GO Ops | July 2019

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


BAY AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

OPPORTUNITY 1: Please join Bay Area Habitat for Humanity for the annual 5K Fun Run on July 13! Check in at 7 and get started at 8am at Walter Hall Park. Registration fee is only $10 and all adults, kids, dogs are welcome! There will be music, refreshments, give-aways and more. All funds will support Habitat’s mission of providing safe, stable homes and sharing God’s love in the community.

Contact Person: Jess Holland
Email: jholland@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: Erin Boyd
Email:erinboyd73@yahoo.com


BENCHMARK FAMILY SERVICES

Help CCCC host a pool party for Benchmark foster families on July 19, 6-8pm! Benchmark is reserving the Dickinson pool and CCCC Will be providing pizza and sodas. We will have a sign up for volunteers to bring waters, juices, snacks, and desserts. We will need volunteers to arrive at 5:30 to set up, help serve the food, and help clean up afterward.

Contact Person: Megan Lagoy
Email:


CENTER FOR PREGNANCY

OPPORTUNITY 1: The Center for Pregnancy is looking for a small group that would be interested in helping us complete a painting project and help with some cleaning around the Center. We will provide all the supplies!

OPPORTUNITY 2: The Center for Pregnancy is looking for an individual or a small group that would be interested in helping us assemble small gift bags called “Mommy Bags.” We fill these bags with small gifts and words of encouragement, and we give them to every client that has a positive pregnancy test. It is our way of celebrating with them and planting seeds of hope for the future. We need help assembling true bags and/or helping with items to fill the bags. Thanks!

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


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.

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

On August 10th, there will be a big Back to School event to help students receive clothing for before school starts. Volunteers needed, more details to come for that event in August!

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


CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY 

The Food Pantry is always in need of volunteers to help serve their clients  – 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: 


GALVESTION COUNTY FOOD BANK

Galveston County Food Bank is in need of individuals who can deliver food boxes for their Homebound Program. This is a once a month commitment to pick up the food box(es) from the food bank and deliver them to home(s) of those on your route. You can choose where you deliver and how many people are on your route. It’s a great way to bring needed food and some friendship to those in our area!

Contact Person:  Amanda McCarty
Email:amanda@galvestoncountyfoodbank.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 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


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

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.

Contact Person:  Sheila Thornton-Wright
Email: shethorntonwright@hotmail.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 date is Tuesday, Aug. 20 or 27, and Wednesday, Aug. 21 .  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: 


TODAY’S HARBOR FOR CHILDREN

OPPORTUNITY 1:  We are currently preparing for our summer program at Today’s Harbor for Children and looking for volunteers to help plan and host activities for the children. Volunteers can be individuals, families, or small groups and are responsible for coming up with and hosting activities during their time slot.  You can even choose the age group and time frame that works best for you on an available date.  Examples of activities are cooking or painting class, arts & crafts projects, water activities, PE games, life skills presentations, etc. Contact Christine Shelton at the number below with any questions or to schedule an activity on these possible dates (depends on availability):  July 30, 31 or Aug 1, 2

OPPORTUNITY 2:  Our Host Family Program, or “Anchor” Program, is a critical part of a child’s life at Today’s Harbor for Children. Without them, the entire organization would suffer.

Host Families are volunteers who invite a child (or children) from Today’s Harbor for Children into their homes to become a part of their own family during Host Family visits.  These visits offer the children important bonding time and mentorship with their Host Family and a much-needed break for our House Parents who work around the clock to care for the children. These visits could include a range of activities, including sporting events, backyard barbecues or movies, even a weekend, a portion of the summer or a holiday with their host family. Spending time off-campus with a Host Family gives children at the Harbor the opportunity to experience the daily routine and activities of family life outside our community.

Going on family outings and excursions is a crucial part of childhood, but that kind of ordinary fun that many of us take for granted is extraordinary for some!  This is an opportunity to do more than just volunteer your time, it’s a way to make a huge impact in young people on their life journey.

Contact Person:  Christine Shelton
Email: cshelton@todaysharborforchildren.org
Phone: (281) 471-9622 ext. 207


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 | May 2019

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

ANCHORPOINT

OPPORTUNITY 1: Our upcoming Cupcake War is in need of several different teams of volunteers. Pre-event, event day and post event teams are needed to sign up and serve others at our community event on Saturday, 6/22/19, from 12-6p (many different shift commitments available) to register as a volunteer and receive more info CLICK HERE 

OPPORTUNITY 2: Pathway to Hope Camp- a therapeutic week-long camp for vulnerable children and their families designed to meet the needs of the entire family, from parents, (Biological & adopted) children, and their siblings. Families learn to better connect with one another, understand and meet physical needs, and regulate behavior in the context of loving relationship. Camp ‘Buddies’ and volunteers are needed. (training provided) visit to learn more and download volunteer application HERE.

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


BAY AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

OPPORTUNITY 1: Bay Area Habitat for Humanity is building homes in LaPorte, Texas City and now 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. We are also doing critical home repairs for victims of Hurricane Harvey, bring your small group and come serve with us!

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: jholland@bahfh.org


BE THE LIGHT

OPPORTUNITY 1: Be the Light is joining “Love People Not Pixels” in a community effort to legally shut down the illicit SPA’s in our area. There are over 20 known illicit SPA’s that we pass by every day. Join our “Defender” program by attending our volunteer meeting on May 7th at 7:00 pm. We need our voices to be heard.

