News & Events
Save the Date for the Endurance Ride!
June 10, 2017 – Plano, Illinois
Mark your calendar for our annual bike-a-thon! This event is family-friendly and fun for casual and serious riders alike. Not a cyclist? Volunteers are vital to making this event a success!
Oops! April Mailing Correction
If you recently received “Ryan’s Story” in the mail, you might have been confused by the enclosure. An insert featured the Endurance Ride on one side, and an Open House on the other side. Ignore the Open House part! Between updating an old doc and some miscommunication with the printing company, the back/Open House side of the enclosure didn’t get deleted, as it should have…since it happened last year! Note, however, that the Endurance Ride side is completely valid!
You shop. Amazon gives.
Did you know that you can support Emmaus every time you shop at Amazon.com?
When you shop through AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization you select.
- Go to smile.amazon.com.
- Search for “Emmaus Ministries” and choose the organization in Wheaton, IL (our donations processing address).
- When you shop at Amazon, start at smile.amazon.com (instead of just amazon.com). Complete your purchase as normal, and Emmaus will receive 0.5% of your purchase price.
An Announcement For Our Supporters
June 15, 2016
Because you are a valued friend and supporter of Emmaus Ministries, we want to share with you the news that our executive director, Bob Kuhlman, has resigned his position as of June 1. During this time of transition we have asked Christa Clumpner to serve as part-time interim executive director of Emmaus while still retaining her leadership role at Monarch Thrift Shop. Christa has served for twenty years with Emmaus, most recently in the role of operations director.
We gratefully acknowledge the contributions that Bob made during his three years of leading Emmaus. His commitment to the Stretch Fund allowed us to purchase the building at 4201 North Troy Street, and he worked tirelessly to lead staff, volunteers, and contractors in readying this space to serve the men of Emmaus. Owning (rather than renting) has reduced our monthly facility expenses, and sharing the sanctuary space with a local congregation has also offset costs.
As a friend of Emmaus, you may have also recently received a letter telling you of our financial needs. Grant money has been scarce, and we have been soliciting special help to get us through these lean times. The board and the staff are working on cutting expenses and determining our ministry priorities in order to reach out most effectively to the men we serve.
We plan to begin our search for a new executive director in the near future.
Please pray for Bob, Christa, the board and staff, and as always, the men we serve. We thank you for your faithful support and pray for God’s blessings upon you and your family.
Michael E. Hughes
Check it out at 2866 N Milwaukee Ave in Chicago!
For many years, Emmaus had a vision to open a business which would employ our men and benefit the ministry. On October 10, 2015, that vision was realized as Monarch Thrift Shop opened.