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

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