2022 Annual Report

Annual Report 2022

A Message from Executive Director – Jim Hukill

Dear Lift Family,

My parents expressed the spirit of generosity through a variety of ways. One example of their giving spirit was they would open our home to children who were in foster care. It was always interesting to see how these children adapted to a new home. The most striking observation was that as our family extended the arms of our home, many of the children had a difficult time embracing the principle of Belonging.

In 2022 the Lift team purposed to create environments for people to Belong. It was important as our community emerged from the ashes of the pandemic that we provided a way for everyone to feel grafted into a family. A place to feel accepted and loved. The results were remarkable!

Our ministry reached greater heights than ever before through our initiative. We saw our program involvement increase by 51%. The family engagement increased to 644. We experienced an increase of 48% family engagement. All of this, and more, indicated to us that more and more people were becoming connected and finding a place to Belong.

As you look over the 2022 report, please know how grateful we are to everyone who got involved and opened the arms of our family to a community that needed to feel accepted.

Thank you for being a part of this great ministry. For all of us on the Lift team, you have blessed us. You have empowered us. And you set the pace for 2023.

With a Grateful Heart,

Jim Hukill
Founder & Executive Director


When you are struggling, speaking with other families going through the same thing and sharing your stories can be lifesaving. That’s what Lift has done for our family,”

– a weary Dad

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When we arrived at camp, we were greeted with a HUGE welcome and greeted by our OWN buddy. My son now had a best friend for the next days of camp. He got SPECIAL attention, which up to this point was coming only from me. This meant the world to him…. and me.

– Lance’s Mom

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I am inspired how the Lift team has recruited amazing volunteers and supporters to fulfill their vision for elevating life for families impacted by disability. The Lift Team is living out God’s love to families. They are real people doing magnificent things for God’s Kingdom.

– a grateful parent

Team at Axe on Axe off

Thank you for an amazing year! It is a privilege to serve on behalf of your generosity!

The Lift Team

Jim and Rhonni Hukill, Ryan and Stacie Rouse, Andrew Vacca and Elizabeth Parker

You all are so nice, thoughtful, and cool! i love what you do for those of us with disabilities. Your love really shines through. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Seth HeatheringtonBreakaway Camper

You have made my life better by acting as a much needed pressure valve. I'm spiritually and mentally refreshed!

Sheryl KingBreakaway participant

Elevate is such a great program. My brother loves the routine of the day - social hour, bible stories, exercise, crafting and the list goes on. It allows him the social setting to build friendships in a safe and non-judgemental atmosphere. He is looking forward to the start of fall term. Thank you for the tremendous effort spent to provide such a 'space' for individuals with life challenges

CarolSister of Participant


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