Other Koinonia Ministries
Much of our service changes with the talents and passions of the people who are here, and the issues and challenges of the times. Here are a few of the projects Koinonians have been involved in recently.
- Collaborations with the Prison & Jail Project, such as the Freedomwalk every September, hosting an End Police Brutality workshop in summer 2004, and once every summer, cooking and serving lunch for families of prisoners visiting their loved ones at Macon State Prison.
- Hurricane Katrina relief: We partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help furnish a home for an extended family of 16 hurricane refugees in Americus. We also posted our farm as a possible hurricane refugee host, but found that most families wanted to be closer to a city and transportation routes. Still, we welcome all visitors!
- Donating blood through the Red Cross
- Collaborations with the local HIV/AIDS resource center and assistance project, The Bridge of Southwest Georgia: We have sent volunteers to World AIDS Day, made South African AIDS pins to sell for donation, and bought and assembled Easter baskets for children of local families living with HIV/AIDS.
- The Stamp Out Hunger project was begun at Koinonia by Art Field many years ago, and continued by friends of Koinonia Bob and Peg Winkler today. Did you know that stamps can be gathered and sold for donations to anti-hunger organizations? The Stamp Out Hunger project currently sends donations to the Open Door Community in Atlanta, Church World Service, and Bread for the World. Click here for guidelines about sending stamps.