This Month In GO | April & May 2020

Ways to serve our community through GO Local Partners, CCCC Orphan Care and School Partnerships.

During this time of social distancing, please contact the person listed for each of the Partners below to confirm their needs.  If you would like to reach out to any of the GO Local Partners you can see a complete list, with contact information, here.

A PEACEFUL PLACE

Due to the current situation, volunteers are not needed at this time.  However, if you have a special donation or are looking to volunteer when this is over, please contact Rachelle at the email below.

CONTACT: Rachelle Landgraf
EMAIL: info@apeacefulplace.org

BAY AREA TURNING POINT

BATP is in serious need of the following items:

Paper Plates
Paper Bowls
Paper Cups
Plastic Cutlery
Bleach
Liquid Lysol
Toilet paper
Paper Towels

However, due to the current situation, we are not accepting any in-person donations.  If you or your small group would like to assist BATP in this way, please contact Gina at the email address below.

CONTACT: Gina Holstien
EMAIL: theholstiens@gmail.com

CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY

Opportunity 1: Every Sunday and Wednesday 7-9 volunteers are needed from 3-4pm for food collection.

Opportunity 2:Every Monday and Thursday 7-0 volunteers are needed for food distribution from 7:30-11:30am.

Opportunity 3: Every Thursday approximately 6 volunteers are needed to unload a Kroger delivery truck at the CLFP from 5:30-6:30pm.

Social distancing is practiced as much as possible and gloves and masks are suggested.

CONTACT:  Louisa Seapy
EMAIL: louisacmartin@gmail.com

GOOD NEIGHBORS

We are continuing to serve our Good Neighbors at Rancho del Rey and Town Village mobile home parks through “Ministry by Mail.” Each week that would be a serve week during non-pandemic times, we are writing a note of encouragement, prayer, and scripture, along with ten dollars towards their grocery needs, and mailing to the families of the regular attenders of our Bible Study and Grocery Pick up. If you would like to participate in this effort by supporting a family (or more) from the neighborhood, please reach out and we will provide you with the name and address of a family to walk beside.

CONTACT: Leanne Sweeney
EMAIL: sweeney.leanne@yahoo.com

HOUSTON WELCOMES REFUGEES

Here in Houston we have an opportunity to welcome refugees by showing them an extravagant, wondrous love through donations (Welcome Kits), service (Move-in Teams), and friendship (Welcome Teams).  Although certain operations have been halted due to the current situation, Welcome Kits are still being collected. We invite you to join us in our mission to honor refugees by mobilizing invested, caring volunteers, fostering hope (and perfect peace) amidst crisis.  

CONTACT: Scott Mayo
EMAIL: smayohwr@gmail.com

THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

TBJP provides “Joy Bags” to students in need at area schools. Each bag contains a new book, birthday tumbler, What-a-Burger kids meal coupon, and 2 small toys. The toys are in the $1-$3 range from Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Five Below type places. Bubbles, slime, color books, crayons, lip gloss, etc

CONTACT:  Steph McCoy
EMAIL: stephmccoy2@gmail.com

THE BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS

Due to the current crisis obtaining supplies has become much more difficult. Below is a list of our biggest needs.  Any amount of any item is helpful. To minimize exposure to clients and the community, donations should be left outside the front door of our shelter, which is located at 3811 Allen Genoa, Pasadena TX 77504. We ask if it is after 5 pm M-F, on Saturday or Sunday please call us at 713-473-2801 when the donations are dropped off so we can have a staff member pick them up. 

Mask
Gloves
Thermometers and the protective sleeves for thermometers
Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Antibacterial/disinfecting wipes
Hand Sanitizer
Liquid hand soap

CONTACT: Tammie Nielson
EMAIL: thebridge@tbotw.org

THE SANCTUARY

Opportunity 1:  We need groups and individuals to sign up to have meals delivered to our foster families when they get a new foster child. Due to the social distancing, we are currently doing this solely through restaurant delivery orders. If you or your group would be willing to purchase a dinner order to support a foster family as they welcome a new child into their home.

CONTACT: Emilie Spencer
EMAIL: spencerparrpta@gmail.com

Opportunity 2: We need individuals or groups to come up with a fun family activity and provide supplies for the foster families who are stuck at home. Many of these foster children just got placed in their foster homes before the stay at home order so not only did their way of life change, but so did the people they are doing life with. Help us ease the transition for them by providing a way to bond and have fun together. Game night? Party in a box? Drive-around-town scavenger hunt?

CONTACT: Anthea Roeback
EMAIL: roebackfamily@gmail.com

4B DISASTER RESPONSE NETWORK

First Saturday Serve is the first Saturday of each month.  We meet at the 4B Warehouse at 144 Park Avenue (the League City Public Works building), for prayer and instructions and then go out on assignment.  There is a job for everyone – no construction experience is necessary, just a willingness to help our community.  Our next First Saturday Serve is scheduled for June 6.  To register please go to our website.  

CONTACT: Shari McCormack
EMAIL: smccormack@clearcreek.org


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During this global pandemic please be in prayer for health, safety, and financial provision for our Global Partners.

 

GO Ops | February/March 2020

Ways to serve our community through GO Local Partners, CCCC Orphan Care and School Partnerships.

A PEACEFUL PLACE

Opportunity 1:  We need a small group to do an inventory of our donated items, currently located in a storage unit.

Opportunity 2:  We are in need of a storage unit/database manager; once the unit is inventoried, we will need someone to track donations coming in and then going out to bless clients.

CONTACT: Rachelle Landgraf
EMAIL: info@apeaceful.place


ANCHORPOINT

The Anchor Point Family Network of Services offers families HOPE!   Walking alongside moms, dads & kiddos from hard places and in all phases of life, you or your small group can get plugged-in and help Anchor Point families thrive.  We have many different opportunities to serve with us at any of our four locations:

  • Help us stock our Baby Blessing Boutique by collecting new or very gently used baby items through toddler (Infant – 3years.), large sized diapers, size 5 and up, pull-ups and wipes. Small groups can host a baby shower drive.
  • Our Center, School and Medical Clinic could always use the help of a small group that is willing to come in and deep clean once a month (or more) and pray over each room they clean.
  • Create scripture rings for sexual abuse survivors: Task includes copying specific scriptures, laminating pages, cut scriptures out, hole punch & thread scriptures. Small group will be emailed digital copy of scriptures.
  • We need a small group to deep clean our Seabrook Center and plant new flowers with new mulch. Approximately 5-10 people would need about four hours; we ask that the small provide cleaning supplies, plants and mulch for the small beds.
  • A small group is needed to chalk paint a metal cabinet in the play room, remove the padded floors then clean the tile really well.  It should take approximately 4-6 people, 4-6 hours. Group will need to provide cleaning materials, dolly to move the metal cabinet, and paint supplies. AP will provide chalk paint.
  • Our Center always needs spiritual mentors or client advocates (a 2-4 hour weekly or bi-weekly commitment;  we will train, no experience needed.)
  • Anchor Point’s Media Team is always in need of an email editor, writer, graphic designer, videographer or social media commentator.

CONTACT: Karen Radford
EMAIL: karen@anchorpoint.us


BAY AREA TURNING POINT

General Projects – BATP has an ongoing list of projects that need to be completed from painting and cleaning to landscaping and power washing. If your group is interested in completing a project, please contact our Advocate to choose a service area that best suits your group.  Please note: No children under 14

CONTACT: Gina Holstien
EMAIL: theholstiens@gmail.com


CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY

The Clear Lake Food Pantry is always in need of volunteers to help serve their clients on the days they are open! There are weekly opportunities to get involved! You can just show up and ask to be put to work! The pantry opens at 8am, but you can show up as early as 7am to begin helping.
When:
Monday & Thursday mornings
8am-11am
Where:
Clear Lake Baptist Church
15700 Space Center Blvd. 77062

CONTACT:  Debi Sanders
EMAIL: debisanders321@gmail.com


GOOD NEIGHBORS

Good Neighbors is in need of small groups to serve alongside us in the community at Rancho del Rey. Come be the hands and feet of Christ with us. First and third Saturdays from 10:30 to noon, we deliver groceries, clothing, household goods, breakfast, the Gospel and friendship to under resourced families right here in our back yard. We share coffee, juice, pastries, children’s ministry and prayer time with our neighbors who may be struggling outside the margin. Email or call for more information, or to sign your group up for a serve day.

