Go-Ops | May 2018

4B DISASTER RESPONSE NETWORK

Eight Days of Hope Trip April 29 to May 5 | We are looking for 300 skilled volunteers only – plumbers, electricians, experienced carpenters or sheetrock installers. You will be working alongside Eight Days of Hope leadership to continue working on some projects they began last month. Please send your name, address, email address and phone number.

Contact Person: Shari McCormack
Email: smccormack@clearcreek.org
Phone Number: (281) 338-5433


ANCHOR POINT MINISTIRES

There are several opportunities to serve with us here at Anchor Point. Please take a look and contact us if you would like more information. 

League City Pregnancy Services
We are in need of  a volunteer to do a 5-minute devotion for our prenatal class on Wednesday at about 5:15-5: 30pm.

We are also in need of a A baby boutique merchandiser, Intake advocates, Spiritual advocates and Volunteers that are pregnant or has a child/children that are under 2 years old to attend and participate in our prenatal and parenting classes.

Some of our material needs include: size newborn and size 6 diapers, Swaddlers, Trial size baby wipes (32-56 wipes sized pack)

Seabrook Family Services
We are in search of a volunteer to work in the counseling office. A cleaning crew: the office, parking lot, and garden need a deep cleaning. We are looking for a crew (small group/ family) to come in May.

We also need a mailbox installed- any kind but will need it put in or attached to the building.

Material needs include: rattles and teethers, Copy Paper (all Sizes) and cardstock, post it notes, pens, and legal pads (all Sizes). Toilet paper, paper towels (roll and tri-fold), hand soap, paper plates and forks, napkins, and Kleenex.

Work From Home/ different location Support-
We are in search of someone to help our Community Developer by attending meetings with churches and local business leaders. Also a person to help build a data list of area businesses and churches (phone calls and emails). Lastly someone who can post on Instagram 3 times a week with content provided to them.

If you have any questions or would like more details before contact Victoria Weaver.

Contact Person: Victoria Weaver
Email: victoria@anchorpoint.us
Phone Number: (828) 695-7559 


A PEACEFUL PLACE

Client Care teams: Individuals interested in conducting interviews and building and continuing relationships with clients.

Decorating Team: People who like to decorate are welcome to join our decorating team on 1st/3rd Saturdays.

Pick-up donations, deliver furniture to clients. Must be able to lift heavy furniture, sometimes up/down three flights. Having a truck and/or trailer is a bonus.
Small Groups can participate by: helping on 1st /3rd Saturdays on Decorating and Moving Teams and adopting a client family during the holidays. Gifts, food, etc.

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


BAY AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

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!

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


BE THE LIGHT

BE THE LIGHT and LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES will be hosting another fantastic Hip Hop Youth Block Party in Bacliff on JUNE 2, 2018. The event will be held at the new Bacliff Fire Station Pavilion on Grand Avenue. Time TBD. We will be hosting a volunteer meeting in May to organize teams. Follow us on FB for FULL DETAILS or email us. We need Small Groups to provide cookies, brownies and other sweet treats in individual serving bags. We also need grilling cooks, attendants for the Snow Cone and Popcorn Machine, help with set up and take down. Most importantly we want Small Groups to interact with the kids, participate in the games and dancing. Contact: bethelight@clearcreek.org and check for EVENT UPDATES on our FACEBOOK page: http://www.facebook.com/bethelightccc It is all about RELATIONSHIPs with the kids so please join us in bringing Gods word and awareness on Human Trafficking to this at risk area.

Contact Person: Tanya McAllister
Email: bethelight@clearcreek.org
Phone Number: (832) 771-4549


CENTER FOR PREGNANCY

The Center for Pregnancy is hosting our annual Celebrate Moms event on May 19th. We would love for small groups or individuals to join us to help celebrate, love and pamper our moms! We need to groups to help with a pedicure station, gift bags, food and drinks and many more opportunities. If you are interested in learning more, please let me know!

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


CL CAMPUS

The Clear Lake Campus will be hosting a Baby Shower Drive benefitting Anchor Point on Sunday May 6th & 13th. Volunteers are needed to help receive the donations before services.
Dates, times and to sign-up: https://clearcreek.wufoo.com/forms/clear-lake-baby-shower-drive/

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


EAST 96 CAMPUS

The East 96 Campus baby drive is May 6 and 13 benefiting the Pregnancy and Parenting Support Center through Lighthouse Christian Ministries. This is a great way to bless new mothers. The Center provides spiritual and physical support to its clients.

