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

GO Ops | November 2018

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


A PEACEFUL PLACE 

Opportunity 1:  Small Groups can serve with A Peaceful Place by:
-helping on a 1st Saturday on Decorating and Moving Teams
-adopting a client family during the holidays with gifts, food, etc.
-holding a Cleaning Supplies or Linens Drive

Opportunity 2: Donations Needed!  Please visit our website to get a full description of items we accept. apeaceful.place

Contact Person: Kelly Krueger
Email: krueger729@gmail.com
Phone Number: (713) 828-5632


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!

Contact Person: Jess Holland
Email: jholland@bahfh.org
Phone Number: (281) 337-3590

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
Phone Number: (281) 615-5134


BAY AREA TURNING POINT

Opportunity 1:  Resale Shop Assistance – help receive and stock donations, price items, clean windows, dust shelving, Ebay assistance (taking pics and writing descriptions), run register, welcome guests. 2 – 4 hour shift. Helping aged kids are welcome. No limit to group size.

Opportunity 2:  Serve a Meal – cook and serve a meal to 70 women and children in the shelter. All details will be provided to you ahead of time to make things run smoothly. This could include a themed night (i.e. Tuesday Taco Bar) or a fun dessert night for the shelter residents also. Maximum group size in the shelter should be 6 adults. No children under 14 are permitted.

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


BE THE LIGHT

Opportunity 1:  Volunteers needed to assist with the teaching of biblical Life Skill classes for the boys and girls at the Texas City Juvenile Detention Center. All volunteers are required to have background checks and fingerprinting in order to serve in the facility. Contact us for more details.

Opportunity 2:  If you want to get involved in fighting human trafficking with Be the Light but feel you need to better equip yourself check out the upcoming Free the Captives’ 9th Annual Houston Human Trafficking Conference. The Conference will provide the latest information and practical tools to stop human trafficking. Registration is open.  Click Here
January 25, 2019
United Way 50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

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


BIG BROTHER BIG SISTERS PROGRAM

Make a difference in the life of a CCISD student with the Big Brother Big Sisters School Program.  For less than an hour a week meet with a matched “little” at one of our 5 partner Intermediate schools. You can find more information about this organization and the positive experience of mentoring by clicking HERE.

CLICK HERE to complete an application.

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


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 LAKE FOOD PANTRY

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!

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. 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:  We are excited to be rolling into our holiday season at Lighthouse Christian Ministries! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we have a couple different ways to serve. We are needing donations to put together our Thanksgiving Meal Blessings Baskets. The list can be found on our Facebook. We are also in need of volunteers to help put these baskets together on November 12th & 13th. This would be a great serving opportunity for small groups! Please feel free to e-mail if you have any question or would like to be sent the list of food needed for the baskets directly.

Opportunity 2:  Before you know it Christmas will be here! Every year Lighthouse Christian Ministries puts together The Greatest Christmas Shoppe for the community of Bacliff and San Leon who are in need of Christmas assistance. As always donated gifts are very much appreciated. We will also need volunteers to help sort and separate the gifts, set up, decorate, and serve during the Christmas Shoppe on December 18th,19th, & 20th. If you are interested or have any question contact Lighthouse!

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


ORPHAN CARE SUPPORT

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

Join us as we serve the foster families within Clear Creek Community Church for our last Foster Parent Night Out of the year. 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 Christmas time, this will allow foster parents time to do some Christmas shopping, present wrapping, or just a minute to relax!

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 Christmas 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


PREGNANCY AND PARENTING SUPPORT CENTER

The Pregnancy and Parenting Support Center of Galveston County will be hosting a volunteer meeting on November 8 at 6:30 PM located at the Center in Texas City. Come and join us to find out how you or your small group can volunteer on an on-going basis or for a one time event. For more details on the meeting please contact the Center at 409-945-2888.

Some immediate needs for the Pregnancy Center include security for nighttime classes one time a week, childcare during class time both in the daytime and evening, and lawn care.

Contact Person: Vikki Blanco
Email: 
Phone Number: (409) 739-45776908


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

TBJP is in need of a small group to serve at a group home facility in Galveston at the Children Center . Celebrating November & December birthdays of the children the resides here. Your group would help with setting up the party, working stations/games and then help tear down and clean up at the end. This party is on Sunday, Nov. 18th from 2-4, volunteers would need to arrive by 1:00. Please contact if interested. Those wanting to serve would need to fill out a form prior to serving.

