The "Coffee Can Fund"

Coffee cans filled with coins

In addition to the usual offering collected on Sunday mornings, the adult Sunday School class passes a coffee can each week for its "Coffee Can Fund." Throughout the year, the class uses this fund to help others in the community in times of serious illness, personal tragedy, or other urgent need. The adult class often makes the Christmas holidays brighter for needy children, providing gifts—such as winter clothes and supplies—the children would not receive otherwise.

Plum Point's Coffee Can Fund dates back to 2007, when adult Sunday School class teacher and church deacon David Mann suggested the fund. David lives in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, but travels back to his Adair County roots to teach Sunday School and worship. Adult class members responded generously, pitching in small bills and change that grow into substantial amounts. In the founding year of the fund, an anonymous donor contributed $1,000.

The Coffee Can Fund has no overhead: every dollar contributed is used for charitable purposes, and most of it is spent for residents very local to the church—although the fund has also provided assistance in other counties.

Would you like to contribute to Plum Point's Coffee Can Fund? To make a gift, just send us an e-mail and we will point you in the right direction!