Earn Your Way was born of a desire to help individuals who are starting over, new to town or hitting "reset" in their life. It's a way for them to give some of their time while helping a partnering agency and in return earning an I.D., bicycle and lock or a pair of shoes or boots for their new job.
Earn Your Way is also a way for the Center of Hope to encourage our ministry partners in Sioux Falls by sending volunteers to help them with daily maintenance and/or special projects. It becomes a win, win for the individual serving and the agency being served!
The goal ultimately is to move individuals from a place of dependence to a place of independence and self-sufficiency. Many guests express interest in doing more volunteering on their own with nothing in return. We love to see our guests move from a place of need and chaos to a place of hope and peace that is ultimately found in a relationship with Jesus.