Contact Person: Sheila Thornton-Wright
Email: 
Phone Number: (832) 904-4578


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, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, and Dec. 12 are still “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

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

Go-Ops | October 2018


BENCHMARK FAMILY SERVICES

Egret Bay Community Impact Day – Benchmark Family Game Night. October 27, 4:30-7:00 p.m.

Bring a dessert and a game to share and come ready to play with some foster families!

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


CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY

The Food Pantry is always looking for volunteers to serve on Monday and Thursday mornings 7:30 to 11 a.m. You can help serve a hot meal, send families home with a bag of food for the week, or distribute clothes and other necessity items. The food pantry is located at Clear Lake Baptist Church. 15700 Space Center Blvd. 77062

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


GALVESTON COUNTY FOOD BANK

The Galveston County Food Bank is in need of 60 volunteers on Saturday, Oct. 27th in Texas City for the “Touch a Truck” event. This is a great time for families!!! There are multiple shifts (7 – 10 a.m., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1 – 5 p.m.) and various stations (corn box, fire truck, misc. truck monitors) to choose to volunteer at. Use the link below to select the station/shift you would like to help out with. The location address is 409 6th Street North, Texas City, 77590.

REGISTER HERE

Contact Person: Stephanie McCoy
Email: stephmccoy2@gmail.com
Phone Number: (405) 590-2679


GOOD NEIGHBORS

Good Neighbors will be hosting our annual Fall Fest on Saturday, October 20 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This event is similar to a school fall carnival, and is very kid friendly, so feel free to bring your group’s kids with you to serve. We are in need of small groups to host games or booths to serve the children of the neighborhood. If your small group would like to be in charge of field games, the refreshment table, bean bag toss, apple bobbing, etc., please contact us to reserve your space. We generally limit this opportunity to the first 3 groups to reserve.

Contact Person: Leanne Sweeney
Email: sweeney.leanne@yahoo.com
Phone Number: (281) 948-2119


INNOVATIVE ALTERNATIVES

Opportunity 1:  Innovative Alternatives needs a group of actors/stage set-up for filming mock mediations, counseling scenarios and possibly trainings that we offer – due to HIPPA laws, we cannot use our clients so we want to stage real-life scenarios that our agency treats for marketing purposes.

Contact Person: Posey Parker
Email: pparker@innovativealternatives.org
Phone Number: (713) 829-0129

Opportunity 2:  KSBJ Volunteer Line – Innovative Alternatives will train volunteers to take calls at selected times from our KSBJ Crisis Prayer line. When mental health needs arise, the volunteer will refer the caller to Innovative Alternatives for further help.

Contact Person: Cherrie McBurney
Email: cmcburney@innovativealternatives.org
Phone Number: (832) 226-3611


LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Opportunity 1: LCM is looking for small groups to help with furniture delivery for families recovering from Hurricane Harvey. Dates and times are flexible.

Contact Person: Erika Steele
Email: erika@lighthousecm.org
Phone Number: (832) 385-9232

Opportunity 2:  It’s time for the annual Halloween outreach on Halloween night at LCM. Groups needed to help pass out food, run games/activities in the parking lot, and pass out candy. A fun family-friendly serve opportunity.

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


LOVING HEARTS | SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY

What: Fall Festival
When: Sunday, October 21 4-6 p.m.
Where: Egret Bay Campus, Creek Kids Building

Join our party guests (special needs adults 18 yrs+) for a fun Fall Festival! They will enjoy food, games, and a craft.

Volunteer needs:
– A couple of volunteers are needed to help set-up tables & chairs. They can stay for the event or leave after set-up. Set-up 2:30-3:00 p.m.

– We need 2-3 small groups to help decorate for the event, bring some food items, visit with guests and help clean-up. Small groups needed 3:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Please do not bring children under 12 years old.

Email for specific details!  Join our party guests (special needs adults 18 yrs+) for a fun Luau Party! They will enjoy food, games, and a craft. We need 2-3 small groups to help decorate for the event, bring some food items, a craft and visit with guests. (Please do not bring children under 12 years old.) Email for specific details!

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


ORPHAN CARE SUPPORT

Opportunity 1: 
What: Foster Parent Night Out
When: Saturday, October 27 2:45-7:00 p.m.
Where: Kiddie Academy West in League City

Join us 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. 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.

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?”