CONTACT: Leanne Sweeney
EMAIL: sweeney.leanne@yahoo.com


HOUSTON WELCOMES REFUGEES

Here in Houston we have an opportunity to welcome refugees by showing them an extravagant, wondrous love through donations (Welcome Kits), service (Move-in Teams), and friendship (Welcome Teams). We invite you to join us in our mission to honor refugees by mobilizing invested, caring volunteers, fostering hope (and perfect peace) amidst crisis.

CONTACT: Scott Mayo
EMAIL: smayohwr@gmail.com


LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Come join us in the Community Garden at KE Little Elementary School for our workdays on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 8-11am. Families, small groups, and individuals are always welcome. If you have them bring work gloves and wear clothes that can get muddy!

You may also contact us to receive email updates!  

CONTACT:  Delores Westerlund
EMAIL: doloreswe@comcast.net


PREGNANCY AND PARENTING SUPPORT CENTER

The Pregnancy and Parenting Support Center is in need of assistance with picking up office furniture from the Nassau Bay Area and delivering the furniture to the pregnancy center in Texas City. Also old furniture will have to be delivered to the Biosphere. A large trailer will be needed to complete this job. If you are willing to help please contact the director ChristyAnne Dickson. She can make herself available anytime that is convenient for you.

CONTACT: ChristyAnn Dickson
EMAIL: vikkco@hotmail.com


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

Opportunity 1: TBJP hosts birthday parties at children’s shelters in La Porte and Liverpool each month. Volunteers will help with set up and decorations, overseeing party games and food, and clean up. This is a fun experience for small groups, families, or individuals that brings joy to children in our community!

Opportunity 2:  Used Books Needed!  TBJP is collecting books for the 4th annual Used Book Sale. Books for all ages can be donated by texting 281-703-1843 to schedule a pick-up. Volunteers will be needed to assist with the sale on April 4th from 7:30am to 2:30pm at Snooze A.M. Eatery (Clear Lake).

CONTACT:  Steph McCoy
EMAIL: stephmccoy2@gmail.com


THE MERCY TREE

The Mercy Tree provides God’s word and a meal to the homeless people in the Clear Lake area. Individuals, families, or small groups can volunteer to provide lunch Monday – Saturday or dinner on Sunday at one of the 5 local churches that provide space for The Mercy Tree. Planning ahead is necessary because dates quickly fill up often months in advance. Open dates can be found on the website (www.themercytree.org) by clicking on the volunteer tab and scrolling through the calendar. When you click on the date, the time and location will appear. Email volunteer@themercytree.org to sign up for the open date. Our greatest need is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. At this time March 3, 13, and 24 are open.

Please cook or purchase a meal, and provide cold drinks for 20 individuals. Use disposable food containers and provide paper plates, napkins, and plastic ware.

Thank you for considering The Mercy Tree as a Go Local opportunity and for blessing our clients with a meal.

CONTACT: Richard Guidetti
EMAIL: rguidetti@att.net


THE SANCTUARY

Opportunity 1:  New Office Renovation and move in! We have a contractor for our new office space in League City, who will be overseeing some renovations. Our needs are:
Weekend of Feb 28-29: 2-3 guys to help with tear out and rebuild
Weekend of March 6-8 a small group for painting
Week of March 9-15 a small group to help move us in, also with some who can help with office decor.

Opportunity 2:  Welcome a new foster family! We would love to have a small group provide support for a foster family as they welcome a new child into their home. The support could be in the form of: meals, errands, material needs, groceries, etc., so that the foster parents can focus on stabilizing and bonding with the child. We can work out the details with your group!

CONTACT: Anthea Roeback
EMAIL: roebackfamily@gmail.com


4B DISASTER RESPONSE NETWORK

The 4B Disaster Response Network continues to rebuild homes two years after Hurricane Harvey. Will you join our efforts to reach out in the community?

First Saturday Serve is the first Saturday of each month.  We meet at the 4B Warehouse at 144 Park Avenue (the League City Public Works building), for prayer and instructions and then go out on assignment.  There is a job for everyone – no construction experience is necessary, just a willingness to help our community.  So that we can prepare the projects, we ask that you register before the last Thursday of the previous month.  To register go to www.4bresponse.org or for more information email Shari.

CONTACT: Shari McCormack
EMAIL: smccormack@clearcreek.org


GLOBAL UPDATES

KarlExciting things are going on in Global!

Caribbean: We just had our first team return from the Caribbean this past weekend. We have two more teams scheduled to go this spring-one in March and one in April. Please keep these teams in your prayers, and pray that the Gospel continues to go forth in word and deed!

Honduras: We have two trips scheduled for the summer of 2020. Registration is still open for our July 5-11 trip! If you are thinking about joining a Global team this year, this is the perfect time. Register at: https://my.clearcreek.org/portal/mission_trips.aspx

Brazil: 2020 Brazil trips are still in the works. Stay tuned for more details. Karl Garcia just returned from visiting out partners in Brazil and exploring new global contacts in Mozambique!

GO Ops | December 2019

Ways to serve our community through GO Local Partners, CCCC Orphan Care and School Partnerships.

 

WAYS TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY THROUGH OUR PARTNERS


ANCHOR POINT

The Anchor Point Family Network of Services offers families HOPE!   Walking alongside moms, dads & kiddos from hard places and in all phases of life, you or your small group can get plugged-in and help Anchor Point families thrive.  We have many different opportunities to serve with us at any of our four locations:

  • Help us stock our Baby Blessing Boutique by collecting new or very gently used baby items through toddler (Infant – 3years.), large sized diapers, size 5 and up, pull-ups and wipes. Small groups can host a baby shower drive.
  • Your small group can collect items to bless a family in need during this year’s Operation Christmas Blessing.  Put toys for younger children, clothes, and things for moms and dads (we have a list of suggested items) in the biggest Christmas bag you can find which will be gifted to an Anchor Point family.  We would need the bag delivered to Anchor Point League City by December 12th.
  • Our Center, School and Medical Clinic could always use the help of a small group that is willing to come in and deep clean once a month (or more) and pray over each room they clean.
  • Excellent Minds Academy needs small groups willing to sanitize toys and desks at our trauma informed private school or host a Thanksgiving Day or Christmas party for our special needs students.
  • Our Center always needs spiritual mentors or client advocates (a 2-4 hour weekly or bi-weekly commitment;  we will train, no experience needed.)
  • Anchor Point’s Media Team is always in need of an email editor, writer, graphic designer, videographer or social media commentator.

Contact Person: Karen Radford
Email: karen@anchorpoint.us


BAY AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

OPPORTUNITY 1: Your local Webster Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a place to put your talents to work.  From customer service to furniture repair, Habitat ReStores offer a multitude of volunteer opportunities geared toward individual interests and skills.  By giving your time, you help your Habitat ReStore do more to support building projects and critical home repairs that benefit families in your community and around the world.
Volunteers provide support to our Habitat ReStore in a wide variety of ways. ReStores strive to keep operating costs as low as possible to maximize the amount of money that goes directly to benefit your community, and volunteers are one of the ways to achieve this. Volunteers also help ensure every ReStore is a great experience for donors and shoppers.
Here are a few ways to help:
* Creating decorative displays for SEASONAL celebrations
* DIY projects
* Customer service
* Stocking store shelves
* Unloading trucks
* Furniture repair and refurbishing
* Helping with donation pickups
* Pricing inventory
* Organizing the ReStore and the warehouse
* Cashier
* Sales floor associate

In addition to helping Habitat ReStore provide decent places to live for families in your community, you also can expect a great time while volunteering at Habitat ReStore! You’ll get to interact with ReStore staff as well as your fellow volunteers, which may include future Habitat homeowners that often serve as volunteers in ReStores as part of the sweat equity investment for their home.  We love to provide affordable home improvement and we hope to see you there!