OPPORTUNITY 2: We need someone with website maintenance experience to help us with our website. We also need someone to run our social media efforts which bring a lot news and awareness about trafficking. We need leaders to take on some of our programs. We have a lot going on and need people with heart to help those with no voice. If you are ready to do something big- contact us!

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


CLEAR CREEK ORPHAN CARE

Clear Creek Orphan Care will be hosting several events, classes and conferences in 2019 and we are recruiting Orphan Care event volunteers. If you would like to be on the list of people we reach out to help with events, please let us know. You don’t have to commit to all events, but can opt in as planning starts for each event. Ways to serve include helping with food, set-up/clean-up and greeting. Let me know what questions you have!

Contact Person: Tiffany Granderson
Email: tgranderson@clearcreek.org
Phone Number: (281) 338-5433


CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY 

The Food Pantry is always in need of volunteers to help serve their clients  – 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: 


GALVESTON COUNTY FOOD BANK 

!!! New Delivery Drivers Needed !!!

Galveston County Food Bank is in need of individuals who can deliver food boxes for their Homebound Program. This is a once a month commitment to pick up the food box(es) from the food bank and deliver them to home(s) of those on your route. You can choose where you deliver and how many people are on your route. It’s a great way to bring needed food and some friendship to those in our area!

Contact Person: Amanda McCarty
Email: amanda@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org


GALVESTON URBAN MINISTRIES

OPPORTUNITY 1: Are you looking for a way to spend your summer that will help grow your compassion and professionalism? Are you looking for a way to spend your summer where you’re not only pouring out but also being poured into in a environment that’s also fun and fast paced? Then consider becoming a GUM Summer Intern!

As a GUM Intern not only will you learn practical and in-depth steps on how to alleviate poverty but you’ll also get to build real relationships, learn the ins and outs of working for a non-profit, and even learn project management skills!

Requirements:
– Applicants must be at least 19 years old or have finished their first year of college.
– Must have a passion for any of the following areas: construction, adult advocacy, family ministry, youth discipleship, kids ministry
– Must have a strong work ethic, can do attitude and a willingness to learn.

The internship will run May 31st-August 2nd.

Contact Person: Candis Jones
Email: candis@galvestonurbanministries.org

OPPORTUNITY 2: On the 3rd Thursday of every month from 11:30am to 1pm at the GUM Church (3818 Ball St. Galveston, Texas 77550) we host the GUM Lunch and Learn. This is a great opportunity for you and your team to hear in depth about who GUM is and the work we do every day to “develop holistic relationships to transform the community”.  REGISTER HERE

Contact Person:  Ash Hill
Email: thehills1715@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 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


SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS

Do you have a flair for decorating, like to work behind the scenes or just want to make a difference to a student?  Then come help set up and decorate for a 8th Grade Dance on Friday, May 17.  We’ll be turning the commons area of Brookside Intermediate into a beautiful Paris street!  We need 15 to 20 people from 4:15 to 5:45 at Brookside 3535 FM 528, Friendswood, 77546.

Contact Person: Jenn Ganley
Email: jganley@clearcreek.org


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

May 17th @ 6:30 TBJP has a party for children at a group home. Perfect place to serve for small group and families. In order to volunteer please contact me as everyone in small group needs to complete a volunteer.

Contact Person: Sheila Thornton-Wright
Email: shetthorntonwright@hotmail.com


THE CENTER FOR PREGNANCY

The Center for Pregnancy is hosting our annual Celebrate Moms event on Saturday, May 4th from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. This is a day where we celebrate and love on the women involved in our program, a very special event to be part of! We are looking for tables hostesses that would be willing to meet and welcome the moms during the event. We also need help with food, decor and gift bags. Please let me know if this is something you are interested in doing!

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


THE MERCY TREE

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 date are open: Tuesday, June 25 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: 


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?

Opportunity 1:  If you would like to help prepare a job by gathering or delivering tools or supplies, please CLICK HERE.

Opportunity 2:  If you would like to work in a home on a labor team please CLICK HERE.

Opportunity 3:  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/volunteer or for more information call Shari.

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

GO Ops | April 2019

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

 

 


BAY AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

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. We are also doing critical home repairs for victims of Hurricane Harvey, bring your small group and come serve with us!

Contact Person: Erin Boyd
Email: erinboyd73@yahoo.com


BAY AREA TURNING POINT

Bay Area Turning Point in Webster is in need of an individual or group of volunteers who can assist in completing the following projects: texture and repaint entry way; measure, cut and install solar screens on exterior windows. Both projects need individuals with experience in these types of work. Projects can be completed on flexible timeline and schedule.  For details and more information, contact Brad Granderson.

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


BENCHMARK FAMILY SERVICES 

Looking for a way to support local orphan care but not sure how to do it?  Would your small group be willing to adopt a foster family?  Serving foster families through Benchmark Family Services is great way to be involved in local orphan care!  These families are on the front lines of orphan care and would love if your small group could provide a meal, seasonal gifts, or playtime with their kids. You and your small group can do this as a one time go off or could adopt a family more long-term if you all hit it off!

Contact Person: Megan Lagoy
Email: megan.lagoy@gmail.com


CLEAR CREEK ORPHAN CARE

Clear Creek Orphan Care will be hosting several events, classes and conferences in 2019 and we are recruiting Orphan Care event volunteers. If you would like to be on the list of people we reach out to help with events, please let us know. You don’t have to commit to all events, but can opt in as planning starts for each event. Ways to serve include helping with food, set-up/clean-up and greeting. Let me know what questions you have!