We need volunteers to help collect and sort donations. If you could help out before either service on those days, please sign up here: https://clearcreek.wufoo.com/forms/e96-baby-shower-drive/

Check their mission and services at http://www.cpscm.org
Contact Person: Erin Boyd
Email: erinboyd73@yahoo.com
Phone Number: (281) 615-5134


GALVESTON COUNTY FOOD BANK

IMMEDIATE NEED: We are in need of 2 specific items to fill our summer “Kidz Pacz”. Help a child this summer by donating Chef Boyardee can goods (7.5oz pop top lids in any flavor) OR single serving cereals (8.56 box, any brand, any flavor.) These will go directly to our summer feeding program. We would like to have these in hand on or before June 1. Drop off location: GCFB 624 4th St., Texas City, TX 77590.

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

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 catagory 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


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: a.lily.newport@gmail.com
Phone Number: (713) 553-5460


GOOD NEIGHBORS

Good Neighbors is in need of small groups to serve along side 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 BIRTHDAY JOB PROGRAM

We will host three parties this month in shelters we serve. May 18th, 20th & 27th. If you are interested in having your small group serve at any of these parties must complete a background check. It would be nice to have a small group reserve a date. You will make a major impact to these children in the shelters/group homes.

Every Birthday child is given their very own personalized pillow along with their gift. If a small group would like to take up a pillow collection that would be wonderful. We go through a lot every month.

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.
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


 

Go-Ops | April 2018

BAY AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

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!
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


BE THE LIGHT

Be The Light will be doing life skill classes at the long term detention center in Galveston. We need someone willing take one Saturday morning a month to help with presentation, sign in sheets and snacks. Security clearance required with Galveston County. Biblical Life skill topics include-Change your thinking, Change your Life/Human Trafficking 101/What Mask are you wearing-how to find your identity/Journaling your Life.

Contact Person: Tanya McAllister
FB: http://www.facebook.com/bethelightccc
Phone Number: 832-771-4549 
Email: bethelight@clearcreek.org


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: a.lily.newport@gmail.com
Phone Number: (713) 553-5460


GOOD NEIGHBORS

Good Neighbors is in need of small groups to serve along side 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 BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

Tbjp is in need for volunteers at the shelters in April. There are three dates: April 15th at Santa Maria Hostel, April 20th at Boys and Girls Harbor, and April 28th at Kidz Harbor. If interested there is a background check to be completed.

Awaiting for a firm date but there will be a Bingo fundraiser at Pizza Fire this will be a once a month serving opportunity. It will be on a Sunday afternoon. Family friendly.

There are needs for pillows. Each Birthday child is given a pillow along with their present. We have seamstress volunteers that personalize pillows with their names. This has become very special. Walmart has pillows for under $2.00. A collections of just pillows would be wonderful.

Besides just serving needs at Birthday parties for tbjp there are also needs of items. We are in need in a lot of black poster board for upcoming parties

Contact Person: Sheila Thornton-Wright  Email
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.
Thank you for considering the Mercy Tree as a Go Local Opportunity and for blessing our clients with a meal.

Contact Person: Richard Guidetti
Email: rguidetti@att.net
Phone Number: (832) 465-8834


 

Go-Ops | March 2018

A PEACEFUL PLACE

Client Care teams: Individuals interested in conducting interviews and building and continuing relationships with clients.

Decorating Team: People who like to decorate are welcome to join our decorating team on 1st/3rd Saturdays.

Moving Team: Pick-up donations, deliver furniture to clients. Must be able to lift heavy furniture, sometimes up/down three flights. Having a truck and/or trailer is a bonus.

Small Groups can participate by:
-helping on 1st /3rd Saturdays on Decorating and Moving Teams.
-adopting a client family during the holidays. Gifts, food, etc.

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


BENCHMARK FAMILY SERVICES

We need a small group to provide lunch for the Benchmark CCCC training class for parents from CCCC that are going through the foster/adopt/respite licensing process. It would be about 20 people and would include lunch, drinks, dessert and all paper/plastic products. The date for this lunch is March 24, at noon, located at the Benchmark Office located at 1100 Gulf Fwy S. in League City.

We would also need a small group to prepare and deliver an appreciation lunch for Benchmark staff on a Monday in March at 12:30 for 13 adults.