Contact Person: Kat Garcia
Email: kgarcia@bahfh.org

OPPORTUNITY 2:  Bay Area Habitat for Humanity-Houston is trying to get FOUR families into their new homes by Christmas, and we need your help! Please click the donate button below to make a contribution or reach out to Tom Wiuff, Development Director, at twiuff@bahfh.org to get more information about our New Home Partnership opportunities! Your consideration and generosity is GREATLY appreciated and means the WORLD to our Family Partners!

Contact Person:  Tom Wiuff
Email:twiuff@bahfh.org


BAY AREA TURNING POINT


OPPORTUNITY 1: The Christmas Store
Christmas Store is a special event which benefits Bay Area Turning Point’s clients. At the store, participants will have an opportunity to “shop” for holiday gifts at no cost. Volunteers are needed to assist with accepting deliveries, decorations, fellowship, gift wrapping, light snacks for the shoppers, store set-up and store closing.

Please CLICK HERE for available volunteer shifts.

Location: Webster Civic Center
311 Pennsylvania, Webster, TX 77598
**Volunteer Age 14+

If you would like to donate items for the Christmas Store, please contact Sybil via email, volunteer@bayareaturningpoint.com.

OPPORTUNITY 2: Host a Group Toy Drive for a Specific Age Group
Every year BATP gets tons of barbies and balls but hardly anything that would bring excitement to a preteen or teenage boy or girl. This year, we are trying to turn the tables on that trend. Please consider hosting a toy drive as a group or in your neighborhood for a specific age group. If gathering Barbies and balls is your jam, that’s needed too!! Please touch base with me and I can get you a list for the age group your group is most interested in serving. They also have a list of items that they cannot accept which is very helpful as you begin to gather items.

Contact Person: Gina Holstien
Email: theholstiens@gmail.com


BE THE LIGHT

OPPORTUNITY 1: Be the Light Anti Human Trafficking needs art supplies for our 3 monthly Life Skill classes at the Juvenile Detention Center as well as our once a month classes for youth on probation. We need the following:
Artist Loft 16.9 oz Ready Mixed pouring paint- any color
Basic’s Liquitex Acrylic color paints-tubes in primary colors (extra white and gold needed)
Canvas- all sizes needed 5×7/8×10 and 11×14
Sharpies
Glue
Glitter glue
Colored Card Stock paper
Drawing paper
Hand held fans
How to draw books
Paint brushes of any shape/kind
Bag of balloons- medium size (balloon art!)
Hand sanitizers
Any art product welcome!

Contact Person: Tanya McAllister
Email: bethelightHOU@outlook.com


BENCHMARK

OPPORTUNITY 1:  You won’t want to miss the Benchmark Family Christmas Party on Dec 15, 5-7pm. Volunteers should arrive by 4:30 to help set up and should plan to stay after to clean up. We will need help greeting, serving food, doing a craft, and playing with kids to provide a wonderful evening for our foster families.

OPPORTUNITY 2: Donate 20 boxes of movie theater candy to contribute and help us assemble family movie night gift baskets for 44 foster families at Benchmark Foster Services. We are providing the buckets and popcorn.

Contact Person: Anthea Roeback
Email: roebackfamily@gmail.com


CENTER FOR PREGNANCY


The Center for Pregnancy is looking for individuals and small groups that would be interested in putting together gift baskets for our clients and their families! We will have a list of helpful items and customize each basket for the individual’s needs! If you are interested in contributing, please let us know!

Contact Person: Jenna Kraft
Email: jennaruth17@gmail.com


GALVESTON URBAN MINISTRIES

OPPORTUNITY 1: On the 3rd Thursday of every month from 11:30am to 1pm at the G.U.M Church (3818 Ball St. Galveston, Texas 77550) G.U.M hosts a Lunch and Learn. This is a great opportunity for you and your team to hear in depth about who G.U.M is and the work we do every day to “develop holistic relationships to transform the community”.

If you’re interested in learning more about the heartbeat of G.U.M please CLICK HERE to R.S.V.P.

Contact Person: Ash Hill
Email: thehills1715@gmail.com

OPPORTUNITY 2: The “Getting Ahead” Program Childcare Volunteer
In order for the adults in G.U.M’s “Getting Ahead” class to really engage in the class, G.U.M provides childcare.  G.U.M need individuals to help love on their kiddos while the parents are in class!

Contact Person: Mason Smith
Email: volunteer@galvestonurbanministries.org


HOUSTON WELCOMES REFUGEES

Houston Welcomes Refugees (HWR) strives to ease the resettlement process for refugees coming to Houston by mobilizing invested, caring volunteers. As followers of Jesus, we believe it is our job to love those who come to our city out of the overflow of love we receive from Christ. Our model is holistic and intended to empower rather than enable the families we serve. The best way we can serve HWR from CCCC is to donate Welcome Kits. These kits contain various household items that a new arriving family will need to set up a home. We are looking for groups interested in putting together kits from time-to-time. 

Contact Person:  Scott Mayo
Email: smayohwr@gmail.com


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

OPPORTUNITY 1: TBJP provides “Birthday Fixin’s Bags” to children in crisis (CPS, foster care, financial hardship) who would not otherwise be able to celebrate their birthday. Each bag contains themed party decorations (banner, plates, cups, napkins), balloons, candles, wrapped gift, and cake mix, frosting, icing pen. They are currently in need of cake mix, frosting, gel/icing pens! Donations that your family or small group would like to collect can be picked up on Monday’s by texting the address to (281) 703-1843.

OPPORTUNITY 2: TBJP hosts birthday parties at Kidz Harbor Children’s Shelter in Liverpool each month. Volunteers will help with set up and decorations, overseeing party games and food, and clean up. This is a fun experience for small groups, families, or individuals that brings joy to children in our community!

Contact Person:  Stephanie McCoy
Email: stephmccoy2@gmail.com


THE MERCY TREE

The Mercy Tree provides God’s word and a meal to the homeless people in the Clear Lake area. Individuals, families, or small groups can volunteer to provide a meal at one of the 5 local churches that provide space for The Mercy Tree. Planning ahead is necessary because dates quickly fill up often months in advance. Open dates can be found on the website (www.themercytree.org) by clicking on the volunteer tab and scrolling through the calendar. When you click on the date, the time and location will appear. Email volunteer@themercytree.org to sign up for the open date.  At this time, the December dates are filled and next year (2020) weekend dates are quickly being filled. Nearly all 2020 Sundays are taken and the following 2020 Saturdays are still open 4/18, 4/25, 6/20, 6/27, 7/18, and 7/25. We still need people for various weekdays, especially Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Please cook or purchase a meal, and provide cold drinks for 20 individuals. Use disposable food containers and provide paper plates, napkins, and plastic ware.  Thank you for considering The Mercy Tree as a Go Local opportunity and for blessing our clients with a meal.

Contact Person: Richard Guidetti
Email:
 rguidetti@att.net


TODAYS HARBOR FOR CHILDREN

OPPORTUNITY 1: Today’s Harbor is holding a Christmas party that is a great opportunity for your small group, family or individuals to serve. The Christmas Party will be on December 20th. Groups can help with decorating, games and activities that are planned for the day and hang out with the kids. Contact TH to volunteer and for more details!

Contact Person: Sobella Castro
Email: scastro@todaysharborforchildren.org

OPPORTUNITY 2: Looking for volunteers: Today’s Harbor for Children in LaPorte is looking for small groups to come and clean the cottages that serve as residences for the children who currently are residing with them. This is an opportunity to serve the kids, house parents, and staff of TH by simply helping with some general house-cleaning duties (sweep, mop, bathroom cleaning, etc). Contact TH to schedule!

Contact Person: Janna Cole
Email: jcole@todaysharborforchildren.org


YOUTH FOR CHRIST

OPPORTUNITY 1: We have an ongoing opportunity to bring on individuals and groups to engage youth in fellowship and encouragement during visitation hours at two local detention facilities. As some kids who are inside these facilities never have family come to visit them, having YFC volunteers meet them there, play board games with them, and love on them can make all of the difference in their lives. Times and days of visitation differ between facilities.