Contact Person: Tiffany Granderson
Email: tgranderson@clearcreek.org
Phone Number: (281) 338-5433


CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY 

Individuals or small groups are always welcome to serve on Monday and Thursday mornings from 8-11am when the pantry is open to clients. You are welcome to just show up and ask to be put to work. The Clear Lake Food Pantry is housed at Clear Lake Baptist Church. 15700 Space Center Blvd. Houston 77062

Contact Person:  Kari Wilson 
Email: 


GALVESTON COUNTY FOOD BANK 

Opportunity 1:  Galveston County Food Bank is in need of individuals who can deliver food boxes for their Homebound Program. This is a once a month commitment to pick up the food box(es) from the food bank and deliver them to home(s) of those on your route. You can choose where you deliver and how many people are on your route. It’s a great way to bring needed food and some friendship to those in our area!

Contact Person: Amanda McCarty
Email: amanda@galvestoncountyfoodbank.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


THE LUKE SOCIETY

The Luke Society is a free medical clinic for the homeless on Saturdays, operating since 1995 in the same parking lot as Galveston Street Ministry.  Along with the medicine given to patients, Bibles and devotionals are also distributed. While some of the patients find it hard to read the Bibles, they love getting the easy-to-read devotionals.  Please consider donating your outdated devotionals to the homeless clients instead of throwing them away.  There are three drop-off locations; a container will be by the front door. The addresses are:

518 White Oak Pointe
1008 Broad Bay Lane
2026 Cutter Drive

If you are not able to drop them off, please contact Michele who will make other arrangements.

Contact Person: Michele Zaunbrecher
Email: mzaun14@gmail.com


THE MERCY TREE

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: Tuesdays – June 4, June 18; June 25. 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: 


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?

Opportunity 1:  If you would like to help prepare a job by gathering or delivering tools or supplies, please CLICK HERE.

Opportunity 2:  If you would like to work in a home on a labor team please CLICK HERE.

Opportunity 3:  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/volunteer or for more information call Shari.

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

GO Ops | March 2019

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


ANCHOR POINT

Don’t miss this great Anchor Point event:

WHAT: Pathway to Hope Camp – Camp is great for anyone who works closely with children
WHEN: Mondays, February 4th to April 15th, 6:30-8:30pm
HOW: VOLUNTEER

Contact Person: Kelly King
Email: kelly@anchorpoint.us
Phone Number: (832) 274-2304


BAY AREA TURNING POINT 

Opportunity 1: Shelter Food Pantry – Bring your small group to the shelter food pantry and help label & organize the food donations. Group sizes can vary in size. Please plan to stay for 2-3 hours. Children under 14 years old are not allowed in the shelter. This service opportunity can be scheduled any day of the week except Sunday and times are flexible with the availability of your group.

Opportunity 2: BATP Van Cleaning – BATP has 2 vans that are in need of a deep cleaning! Wash, detail and scotch guard the interior of both vans. They may be driven off site for this project. Date and time are flexible with your group’s availability. This would be a good activity to get the kids involved. If interested, please give me a call so we can coordinate with BATP.

Contact Person: Gina Holstien
Email: theholstiens@gmail.com
Phone Number: (281) 841-4037


BENCHMARK FAMILY SERVICES 

Bring a meal to a foster family. Sometimes foster families just need a little extra love. If you or your small group is willing to bring a meal, Benchmark can let us know which families have the greatest need. What a hands on way to support those on the front lines of Orphan Care!

Contact Person: Megan Lagoy
Email: megan.lagoy@gmail.com
Phone Number: (713) 417-3449


CARING COUNTS 

Opportunity 1: There is a great need for hygiene products for 4th grade boys & girls @ KE Little Elementary. Please provide deodorant, soap & any additional hygiene products. There is also a lice epidemic that needs to be treated for the children. Please provide lice kits, bedding, sheets, pillows & carpet spray.

Opportunity 2: Desperate need for male mentors who can show up for 30 minuets, 1X/week to meet w/ one elementary age boy. No tutoring, just meet! Have lunch, color, play a game, or puzzle.

Contact Person: Chanda McKinney
Email: chanda@mentoringcounts.com
Phone Number: (832) 414-1881


CENTER FOR PREGNANCY 

We are looking for individuals or small groups that would be interested in helping with our annual Celebrate Moms event in May. We spend a day pampering our clients making them feel appreciated and valued!

Opportunity 1: We need professionals that would be willing to offer their services in cutting hair, giving massages, facials, pedicures, manicures, etc.

Opportunity 2: We also need groups that would be able to help set up, decorate and coordinate food.

If you are interested, please let us know!

Contact Person: Jenna Kraft
Email: jennaruth17@gmail.com
Phone Number: (832) 573-8929


CLEAR CREEK ORPHAN CARE

Clear Creek Orphan Care will be hosting several events, classes and conferences in 2019 and we are recruiting Orphan Care event volunteers. If you would like to be on the list of people we reach out to help with events, please let us know. You don’t have to commit to all events, but can opt in as planning starts for each event. Ways to serve include helping with food, set-up/clean-up and greeting. Let me know what questions you have!

