Go-Ops | July 2017

BAY AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Building homes: Bay Area Habitat for Humanity is building homes in LaPorte and Texas City (and soon to be 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


BAY AREA TURNING POINT (Women’s shelter)

SERVE A MEAL – Any day of the week at 5pm @ the BATP Shelter located in Webster. **Kids must be 14 years old to participate**
This is a great opportunity to serve within the shelter in an extremely impactful way. Plan to feed about 35 adults and 35 children on any given day (we can get the exact headcounts for you). You pick the day that works best for your group! 4-8 people is a good group size as the facility is small.

SORT DONATIONS – We need small groups to help take in/sort donations and put out new merchandise in the resale shop. The shop is located at the corner of NASA Rd & Egret Bay. TUESDAY – SATURDAY: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM. You can choose a time that best fits your schedule.

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


CENTER FOR PREGNANCY

The Center for Pregnancy is looking for small groups that would be interested in throwing a baby shower for one of the clients that is expecting. We will help you coordinate all the details and preparation, we use this as an opportunity to love and support the clients and remind them that every child is a good gift from God. If you or your small group is interested in getting involved, please contact us and let us know!

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


CLEAR LAKE CAMPUS

The Clear Lake Campus is having a Back to School Drive for Clear Lake Intermediate School on August 6 and 13th. We need 3-6 people to collect the bags before each service. Please contact Maddie Robertson at madelinemrobertson@gmail.com if you or your small group would like to help. Please include which date and which service you can serve.


CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY

This summer is a great time to get involved with the Food Pantry. The Food Pantry is open every Monday and Thursday morning from 8-11. Come on out and help serve a hot meal or pass out groceries to those in need!

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


EGRET BAY | BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVE

Sunday, August 6th      Sunday, August 13th

Come serve at the upcoming Egret Bay Back to School Drive. Volunteers will receive donations and help sort supplies. Multiple shifts available. Register to serve here.


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. 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 Saturdaymorning. 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: Jonathan Newport
Email: jonathan.newport@houstonfirst.com
Phone Number: (832) 840-7245


GOOD NEIGHBORS

During Summer Serve Days, Good Neighbors will provide Summer Kid Pax to the community at Rancho Del Rey. In addition to our ministry team’s regular Grocery Delivery, we are looking for Small Groups to adopt a Saturday serve day (1st/3rd Saturdays from 10:30 to noon) to provide non-perishable breakfast, lunch and snacks for the kids in our community. Many of our kids normally receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch during the school year. During the summer months their families may experience even more food insecurity than during the school year. We want to help eliminate that insecurity by supporting their children’s nutritional needs during the summer. Please consider supporting one of our Saturdays by providing the following items: Instant Oatmeal, Boxed Cereal, Peanut Butter, Jelly, canned Tuna, Loaf Bread, Granola Bars, Canned Soup, Spaghetti O’s or Raviolis, Cookies, Hand fruit (oranges, bananas, apples) for approximately 30 kids to last two weeks.

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


LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES 

Kidz Dayz is a four week summer day camp being held in Bacliff at Bayshore Friends Church. We are in need of volunteers to serve CCCC’s week on July 19-23rd. If you are interested in serving please contact Shannon Farrar, 317-645-3858, sefarrar76@ymail.com.

Mobile food distributions are a great family serve opportunity especially in the summer montns! LCM’s next food truck is Tuesday, July 11th at the Spillway Park in San Leon. Please arrive by 8:30, the event typically finishes between 10:30 and 11am.

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


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 Bridge Over Troubled Water, 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 a fundraiser Saturday, July 8th from 1-6pm in Santa Fe and is seeking volunteers.

Please contact Christi for ANY questions and further details on needs.
Contact Person: Christi Keeler 
Email: Christikeeler@gmail.com

Contact Person: Christi Keeler
Email: Christikeeler@gmail.com
Phone Number: (832) 425-0210


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.

On Saturday July 22nd from 9-12 we are looking for volunteers who have trucks, manpower or helping hands to pick up furniture from donors in our surrounding communities and then actually deliver to several families who have been living without furniture and basic essentials since transitioning out of the shelter.

The Bridge currently has needs for women transitioning out of the shelter into their own apartments that includes new or used Living room furniture, Beds and bedding, Kitchen dishes and silverware, Pots and pans, Home decor, Microwaves, Lamps, Rugs, Small kitchen tables, and Linens & towels.

If you have items to donate, or want to plan a Go-op for your small group we would love to have you on Saturday July 22nd, please contact us!

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


WEST CAMPUS | COMMUNITY IMPACT DAY

Friday, August 4th & Saturday, August 5th

West Campus will serve Brookside Intermediate families by providing a School Supply “Store” and assisting families with computer registration for Back to School. Come serve the community in a tangible way! Register to serve here.

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