OPPORTUNITY 2: Youth For Christ has ongoing opportunities for individuals to become mentors to youth who are involved in the juvenile justice system and transitioning home from juvenile detention facilities. Mentors are asked to call their mentee once per week and visit with them at least twice per month. The consistency and love of a Christian mentor often times leads to our kids making better decisions and achieving goals they set for their lives.

Contact Person: Jonathan Frost
Email: jfrost@yfc.net

GO Ops | November 2019

Ways to serve our community through GO Local Partners, CCCC Orphan Care and School Partnerships.

 

WAYS TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY THROUGH OUR PARTNERS


ANCHOR POINT

The Anchor Point Family Network of Services offers families HOPE!   Walking alongside moms, dads & kiddos from hard places and in all phases of life, you or your small group can get plugged-in and help Anchor Point families thrive.  We have many different opportunities to serve with us at any of our four locations:

  • Help us stock our Baby Blessing Boutique by collecting new or very gently used baby items through toddler (Infant – 3years.), large sized diapers, size 5 and up, pull-ups and wipes. Small groups can host a baby shower drive.
  • Your small group can collect items to bless a family in need during this year’s Operation Christmas Blessing.  Put toys for younger children, clothes, and things for moms and dads (we have a list of suggested items) in the biggest Christmas bag you can find which will be gifted to an Anchor Point family.  We would need the bag delivered to Anchor Point League City by December 12th.
  • Our Center, School and Medical Clinic could always use the help of a small group that is willing to come in and deep clean once a month (or more) and pray over each room they clean.
  • Excellent Minds Academy needs small groups willing to sanitize toys and desks at our trauma informed private school or host a Thanksgiving Day or Christmas party for our special needs students.
  • Our Center always needs spiritual mentors or client advocates (a 2-4 hour weekly or bi-weekly commitment;  we will train, no experience needed.)
  • Anchor Point’s Media Team is always in need of an email editor, writer, graphic designer, videographer or social media commentator.

Contact Person: Karen Radford
Email: karen@anchorpoint.us


BAY AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

OPPORTUNITY 1: Your local Webster Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a place to put your talents to work.  From customer service to furniture repair, Habitat ReStores offer a multitude of volunteer opportunities geared toward individual interests and skills.  By giving your time, you help your Habitat ReStore do more to support building projects and critical home repairs that benefit families in your community and around the world.
Volunteers provide support to our Habitat ReStore in a wide variety of ways. ReStores strive to keep operating costs as low as possible to maximize the amount of money that goes directly to benefit your community, and volunteers are one of the ways to achieve this. Volunteers also help ensure every ReStore is a great experience for donors and shoppers.
Here are a few ways to help:
* Creating decorative displays for SEASONAL celebrations
* DIY projects
* Customer service
* Stocking store shelves
* Unloading trucks
* Furniture repair and refurbishing
* Helping with donation pickups
* Pricing inventory
* Organizing the ReStore and the warehouse
* Cashier
* Sales floor associate

In addition to helping Habitat ReStore provide decent places to live for families in your community, you also can expect a great time while volunteering at Habitat ReStore! You’ll get to interact with ReStore staff as well as your fellow volunteers, which may include future Habitat homeowners that often serve as volunteers in ReStores as part of the sweat equity investment for their home.

Contact Person: Katt Garcia
Email: kgarcia@bahfh.com


BAY AREA TURNING POINT


OPPORTUNITY 1: The Christmas Store
Christmas Store is a special event which benefits Bay Area Turning Point’s clients. At the store, participants will have an opportunity to “shop” for holiday gifts at no cost. Volunteers are needed to assist with accepting deliveries, decorations, fellowship, gift wrapping, light snacks for the shoppers, store set-up and store closing.

Please CLICK HERE for available volunteer shifts.

Location: Webster Civic Center
311 Pennsylvania, Webster, TX 77598
**Volunteer Age 14+

If you would like to donate items for the Christmas Store, please contact Sybil via email, volunteer@bayareaturningpoint.com.

OPPORTUNITY 2: Host a Group Toy Drive for a Specific Age Group
Every year BATP gets tons of barbies and balls but hardly anything that would bring excitement to a preteen or teenage boy or girl. This year, we are trying to turn the tables on that trend. Please consider hosting a toy drive as a group or in your neighborhood for a specific age group. If gathering Barbies and balls is your jam, that’s needed too!! Please touch base with me and I can get you a list for the age group your group is most interested in serving. They also have a list of items that they cannot accept which is very helpful as you begin to gather items.

Contact Person: Gina Holstien
Email: theholstiens@gmail.com


BE THE LIGHT

OPPORTUNITY 1: Be the Light Anti Human Trafficking needs art supplies for our 3 monthly Life Skill classes at the Juvenile Detention Center as well as our once a month classes for youth on probation. We need the following:
Artist Loft 16.9 oz Ready Mixed pouring paint- any color
Basic’s Liquitex Acrylic color paints-tubes in primary colors (extra white and gold needed)
Canvas- all sizes needed 5×7/8×10 and 11×14
Sharpies
Glue
Glitter glue
Colored Card Stock paper
Drawing paper
Hand held fans
How to draw books
Paint brushes of any shape/kind
Bag of balloons- medium size (balloon art!)
Hand sanitizers
Any art product welcome!

Contact Person: Tanya McAllister
Email: bethelightHOU@outlook.com


BENCHMARK

Plan ahead to serve at the Benchmark Family Christmas Party on Dec 15, 5-7pm. Volunteers should arrive by 4:30 to help set up and should plan to stay after to clean up. We will need help greeting, serving food, doing a craft, and playing with kids to provide a wonderful evening for our foster families.

Contact Person: Anthea Roeback
Email: roebackfamily@gmail.com


CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY

The Clear Lake Food Pantry is always in need of volunteers to help serve their clients on the days they are open! There are weekly opportunities to get involved! You can just show up and ask to be put to work! The pantry opens at 8am, but you can show up as early as 7am to begin helping.

When:
Monday & Thursday mornings
8am-11am
Where:
Clear Lake Baptist Church
15700 Space Center Blvd. 77062

Contact Person: Kari Wilson
Email: kariwilson0331@gmail.com


CLOTHED BY FAITH SE

Clothed By Faith SE is a ministry located in Deer Park which provides clothing to people in need by partnering with area non-profits and local school districts.

Opportunities to help sort clothing and make clothing bags for clients are available every week Mon-Thurs 9am-2pm. Evenings and Saturday morning serve days can be scheduled, as well.

(Kids 9yrs and up are welcome to serve with parent.)

Contact Person: Melinda Stephenson
Email: melinda@clothedbyfaith.org


GALVESTON URBAN MINISTRIES

OPPORTUNITY 1: On the 3rd Thursday of every month from 11:30am to 1pm at the G.U.M Church (3818 Ball St. Galveston, Texas 77550) G.U.M hosts a Lunch and Learn. This is a great opportunity for you and your team to hear in depth about who G.U.M is and the work we do every day to “develop holistic relationships to transform the community”.

If you’re interested in learning more about the heartbeat of G.U.M please CLICK HERE to R.S.V.P.

Contact Person: Ash Hill
Email: thehills1715@gmail.com

OPPORTUNITY 2: The “Getting Ahead” Program Childcare Volunteer
In order for the adults in G.U.M’s “Getting Ahead” class to really engage in the class, G.U.M provides childcare.  G.U.M need individuals to help love on their kiddos while the parents are in class!

Contact Person: Mason Smith
Email: volunteer@galvestonurbanministries.org


GOOD NEIGHBORS

WHAT: Good Neighbors Grocery Delivery
WHERE: Rancho Del Rey Trailer Park 1633 Webster Street, League City, TX 77573
(Parking is limited, if possible please try to car-pool)
WHEN: 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month
TIME: 10:30AM – 12:00PM

Please bring non-perishable food items that we may share with neighbors of Rancho del Rey.