Contact Person: Tiffany Granderson
Email: tgranderson@clearcreek.org
Phone Number: (281) 338-5433


CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY 

Individuals or small groups are always welcome to serve on Monday and Thursday mornings from 8-11am when the pantry is open to clients. You are welcome to just show up and ask to be put to work. The Clear Lake Food Pantry is housed at Clear Lake Baptist Church. 15700 Space Center Blvd. Houston 77062

Contact Person:  Kari Wilson 
Email: 
Phone Number: (713) 906-8558


FRIENDS THRU THE FIGHT

Friends thru the Fight’s mission is to serve local Galveston County patients currently fighting breast or gynecological cancers by providing encouragement along with support services, meet emergent financial & spiritual needs

Friends thru the Fight is in need of items to add to “Fight Bags” that are distributed to local clinics and newly diagnosed patients. Current primary needs are travel size lotions and hand sanitizers (Bath and Body Works is always popular with the patients), lip balm and small notebooks. We are also in need of more heart pillows (that are used post surgery) to be sewn to add to bags. Other items that are used in bags are mechanical pencils/pens, fuzzy socks, informational books, clinging crosses, scarves/beanies, travel Kleenex (and any other items that can be used during treatment/appointments).  Link for monetary donations to help purchase these items: http://friendsthruthefight.weebly.com/donations.html

Contact Person:  Dusti Suhre
Email: 
Phone Number: (281) 773-8407


GALVESTON COUNTY FOOD BANK 

Opportunity 1:  Galveston County Food Bank is in need of individuals who can deliver food boxes for their Homebound Program. This is a once a month commitment to pick up the food box(es) from the food bank and deliver them to home(s) of those on your route. You can choose where you deliver and how many people are on your route. It’s a great way to bring needed food and some friendship to those in our area!

Contact Person: Amanda McCart
Email: amanda@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org
Phone Number: (409) 945-4232

Opportunity 2: Galveston County Food Bank is in need of individuals or small groups who are able to help sort food at their Texas City location (624 4th Ave. N., Texas City, TX 77590). Food donations must be checked for expiration dates and any damage. All usable food is then sorted by category to be sent to local partner agencies. Sorting hours are M-F 9am to 5pm and Sat. 9am to 1pm. Special hours (nights/Sat.) can be scheduled in advance. This is a fun time for small groups!

Contact Person: Rory McCormick
Email: rory@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org
Phone Number: (409) 945-4232


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 
Phone Number: (281) 948-2119


 

THE LUKE SOCIETY

The Luke Society is a free medical clinic for the homeless on Saturdays, operating since 1995 in the same parking lot as Galveston Street Ministry.  Along with the medicine given to patients, Bibles and devotionals are also distributed. While some of the patients find it hard to read the Bibles, they love getting the easy-to-read devotionals.  Please consider donating your outdated devotionals to the homeless clients instead of throwing them away.  There are three drop-off locations; a container will be by the front door. The addresses are:

518 White Oak Pointe
1008 Broad Bay Lane
2026 Cutter Drive

If you are not able to drop them off, please contact Michele who will make other arrangements.

Contact Person: Michele Zaunbrecher
Email: mzaun14@gmail.com
Phone Number: (281) 554-2307


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 – April 22, and
Tuesdays – April 16, 23; 30.
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: 
Phone Number: (832) 465-8834


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?

Opportunity 1:  If you would like to help prepare a job by gathering or delivering tools or supplies, please CLICK HERE.

Opportunity 2:  If you would like to work in a home on a labor team please CLICK HERE.

Opportunity 3:  First Saturday Serve is the first Saturday of each month.  We meet at the 4B Warehouse at 200 Gulf Freeway South in League City (the old Kroger), 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/volunteer or for more information call Shari.

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

GO Ops | Februay 2019

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


ANCHOR POINT

Don’t miss these two great Anchor Point events:

Opportunity 1:
WHAT: Pathway to Hope Camp – Camp is great for anyone who works closely with children
WHEN: Mondays, February 4th to April 15th, 6:30-8:30pm
HOW: VOLUNTEER

Opportunity 2:
WHAT: HopeGolfs
WHEN: Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5-8pm
WHERE: TopGolf, 24101 Gulf Freeway, Webster 77598
HOW: REGISTER OR MORE INFO

Contact Person: Kelly King
Email: kelly@anchorpoint.us
Phone Number: (832) 274-2304


BE THE LIGHT

The Seeds of Summer program has openings to help teach biblical life Skill classes at the juvenile detention center. These kids are at a higher risk of being trafficked due to their current circumstances. We provide ways to help them change their life by changing their thinking. Classes are held in Texas City at the Jerry Esmond Juvenile Detention Center. Classes are held the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Saturday’s of each month from 9-11 am. Training provided. Rotating schedule available, you can serve once a month or as you are available. Must have background check and fingerprinting to serve. For more information go to www.houstontrafficking.org

Contact Person: Tanya McAllister
Email: bethelighthou@outlook.com
Phone Number: (832) 771-4549


BENCHMARK FAMILY SERVICES

Opportunity 1: Support the Benchmark staff as they support the foster families by bringing the staff a meal! Your small group can pick the day and provide lunch and encouragement for the staff.

Opportunity 2: Let us know if you and your small group would like to bring a meal to a local foster family who is experiencing a rough patch! The family might have a new placement or just be feeling overwhelmed with the struggles they face with their foster kids or dealing with the system. The Benchmark staff will help us identify a family in need once we have a group ready to go to provide a meal!

Contact Person: Megan Lagoy
Email: megan.lagoy@gmail.com
Phone Number: (713) 417-3449


CARING COUNTS

Opportunity 1: There is a great need for hygiene products for 4th grade boys & girls @ KE Little Elementary and there is currently a lice epidemic.  Your small group could put together a box with some or all of the items needed:  deodorant, soap & any additional hygiene products, lice kits, bedding, sheets, pillows & carpet spray.

Opportunity 2: There is always a desperate need for male mentors who can show up for 30 minutes, just one time a week to meet with just one elementary age boy.  There is no tutoring involved, just meeting! Have lunch, color, play a game, or puzzle.

