REAL PEOPLE SERVING OTHERS IN NEED
Founded in 2012, Operation Jesus is a grassroots organization of CULTIVATE EXCELLENCE that mobilizes volunteers of all different backgrounds to care for the homeless.
It doesn't take a company, an organization or a single church to give. Each person can join together individually to sere those in need. We break cultural and denominational lines to do what Jesus made so crystal clear in Matthew 25 ... When we serve the least of these, we actually do it unto Him.
PROVIDING FOOD, CLOTHING & CARE PACKAGES
Providing basic needs and building the self-esteem of those in tough, economic situations by providing essential items.
LOVING CHICAGO'S HOMELESS MEN
GET INVOLVED. FIND OUT HOW YOU OR YOUR ORGANIZATION CAN PARTNER WITH US!
Thank you to our Past Partners!
Alford Enterprises Wheaton, IL
Judson Fellowship BCM DeKalb, IL
Christ Life Church Woodstock, IL
City Church Chicago, IL
Comfort Suites Elgin, IL
The Culture Impact Chicago, IL
El Dorado Bakery Lisle, IL
Entre Nosotras Programa On-line Radio Chicago, IL
Eric Wostl Dental Office Wheaton, IL
Fed Ex Office Naperville, IL
First Centennial Mortgage Naperville, IL
First Minds Chicago Daycare Chicago, IL
Grace and Peace Community Chicago, IL
Latinas On The Plaza Chicago, IL
Life Spine, Inc. Huntley, IL
Main Street Hair and Company Lisle, IL
Martinez Supermarket Bridgeport, IL
The Village of Lisle Lisle, IL
Uline Chicago, IL
United Synagogue Youth Chicago, IL
Dozens of individual & anonymous donors across Illinois and from out-of-state.
On the cold and uncaring streets we were able to experience the warmth of love and fellowship with our brothers and sisters like no other time in our lives. These are the days that change you, these are the days you know you must make a change! Thank you for letting myself and my family be a part of this day."
Jen Lejman, McHenry, IL
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This is a great way to kickstart your heart towards serving the poor."
- Javier Arellano, Chicago, IL
I was honored to work with other participants who executed their duties well. I was also saddened to see how God's children live homeless without life's basic necessities we
take for granted at times."
- Staff Sergeant Alberty (Army, Ret.), Montgomery, IL
The time spent with the homeless was transformative as it embodied the true spirit of Christmas, and specifically, the ministry of Jesus Christ. I was blessed to be a part of such a powerful experience."
- Karl Brown, Monee, IL
I woke up alone on Christmas morning. It could have been a very upsetting day for me considering it was my first holiday without my kids due to divorce. Instead I chose to take a different route by volunteering with Operation Jesus. It was an incredible experience being able to make Christmas for the homeless a little better. Had I not been involved with Operation Jesus, I would have spent my day as a crying mess. I can't wait for the next opportunity to serve again with this organization."
- Anonymous, Romeoville, IL
I've been involved in Operation Jesus for four years now behind the scenes but I'd never gone out on Christmas day before. This year in particular, I wasn't feeling much like Christmas. I didn't put any decorations up. I haven't sent any Christmas cards out. It just hasn't felt like that was what I was supposed to do. But what I was supposed to do, was stand in the cold in downtown Chicago and shake hands with people who have less than even I have. I was meant to be there and give a hug to the service man who now lives on the street. I was meant to hear the prayer from the gentleman who could use a little blessing himself but instead wanted to bless us. It's always about the little things and how everything is meant to happen as it should. This is a beautiful thing. And to plant the seed of faith simply through acts of unconditional love that sadly is fleeting in our society. Operation Jesus is the Mustard Seed being planted in the hope that love will carry
all of humanity into glory. Thank you!
- Bonniejean Alford, Wheaton IL