A typical serve day at Ranch del Rey-
We start out by placing food in the bins. Our neighbors hear a story of the Bible told in Spanish. (Also have copies of the story in English).

We have someone take prayer requests. There is a children’s blanket with crafts for kids. We love to have your children also participate. After Bible story and prayers neighbors are welcome to get food. As volunteers we basically assist where needed but mostly try to interact with the families. Our goal is to show God’s love and to just be the hands and feet of Jesus

Please let me know which date you prefer and I will mark it down. Also please let me know the name of your small group / Navigators name(s) and approximately how many of you may come.

Contact Person: Leanne Sweeney 
Email: sweeney.leanne@yahoo.com


GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER

Egret Bay Campus will host a blood drive on Sun, Nov 10th 8am-2pm in Room 202. Give the gift of life as we serve the community in partnership with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. Drop-ins welcome or CLICK HERE to make a reservation.

Contact Person: Laura Reddell
Email: gatorNtexas@comcast.net


HOUSTON WELCOMES REFUGEES

Houston Welcomes Refugees (HWR) strives to ease the resettlement process for refugees coming to Houston by mobilizing invested, caring volunteers. As followers of Jesus, we believe it is our job to love those who come to our city out of the overflow of love we receive from Christ. Our model is holistic and intended to empower rather than enable the families we serve. The best way we can serve HWR from CCCC is to donate Welcome Kits. These kits contain various household items that a new arriving family will need to set up a home. We are looking for groups interested in putting together kits from time-to-time. 

Contact Person:  Scott Mayo
Email: smayohwr@gmail.com


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

OPPORTUNITY 1: ***Needed: Birthday Balloons (all colors, 9″-12″, latex)***
TBJP provides “Birthday Fixin’s Bags” to children in crisis (CPS, foster care, financial hardship) who would not otherwise be able to celebrate their birthday. Each bag contains themed party decorations (banner, plates, cups, napkins), balloons, candles, wrapped gift, and cake mix, frosting, icing pen. They are currently in need of 9″-12” size latex balloons! 

OPPORTUNITY 2: ***Needed: Small Toys K-6th grade***
TBJP provides “Joy Bags” to students in need at area schools. Each bag contains a new book, birthday tumbler, What-a-Burger kids meal coupon, and 2 small toys. The toys are in the $1-$3 range from Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Five Below type places. Gift examples: bubbles, slime, color books, crayons, lip gloss.

Any donations that your family or small group would like to collect can be picked up on Monday’s by texting the address to (281) 703-1843.

Contact Person:  Stephanie McCoy
Email: stephmccoy2@gmail.com


THE MERCY TREE

The Mercy Tree provides God’s word and a meal to the homeless people in the Clear Lake area. Individuals, families, or small groups can volunteer to provide a meal at one of the 5 local churches that provide space for The Mercy Tree. Planning ahead is necessary because dates quickly fill up often months in advance. Open dates can be found on the website (www.themercytree.org) by clicking on the volunteer tab and scrolling through the calendar. When you click on the date, the time and location will appear. Email volunteer@themercytree.org to sign up for the open date. At this time, the next open dates are: Tuesday, Nov. 5; Wednesday, Nov 20.

Please cook or purchase a meal, and provide cold drinks for 20 individuals. Use disposable food containers and provide paper plates, napkins, and plastic ware.
Thank you for considering The Mercy Tree as a Go Local opportunity and for blessing our clients with a meal.

Contact Person: Richard Guidetti
Email:
 rguidetti@att.net


TODAYS HARBOR FOR CHILDREN

OPPORTUNITY 1: Today’s Harbor is holding a Thanksgiving-themed event that is a great opportunity for your small group, family or individuals to serve. Turkey Classic will be on November 16th 9am-about 3pm. Groups can help with games and activites that are planned for the day. We also ask that you bring a dish to share for a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

Contact Person: Sobella Castro
Email: scastro@todaysharborforchildren.org

OPPORTUNITY 2: Today’s Harbor for Children offers small groups a chance to host a movie/games night for kids on campus in one of the residence cottages. Or you can sign-up to clean a cottage on a weekend day when the kids are off-site. Talk to Today’s Harbor to plan a date and discuss details.

OPPORTUNITY 3: Looking for volunteers: Today’s Harbor for Children in LaPorte is looking for small groups to come and clean the cottages that serve as residences for the children who currently are residing with them. This is an opportunity to serve the kids, house parents, and staff of TH by simply helping with some general house-cleaning duties (sweep, mop, bathroom cleaning, etc).

Clear Creek peeps, share this with your friends, Navigators, group Go Catalysts, etc and let me know if you’d like to serve on a weekend in November.

This is a brand new avenue for go-ops we’re kick-starting with TH to serve them on perhaps a monthly basis, so there will be some trail-blazing involved but it really just boils down to doing some general cleaning!

Contact Person: Brad Granderson
Email: bradgranderson@gmail.com


YOUTH FOR CHRIST

OPPORTUNITY 1:  Youth For Christ is looking for small groups to serve our kids inside Harris County Youth Village Juvenile Detention Facility during the holiday season by creating and running fun events with the kids. Some examples of events would be game nights (board games and cards or carnival games in the gym), karaoke events with props, Christmas movie night with popcorn and treats, etc.

OPPORTUNITY 2:  Youth For Christ is looking for small groups to come alongside us to serve kids in the juvenile justice system through in-facility visitation and post-release group mentoring. Visitation days are on a specific days depending on which facility the group would want to serve. Group mentoring occurs outside facilities with the ability for groups to meet on their own schedule with their kids and to choose meeting locations and activities. 

Contact Person: Jonathan Frost
Email: jfrost@yfc.net


4B DISASTER RESPONSE NETWORK

The 4B Disaster Response Network continues to rebuild homes two years after Hurricane Harvey. Will you join our efforts to reach out in the community?

First Saturday Serve is the first Saturday of each month.  We meet at the 4B Warehouse at 144 Park Avenue (the League City Public Works building), for prayer and instructions and then go out on assignment.  There is a job for everyone – no construction experience is necessary just a willingness to help our community.  So that we can prepare the projects, we ask that you register before the last Thursday of the previous month.  To register go to www.4bresponse.org or for more information email Shari.

Contact Person: Shari McCormack
Email: smccormack@clearcreek.org

GO Ops | October 2019

Ways to serve our community through GO Local Partners, CCCC Orphan Care and School Partnerships.

 

WAYS TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY THROUGH OUR PARTNERS


BAY AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

OPPORTUNITY 1: Bay Area Habitat for Humanity is building homes in LaPorte, Texas City and Galveston! If you would like to help a homeowner build their home (they spend 300 hours helping other volunteers), please join us in building communities and showing God’s love with our hands and feet. No experience or special skill is required, and we will provide any tools needed. It is a great time of year to get outside!

Contact Person: Jess Holland
Email: info@bahfh.org

OPPORTUNITY 2: The Bay Area Habitat for Humanity Restore needs your donations! The Restore accepts furniture, appliances, household goods, anything you want to donate! They will pick up donations as well. If you remodel your home, the Restore can take cabinets, light fixtures, bathroom fixtures, etc. To call for pick-up, call 281.332.1118 or visit http://www.bahfh.org/restore. You and your small group can also volunteer in the store to help customers and stock shelves.

Contact Person: Jess Holland
Email: restore@bahfh.org


BE THE LIGHT

OPPORTUNITY 1:  Be the Light will be hosting our 3rd Gifting for Freedom event on Thursday, October 10th at 7:00 pm.  We will be filling 100 gift bags with hygiene products along with notes of encouragement to be presented to our sister organizations that do Street, SPA and Strip Club Outreach. This is our way of forming relationships and providing women in “the LIFE” a way out. We will have a great guest speaker who will enlighten us to the real facts about how easy it is for our youth to be exploited and trafficked. To sign up for product donations CLICK HERE

OPPORTUNITY 2:  We need individuals and small groups to help fill the gift bags that will be presented.  BTL is honored to have been presented the award winning 2019 documentary “Shattered Dreams”,  a documentary that examines heart wrenching personal stories as told from three survivors of trafficking. The story is also one of hope as you learn how easily this happens and by knowing the signs you could save of life of someone you know.  We encourage you to bring your neighbors, co-workers or friends to this community-wide awareness event.  We will have holiday coffee and treats as we watch the documentary and fill the bags.