We need a small group to provide lunch for the Benchmark CCCC training class for parents from CCCC that are going through the foster/adopt/respite licensing process. It would be about 20 people and would include lunch, drinks, dessert and all paper/plastic products. The date for this lunch is April 7, at noon, located at the Benchmark Office located at 1100 Gulf Fwy S. in League City.
Contact Person: Megan Lagoy
Email: mlagoy@clearcreek.org
Phone Number: (713) 417-3449


BE THE LIGHT

Flyer Event: Saturday, March 17th 10 am – 12 pm. Meet at Lighthouse Christian Ministries rear parking lot. We will distribute flyers announcing the “Shine On Youth Block Party” which will be held the following weekend Saturday, March 24th.

We need HELP spreading the word in the Bacliff area!!

We recommend two – three people per car. Drive/walk event. BTL/LightHouse will provide the flyers. Extra tape and staple gun for poles are encouraged! We will meet for lunch on the bay around noon (Dutch treat please!) and go over details about the event. Place TBD. The block party is geared towards at risk middle school kids. CCCC youth are encouraged to invite non-church friends to the event.

Be The Light will be hosting “Shine on Youth” Block Party on Saturday, March 24th. Featuring DJ NonChalant a highly recommended and Awesome Hip Hop artist! Event takes place in the parking lot of Lighthouse Christian Ministries 800 Grand Ave. Bacliff, TX 77518. It’s a PARTY- we need a lot of help and goodies to have this much fun!! It’s all about forming relationships and letting them know they are loved. We will need multiple teams from set-up to take down and everything in between. Please contact us for more details and to register on a team.

Follow updates on our FB page:
FB: https://www.facebook.com/bethelightcccc

Contact Person: Tanya McAllister
Person’s Email:  bethelight@clearcreek.org
Phone Number:  (832) 771-4549


CENTER FOR PREGNANCY

The Center for Pregnancy is looking for small groups or individuals to help with our annual Celebrate Moms event in May. The Center hosts a day for our clients to be loved, pampered and celebrated! We need help providing foods, dessert and gift bags for the clients. We also need people that would be willing to offer services such as pedicures, manicures, facials, makeovers, hair styling, massages, etc. If you are interested or have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

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


CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY

Community Impact Day is coming up on April 21. The Clear Lake Campus will be sending volunteers to the Food Pantry to help with clean up and miscellaneous projects. This is a great opportunity for individuals and small groups to join together with the greater body of CCCC

The Food Pantry is looking for someone to pick up bread from the HEB on Clear Lake City Blvd every Thursday morning

Contact Person: Kari Wilson
Email: kariwilson0331@gmail.com
Phone Number: (713) 906-8558


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: a.lily.newport@gmail.com
Phone Number: 713-553-5460


GOOD NEIGHBORS

Good Neighbors is in need of one more small group to support Spring Fest on Saturday, March 17th from 10:30 to noon with a carnival booth activity for the kids. For more information, or to sign your group up for a serve day, contact Renee Lafont.

Contact Person: Renee Lafont
Email: reneelafont@gmail.com
Phone Number (281) 549-9584


LOVING HEARTS| SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY

SPRING FLING
Sunday, March 25th, 2:30-6:30pm
Join our party guests (special needs adults 18 yrs+) for a fun Spring party! They will enjoy food, games, and a craft. We need a small group to help decorate for the event, bring some food items, a craft and visit with guests. (Please do not bring children under 12 please.) Email for specific details!

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


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

Come and serve the 4B area by volunteering or donating birthday party items to make a memorable and special day for children currently living in homeless shelters. The Program serves 100 children a month at the Santa Maria Hostel, Boys and Girls Harbor and the Kidz Harbor! We use the same neutral theme for all our girl/boy parties per month and use solid color paper products! We would be ecstatic if you or your small group could help in any way.

TBJP will be hosting birthday parties on:
March 25 and March 30

March 17 there is a book sale benefiting TBJP at Dunn Bros Coffee Shop in Friendswood. Needs help it’s from 1pm to 4pm. Children can help at this event.

Contact Person: Shelia  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.
Currently, Wednesday April 4Wednesday April 11Wednesday April 18, and Monday April 30 are “OPEN”
Thank you for considering the Mercy Tree as a Go Local Opportunity and for blessing our clients with a meal

Contact Person: Richard Guidetti
Email: rguidetti@att.net
Phone Number:  (832) 465-8834


YOUTH FOR CHRIST HOUSTON

Come have lunch on us! Youth for Christ would like to invite you to join us for a free one-hour inspiring journey through the mission and passion of YFC Houston to transform the lives of City’s urban youth, their families, and their communities.