Contact Person: Chanda McKinney
Email: chanda@mentoringcounts.com
Phone Number: (832) 414-1881


CENTER FOR PREGNANCY

We are looking for individuals or small groups that would be interested in helping with our annual Celebrate Moms event in May. We spend a day pampering our clients making them feel appreciated and valued!

Opportunity 1: We need professionals that would be willing to offer their services in cutting hair, giving massages, facials, pedicures, manicures, etc.

Opportunity 2: We also need groups that would be able to help set up, decorate and coordinate food.

If you are interested, please let us know!

Contact Person: Jenna Kraft
Email: jennaruth17@gmail.com
Phone Number: (832) 573-8929


CLEAR CREEK ORPHAN CARE

Clear Creek Orphan Care will be hosting several events, classes and conferences in 2019 and we are recruiting Orphan Care event volunteers. If you would like to be on the list of people we reach out to help with events, please let us know. You don’t have to commit to all events, but can opt in as planning starts for each event. Ways to serve include helping with food, set-up/clean-up and greeting. Let me know what questions you have!

Contact Person: Tiffany Granderson
Email: tgranderson@clearcreek.org
Phone Number: (281) 338-5433


CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY

Individuals or small groups are always welcome to serve on Monday and Thursday mornings from 8-11am when the pantry is open to clients. You are welcome to just show up and ask to be put to work. The Clear Lake Food Pantry is housed at Clear Lake Baptist Church. 15700 Space Center Blvd. Houston 77062

Contact Person:  Kari Wilson 
Email: 
Phone Number: (713) 906-8558


FRIENDS THRU THE FIGHT

Friends thru the Fight’s mission is to serve local Galveston County patients currently fighting breast or gynecological cancers by providing encouragement along with support services, meet emergent financial & spiritual needs

Opportunity 1: Friends thru the Fight is in need of donations for our upcoming annual Patient Appreciation Luncheon on Sunday, February 10th. We are currently accepting any of the following:

  • Gift Cards of any denomination to use for patient gifts and raffle (prefer $10-$25 increments- great options are restaurants, grocery stores, Target/Walmart type stores, Amazon, etc.)
  • Gift donations (I.e. jewelry, accessories, beauty sets, pampering packages such as spa/nails…anything we can use as raffle and patient gifts)
  • Monetary Donations- this helps offset our costs. Link for donations: http://friendsthruthefight.weebly.com/donations.htmlThe luncheon is our favorite day of the year as we come together to celebrate those who have completed treatment, cheer on those who are navigating treatment, honor those we have lost and thank our amazing donors and supporters.

Opportunity 2: Friends thru the Fight is also in need of items to add to “Fight Bags” that are distributed to local clinics and newly diagnosed patients. Current primary needs are travel size lotions and hand sanitizers (Bath and Body Works is always popular with the patients), lip balm and small notebooks. We are also in need of more heart pillows (that are used post surgery) to be sewn to add to bags. Other items that are used in bags are mechanical pencils/pens, fuzzy socks, informational books, clinging crosses, scarves/beanies, travel Kleenex (and any other items that can be used during treatment/appointments).  Link for monetary donations to help purchase these items: http://friendsthruthefight.weebly.com/donations.html

Contact Person:  Dusti Suhre
Email: 
Phone Number: (281) 773-8407


GALVESTON COUNTY FOOD BANK

Opportunity 1:  Galveston County Food Bank is in need of individuals who can deliver food boxes for their Homebound Program. This is a once a month commitment to pick up the food box(es) from the food bank and deliver them to home(s) of those on your route. You can choose where you deliver and how many people are on your route. It’s a great way to bring needed food and some friendship to those in our area!

Opportunity 2: Galveston County Food Bank is in need of individuals or small groups who are able to help sort food at their Texas City location (624 4th Ave. N., Texas City, TX 77590). Food donations must be checked for expiration dates and any damage. All usable food is then sorted by category to be sent to local partner agencies. Sorting hours are W-F 9am to Noon and 1pm to 4pm. Special hours (nights/Sat.) can be scheduled in advance. This is a fun time for small groups!

Contact Person: Amanda McCarty
Email: amanda@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org
Phone Number: (409) 945-4232


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 
Phone Number: (281) 948-2119


GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive at

Clear Creek Community Church
Sunday, 02/17/2019 (08:00 am – 02:00 pm)
999 Egret Bay
Donor Coach – Donor Coach
League City, TX 77573

More than 1,000 donations per day are needed by patients in the Texas Gulf Coast region, and your blood donation could help save up to three lives.

Contact Person: Laura Reddell
Email: laurareddell@alumni.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (832) 385-9467


INNOVATIVE ALTERNATIVES

IA wants to re-enactment some of our services on video for our website. These include representations of:
1) counseling client individual sessions—1 person
2) Couples/Family Reconciliation Mediation sessions (1 male & 1 female)
3) Eldercare Mediation Sessions (4-5 people, one to play a part with early Alzheimer’s)
4) Workplace Team Mediation Sessions (10+ people)

Opportunity 1: We need people willing to act as clients for these videos. We will note that no ‘real clients’ are used for these depictions of IA services.

Opportunity 2: We also need people well versed in lighting for the video shoot, and video editing skills if available so we do not need to pay for these services if at all possible.

We’d like to begin shooting these during the last week of February. We can be flexible during any of our open hours: 8a – 8p Mon – Thurs, 8a-5p or Saturday 9a-1p. This project will likely continue through March and possibly April. We do not expect to have the ability to shoot them all at once, but as various sized groups become available.

Contact Person: Sharon Bayus
Email: sbayus@innovativealternatives.org
Phone Number:(713) 222-2525

Opportunity 3:  Refreshing the paint and decals on a mural for the childrens’ waiting room. We need to repaint the mural with flat paint and also apply new decals.

Contact Person: Matthew Morse
Email: mmorse@innovativealternatives.org
Phone Number:(713) 222-252


SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS

Opportunity 1: Ten to fifteen helpers for the Ross Elementary Character In the Hat Night on March 7, 5-7pm

  • Volunteers to help run sessions (Family Yoga (there is already an instructor), Making stress balls, Family Noodle Tag, Making Candy Grams for Hospital patients, Making kindness rocks)
  • A shopper or two to help purchase decorations and supplies
  • REGISTER

Opportunity 2: Twenty volunteers to help set up and decorate for Brookside Intermediate 8th Grade Dance on May 17 (4:30pm-6:00pm-ish)

  • Help setting up and decorating for the dance
  • A shopper or two to purchase decorations once the committee decides on a theme
  • REGISTER

Contact Person: Jenn Ganley
Email: jganley@clearcreek.org
Phone Number: (281)338-5433


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

Opportunity 1:  The Birthday Joy Program is starting a new program within the nonprofit. They are in the process of collecting new children’s books from pre-k through 5th grade. A great collection of books would be wonderful.  To arrange a donation, contact Sheila.

Opportunity 2: TBJP host parties twice a month and is always in need of volunteers. If a small group is interested, there is an application process to be made for everyone in the small group to complete prior to volunteering. If a small group is interested, please contact to complete the application process.

Contact Person: Sheila Thornton-Wright
Email: shethorntonwright@hotmail.com
Phone Number: (832) 904-4578


THE LUKE SOCIETY

The Luke Society is a free medical clinic for the homeless on Saturdays, operating since 1995 in the same parking lot as Galveston Street Ministry.  Along with the medicine given to patients, Bibles and devotionals are also distributed. While some of the patients find it hard to read the Bibles, they love getting the easy-to-read devotionals.  Please consider donating your outdated devotionals to the homeless clients instead of throwing them away.  There are three drop-off locations; a container will be by the front door. The addresses are:

518 White Oak Pointe
1008 Broad Bay Lane
2026 Cutter Drive

If you are not able to drop them off, please contact Michele who will make other arrangements.

Contact Person: Michele Zaunbrecher
Email: mzaun14@gmail.com
Phone Number: (281) 554-2307


THE MERCY TREE

Individuals, families, or small groups can volunteer to provide a meal 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 date is open: Monday – Feb 11.

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 or other needs.

Contact Person: Richard Guidetti
Email: 
Phone Number: (832) 465-8834


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?

Opportunity 1:  If you would like to help prepare a job by gathering or delivering tools or supplies, please CLICK HERE.

Opportunity 2:  If you would like to work in a home on a labor team please CLICK HERE.

Opportunity 3:  First Saturday Serve is the first Saturday of each month.  We meet at the 4B Warehouse at 200 Gulf Freeway South in League City (the old Kroger), 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/volunteer or for more information call Shari.

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

GO Ops | January 2019

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


BE THE LIGHT

Opportunity 1:  January is National Human Trafficking month. Be the Light Has partnered with The Collective Group for a community event at the College of The Mainland on Thursday, January 24th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Local officials are expected from Galveston, League City, Webster, Seabrook and surrounding areas. This event will bring the focus on the numerous local organizations in our area that are contributing their time and efforts in fighting trafficking in our own backyards. As we join together the collective group can have a bigger impact in our area. Come hear from the organizations that are the hands and feet serving in our area. The event will be informative and help us serve together for a common cause. For more information go to www.houstontrafficking.org

Opportunity 2:  The Seeds of Summer program has openings to help teach biblical life Skill classes at the juvenile detention center. These kids are at a higher risk of being trafficked due to their current circumstances. We provide ways to help them change their life by changing their thinking. Classes are held in Texas City at the Jerry Esmond Juvenile Detention Center. Classes are held the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Saturday’s of each month from 9-11 am. Training provided. Rotating schedule available, you can serve once a month or as you are available. Must have background check and fingerprinting to serve. For more information go to www.houstontrafficking.org

Contact Person: Tanya McAllister
Email: bethelighthou@outlook.com
Phone Number: (832) 771-4549


BENCHMARK FAMILY SERVICES

Opportunity 1: Benchmark staff lunch. The work they do to support foster kids and foster families is consuming and very hard. They work crazy hours in stressful situations and could use the encouragement of a team meal if your small group is willing to provide a lunch for about 15 people.

Contact Person: Megan Lagoy
Email: megan.lagoy@gmail.com
Phone Number: (713) 417-3449


CLEAR CREEK ORPHAN CARE

Clear Creek Orphan Care will be hosting several events, classes and conferences in 2019 and we are recruiting Orphan Care event volunteers. If you would like to be on the list of people we reach out to help with events, please let us know. You don’t have to commit to all events, but can opt in as planning starts for each event. Ways to serve include helping with food, set-up/clean-up and greeting. Let me know what questions you have!

Contact Person: Tiffany Granderson
Email: tgranderson@clearcreek.org
Phone Number: (281) 338-5433


CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY

Opportunity 1:  If your small group is looking for a Saturday Go-op, please consider serving at the Food Pantry! There are always small odd jobs that can be done on any given weekend– from cleaning to organization to small construction projects!