OPPORTUNITY 3:  We need small groups to donate treats for the event.  

Contact Person: Tanya McAllister
Email: bethelightHOU@outlook.com


CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY

The Food Pantry is always in need of volunteers to help serve their clients! It is always a great time to get involved! You can just show up and ask to be put to work!

When:
Monday & Thursday mornings
8am-11am
Where:
Clear Lake Baptist Church
15700 Space Center Blvd. 77062

Contact Person: Kari Wilson
Email: kariwilson0331@gmail.com


CLOTHED BY FAITH

Clothed By Faith SE is a ministry located in Deer Park which provides clothing to people in need by partnering with area non-profits and local school districts.

Opportunities to help sort clothing and make clothing bags for clients are available every week Mon-Thurs 9am-2pm. Evenings and Saturday morning serve days can be scheduled, as well.

(Kids 9yrs and up are welcome to serve with parent.)

Contact Person: Melinda Stephenson
Email: melinda@clothedbyfaith.org


GOOD NEIGHBORS

Good Neighbors is in need of small groups to serve alongside us in the community at Rancho del Rey. Come be the hands and feet of Christ with us. First and third Saturdays from 10:30 to noon, we deliver groceries, clothing, household goods, breakfast, the Gospel and friendship to under resourced families right here in our back yard. We share coffee, juice, pastries, children’s ministry and prayer time with our neighbors who may be struggling outside the margin. Email or call for more information, or to sign your group up for a serve day.

Contact Person: Leanne Sweeney 
Email: sweeney.leanne@yahoo.com


HOUSTON WELCOMES REFUGEES

Houston welcomes refugees (HWR) strives to ease the resettlement process for refugees coming to Houston by mobilizing invested, caring volunteers. As followers of Jesus, we believe it is our job to love those who come to our city out of the overflow of love we receive from Christ. Our model is holistic and intended to empower rather than enable the families we serve. The best way we can serve HWR from CCCC is to donate Welcome Kits. These kits contain various household items that a new arriving family will need to set up a home. We are looking for groups interested in putting together kits from time-to-time. Contact Scott via email for details.

Contact Person:  Scott Mayo
Email: smayohwr@gmail.com


LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Bring your small group or just come out yourself to help serve in our community garden! This is a great fun way to enjoy the fall weather, while also helping the community of Bacliff and San Leon. Times will be changing due to daylight savings, so please contact Marissa for more information.

Contact Person: Marissa Reiter
Email:  marissa@lighthousecm.org


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

OPPORTUNITY 1:  ***Needed: Small Toys K-6th grade***
TBJP provides “Joy Bags” to students in need at area schools. Each bag contains a new book, birthday tumbler, What-a-Burger kids meal coupon, and 2 small toys. The toys are in the $1-$3 range from Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Five Below type places. Bubbles, slime, color books, crayons, lip gloss are some examples of good toys to choose.  

OPPORTUNITY 2: ***Needed: Cake Mix, Frosting, Icing Pens***
TBJP provides “Birthday Fixin’s Bags” to children in crisis (CPS, foster care, financial hardship) who would not otherwise be able to celebrate their birthday. Each bag contains themed party decorations (banner, plates, cups, napkins), balloons, candles, wrapped gift, and cake mix, frosting, icing pen.

Any donations that your family or small group would like to collect can be picked up on Monday’s by texting the address to (281) 703-1843.

Contact Person:  Stephanie McCoy
Email: stephmccoy2@gmail.com


THE MERCY TREE

Individuals, families, or small groups can volunteer to provide a meal for the homeless people in the Clear Lake area at the Mercy Tree on any “OPEN” date. Planning ahead is necessary because dates quickly fill up often months in advance. “OPEN” dates can be found on the website (www.themercytree.org) by clicking on the volunteer tab and scrolling through the calendar. When you click on the date, the time and location will appear. Email (volunteer@themercytree.org) to let the Mercy Tree know the “OPEN” date that you would like to sign up for. At this time, the following dates are open: Monday -Sep 30, Wednesday – Oct. 9, Thursday – Oct. 10, Tuesday – Oct. 22; Wednesday – Oct. 23.
Please cook or purchase a simple meal, and provide cold drinks for 20 to 25 individuals. Use disposable food containers and include paper plates, napkins, and plastic ware.
Thank you for considering the Mercy Tree as a Go Local Opportunity and for blessing our clients with a meal.

Contact Person: Richard Guidetti
Email:
 rguidetti@att.net


TODAYS HARBOR FOR CHILDREN

Today’s Harbor is looking for a team of volunteers to repaint 20 picnic tables on their campus. Paint and supplies are provided.

Contact Person: Brad Granderson
Email: bradgranderson@gmail.com


DISASTER RESPONSE OPPORTUNITIES

4B DISASTER RESPONSE NETWORK

Hurricane Harvey was over a year ago but there are still families recovering from that devastating storm. The 4B Disaster Response Network continues to rebuild homes. Will you join our efforts to reach out in the community?

First Saturday Serve is the first Saturday of each month.  We meet at the 4B Warehouse at 144 Park Avenue (the League City Public Works building), for prayer and instructions and then go out on assignment.  There is a job for everyone – no construction experience is necessary just a willingness to help our community.  So that we can prepare the projects, we ask that you register before the last Thursday of the previous month.  To register go to www.4bresponse.org or for more information email Shari.

EIGHT DAYS OF HOPE

Eight Days of Hope has deployed a Rapid Response team to Beaumont, TX on Wednesday, September 25th. To volunteer and serve doing disaster response at this critical time, go to eightdaysofhope.com for more details.

Contact Person: Shari McCormack
Email: smccormack@clearcreek.org


OTHER WAYS TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY

GALVESTON BAY FOUNDATION

Want to help protect God’s creation while serving people both local and from all around the country? Have we got the opportunity for you!

Now for the fifth year, Clear Creek small groups are partnering with the Galveston Bay Foundation to help support their annual Bike around the Bay event. Each year we have been able to fully staff the breakpoint supply operations, serving a critical need for the riders and allows us to serve many people. With over 40 different volunteering opportunities, this is a great option for both small groups and individuals alike. The event takes place over a 4-day span October 11-14 with commitments ranging from a few hours to an entire day. You can sign up for a wide variety of tasks, such as: food sorting and prepping, box truck driving, navigating and logistics, loading/unloading, break point setup, child care, prayer support and more! Come join us as we extend this compelling multifaceted relationship with our environment our local community and beyond. We are sure to find something you’ll be good at while being a light for Christ in and around our community.

For a list of the serving opportunities please CLICK HERE

Contact Person: Jimmy Sauers
Email: jsauers@gmail.com

THE WINNING EDGE

Golden Triangle community impact evangelistic event taking place December 5 – 7 in Beaumont, Texas at various venues including assembly and teacher appreciation events at local schools, rally at Lamar University, prison outreach and officer appreciation events.  The Winning Edge is a non-profit organization making an impact on communities around the nation by adding their strengths to existing programs in schools and prisons, and through sports and rallies. The Winning Edge helps others overcome limits in often challenging situations. Founded to provide encouragement, inspiration and support, the Winning Edge has heard and obeyed the call to instigate change and make good things happen.  For details and to sign up to help in the Golden Triangle CLICK HERE.

Contact Person: Steve Jackson
Email: sjackson111@hotmail.com


 

GO Ops | September 2019

Ways to serve our community through GO Local Partners, CCCC Orphan Care and School Partnerships.


ANCHOR POINT

OPPORTUNITY 1:  You or your small group can get plugged-in and help Anchor Point kiddos and their families thrive!  Help us stock our Baby Blessing Boutique by collecting new or very gentely used baby items through toddler (infant – 3 years).  Large sized diapers (Size 5 and up and Pull-Ups) are always in demand.

Contact Person:  Karen Radford
Email: karen@anchorpoint.us

OPPORTUNITY 2:  We are honored to journey alongside moms & dads through some of the toughest decisions and hardest times in their lives. 