Opportunity 2: 
What: Foster Parent Night Out
When: Saturday, December 15 2:45-7:00 p.m.
Where: Kiddie Academy West in League City

Join us as we serve the foster families within Clear Creek Community Church for our last Foster Parent Night Out of the year. 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 Christmas time, this will allow foster parents time to do some Christmas shopping, present wrapping, or just a minute to relax!

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 Christmas 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.

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


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

Opportunity 1:  Volunteers needed to help set up, work stations at a party as well as tear down. October 19 in LaPorte from 6:30 to 8 p.m. To help set up volunteers are needed by 5:30 to help prep. Please email to complete a background check.

Opportunity 2:  Volunteers are needed October 27 from 2 p.m. -4 p.m. Needs are to help set up, work stations and help tear down after the event. Volunteers need to arrive an hour before to help with the setup. For more details on how to volunteer please contact. Background checks are needed prior to attending.

Contact Person: Sheila Thornton-Wright
Email:
Phone Number: (832) 904-4578


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, there are open dates on Wednesday Oct. 24, Wednesday Nov. 7, Wednesday Nov. 14, and Monday Nov. 26.

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

The 4B Disaster Response Network is again partnering with Eight Days of Hope to continue rebuilding our community.  Eight Days of Hope XVI is October 13 -20.  All hardworking adults are welcome.  We are in particular need of skilled, experienced labor leaders, plumbers, electricians and carpenters.  You can register as a volunteer HERE.

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

Go-Ops | September 2018

 


BAY AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Opportunity 1:  Bay Area Habitat for Humanity is building homes in La Porte, 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:  September 11-14 we are looking for 10 volunteers to help pack up and clear out a home where the owner has generously donated the contents of the house!  Shifts are available.  Please email for more information and location details.

Contact Person: Jess Holland
Email: jholland@bahfh.org
Phone Number: (832) 404-1087

Opportunity 3:  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
Phone Number: (832) 615-5134


BE THE LIGHT

Opportunity 1:  Volunteers needed to work with at risk youth in Texas City. Be The Light’s goal is to break the chains of generational poverty and the darkness that often comes with it. We will be teaching biblical Life Skill classes for the youth at the Detention Center. All volunteers are required to have background checks and fingerprinting in order to serve in the facility. Other fun opportunities to serve are available at the facility. Contact us for more details.

Opportunity 2:  Be the Light needs a team leader for the 2018-2019 season to help organize upcoming Youth Block Parties in Bacliff and other local areas.
• Put together a Street Team to post flyers and speak with community leaders;
• Set up and Collect gift bags filled with hygiene productions for the youth;
• Organize food donations/Snow Cone machine/Fun Group games
The team leader will work with Small Groups/Volunteers to bring these things together. Our goal is to bring positive changes to the youth in the Bacliff area. If you are interested in being a team leader, please contact us.

Contact Person: Tanya McAllister
Email: bethelight@clearcreek.org
Phone Number: (831) 771-4549


GALVESTON STREET MINISTRY

Galveston Street Ministry offers time of praise & worship, a brief message, and a call to accept Jesus along with a hot breakfast and medical care to needy people at the corner of 20th and Winnie. Everyone comes expecting food, prayer and an encouraging message from the Lord.

There are many serving opportunities available so everyone can find some way to minister to the 200 indigent served every Saturday morning. Serving can include walking with individuals in the food lines, passing out drinks to those waiting in line for food or medical services, or visiting and praying with the people who show up.
If a small group wants to provide food, clothes, or other items (bibles, sanitary items, etc.) they are free to do so. All that needs to happen is the group arrive no later than 7:45 AM with a table to place their items on, put up the table at an open space around the perimeter of the parking lot, and wait until AFTER the service to begin distributing. People will gather around the table as soon as you begin setting up to see what you all have, but it is imperative that nothing we do take away from each Saturday’s worship and message. Once the message is finished, distribution can begin.

Items to bring: Bibles, small bags of snacks, bottles of water, men’s shaving kits, toothbrush kits, seasonal clothes/jackets, new or gently used clothes (including socks, new men’s & women’s underwear), hats, blankets, individual sized sunscreen, hand sanitizer, dog food, women’s hygiene products, shoes – this is not an exhaustive list so feel free to add on.

