Cleveland Hope Center | Kilimanjaro Climb
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Kilimanjaro Climb

Hope is Rising in Cleveland! This is no ordinary trip — it’s far more than a 7-day trek up one of the most iconic mountains in the world! As amazing as Kilimanjaro will be, it pales in comparison to the lives that will be changed because a team of world changers from Cleveland, OH chose to believe that ONE BOLD MOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING! The adventure of the 15 climbers will take place from September 11-22, 2016, but the impact of their efforts will continue for many years to come.


Cleveland is a resilient city filled with good people who have suffered from abuse, addiction, broken homes, and crime. Many of our children grow up trapped in cycles of poverty which then follows them into adulthood, leaving them hopeless and desperate. We believe the people of Cleveland deserve a chance at a redeeming HOPE.


Do you want to be a part of something big and bold? Do you believe what we believe? Do you desire to be a part of something great in the beautiful city of Cleveland?


Ten years after Cleveland made national headlines as the poorest big city in America; not much has changed. While some parts of Cleveland are thriving, like the booming restaurant industry and the growing entrepreneur base, many families in Cleveland still live in poverty. According to a recent study, 54.4 percent of families live in poverty – poverty defined as an income of $18,759 for a family of three – in the Greater Cleveland area. Many of these men, women, and children don’t know where their next meal will come from, how they will provide clothing or supplies for school, or how their basic needs will be met. They’re in need of hope.


We believe in hope. We believe in change. We’re passionate about doing for others what has been done for us. We believe the greatest vehicle of change for this world is through charity/outreach and the local church. It’s why we believe in planting churches and in organizations like the Cleveland Hope Center.


Journey Community Church is a church-planting church that exists to help develop authentic relationships while empowering people to take their next step toward Loving God More and Loving More People. We believe every number has a name, every name has a story, and every story matters to God. We’re on mission to reach 10,000 people to let them know their story matters.


Our hope is to help people from all economic, social, and ethnic backgrounds in our city and our world. Our purpose is to plant churches that love and serve their communities.


All donations are given to Journey Community Church and a tax-deductible statement will be made available to you at the end of the year. Contributions are made and received with the understanding that Journey Community Church and its entities have complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds. They may be used for other participants involved in the climb, The Cleveland Hope Center, Missionary Efforts, or Church Planting. No refunds will be issued to participants or donors, even if the climber does not complete the climb. If a climber backs out, the funds will be allocated to another climber and the fundraiser as a whole. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us via email at: