo Counties in December.

Concerned that one in four children go hungry in West Virginia on the weekends, the Goshen Project began its program out of a church in 2008. Initially serving one family with four children, the project soon grew to providing 55,000 meals to 237 children annually in Logan and Mingo Counties.

Desiring to provide more services, Goshen Project began cooperating with another organization in 2011 to provide Christmas gift boxes to families and worked with another organization in December to provide Christmas baskets to the children participating in the backpack program. In addition to these holiday programs, Goshen also began operating a clothing store this past fall. Open Mondays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., the store is already providing clothing to 20 families, at no cost to them.

Goshen Project is able to provide these services through the generous support of time and resources by numerous individuals; the most important of which is local volunteers. There are many ways you could help make sure this valuable service continues to be successful and serve the families of Logan and Mingo Counties for years to come. If you would like to donate your time, resources, or help in another way, please contact the Goshen Project by emailing them at thegoshenprojectinc@yahoo.com, calling 304-688-9781, or visiting their Facebook page.

The Goshen Project is a participant in Christian Appalachian Project’s Nonprofit Alliance. The program brings small grassroots nonprofit organizations together to strengthen southern West Virginia’s communities.

For more information about the Alliance, contact Nicholas Galiardo, at 606-792-8109, or ngaliardo@chrisapp.org