Contact Person:  Alexandra Newport 
Email:
Phone Number: (713) 553-5460


GALVESTON URBAN MINISTRIES

Opportunity 1:  Getting Ahead Program Childcare Volunteer

What: In order for adults to really engage in G.U.M’s “Getting Ahead class” we provide childcare. We need individuals to help love on our kiddos while the parents are in class!
When: Thursdays 5:30-9:00pm
Where: 3818 Ball Galveston, Texas 77550

Opportunity 2:  Saturday Kid’s Club

What: Love hanging out with kids but don’t have time during the week? Then meet us on Saturday as we play with neighborhood kids of all ages and teach them about Jesus
When: Saturday 9:30am-12:00pm
Where: Wright Cuney Rec Center 718 41st St, Galveston, Texas 77550

Contact Person:  Candis Jones
Email:
Phone Number: (817) 368-4822


GALVESTON COUNTY FOOD BANK

Opportunity 1:  Galveston County Food Bank is in need of individuals or small groups who are able to help sort food at their Texas City location. food donations much 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: monica.c@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org
Phone Number: (409) 945-4232

Opportunity 2:  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


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

What: Blood Drive
When: Sunday, September 9, 8am-2pm
Where: Egret Bay Campus, Donor Coach

To schedule an appointment for that date click here

Contact Person: Laura Reddell
Email: GatorNtexas@comcast.net
Phone Number: (832) 385-9467


INNOVATIVE ALTERNATIVES

Innovative Alternatives staff have been on the front lines offering hope to the Santa Fe community’s Resiliency Center.

Our local center could use some love in the Clear Lake area where we often meet with survivors of violent crimes through counseling & help other families to stabilize a crisis and begin the journey to reconciliation through our mediation process.

We would treasure help:

  • Disinfecting the play  therapy toys once a week, every other week or one time a month.
  • Adopt an intern office space to make more inviting and comfortable for clients through redecorating.
  • Sanding/painting our front office.
  • Prayer team of intercessors-our clients and our staff need to be covered and smothered in prayer-all  are struggling with hard stuff.

Contact Person: Kelly King 
Email: kking@innovativealternatives.org
Phone Number: (713) 222-2525


LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Lighthouse Christian Ministries is always in need of dedicated volunteers to dedicated volunteers to serve in our community garden located at Kenneth E. Little Elementary in Bacliff.  This is an ongoing serve opportunity every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 8am-11am.  Whether you have a green thumb or not, we would love for you to come out and help tend to everything growing in the garden!

Lighthouse Christian Ministries could use some volunteers the 2nd Tuesday of each month at our food distribution.  The food fair takes place at the Spillway Park in San Leon from 8:30am-11am.  This is a great time to get to know the community, as well as, be the hands and fee of Christ.  Volunteers will help unload food from the truck, distribute food to each person, and walk to their car to help load their food into their car for them.

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


LOVING HEARTS | SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY

What: Fall Festival
When: Sunday, October 21st 4-6 p.m.
Where: Egret Bay Campus, Creek Kids Building

Join our party guests (special needs adults 18 yrs+) for a fun Fall Festival! They will enjoy food, games, and a craft.

Volunteer needs:
– A couple of volunteers are needed to help set-up tables & chairs. They can stay for the event or leave after set-up. Set-up 2:30-3:00pm

– We need 2-3 small groups to help decorate for the event, bring some food items, visit with guests and help clean-up. Small groups needed 3:00pm-6:30pm

Please do not bring children under 12 years old.

Email for specific details!Join our party guests (special needs adults 18 yrs+) for a fun Luau Party! They will enjoy food, games, and a craft. We need 2-3 small groups to help decorate for the event, bring some food items, a craft and visit with guests. (Please do not bring children under 12 years old.) Email for specific details!

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


ORPHAN CARE SUPPORT

What: Foster Parent Night Out
When: Saturday, September 29th 2:45-7:00pm
Where: Kiddie Academy West in League City

Join us 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. 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.

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


SHOES MINISTRY

What: Clear Lake Family GO-Op (kid friendly)
When: Saturday, October 6th, 10am-11:30am
Where: Clear Lake Campus

We will partner with SHOES (Showing Hope by Offering Essential Supplies) Ministry, which provides practical support to foster families.  Did you know that when children come into foster care, their belongings are typically placed in a black trash bag?

At this kid friendly GO-Op, we will hear briefly from SHOES Exec Dir, Josh Beames.  Then we will put together 170 duffel bags for foster children, which will include a pillow pet, toiletries and a card.  These bags will be given to CPS workers to give to children when they are removed from their home due to abuse or neglect.  Donuts provided! (Be sure to register each person in your family that will be participating.)

