Go-Ops | February 2017

A PEACEFUL PLACE

Resale Shop Volunteers: We are 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.

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.

Moving Team: Pick-up donations, or 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 help by:
-delivering furniture, etc. to a client
-packing/picking up large donations (trucks/trailers are helpful)
-sorting donations at our resale shop
-adopting a client family during the holidays. Gifts, food, etc.
-gardening-maintaining our outside areas

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

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


 BAY AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Building homes:
Bay Area Habitat for Humanity is building homes in LaPorte and Texas City! We are also coming to Galveston soon- interested in going to the island? 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 donations:
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. If you know a builder or contractor, can you mention the Restore to them? It is a great way to get rid of old material. 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: ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Seeds of Summer (SOS): Be The Light has teamed up with Youth For Christ at our local Seabrook Youth Detention Center. We will be engaging in a new program, “Seeds of Summer” (SOS), which will allow the 24 girls at the detention center to see how God values them, provide awareness on Human Sex Trafficking, and instill in them that God has a good plan for them. These girls have either been trafficked or at risk for trafficking. We need SOS Host/Prayer Groups to volunteer on a monthly basis. This would consist of providing store bought treats (cupcakes, cookies, candy) and juice for the monthly meetings. In addition, we will give the Host Small Group the girls’ prayer requests and ask that they pray for them over the next month and write a response to the girls. The responses will be delivered the following month. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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


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 (9 AM 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. The Food Bank is a warehouse environment, we ask that volunteers 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. The Food Bank is a warehouse environment, we ask that volunteers 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.

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 URBAN MINISTRIES

Volunteer videographers / photographers needed to come teach / work with the youth on a project that they are working on during this spring. This will help them with their summer camp costs.

Stump grinding:
We are in need of stump grinding services to grind down multiple tree stumps left over from the hurricane on various ministry properties.

Contact Person: Josh Dorrell
Email: volunteer@galvestonurbanministries.org
Phone Number: (409) 497-2460


GOOD NEIGHBORS

Good Neighbors is in need of a small group to serve along side us in the community at Rancho del Rey the first Saturday in February from 10:30 to noon. Come be the hands and feet of Christ with us as 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. 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

Valentine’s Party | Sun, Feb 19th 3-6:30 pm
Spring Fling | Sun, Mar 19th 3-6:30 pm

Loving Hearts ministry plans regular events for special needs adults. Two small groups are needed at each event to help with set-up, food, crafts, clean-up and loving on these special friends. If interested, please contact Teresa Waite for more details at teresa3waite@hotmail.com.

Contact Person: Teresa Waite
EmaiL: teresa3waite@hotmail.com


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM:

Come and serve the 4B area by donating birthday party items to make a memorable special day for children currently living in homeless shelters. The Program serves 100 children a month in several different locations! 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 donate ANY of these items monthly:

Party paper products: solid color cups, napkins, plates, utensils, table clothes

Party supplies and Crafts: candles, balloons, helium, Birthday cards, wrapping paper, party favors, glue sticks, stickers, beads etc!

Birthday in a Box: is a complete birthday package (all items listed above) for party of 8 children

Children’s gifts: We spend $30 towards the child’s gift!

February ItemsE: Looking for food donations for our Space Themed Birthdays this month! We need 120 of each food item for a successful party! For example 120 space ice creams, 120 juices etc… by February 14th!

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

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


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 women and children there is ongoing need for meal service and opportunities for engagement with the families. If your small group is interested in providing a meal or hosting a family game night this is a wonderful opportunity to connect one on one with families and interact while showing the love of Jesus. Providing meals on Mondays for either lunch or dinner for 100 residents is one way to show support. This can be brought in or cooked onsite.
Game or craft nights are also held Monday- Thursday between 6:30-8:00pm if your group is interested in serving alongside the families and interacting directly.

Collecting housewares:

The Bridge also is in need of collecting furniture and housewares for women who are starting their lives over and transitioning from the shelter into apartments. They start with an air mattress and very minimal personal belongings. Needed Items can be used or new and include in order of greatest need include queen sized beds, small kitchen tables, couch, pillows, dresser, lamps, end tables, kitchen dishes, pots/pans, small appliances, utensils, linens, towels, etc.
Home decor items like curtains and decorative pictures are certainly welcome as well. We can coordinate pick up of items.

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


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