Love the Hill is an inner-city initiative for one of Harrisburg's most needy neighborhoods, Allison Hill. Planted in the heart of Allison Hill, we are committed to living alongside those in desperate need of real love and comfort while empowering one another to meet those needs.
Why Allison Hill?
On any given day you may see a woman pushing her youngest child around in the stroller while frantically struggling to keep her curious toddler close to her side. What you may not know (or see) is that she, among most women in our neighborhood are facing life's greatest challenge- being a single mother. The children she's caring for are accustomed to a life far below the poverty line. And despite her hard work and efforts, she still makes less money than the overwhelming majority of Americans. Still others are trapped within the cycles of poverty, violence and brokenness, hopelessly waiting for their "big break" or even just a friendly conversation. Behind every face is a story, and within every story is a longing. There is a desire to be loved and celebrated, known and cherished. This is why we Love the Hill!
What does Love look like?
- Quarterly Block Parties
- Neighborhood Bible Studies
- Community-Wide Worship Nights (Mondays at the Mansion)
- Bi-Weekly Food Distribution (25,000+ lbs)
- Cleaning the Streets and Maintaining Surrounding Areas
- Boarding up abandoned buildings and preventing illegal dump sites
- Community gardens
What has Love done for Allison Hill?
Ministries, organizations and neighbors are coming together in unprecedented ways to collaborate for the vision of community transformation. Harrisburg's historic position within America's Top 20 Crime Cities has plummeted since 2013. Thousands of our neighbors are seeing the Gospel in action through food, clothing, prayer and discipleship.