REGISTER HERE

Contact Person: Diana Roy
Email:
Phone Number: (832) 475-9926


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

Opportunity 1:  TBJP has a collection need if small groups would like to collect various party supplies items. One is wrapping papers. They don’t use gift bags as children love the joy to tear open their presents. Wrapping paper can be any kind of boy and girl characters.

Opportunity 2:  TBJP often receives a big request for gift cards for teen birthdays. Gift cards can be collected in the amount of $10 and $15 dollars. Also, at the monthly parties, there are often games where the kids can win prizes. Game prize collections would be a great need as well.

Contact Person: Sheila Thornton-Wright
Email:
Phone Number: (832) 904-4578


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, the following dates are OPEN: Sept 5, Sept 12, Oct 3, Oct 10, Oct 16, Oct 24 and Oct 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 or other needs.

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


4B DISASTER RESPONSE NETWORK

The 4B Disaster Response Network is again partnering with Eight Days of Hope to continue rebuilding our community.  Eight Days of Hope XVI is October 13 -20.  All hardworking adults are welcome.  We are in particular need of skilled, experienced labor leaders, plumbers, electricians and carpenters.  You can register as a volunteer HERE.

In preparation for that rebuild we’re looking for some office help.  We need phone volunteers to call homeowners in our database to get a status update.  If you are a people person with a desire to help those still affected by Hurricane Harvey, contact Shari.

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

 

Go-Ops | August 2018

 


CLEAR CREEK ORPHAN CARE

Do you have a passion and heart for the fatherless? Do you love to do research online? I’m looking to recruit a volunteer to assist me in identifying the various ministries, organizations and agencies in the 4B area that are connected to services for foster care, adoption and at-risk youth. This is something you could do from home! We can meet to discuss details and specifics in person!

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


CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY

The Clear Lake Food Pantry is in need of a small group to help complete some small building projects.

The Food Pantry is always looking for volunteers to serve on Monday and Thursday mornings 7:30 to 11am. You can help serve a hot meal, send families home with a bag of food for the week, or distribute clothes and other necessity items.  The food pantry is located at Clear Lake Baptist Church. 15700 Space Center Blvd. 77062

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


GALVESTON COUNTY FOOD BANK

The Galveston County Food Bank is expanding into a new building.  They are in need of volunteers to help paint at the new location on Friday, August 3rd from 6:30-8:30pm at 213 6th St. N. in Texas City.  You do not need to bring anything or sign up in advance.  This event is for older teens and adults only

Contact Person: Monica Clark
Email: monica.c@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


LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

LCM has mobile food distributions the second Tuesday of the month at Bayshore Park in San Leon.  Distributions start at 8:30 a.m. and run until approximately 11 a.m.  This is a great group and family serve opportunity.  Just show up and lend a hand!

Contact Person: Erika Steele
Email: erika@lighthousecm.org
Phone Number: (281) 339-3033


LOVING HEARTS | SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY

What: Summer Luau
When: Sunday, August 12th 2:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Egret Bay Campus, Creek Kids Building

Join our party guests (special needs adults 18 yrs+) for a fun Luau Party! They will enjoy food, games, and a craft. We need 2-3 small groups to help decorate for the event, bring some food items, a craft and visit with guests. (Please do not bring children under 12 years old.) Email for specific details!

Contact Person:  Tiffany Granderson
Email: tgranderson@clearcreek.org
Phone Number:  (281) 635-5110


ORPHAN CARE SUPPORT

Foster Parent Night Out
When: Saturday, August 25th 2:45-7:00pm
Where: Kiddie Academy West in League City

Join us 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. 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.

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


PREGNANCY & PARENTING SUPPORT CENTERS OF GALVESTON COUNTY

The Pregnancy and Parenting Support Centers of Galveston County is hosting a meeting at Clear Creek Community Church on August 8 from 6:30 to 7:30 in room 210B. The purpose of this meeting is to provide some basic information about the Center and the programs it provides as well as volunteer opportunities for small groups and/or individuals. Please come and join us!!!

Contact Person: Vikki Blanco
Email: vikkco@hotmail.com
Phone Number: (409) 739-7690


4B DISASTER RESPONSE NETWORK

The 4B Disaster Response Network is again partnering with Eight Days of Hope to continue rebuilding our community.  Eight Days of Hope XVI is October 13 -20.  All hardworking adults are welcome.  We are in particular need of skilled, experienced labor leaders, plumbers, electricians and carpenters.  You can register as a volunteer HERE.