TUESDAY, MARCH 20TH
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Registration begins at 11:15 a.m.

United Way (Classroom A)

1300-A Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058

Register online at http://www.yfchouston.org

Contact Person: Kayla Upton
Email: kupton@yfchouston.org
Phone Number: (409) 795-0640

Go-Ops | Feburary 2018

BE THE LIGHT
Be The Light anti human trafficking ministry will be hosting our quarterly education event on Thursday, February 8th from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in Room 202 of the Egret Bay auditorium building. We will show the documentary, In Plain Site, and discuss strategies used to lure children into sex trafficking, as well as how adults and students can recognize the signs. At the end of the movie, anyone interested in volunteering with Be The Light can stay for a brief orientation into the various opportunities to serve and sign up to get involved.

Be The Light will be hosting our first street party for at risk youth this coming spring. We need organizers, a DJ for the sound system, planners, set up teams, food/beverages and helpers of all kinds!

FB: https://www.facebook.com/bethelightcccc
Contact Person: Tanya McAllister
Email: bethelight@clearcreek.org
Phone Number: (832) 771-4549


CARING COUNTS
Looking for volunteers who can take 30 minutes ONE day a week to connect w/ a child by mentoring one on one. This can be @ elementary (K.E. Little) where you play games w/ child struggling in school. Also, Bayside Intermediate mentors can help assist w/ academics or relational needs. Partnering w/ Communities In Schools to help children thrive.

Need help w/ completing website.
Need help w/ finalization for nonprofit form

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


CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRYThe Clear Lake Campus is hosting a food drive to benefit the Clear Lake Food Pantry in February. I am in need of volunteers to help with the collection process on Sun. Feb. 18 and Sun. Feb. 25. I need people to help before both the 9:30 and 11:00 services. You would be there to direct attenders with donations to the drop off location, and to help carry the donations in if needed.

Volunteers are always welcome on Monday and Thursday mornings between the hours of 7:30 and 11 a.m. when they open their doors to serve clients in need in the Clear Lake area. You can assist with serving a hot meal or handing out groceries to take home for the week. There are also opportunities to distribute clothing and other household items.
Clear Lake Baptist Church 15700 Space Center Blvd. Houston, TX 77062

Contact Person: Kari Wilson
Email: kariwilson0331@gmail.com
Phone Number: (713) 906-8558


GALVESTON COUNTY FOOD BANK
Sorting Donations:
The Galveston County Food Bank continually receives food product donations that need to be sorted before sending to the social service agencies that subsequently distribute food to those in need in Galveston County. Consequently, there are small group and individual volunteer opportunities in the dry sort room on Saturday mornings (9am to 12 noon) and weekdays (8am to 4pm).

Volunteers between the ages of 12 to 17 can help if accompanied by a supervisor or guardian. Groups of 10 to 12 are optimal. Because the Food Bank is a warehouse environment, volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, avoid wearing loose clothing or dangling jewelry, and not wear fanny packs or camera cases.

In addition to sorting donated food items, The Galveston County Food Bank is looking for Program Outreach Volunteers and Mobile Food Distributors. Please be on the lookout: there are several special events in the coming months that will need volunteers!

Senior homebound box creation and homebound delivery program:
The Galveston County Food Bank is in need of volunteers for their Senior Homebound Box Creation program. Each month, 300 senior shut-in boxes are created in the warehouse by volunteer groups. The effort takes about two hours. Groups of 10 to 15 volunteers are optimal. Because the Food Bank is a warehouse environment, volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, avoid wearing loose clothing or dangling jewelry, and not wear fanny packs or camera cases. Additionally, individuals are needed to deliver food boxes to homebound seniors and persons with disabilities once a month. Individuals must have a valid ID, proof of insurance, and reliable transportation. Current geographic homebound delivery need: La Marque and Texas City.

There are also several individual volunteer opportunities, including administration-related functions. Specific projects will vary based on the Galveston County Food Bank’s organizational need at the time of inquiry.

Contact Person: Starr Argyrakis
Email : starr.argyrakis@gmail.com
Phone Number: (281) 658-6132


GALVESTON STREET MINISTRY
Every Saturday morning starting at 8 am, the 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 on the Strand in Galveston. 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 100-200 people 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. There are opportunities for individuals or small groups to support the attendees by collecting and distributing clothes, bibles, or food.

