Cup of Kindness
Cup of Kindness offers much more than financial assistance. A legacy of caring since 1926, Cup of Kindness offers support that keeps individuals moving toward their goals. Ultimately, Cup of Kindness is a ministry that provides a connection to the hope that lies in Christ.
Through referrals from social-service agencies and Lutheran congregations, Lutheran Social Services of Indiana (LSSI) offers supportive services through case management, financial-literacy education and/or financial assistance to help families move toward financial stability.
LSSI is committed to helping families improve their financial futures. We do this by integrating financial education into all our programs. Financial education offers families an opportunity to understand and manage their finances, enabling them to take steps to create a secure financial future. We work with those facing a variety of financial challenges to help them achieve self-reliance, financial stability, and independence.
LSSI Financial Tool Kit Updated July 2021: A resource produced by LSSI to help families navigate the financial difficulties and changes policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently updated to include information on the new Child Tax Credit of 2021.
Cup of Kindness outcomes (1st Quarter of 2021)
- 92% of Cup of Kindness families showed a reduction in debt
- 90% of Cup of Kindness families have a written budget they are actively following
- 96% of Cup of Kindness families opened or increased savings
Lutheran Social Services of Indiana and the Cup of Kindness Program do not provide brief/emergency financial assistance. If you have questions or are in need of immediate assistance, we encourage you to contact Indiana 211 by dialing 211 on any phone. Navigators will connect you with the most appropriate services for your situation.