Category: Stories

L&I Gives Big Boost to Backpacks for Kids

L&I employees donated more than $3,000 in cash and school supplies to help send hundreds of kids to school this fall with brand new backpacks. The Special Events Committee organized the school supplies drive in July and delivered a vanload of goods to City Gates Ministries, which hands out backpacks and supplies every year to […]

From Homelessness to a New Home

I wish there was more time in a day. More resources than need, and more love than pain. Sometimes we feel pressured to juggle the reality of life with the spirit of God, who has created it. Life has its ups and downs, and unfortunately, some of the lower circumstances and situations are not in […]

Wheelchair Ramp for 5 Year Old Mia

January 2017 There are so many things we can reflect on from 2016 but the most amazing recognition we want to bring to you is YOU! Amazing You. In the 23 years City Gates has been operating, its success comes from our volunteers who don’t wait for things to happen they compassionately make things happen. […]

Family Pulls Together For Youngest Child

 “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others,” – Mahatma Gandhi As we continue our mission to help people in need, because of you over 4000 people this year have received some kind of assistance through City Gates Ministries whether it be tangible items like furniture, clothes, food or […]

Backpacks For Hundreds of Young Students

Every day, every week, month by month year by year, City Gates continues to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ bringing prayer and provision to a broken society. Whether you set up on the street on Thursday nights. Or you are picking up furniture and praying for those donating and then praying over […]

Reisa Works Through Many Life Challenges

Recently at Thursday night Street Lights, I was approached by one of our volunteers who pointed out a group of men standing at the back of the crowd. It was dark and they were carrying a large cardboard box. In the shadows all you could see were the turbans that each of the men wore. […]

Power of Prayer

City Gates Ministries in Olympia, Washington is like none other that we have visited.  At 7:00 each Thursday night, two large vans, one smaller one, and various other vehicles pull onto a parking lot in the middle of the city, just across the street from a major transit center.  Out come tables, canopies, and a […]

Service Steel Aerospace Drive for City Gates Ministries

Every Thursday night a small army of volunteers meet on a vacant lot in downtown Olympia Washington for the purpose of providing hope to the homeless and needy.  We bring a caravan of vehicles that supply donated items of food, clothing, blankets, sleeping bags, hygiene products and baby supplies.  We call the event Street Lights […]