Contact Person: Jon Newport
Email:  jonathan.newport@houstonfirst.com
 Phone Number: (832) 840-7245


GALVESTON URBAN MINISTRIES 
Galveston Urban Ministries is in need of small groups to serve along side us in the Galveston area. Saturday Kids Club takes place on the last Saturday of every month starting next Saturday January 27th.

Items to Bring: Bible lesson material, Speaker for songs (if possible), Snack and juice

Small groups will play recreational games, sing songs and tell bible stories, as well as provide snacks. For more information, or to sign your group up for a serve day, contact

Getting Ahead Program Childcare Volunteer

What: In order for adults to really engage in our “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

Contact Person: Candis Jones
Email: candis@galvestonurbanministries.org
Phone Number: (409) 497-2460


HOUSTON WELCOMES REFUGEES
Houston Welcomes Refugees exists to mobilize our city to welcome refugees with compassion, hope and honor as they resettle and start a new life in Houston. The best way for Clear Creek to assist HWR is by participating in kit collections. There will be a kit collection day on February 24th at the Houston Welcomes Refugees facility in The Heights. If your small group would like to put together one or more kits the information and instructions for the kit can be found at https://www.houstonwelcomesrefugees.com/welcome-kit-list. If you don’t want to deliver the kits yourself you can contact Kate Somers and arrange to meet and drop off the kits any time before February 24th.

Houston Welcomes Refugees exists to mobilize our city to welcome refugees with compassion, hope and honor as they resettle and start a new life in Houston. One of the ways that Clear Creek can assist HWR is by helping them on their kit collection days. February 24th from 10 am to 12 pm is the next kit collection time. Small groups, families or individuals can meet at the storage facility (The Grove) at 946 W 17th Street 77008 to receive kits from people, verify the contents, complete unfinished kits, and sort and organize the kits for storage. Please contact Kate Somers if you or your small group plan to serve on the collection day so that she can let the organization know to expect you.

Contact Person: Kate Somers
Email: refugee@somersbunch.com
Phone Number: (281) 748-5622


LIGHT HOUSE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES
Lighthouse Christian Ministries is in need of volunteers for our upcoming Food Fair held on Tuesday, February 13th from 8:30am to 11:30am. This food fair serves over 250 families in need. If you have a heart to serve this is a great opportunity for you, your small group and/or family. This food fair is held at the Spillway on Bayshore Drive in Bacliff.

Contact Person : Marissa Reiter
Email: marissa@lighthousecm.org
Phone Number: (281) 339-3033 EXT 301


THE BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
The mission of The Bridge is to offer support, provide safety and prevent domestic and sexual violence. With a full service live in shelter for 100 women and children there is ongoing need in a variety of ways for the shelter located in Pasadena.

If your small group is interested in connecting one on one with families, opportunities to serve include:
-Providing meals for either lunch or dinner for 100 residents either prepared on site or brought in
-Game or craft nights between 6:30-8:00pm during the week

Shelter assistance is also needed for the following projects which can be completed for a one day project or become ongoing service projects:
-Assist in cleaning and organizing the shelter or food pantry
-Administrative assistance filing and shredding paperwork
-Washing and/or painting facility windows and walls
-Power washing the building
-Landscaping

The Bridge partners with Running Alliance which puts on multiple 5Ks throughout the year. Funds from the race benefit The Bridge so assistance in volunteering for the race helping with registration, passing out water/snacks on race day is helpful. You can also sign up to run in the event and proceeds go towards them. Leading up to the race there is also a need for volunteers to go help distribute race packets. Contact Jessica to find out Needs and dates of each race!

Contact Person: Jessica Pineda
Email: jpineda@tbotw.org
Phone Number: (713) 472-0753


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM
Come and serve the 4B area by volunteering or donating birthday party items to make a memorable and special day for children currently living in homeless shelters. The Program serves 100 children a month at the Santa Maria Hostel, Boys and Girls Harbor and the Kidz Harbor! We use the same neutral theme for all our girl/boy parties per month and use solid color paper products! We would be ecstatic if you or your small group could help in any way.

TBJP will be hosting birthday parties on:
February 17th 6:30
February 18th 2pm
February 25th 2pm

TBJP will be having a book sale Saturday, February 10th at Dunn’s Brother Coffee in Friendswood from 10am-4pm. All proceeds go to TBJP, books for all ages and readers!

