ROCKFORD, Ill.—Once again this year two Rockford area Taco John’s restaurants supported Rockford Rescue Mission with holiday specials. The Machesney Park store at 8304 N. Second Street and the store at 3007 N. Main Street in Rockford donated a portion of each Nachos Navidad® sold through December 25, 2012.
ROCKFORD, Ill.—According to recently released 2011 U.S. Census Bureau figures, the poverty rate in our country is no longer on the rise. But that’s no consolation to the roughly 46.2 million people who remain below the official poverty line.
Effects of heat wave can be brutal on the needy in Rock RiverValley
ROCKFORD, Ill.—Rockford Rescue Mission has announced it will consolidate its two MissionMart locations into a single larger facility in the former Bob’s Ace Hardware building at 2710 20th Street. The Mission will renovate the building and anticipates a grand opening early fall.
ROCKFORD — Bicyclists are invited to join the Rockford Rescue Mission’s Cycling 4 Hope fundraiser Saturday.
We’re looking forward to learning and benefiting from Mick’s wealth of experience. He’s a great addition to our staff and will be a tremendous representative of the Mission to the community.”―Executive Director Sherry Pitney
Thank you for supporting our 14th Annual Evening for Hope Telethon!
You helped raise $83,794 to help the homeless, hungry and hurting in our commuity
The Sleep a Night in My Box/Walk a Mile in My Shoes fundraiser at Riverhawks Stadium in Loves Park targets a specific beneficiary...
Eleven volunteers from the US Banks in the northern Illinois and Beloit regions organized the Mission's pantry shelves and storeroom.
Rockford Rescue Mission is running out of meat - beef, poultry and pork -and is issuing a request to the community for help. The Mission uses nearly 60 pounds of meat per day (nearly 22,000 pounds per year) in the meals it serves to those who come to the Mission for food or shelter. Currently their freezer is holding enough to last for only two to three weeks.
Midsummer's Night Ride was a BIG Success: 141 riders and raised over $3,900!!
Rescue Mission Barbering Ministry Gets People Back on Track: Something as simple as a haircut can help people in need.
Mission Cleans Up Downtown Rockford: Guests of Rockford Rescue Mission give back to the community.
Former Mission Staff Graduates to Heaven: Dr. Patrick Clinton passed away after a two year battle with brain cancer.
YouthBuild and U.S. Representative Mark Kirk Serve at the Mission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day: To honor Martin Luther King, Jr., these Rockford young people teamed up with one of our political leaders to serve others.
Local Company Donates Thousands to Area Charities: Anderson Packaging wrapped up it's Project E.L.L.F. campaign by giving away $92,000 to local charities, including Rockford Rescue Mission.
Rockford and Belvidere Warming Sites Announced: Find out where you can come in out of the cold this winter.
Christmas Dinner at Rockford Rescue Mission: Hundreds of people going through tough times will be treated to an early Christmas dinner at the Mission.
Local Union and Students Team Up to Help Families in Need: Harlem High School's DECA class and local UAW collect food and raise money for Christmas dinner.
Thank You for Making Christmas Brighter for Kids: Rockford Rescue Mission was proud to host the Rockford Register Star's Empty Stocking program again this Christmas to help children in need enjoy a better Christmas.
Tour de Frost Raises Money for Rockford Rescue Mission: a unique, snowy bicycle ride in December raised more than $1000 for the Mission.
Burlington Coat Factory Collects Donated Jackets Through January 17: The Burlington Coat Factory Store in Machesney Park partners with One Warm Coat and Good Morning America for the fourth annual Coat Drive.
Everyone's Invited to Thanksgiving Feast: Annual Thanksgiving Banquet is for homeless, hurting and lonely people in the community.
More Families Need Help From Rockford Rescue Mission: Rockford reflects trends seen across the country.
SLEEP/WALK: Help the Homeless and Rockford Rescue Mission: The Mission created a unique opportunity to learn a little about homelessness while raising funds for life changing programs.
Rockford Mission Guests Cleaning Up Rockford: Guests staying at the Mission give back to the community through the Mission's "Clean Sweep" program
Hundreds of Bras to be Donated to Women in Need: Rockford Rescue Mission distributes hundred of bras to women who might not otherwise afford them thanks to the new non-profit, Breast Oasis.
Living in Poverty: Rockford Rescue Mission is Here to Help: The recent census report indicating poverty numbers is no surprise to the Mission.