Opportunity 2:  Individuals or small groups are always welcome to serve on Monday and Thursday mornings from 8-11am when the pantry is open to clients. You are welcome to just show up and ask to be put to work. The Clear Lake Food Pantry is housed at Clear Lake Baptist Church. 15700 Space Center Blvd. Houston 77062

Contact Person:  Kari Wilson 
Email: 
Phone Number: (713) 906-8558


GALVESTON COUNTY FOOD BANK

Opportunity 1:  Galveston County Food Bank is in need of individuals who can deliver food boxes for their Homebound Program. This is a once a month commitment to pick up the food box(es) from the food bank and deliver them to home(s) of those on your route. You can choose where you deliver and how many people are on your route. It’s a great way to bring needed food and some friendship to those in our area!

Opportunity 2: Galveston County Food Bank is in need of individuals or small groups who are able to help sort food at their Texas City location (624 4th Ave. N., Texas City, TX 77590). Food donations must be checked for expiration dates and any damage. All usable food is then sorted by category to be sent to local partner agencies. Sorting hours are W-F 9am to Noon and 1pm to 4pm. Special hours (nights/Sat.) can be scheduled in advance. This is a fun time for small groups!

Contact Person: Amanda McCarty
Email: amanda@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org
Phone Number: (409) 945-4232

 

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 
Phone Number: (281) 948-2119


 


THE LUKE SOCIETY

The Luke Society is a free medical clinic for the homeless on Saturdays, operating since 1995 in the same parking lot as Galveston Street Ministry.  Along with the medicine given to patients, Bibles and devotionals are also distributed. While some of the patients find it hard to read the Bibles, they love getting the easy-to-read devotionals.  Please consider donating your outdated devotionals to the homeless clients instead of throwing them away.  There are three drop-off locations; a container will be by the front door. The addresses are:

518 White Oak Pointe
1008 Broad Bay Lane
2026 Cutter Drive

If you are not able to drop them off, please contact Michele who will make other arrangements.

Contact Person: Michele Zaunbrecher
Email: mzaun14@gmail.com
Phone Number: (281) 554-2307


THE MERCY TREE

Individuals, families, or small groups can volunteer to provide a meal 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 moment, only Monday, 28th and Tuesday 29th are open in January.

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 or other needs.

Contact Person: Richard Guidetti
Email: 
Phone Number: (832) 465-8834


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?

Opportunity 1:  If you would like to help prepare a job by gathering or delivering tools or supplies, please CLICK HERE.

Opportunity 2:  If you would like to work in a home on a labor team please CLICK HERE.

No experience is necessary for these roles; 4B trained staff and volunteers will guide you.

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

GO Ops | December 2018

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


ANCHOR POINT FAMILY MINISTRIES

Opportunity 1:  Operation Christmas Blessing Open House. This is the one time every year we bring our partners together with our Anchor Point families. If you, your work group, small group or church family would like to ‘adopt a family’ and provide a gift of encouragement we would love to send you more details.

Save the date: This very special open house will be from 11am-6pm on Thursday, December 13th, 2018.

Opportunity 2:  Shop and Save Lives!  AmazonSmile – You shop. Amazon gives. Christmas Shopping Season is just around the corner!

When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates to your favorite charitable organization.

1. Set up an account with Amazon Smile by visiting: http://www.smile.amazon.com
2. Choose Anchor Point, League City, TX as the charity you wish to support.
3. Make all your purchases through Smile.Amazon.com
(same website as Amazon.com, only Anchor Point receives credit once chosen)
Don’t forget to link your Kroger card to Anchor Point’s Organization #GU652 @
https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow/

Contact Person: Kelly King
Email: kelly@anchorpoint.us
Phone Number:  (832) 274-2304


BE THE LIGHT

Opportunity 1:  January is National Human Trafficking month. Be the Light Has partnered with The Collective Group for a community event at the College of The Mainland on Thursday, January 24th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Local officials are expected from Galveston, League City, Webster, Seabrook and surrounding areas. This event will bring the focus on the numerous local organizations in our area that are contributing their time and efforts in fighting trafficking in our own backyards. As we join together the collective group can have a bigger impact in our area. Come hear from the organizations that are the hands and feet serving in our area. The event will be informative and help us serve together for a common cause. For more information go to www.houstontrafficking.org

Opportunity 2:  The Seeds of Summer program has openings to help teach biblical life Skill classes at the juvenile detention center. These kids are at a higher risk of being trafficked due to their current circumstances. We provide ways to help them change their life by changing their thinking. Classes are held in Texas City at the Jerry Esmond Juvenile Detention Center. Classes are held the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Saturday’s of each month from 9-11 am. Training provided. Rotating schedule available, you can serve once a month or as you are available. Must have background check and fingerprinting to serve. For more information go to www.houstontrafficking.org

Contact Person: Tanya McAllister
Email: bethelighthou@outlook.com
Phone Number: (832) 771-4549


BENCHMARK FAMILY SERVICES

Opportunity 1:  Benchmark Family Christmas Party! Help support local orphan care by providing the foster families of Benchmark family services with an awesome Christmas party experience. We will need small groups to help set up and clean up, and to help serve food and supervise craft and playtime. Small groups may be asked to donate desserts for the event. Your children are welcome to come and eat and play along with the foster kids!

Opportunity 2:  Is there a small group available to bless the staff of Benchmark Family services (about 12-15 people) with a lunch at their office as they go about the never-ending work of finding and stabilizing safe homes for local orphans through foster care? It would be around noon on a weekday of your choosing.

