Go-Ops | August 2017

A PEACEFUL PLACE 

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

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.

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


ANCHOR POINT PREGNANCY CENTER AND FAMILY MINISTRIES

We currently need help collecting silent auction items for our gala. We
would love to have small groups put together a Theme basket valuing between
$100-150 for the event. You could pick movie night, banana split
celebration, etc. We would just need to know that you want to do this and
we would like to have the basket and list of what is included by 8/20
time frame. You guys can also help us collect items from various
restaurants, etc — I can get you the silent auction item sheet if you would
like.

Volunteering at the gala (both before, during and after) to help with
setup and opportunities that are available at the event. Set up is
currently schedule for Wednesday (9/6) with the event taking place on
Thursday (9/7). We need help during the event with games, check-in/out,
greeters, etc.

Small groups could go in together and buy a table for the gala and have
a fun group night out. It will give your small group an opportunity to
learn about a great ministry and ways that they can be more involved. –
www.anchorpoint.us under events.

We need admin help for the gala!  For the Auction we have sorting, typing and wrapping auction items along with taking pictures and entering the info into the system.
If you are available, we would love your help!

Contact Person: Debbie Simmons
Email: debbie@anchorpoint.us
Phone Number: (281) 236-8792


BAY AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY 

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.

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.

Contact Person: Erin Boyd
Email: erinboyd73@yahoo.com
Phone Number: (281) 615-5134


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).

NEW EVENING OPPORTUNITIES STARTING IN AUGUST: Sorting opportunities are now available on the third Thursday of every month from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

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


GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER- EGRET BAY COORDINATOR

Looking for an easy way to literally help save lives? Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is looking for an Egret Bay Campus coordinator (or a small group!) The Blood Center representative provides you with everything you need to coordinate a successful blood drive at the Egret Bay campus 4 times per year. They contact previous blood donors, and you answer questions that potential donors submit, with help from your Blood Center rep. On the day of the drive, put out directional signs, and be available for the donor coach personnel from 7:30am to 2pm. That’s it! For more information or questions, contact:

Contact Person: Carol Bertsche
Email: cmbertsc@comcast.net
Phone Number: (832) 651-3153


MERCY TREE

Due to the fact that the Mercy Tree opportunities fill up quickly, the third Saturday of each month has been reserved for CCCC small groups desiring to serve for the first time at the Mercy Tree. Currently, Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, and Dec 16 are still available. If your small group would like to serve on one of these dates, please contact the Go Advocate at least one month in advance of the date in order to assign the date to your small group.

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


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 is seeking volunteers for birthday parties on August 19th at 2pm and August 27th at 2pm.

TBJP is seeking art supplies for their August parties, contact for a list.

TBJP is looking for a baker to donate a hot wheel themed cake for a birthday in a box in August.

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 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

DONATIONS: The Bridge can also be supported through giving of donations both for use at the facility and for women transitioning out of the shelter into their own apartments.

Donations needed on an on going basis for the shelter include items such as, fresh fruit, creamer, kitchen spices, laundry soap, bathroom essentials, and other household items. Please contact us for a more detailed list.

Donations needed as women transition into apartments include items such as, Living room furniture, beds and bedding, kitchen dishes and silverware, pots and pans, home decor, microwaves, rugs, lines and other essential items. Please contact us for a more detailed list.

Assistance is also needed to pick up furniture donations and/or to deliver when families move into their apartments, if you have able bodies, trucks or trailers to assist!

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

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