April 2018 Newsletter


Easter fun

Most years here at Cherry Street we are able to send home an Easter basket filled with goodies with each student.  This is possible because of the donations we receive.  This year we decided to do something different.  Each family received a carton of Resurrection Eggs.  These eggs and the scripture provided help the children and their families learn about the days leading up to Christ’s crucifixion and his glorious resurrection!

Newsletter April 2018

March 2018 Newsletter

Annual Church Visits

This is always a fun time of year when we get to visit local churches.  Our intention is to expose our children to community churches that could potentially become their families’ “church home”.    We visit different churches each year.  This year we visited the 1st Nazarene,  Living Word, Ambassador Christian, Zion Lutheran, and the 1st Baptist churches.

Newsletter March 2018

January 2018 Newsletter

Newsletter January 2018


2017 Christmas Program

We had a wonderful night!  Over 300 people were in attendance at this years program.  The children worked so hard and everything turned out wonderful.  Thank you to all the volunteers that came to helps us and to Pastor Steve Suttles with the Church of the Nazarene for delivering a message to the children and their families about God’s love and sacrifice for each of us.  Hopefully hearts were touched



Newsletter November 2017

Challenge time!

              This year November marks the first month of our annual fundraising campaign .  Our goal is to raise the funds we need for another year of running Cherry Street.  We currently work with 139 children K-8th grade each day in our East, West, and Warehouse programs.    Every child starts their day with us with a nutritious after school snack and is sent home knowing a little more about God’s love for them!   Proverbs 22:6  Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life.  GNT

As you know, we are growing here at Cherry Street.  We are working with more children than ever before and are offering new and creative learning opportunities to the children.  Our garden program is expanding to include a greenhouse and we have added honey bees to the program.  Growth does mean additional operating cost.  We have a $50,000 match challenge again this year!  We have a donor willing to match $1 for $1 to kick off our fundraising season.  Each dollar donated to Cherry Street now through December 25th will go towards meeting the  match.  When we meet this challenge we will have $100,000 to go towards next years budget.  That will be about 1/3 of what we need for the year.  God provides for our needs through each of you and your donations.  Your volunteer work with the children is another provision through God.  Your investment into our children can be life changing!

We are blessed to be a blessing!  Scripture makes it clear that God blesses us not so we can live with greed, but so we can bless others. God loves a cheerful giver. When He sees that someone is giving freely out of love, God blesses them more.  As you find yourself considering what mission or ministry to support, please put Cherry Street at the top your list.  We have had over 1400 children come through the doors at Cherry Street sine 1995,  That’s a lot of lives receiving guidance and tender nurturing.  Please help us share God’s word and love with the children of Chanute.

All donations can be mailed to us at PO Box 414 Chanute, Ks 66720.  You can also donate on line through our Facebook page (Cherry Street Youth Center) or our web site at www.cherrystreet.org.

Your Sister in Christ,



MUST RAISE $150,000

We are growing at Cherry Street

We are growing at Cherry Street!  We will be adding a greenhouse and additional classroom space to the west campus.  The new classroom space will double as a FEMA rated tornado safe space for our students and staff.  We must raise $150,000 to make these projects a reality.  October is our month to donate to this building project.  We are accepting donations and annual pledges. Pledges can be spread out over 1, 2, or 3 year periods.  For example a $1000 pledged could be $83 per month over 12 months, $42 per month over 24 months, or $28 per month over 36 months. Every donation, no matter the size helps us reach our goal!  All donations can be mailed to us at PO Box 414 Chanute, Ks or you can donate on line at www.cherrystreet.org.  We also have a link on our facebook page.


October 2017 Newsletter

                                                                    Read more about our Greenhouse in our October Newsletter

We are growing Cherry Street!

I am very excited to share our plan to grow!  We will be adding a greenhouse and a new classroom space for our garden class.  Our garden class was started in 2003.  It has been a great way to provide our children with hands on learning, problem solving opportunities, and to gain knowledge of growing their own food.

The dream of a greenhouse is not new.   A few years ago we received donations for the specific purpose of purchasing a greenhouse.  Those moneys have been in a savings account and have allowed us to begin the fabrication process with Stuppy Inc.  They are a well known company in Kansas City that builds greenhouses.  We will be getting a 30 x 48 foot greenhouse.  This will enable us to do year round growing with the children!