Common Ground has been host to the Delavan Biggest Losers competition for the last several weeks. As participants are winding down, many are seeing positive results from their efforts. Weekly meetings and weigh-ins, plus plenty of encouragement and accountability have been keys to the program’s success. Individuals has used a myriad of tools to help… Read More Weigh To Go!
Somewhere out there, there is a young man in Burundi, Africa wearing a shirt of mine that was too small for my growing body. Somewhere out there, there is a young school age child in Burundi, playing with a soccer ball that a young school age child from Delavan use to play with. Somewhere out… Read More Somewhere Out There
Recently at our thrift store, a stranger from out of town stopped in to look around. He had never been to the store before and didn’t really come in for anything specific. After a little while he settled on a book, paid for it, and left. As he opened the door to exit he stopped… Read More The Gift of a Stranger
As of today, we have two new opportunities for supporters of Common Ground. First, we are launching the inaugural Common Ground 5K/1 Mile Fun Run/Walk Memorial Day weekend. We hope this becomes an annual event that brings people from around Central Illinois to our beautiful and historic community and generates financial support for various projects… Read More New Opportunities
Join us tomorrow night at 6:30pm at Common Ground as we look into the foster care system through the efforts of the Forgotten Initiative. Here’s an overview of the organization: The Forgotten Initiative (TFI) mobilizes and equips the Body of Christ to make a difference in the lives of agency workers, foster parents, vulnerable adults and children… Read More The Forgotten Initiative
The Drop Box tells the story of South Korean pastor Lee Jong-rak and his heroic efforts to embrace and protect the most vulnerable members of society. It is a heart-wrenching exploration of the physical, emotional and financial toll associated with providing refuge to orphans that would otherwise be abandoned on the streets. But The Drop… Read More Drop Box Movie
For immediate release Contact: Terry Bibo July 23, 2015 309-657-3445 firstname.lastname@example.org COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, COMMON GROUND CAN HELP DELAVAN DELAVAN – Clean up is well under way, but the 50-plus families hit by an EF-2 tornado last week will probably find it takes more than a few days to recovery. Their immediate needs… Read More Tornado Disaster Relief Efforts