  • Anchor Point is always in need of spliritual mentors and client advocates (2-4 hour weekly or biweekly commitment).  We will train you!
  • Anchor Point has four different locations and hundreds of clients and want to offer them a beautiful and peace-filled experience.  We are in need of a small groups that are willing to come in and deep clearn once a month (or more often) and pray over each room as they clean it.  
  • We are in need of writers, editors, graphic designers and videographers for the Media Team.
  • If you have a knack for social media, help us get out the word by liking, sharing commenting on social media content.  

Contact Person:  Kelly King
Email: kelly@anchorpoint.us


CLOTHED BY FAITH

Clothed By Faith SE is a ministry located in Deer Park which provides clothing to people in need in by partnering with area non-profits and local school districts.

Opportunities to help sort clothing and make clothing bags for clients are available every week Mon-Thurs 9am-2pm. Evenings and Saturday morning serve days can be scheduled, as well.

(Kids 9yrs and up are welcome to serve with parent.)

Contact Person: Melinda Stephenson
Email: melinda@clothedbyfaith.org


GOOD NEIGHBORS

Good Neighbors is in need of small groups to serve alongside us in the community at Rancho del Rey. Come be the hands and feet of Christ with us. First and third Saturdays from 10:30 to noon, we deliver groceries, clothing, household goods, breakfast, the Gospel and friendship to under resourced families right here in our back yard. We share coffee, juice, pastries, children’s ministry and prayer time with our neighbors who may be struggling outside the margin. Email or call for more information, or to sign your group up for a serve day.

Contact Person: Leanne Sweeney 
Email: sweeney.leanne@yahoo.com


HOUSTON WELCOMES REFUGEES

Houston Welcomes Refugees (HWR) strives to ease the resettlement process for refugees coming to Houston by mobilizing invested, caring volunteers. As followers of Jesus, we believe it is our job to love those who come to our city out of the overflow of love we receive from Christ. Our model is holistic and intended to empower rather than enable the families we serve. The best way we can serve HWR from CCCC is to donate Welcome Kits. These kits contain various household items that a new arriving family will need to set up a home. We are looking for groups interested in putting together kits from time-to-time. Contact me via email for details.

Contact Person:  Scott Mayo
Email: smayohwr@gmail.com


LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Lighthouse Christian Ministries is in need of a small group or multiple small groups to come in and finish painting our medical clinic rooms, a bathroom and a hallway. All supplies and paint are provided.

Contact Person: Erika Steele
Email:  erika@lighthousecm.org


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

OPPORTUNITY 1: TBJP provides “Birthday Fixin’s Bags” to children in crisis (CPS, foster care, financial hardship) who would not otherwise be able to celebrate their birthday. Each bag contains themed party decorations (banner, plates, cups, napkins), balloons, candles, wrapped gift, and cake mix, frosting, icing pen. They are currently in need of cake mix, frosting, gel/icing pens! Donations that your family or small group would like to collect can be picked up on Mondays by texting the address to (281) 703-1843.

OPPORTUNITY 2: TBJP hosts birthday parties at children’s shelters in La Porte and Liverpool each month. Volunteers will help with set up and decorations, overseeing party games and food, and clean up. This is a fun experience for small groups, families, or individuals that brings joy to children in our community!

Contact Person:  Stephanie McCoy
Email: stephmccoy2@gmail.com


THE BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER

Can you help make a house a home?

The mission of The Bridge over Troubled Waters is to offer support, provide safety and prevent domestic and sexual violence. With a full service live in shelter for 100 women and children there is ongoing needs in a variety of ways for the shelter located in Pasadena.

We are so excited to share The Bridge has received a housing grant for 25 new apartments, starting in October 2019. So, we are looking for small groups to adopt approximately 10 single ladies and 15 families who will be moving into these new apartments. Most ladies come to the shelter with nothing, so they will need furniture, linens, kitchen items & decor to fill these blank apartments to help them feel like they have a home. We are asking that each group be responsible for collecting & storing items to furnish one whole apartment with the basic necessities & then moving them into the apartments, once they become available.

Let us know if your group/family/company can help us bless these women and children through adopting either a single woman or family apartment. On average the families include mom & three kids and if you choose to adopt a family with kids your group would know the age and sex of the children to provide for in late August/September.

If you aren’t capable of providing for a whole apartment and just have items to donate or if you want to help solely with manual labor of moving items please contact Jackie Amato at vbjack@hotmail.com so that we can coordinate your donations. Individual donation items won’t be available for coordination of drop off or pick up until September, so feel free to let us know you have something but just know we need your assistance storing until closer to move time. Additionally, items can be new or gently used and do not have to match or coordinate perfectly.

Basic Necessity Checklist:
Living room:
Couch/loveseat
End table &/or coffee table

Kitchen:
Small table & chairs (apartment sizes are small so needs to be small table with 2 chairs for single and 4 for family)
Plates
Bowls
Cups
Mugs
Silverware
Pots & pans
Baking dishes
Cooking utensils
Kitchen towels

Bedroom (single lady):
Full or Queen bed (boxspring & mattress)
Pillows
Sheets
Comforter

Bedroom (kids):
Twin bed(s)/bunkbeds/ crib
Sheets
Pillows
Comforter

Bathroom:
Bathmat
Shower curtain (w hangers & rod)
Towels

Other Items to consider also including if possible:
Chair
TV
TV stand
Cookie sheet
Muffin tin
Kitchen floor mat
Toaster/toaster oven
Small microwave
Coffee maker
Side table for rooms
Dressers
Rugs
Decor for walls
Bathroom or kitchen organization
Vacuum or Dustbuster
Broom & dustpan
Mop
Curtains/curtain rods
Lamps
Placemats or table cloth
Cleaning supplies
Toys/books/games for children
Bathroom products & toilet paper

Contact Person: Cristina Womack
Email: womackcristina@gmail.com


THE MERCY TREE

The Mercy Tree provides God’s word and a meal to the homeless people in the Clear Lake area. Individuals, families, or small groups can volunteer to provide a meal at one of the 5 local churches that provide space for The Mercy Tree. Planning ahead is necessary because dates quickly fill up often months in advance. Open dates can be found on the website (www.themercytree.org) by clicking on the volunteer tab and scrolling through the calendar. When you click on the date, the time and location will appear. Email volunteer @themercytree.org to sign up for the open date.  At this time, the next open dates are Tuesday – Sept. 24; Monday – Sept. 30.

Please cook or purchase a meal, and provide cold drinks for 20 individuals. Use disposable food containers and provide paper plates, napkins, and plastic ware. 
Thank you for considering The Mercy Tree as a GO Local opportunity and for blessing our clients with a meal.

Contact Person: Richard Guidetti
Email:
 rguidetti@att.net


TODAYS HARBOR FOR CHILDREN

OPPORTUNITY 1:  Be a Host Family! Volunteers with our Anchor Program (Host Families) take children off campus for temporary visits, backyard barbecues, swim days and movie nights with their friends and families. It offers important bonding time and mentorship outside of the Today’s Harbor campus and a much-needed break for our House Parents who work around the clock to care for the children in their home.

OPPORTUNITY 2:  On-Site Volunteering!  Visit our beautiful seaside campus and help with projects like gardening, managing in-kind donations and assisting or coaching our basketball team.

Contact Person: Christine Shelton
Email: cshelton@todaysharborforchildren.org


4B DISASTER RESPONSE NETWORK

Hurricane Harvey was over a year ago but there are still families recovering from that devastating storm. The 4B Disaster Response Network continues to rebuild homes. Will you join our efforts to reach out in the community?

First Saturday Serve is the first Saturday of each month.  We meet at the 4B Warehouse at 144 Park Avenue (the League City Public Works building), for prayer and instructions and then go out on assignment.  There is a job for everyone – no construction experience is necessary just a willingness to help our community.  So that we can prepare the projects, we ask that you register before the last Thursday of the previous month.  To register go to www.4bresponse.org or for more information call Shari.

