Love Local

Willow Crystal Lake’s LOVE LOCAL seeks to drive awareness, engagement, and catalytic change within our local community.

On Sunday, November 24 and December 1 and 8, you'll have the opportunity to visit all the Willow Crystal Lake Compassion and Justice outreach ministries in our Atrium and learn how you can bring hope and love to every heart and home in our area. 

The Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry
Work to break the bonds of local victims, as well as raise awareness and educate our community about the reality of sex and labor trafficking in our own backyard. Email Donna at to learn how you can help. 

Christmas Gift Initiative and Angel Tree
Donate gifts to under-resourced children who attend Canterbury School and live in the surrounding areas. 

Help make sure no child feels forgotten this Christmas. Through the Angel Tree program provide a gift for a child whose parent is in prison. 

Contact Julie at for more details. 

Community Helpers
Give your time and skills to aid those in need with one-day home projects. Email Steve at to learn more and join the team.

Homeless Ministry
Help provide a warm and safe place every Monday during the day or Tuesday overnight throughout the winter for those without a home. Email Julie Davis to learn more about serving. 

Foster Care and Adoption Ministry
Help connect, equip and support families through the foster care and adoption journey. To learn more or email Rachele at

Holiday Food Drive
Help under-resourced families make Christmas memories. Pick up a holiday baking grocery list at the exhibit in the Atrium or click HERE. Baking items are due back Sunday, December 2. For more information about monthly serving opportunities email Sandy at

Help create a warm, welcoming and inclusive environment for those who speak Spanish as their first language. To learn more, email us at

Kids Hope USA
Invest one hour per week reading, talking, playing, and listening to at-risk children during their lunch periods at local schools. To learn how you can get involved, email Laura at

Letter Writing Workshop
Bring hope to an incarcerated man or woman feeling lonely and forgotten. Contact Judy at for more information.

Prison Ministry
Bring hope to incarcerated men and women, as well as their families. To join our outreach program to those incarcerated at McHenry County Jail or to learn about the prison ministry support group, email Judy at

Willow Pioneers
Create a welcoming and meaningful experience for special needs adults once a month. To learn more, email Rosi at

Crystal Lake Campus

(224) 512-2106

100 South Main Street, Crystal Lake, Room 307

Date / Time
  • Sun, Nov. 24, 2019, 9:00 AM (3 hours)
  • Sun, Dec. 1, 2019, 9:00 AM (3 hours)
  • Sun, Dec. 8, 2019, 9:00 AM (3 hours)