In preparation for that rebuild we’re looking for some office help.  We need phone volunteers to call homeowners in our database to get a status update.  If you are a people person with a desire to help those still affected by Hurricane Harvey, contact Shari.

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

 

Go-Ops | July 2018

 


BAY AREA TURNING POINT

RESALE SHOP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – BATP has completely revamped their resale shop on Egret Bay and are in need of individuals or groups to come in and help sort, tag and hang clothes, dust shelving, clean windows, receive donations, etc.
Store hours are: TUESDAY – FRIDAY: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and SATURDAY: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  You may sign up for as many hours as you’d like during store hours. Kids are welcome with parents!!

SERVE A MEAL – The shelter residents at BATP are responsible for cooking and serving all of their own meals. This opportunity allows you to go into the shelter to bring and serve breakfast, lunch or dinner any day of the week. We make it easy for you by providing you a list of everything you need to know before going in!!
OR

SERVE A SPECIAL MEAL – create a special treat for the residents by bringing in a dessert bar, taco bar, or themed meal. You may also make and drop off homemade treats if preferred.
**There are about 75 residents at any given time (about half are children/teens).

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


CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY

Summer is a great time to get involved with the Clear Lake Food Pantry! Volunteers are always welcome and needed on Monday and Thursday mornings between 7:30 and 11am when they open their doors to serve people in need in the Clear Lake community. Come and help serve a hot meal, pack up and hand out bags of food, or distribute clothing. The food pantry is located at Clear Lake Baptist Church. 15700 Space Center Blvd. 77062

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


GALVESTON COUNTY FOOD BANK

Galveston County Food Bank is in need of individuals or small groups who are able to help sort food at their Texas City location. 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: monica.c@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


LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Are you looking to have fun and volunteer this summer? Lighthouse Christian Ministries has the perfect opportunity for you! Kidz Dayz is a month long summer camp in Bacliff from July 9th-August 3rd (Monday-Friday). You can serve one day or you can serve the whole month! It will be an exciting month of VBS, special guest, games, and activities. So come on out and have some fun with us!

Lighthouse Christian Ministries is in need of volunteers to be security for our kids camp. The camp is July 9th-August 3rd from 8:30AM-12:30PM (Monday-Friday). You can volunteer one day or the whole month. We need YOU to help make this camp a safe and secure place for all the children that plan on attending! If you are interested, or have any questions feel free to contact us.

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


ORPHAN CARE SUPPORT

Foster Parent Night Out
When: Saturday, July 21st 2:45-7:00pm
Where: Kiddie Academy West in League City

Join us 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. 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.

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


PREGNANCY & PARENTING SUPPORT CENTERS OF GALVESTON COUNTY

The Pregnancy and Parenting Support Centers of Galveston County offer support to moms and their babies until age 3 by providing an “earn as you learn program”. As mothers attend parenting classes as well as Bible studies they earn baby bucks to purchase Items for their babies. Volunteer opportunities range from a one time event such as helping assemble together packets or to assist with their baby bottle change collection to ongoing opportunities such as teaching, leading a Bible study, intake counselor, data entry, or assisting with correspondence to clients such as mailing out birthday cards. The center is in need of volunteers at this and would greatly appreciate any support.

The center also has a secondhand shop called Bargains and Blessings. Donations of gently used items and clothing would be appreciated for children and adults. The center is also in need of diapers size 5 and 6.

Contact Person: Vikki Blanco
Email: vikkco@hotmail.com
Phone Number: (409) 739-7690


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

The Birthday Joy Program (TBJP) is partnering with some of the food banks in the area and have started a new program called The Birthday Fixins where family dealing with trouble times can now pick up a Birthday box along with the food they get from the food bank. Items would include box cake, frosting, cake decorations. This would be a great thing for small groups to collect to serve TBJP.

TBJP is in need of pillows. Each Birthday child at the shelters are given a personalized pillow. When a child is removed from their home they usually only have the clothes on their backs. So they are put in places where a pillow is not even their own. So this is pretty important to the Birthday child to receive and became a staple.

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


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.

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.
At this time, Tuesday Aug. 21, Wednesday Aug. 22, and Thursday Aug. 30 are “Open”.
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: rguidetti@att.net
Phone Number: (832) 465-8834


4B DISASTER RESPONSE NETWORK

The 4B Disaster Response Network is looking for skilled volunteers to lead a small team in rebuilding homes affected by Hurricane Harvey. Plumbers, electricians and other construction professionals particularly are needed.

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