Contact Person: Shari McCormack
Email: smccormack@clearcreek.org
Phone Number: (281) 316-9411


 

GO Ops | August 2019

Ways to serve our community through GO Local Partners, CCCC Orphan Care and School Partnerships.


CLOTHED BY FAITH SE

Clothed By Faith SE is a ministry located in Deer Park which provides clothing to people in need in the community partnering with area non-profits and local school districts.

Upcoming Back to School Serve Days:

August 3rd 1:30-4pm
Fill Back to School request bags
Location: Cloted By Fiath Warehouse at 438 East 8th St., Deer Park 77536
August 10th 10am – 2pm
Distribute Children’s bags
Location: Buckner Family Services at 2605 Reed Road, Houston 77051

Additional opportunities to help sort clothing and make clothing bags for clients are available every week Mon-Thurs 9am-2pm.

Contact Person: Melinda Stephenson
Email: melinda@clothedbyfaith.org


GALVESTION URBAN MINISTRIES

OPPORTUNITY 1: Children’s Program Snack Provider – We’re looking for volunteers to provide an easy, healthy snack for our kids! 

When: Monday-Thursday before 3:30 PM
Where: 3818 Ball Galveston, Texas 77550

OPPORTUNITY 2: Home Improvement Volunteer – Are you handy with a hammer? We are looking for talented people to help us renovate properties in the North Broadway neighborhood!

Contact Person: Mason Smith
Email: volunteer@galvestonurbanministries.org


GOOD NEIGHBORS

Good Neighbors is accepting donations of basic school supplies for the children of Rancho del Rey and Town Village. We will be distributing on our regular 3rd Saturday serve day in August 17th. 
Please reach out for more info on where to drop supplies. 


Contact Person: Leanne Sweeney 
Email: sweeney.leanne@yahoo.com


HOUSTON WELCOMES REFUGEES

Houston Welcomes Refugees (HWR) strives to ease the resettlement process for refugees coming to Houston by mobilizing invested, caring volunteers. As followers of Jesus, we believe it is our job to love those who come to our city out of the overflow of love we receive from Christ. Our model is holistic and intended to empower rather than enable the families we serve. The best way we can serve HWR from CCCC is to donate Welcome Kits. These kits contain various household items that a new arriving family will need to set up a home. We are looking for groups interested in putting together kits from time-to-time. Contact me via email for details.

Contact Person:  Scott Mayo
Email: smayohwr@gmail.com


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

OPPORTUNITY 1: TBJP is in need of Birthday Fixins. They join in to collecting Birthday Fixins with CASA. So they are in need of small groups to take collections. The needs in donating cake mix, frosting, and icing/gel pens for these bags. TBJP provides “Birthday Fixin’s Bags” to children in crisis (CPS, foster care, financial hardship) who would not otherwise be able to celebrate their birthday. Each bag contains themed party decorations (banner, plates, cups, napkins), balloons, candles, wrapped gift, and cake mix, frosting, icing pen. They are currently in need of cake mix, frosting, gel/icing pens! Donations that your family or small group would like to collect can be picked up on Monday’s by texting the address to (281) 703-1843. TBJP is in need of Birthday Fixins. They join in to collecting Birthday Fixins with CASA. So they are in need of small groups to take collections. The needs in donating cake mix, frosting, and icing/gel pens for these bags.

OPPORTUNITY 2: TBJP hosts birthday parties at children’s shelters in La Porte and Liverpool each month. Volunteers will help with set up and decorations, overseeing party games and food, and clean up. This is a fun experience for small groups, families, or individuals that brings joy to children in our community!

Contact Person:  Stephanie McCoy
Email: stephmccoy2@gmail.com


THE BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER

Can you help make a house a home?

The mission of The Bridge over Troubled Waters is to offer support, provide safety and prevent domestic and sexual violence. With a full service live in shelter for 100 women and children there is ongoing needs in a variety of ways for the shelter located in Pasadena.

One of the ways CCCC has supported the The Bridge is through helping furnish apartments when the clients move out from the shelter. We are so excited to share The Bridge has received a housing grant for 25 new apartments, starting in October 2019. So, we are looking for small groups to adopt approximately 10 single ladies and 15 families who will be moving into these new apartments. Most ladies come to the shelter with nothing, so they will need furniture, linens, kitchen items & decor to fill these blank apartments to help them feel like they have a home. We are asking that each group be responsible for collecting & storing items to furnish one whole apartment with the basic necessities & then moving them into the apartments, once they become available.

Let us know if your group/family/company can help us bless these women and children through adopting either a single woman or family apartment. On average the families include mom & three kids and if you choose to adopt a family with kids your group would know the age and sex of the children to provide for in late August/September.

If you aren’t capable of providing for a whole apartment and just have items to donate or if you want to help solely with manual labor of moving items please contact Jackie Amato at vbjack@hotmail.com so that we can coordinate your donations. Individual donation items won’t be available for coordination of drop off or pick up until September, so feel free to let us know you have something but just know we need your assistance storing until closer to move time. Additionally, items can be new or gently used and do not have to match or coordinate perfectly.

Basic Necessity Checklist:

Living room:
Couch/loveseat
End table &/or coffee table

Kitchen:
Small table & chairs (apartment sizes are small so needs to be small table with 2 chairs for single and 4 for family)
Plates
Bowls
Cups
Mugs
Silverware
Pots & pans
Baking dishes
Cooking utensils
Kitchen towels

Bedroom (single lady):
Full or Queen bed (boxspring & mattress)
Pillows
Sheets
Comforter

Bedroom (kids):
Twin bed(s)/bunkbeds/ crib
Sheets
Pillows
Comforter

Bathroom:
Bathmat
Shower curtain (w hangers & rod)
Towels

Other Items to consider also including if possible:
Chair
TV
TV stand
Cookie sheet
Muffin tin
Kitchen floor mat
Toaster/toaster oven
Small microwave
Coffee maker
Side table for rooms
Dressers
Rugs
Decor for walls
Bathroom or kitchen organization
Vacuum or Dustbuster
Broom & dustpan
Mop
Curtains/curtain rods
Lamps
Placemats or table cloth
Cleaning supplies
Toys/books/games for children
Bathroom products & toilet paper

 

Contact Person: Cristina Womack
Email: womackcristina@gmail.com


THE MERCY TREE

The Mercy Tree provides God’s word and a meal to the homeless people in the Clear Lake area. Individuals, families, or small groups can volunteer to provide a meal at one of the 5 local churches that provide space for The Mercy Tree. Planning ahead is necessary because dates quickly fill up often months in advance. Open dates can be found on the website (www.themercytree.org) by clicking on the volunteer tab and scrolling through the calendar. When you click on the date, the time and location will appear. Email volunteer @themercytree.org to sign up for the open date. At this time, the next open dates are Wednesday – 8/21 and Tuesday – 8/27.
Please cook or purchase a meal, and provide cold drinks for 20 individuals. Use disposable food containers and provide paper plates, napkins, and plastic ware. 

Thank you for considering The Mercy Tree as a Go Local opportunity and for blessing our clients with a meal.

Contact Person: Richard Guidetti
Email: 


4B DISASTER RESPONSE NETWORK

Hurricane Harvey was over a year ago but there are still families recovering from that devastating storm. The 4B Disaster Response Network continues to rebuild homes. Will you join our efforts to reach out in the community?

First Saturday Serve is the first Saturday of each month.  We meet at the 4B Warehouse at 144 Park Avenue (the League City Public Works building), for prayer and instructions and then go out on assignment.  There is a job for everyone – no construction experience is necessary just a willingness to help our community.  So that we can prepare the projects, we ask that you register before the last Thursday of the previous month.  To register go to www.4bresponse.org or for more information call Shari.

Contact Person: Shari McCormack
Email: smccormack@clearcreek.org
Phone Number: (281) 316-9411


Please see our GO News for opportunities to participate in the Back to School Drives hosted by Church on Wednesday, East 96, Egret Bay and West Campus that benefit their school partners in our communities and the Food Drive hosted by the Clear Lake Campus that will benefit Clear Lake Food Pantry.