Partners in Hope was originally founded by the Troy Council of Churches on October 8th, 1990, modeled after a pilot program being run through Trinity Episcopal. Nine churches originally provided funding to the organization; Church of the Nazarene, Church of the Brethren, First United Methodist, Richards Chapel United Methodist, Trinity Episcopal, St. Johns United Church of Christ, First Presbyterian, First United Church of Christ, and Ginghamsburg Church. There are currently 20 Partner Churches that support the organization. Means of support include; financial gifts, collections for the personal needs pantry, cookie baking and collection of Christmas toys, volunteer support, and use of facilities at the churches for our programming needs. All churches contribute in different ways based on their congregational size. For more information on how to become a Partnering Church, please contact Jessica Echols at 335-0448.