Contact Person: Megan Lagoy
Email: megan.lagoy@gmail.com
Phone Number: (713) 417-3449


THE CENTER FOR PREGNANCY

The Center for Pregnancy is looking for individuals, families or small groups that would be interested in adopting a family for Christmas. Every year, our goal is to have every family in our program be adopted and then invite them to a Christmas party where we get to share the Gospel and show them the love of Christ! If you are interested in learning more, please let us know!

Contact Person: Jenna Kraft
Email: jennaruth17@gmail.com
Phone Number: (832) 573-8929


CLEAR CREEK ORPHAN CARE

Clear Creek Orphan Care will be hosting several events, classes and conferences in 2019 and we are recruiting Orphan Care event volunteers. If you would like to be on the list of people we reach out to help with events, please let us know. You don’t have to commit to all events, but can opt in as planning starts for each event. Ways to serve include helping with food, set-up/clean-up and greeting. Let me know what questions you have!

Contact Person: Tiffany Granderson
Email: tgranderson@clearcreek.org
Phone Number: (281) 338-5433


CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY

Opportunity 1:  If your small group is looking for a Saturday Go-op, please consider serving at the Food Pantry! There are always small odd jobs that can be done on any given weekend– from cleaning to organization to small construction projects!

Opportunity 2:  Individuals or small groups are always welcome to serve on Monday and Thursday mornings from 8-11am when the pantry is open to clients. You are welcome to just show up and ask to be put to work. The Clear Lake Food Pantry is housed at Clear Lake Baptist Church. 15700 Space Center Blvd. Houston 77062

Contact Person:  Kari Wilson 
Email: 
Phone Number: (713) 906-8558


GALVESTON COUNTY FOOD BANK

Opportunity 1:  Galveston County Food Bank is in need of individuals who can deliver food boxes for their Homebound Program. This is a once a month commitment to pick up the food box(es) from the food bank and deliver them to home(s) of those on your route. You can choose where you deliver and how many people are on your route. It’s a great way to bring needed food and some friendship to those in our area!

Contact Person: Amanda McCarty
Email: amanda@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org
Phone Number: (409) 945-4232

Opportunity 2:  Galveston County Food Bank is in need of individuals or small groups who are able to help sort food at their Texas City location (624 4th Ave. N., Texas City, TX 77590). Food donations must be checked for expiration dates and any damage. All usable food is then sorted by category to be sent to local partner agencies. Sorting hours are W-F 9am to Noon and 1pm to 4pm. Special hours (nights/Sat.) can be scheduled in advance. This is a fun time for small groups!

Contact Person: Monica Clark
Email:
Phone Number: (409) 945-4232


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 
Phone Number: (281) 948-2119


LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Opportunity 1:  It is Christmas time! Come out and be a part of the Greatest Christmas Shoppe at Lighthouse Christian Ministries. Each year our Christmas Shoppe benefits low-income families in our area that are in need of some Christmas assistance. We will be needing volunteers to sort and mark down presents December 12th and 13th, as well as volunteers to help our clients shop December 18th, 19th, & 20th. This is an awesome opportunity for a small group as well as individuals!

Opportunity 2:  Are you skilled at gift wrapping? Do you find gift wrapping as a stress reliever? Well then we have the perfect opportunity for you! Come out to Baybrook Mall December 14th or 18th to help gift wrap presents. All donations from gift wrapping go directly to support our ministry and mission in our community. There are several shift available throughout each day. This is a great time of fellowship and showing off some of your Christmas spirit!  You can sign up HERE

Contact Person: Marissa Reiter
Email: marissa@lighthousecm.org
Phone Number: (281) 339-3033


ORPHAN CARE SUPPORT

What: Foster Parent Night Out
When: Saturday, December 15, 2:45-7:00pm AND Saturday, January 26, 2019 2:45-7:00pm
Where: Kiddie Academy West in League City

You can choose one or both dates as we serve the foster families within Clear Creek Community Church.  We host foster children (and their siblings) from birth to 12 years old once a month at a local daycare. Finding childcare for foster families can prove to be difficult, so this allows foster parents to have some (much-needed) time to themselves. Especially at this time of year, Foster Parent Night Out will allow foster parents time to do some Christmas shopping and present wrapping in December or just a bit of relaxing in January!

Kiddie Academy provides staff for each room, but we supply the volunteers! This is a great way for these kids to have another positive influence in their lives. Most days it is hard to tell who is having more fun – the kids or the volunteers! We have kids from ALL campuses attend this event monthly! Great Go-Op for small groups and/or individuals looking to show love to the orphans in our community. You are welcome to bring fun crafts for the kids to do if you’d like!

Background check is required by the church. If interested, contact Cari and she will get you signed up.

Not everyone is called to foster or adopt, but everyone can do something. Could this be YOUR “something?”

Contact Person: Cari Hicks 
Email: cariann207@msn.com
Phone Number: (832) 722-8069


THE MERCY TREE

Individuals, families, or small groups can volunteer to provide a meal 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 Dec 12, and Jan 10, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 28 and 29 are open.

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 or other needs.

Contact Person: Richard Guidetti
Email: 
Phone Number: (832) 465-8834


4B DISASTER RESPONSE NETWORK

Opportunity 1: We’re looking for a volunteer with some WordPress or general website design experience to work on a registration and calendar feature on our website.  If you are interested in helping out the Harvey recovery efforts but were still looking for a way to use your computing talents then this is for you!

Opportunity 2:  Does your small group have any construction experience?  There are still homes that need help recovering from Hurricane Harvey.  Contact Shari about the skill level of your group and she can match you with a homeowner that needs help.

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