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Oak Lawn Toyota Supports Those in Need

Ronnie Colosimo, President and Dealer Principal of Oak Lawn Toyota Helps People in Need

Ronnie Colosimo is one of the founding members of Restoration Ministries, a thriving Christian-based organization located in Harvey, IL. Established in 1988 with the sole purpose of helping men struggling with addictions. Today, Restoration Ministries serves all segments of the population with a special emphasis on at-risk, disadvantaged children and teens.

Restoration’s mission is based on the familiar scripture verse from Matthew 25:35-36:
For I was hungry and you fed me,
I was thirsty and you gave me drink;
I was a stranger and you invited me in,
naked and you clothed me; 
I was sick and you took care of me, 
in prison and you visited me.

Indeed, Restoration Ministries serves the least of our brothers by providing for their basic needs as well as offering hurting people life-changing opportunities. Last year, Restoration Ministries’ staff and dedicated volunteers served more than 3,000 people through its 26 different programs. Here is the list of programs offered at Restoration Ministries:

  • Harvey House
    • 253 E. 159th St. Harvey, IL
    • A free, residential 18-month Christian training program for men who have overcome their addictions. Men interested in entering Harvey House must call 708-333-3370 to schedule an interview.

  • Tabitha House
    • 456 E. 163rd St., South Holland, IL
    • A free, 18-month residential Christian training facility for women who have struggled with addictions. Women interested in entering Tabitha House must call 708-333-0607 to schedule an interview.

  • Restoration Ministries Thrift Stores
    • 14950 Dixie Hwy., Harvey, 351 W. 162nd St., South Holland. Mon. – Sat , 10 – 6
    • Our Thrift Stores sell quality, used furniture, appliances, and clothing at low costs and provide jobs and job training to Harvey House and Tabitha House residents. Proceeds support Restoration Ministries.

  • Seniors Ministry
    • Harvey YMCA, Thursdays, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    • Volunteers visit the seniors living at the Harvey YMCA for a weekly bible study.

  • Food Pantry
    • 253 E. 159th St., Harvey Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.,
    • Our Food Pantry provides free groceries to Harvey residents. We serve 80 to 120 families weekly.

  • The Christmas Toy Store
    • A unique way to provide toys to children from low-income families by making toys available to community residents at a minimal cost. Toys are priced between $1.00 and $5.00.

  • Boxes of Love Distribution
    • Groceries for a complete traditional Thanksgiving meal are distributed to Harvey residents.

  • Inner City Interns
    • Young adults from around the United States come to Restoration Ministries for hands-on training on working with urban outreaches.

  • Branden House Outreach
    • Mondays
    • Volunteers and Harvey House and Tabitha House residents visit this drug treatment facility to conduct bible studies and build relationships with recovering addicts.

  • Women of Redemption
    • Tabitha House graduates visit prisons, drug treatment facilities and churches to inspire women by sharing their testimonies. To have them speak to your group call 333-3370.
  • C.O.R.D.S., Prison Outreach
    • Christian Operation Restoration & Discipleship Safehouse. A team of men travels to Stateville Prison and Cook County Prison for bible studies and counseling.

  • Youth Programs
    • For information on our Youth Programs,Click Here.

    For more information on any of these programs or to learn how you can help, please call 708-333-3370 unless otherwise noted.

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