TBJP thrift was recently launched in an effort to raise money for birthday supplies. Donations and shoppers are needed! If interested check them out at TBJP Thrift on Facebook!

Please contact Christi for ANY questions and further details on needs.
Contact Person: Christi Keeler 
Email: christikeeler@gmail.com
Phone Number: (832) 425-0218


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.
Also, groups may want to provide needed items which can be found under the “donate tab – other donations. Or, groups might consider organizing a fundraiser of some sort. Please advise me if either of these options is chosen.
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


 

Go-Ops | January 2018

A PEACEFUL PLACE

Donations Needed: We are in need of new or gently used furniture (living room/dining/kitchen, bath, bedroom (no mattresses)) donations. Donations may be delivered to our resale shop during open hours (Wed-Sat 11-3).

Client Cleaning Gift Baskets: We like to give our clients some cleaning products to get started. We place these items in a small laundry basket to present to them. Items to include: All-purpose cleaner, sponges, gloves, dish soap, hand soap, toilet cleaner and brush, paper towel roll, small package of toilet paper, tissue boxes. You may drop off the basket(s) at our Resale Shop.

Client Care teams: Individuals interested in conducting interviews; building and continuing relationships with clients.

Decorating Team: Individuals or small group members who like to decorate are welcome to join our decorating team for client move-ins.

Moving Team: (Individuals or small group members) Must be able to lift heavy furniture, sometimes up/down three flights. Having a truck and/or trailer is a bonus, but not required.

Ministry Adoption: Due to the nature of our ministry, we understand that not all members of a small group may be available to serve on short notice on one given day. However, if your group is interested in “adopting” A Peaceful Place ministry, we hope that over time all members would get the chance to serve with us as their schedules allows.

These opportunities are on an as-needed basis. We will place the Go Catalyst’s info on our email list and send out requests for help when needed.

Resale Shop Volunteers: We need small groups to help sort donations and gardening/maintaining the outside areas of our resale shop. We are also looking for volunteers to work in our downtown League City resale shop, located adjacent to League Park at 202 N. Park Avenue. Our shop is open Wed-Sat 11:00am — 3:00pm, with two shifts 11-1 and 1-3. We welcome small group members to serve together, however, we usually only need 2 volunteers per shift. Training is required, so this service opportunity is not suited to one-time serves.

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


CARING COUNTS

Caring Counts provides mentors for children from broken homes in schools & outside. Upcoming needs to provide website, & organized formalities. There’s often meetings w/ single mom’s and directors/social workers to provide needs.

Tangible needs: Computer (doesn’t need to be new, but preferably Apple), Gift cards – Walmart, HEB, Jason’s Deli, & Office Depot.

People: Someone who’s gifted w/ administration to fill out necessary forms to submit for formal finalization nonprofit

Prayer: need people to commit to specific names of mentees & mentors to pray weekly for next 30 day.

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


THE BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS

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

If your small group is interested in connecting one on one with families, opportunities to serve include:
-Providing meals for either lunch or dinner for 100 residents either prepared on site or brought in
-Game or craft nights between 6:30-8:00pm during the week

Shelter assistance is also needed for the following projects which can be completed for a one day project or become ongoing service projects:
-Assist in cleaning and organizing the shelter or food pantry
-Administrative assistance filing and shredding paperwork
-Washing and/or painting facility windows and walls
-Power washing the building
-Landscaping

Contact Person: Cristina Womack
Email: womackcristina@gmail.com
Phone Number: (281) 785-0098


 

 

Reflections from the Foster Family Christmas Party

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by: Cameron Milton, foster dad

I looked around the Christmas party as kids were playing, adults were enjoying time to catch up, food was being served, everyone was laughing and having a good time, and I couldn’t help but feel a moment of deep sadness.  You see, this was a Christmas party for the foster families of a local foster agency.  This was a building full of children who have experienced such tragedy, most from right here in our own community.  These innocent kids who were laughing and playing, have had a life none should have to live.  And yet, here they were enjoying this moment.   Amid their difficult journey, they were able to find time for joy.

And there is also great beauty in that.  Here is a church community, wrapping their arms around a group of foster families, and for this night, they were shown love and support.  And that is what loving your neighbor really means.  The wonderful people serving may never know or understand how much that means for these families who have accepted such great challenge every day.

“There is no true gospel-centeredness that does not lead to mission,

because the gospel is the story of a God with a missionary heart.”

Trevin Wax

Being a foster parent is hard work, and we need a community of believers to walk with these families.  We always need more foster families, but it’s equally important to support the ones who are already there.  The state of Texas averages a 50% turnover rate for foster homes.  I can’t help but wonder how much lower that turnover rate would be if more churches stepped up in these ways.  How many children could we love and care for with that kind of support?  How many futures can we change with that kind action?

The foster crisis in our country isn’t one that the state or federal government can solve. It’s what we, the church, are called to do.  It’s what we must do!  We may have failed at this in some ways, but for this night, at this amazing church we showed bold love and lived a Christ-centered life as we cared for foster families from the community.

If you are interested to learn more about the Orphan Care Ministry at CCCC and how to support foster families, please attend the Every Child Initiative event on February 3. More details here

Go-Ops | December 2017

BAY AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

BUILDING HOMES- Bay Area Habitat for Humanity is building homes in LaPorte and 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.

RESTORE- 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 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


FRIENDS THRU THE FIGHT

Gift Card Donations: Friends thru the Fight is looking for gift card donations to distribute to all of their patients that were sponsored throughout 2017. These gift cards will be part of their Christmas Blessing end of year gift. Ideas for types of gift cards include Target/Walmart (most ideal), grocery store, restaurant, etc.

Help bring meals: Friends thru the Fight is in need of small groups or individuals to help bring meals to sponsored patients by signing up on meal calendars the have already been set up.

Contact Person: Dusti Suhre
Email: dusti77@aol.com
Phone Number: (281) 773-8407


GOOD NEIGHBORS

Good Neighbors adopts families at Rancho del Rey and Town Village Mobile Home Parks for our annual Christmas Angel Tree ministry. If your family, small group or ministry team would like to sponsor a families’ Christmas gifts, please contact us for more info. You will be able to deliver your gifts directly to your sponsored family by December 16th.

Contact Person: Renee Lafont
Email: reneelafont@gmail.com
Phone Number: (281) 549-9584


HOUSTON WELCOMES REFUGEES

Welcome Kits can be made at any time by families or small groups. A list of kit items can be found at https://www.houstonwelcomesrefugees.com/welcome-kit-list/. Once the kit is assembled please contact Kate Somers for local pickup. There will be a kit collection day at the HWR facility in the Heights in January.

Items can also be purchased and shipped directly to HWR via their Amazon wish list at any time.

Contact Person: Kate Somers
Email: refugee@somersbunch.com
Phone Number: 281-748-5622


LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Lighthouse Christian Ministries has a few Christmas serve opportunities coming up for small groups. We host a Christmas gift shop on Dec 19-21 where families can select gifts for their children. We also have a gift wrapping station at Baybrook Mall. If interested, please sign up at the following links:
Gift Wrap – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4cafa722a7fb6-gift
Christmas Shop- http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4da5ac2cabfa7-thegreatest

Contact Person: Tammy Eckart
Email: tammy@lighthousecm.org
Phone Number: 281-339-3033


LOVING HEARTS

Loving Hearts is a social group ministering to special needs adults. We have many fun, social events planned throughout the year; held at the Egret Bay location, as well as out in the community. Our needs vary from providing games, crafts, small prizes, foods, beverages and being a general helper to our special guests. For more information and a full schedule for 2018, please contact Teresa.

Contact Person: Teresa Waite
Email: teresa3waite@hotmail.com
Phone Number: 281-904-1334


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

Come and serve the 4B area by volunteering or donating birthday party items to make a memorable and special day for children currently living in homeless shelters. The Program serves 100 children a month at the Santa Maria Hostel, Boys and Girls Harbor and the Kidz Harbor! We use the same neutral theme for all our girl/boy parties per month and use solid color paper products! We would be ecstatic if you or your small group could help in any way.

TBJP will be hosting birthday parties the last weekend of January.

TBJP will be hosting a fundraiser at Charming Charlie Baybrook on December 15th from 5pm-9pm with 10-20% if profits going to TBJP.

TBJP will be hosting a mother/son dance in February, stay posted for a date and location.

TBJP is currently collecting books for a fundraiser book drive in March.

Please contact Christi for ANY questions and further details on needs.

Contact Person: Christi Keeler
Email: Christikeeler@gmail.com
Phone Number: 832-425-0218