Go-Ops | October 2017


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

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


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. 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. There are volunteer opportunities every Tuesday through Friday from 10am-6pm and Saturdays from 10am-5pm.

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


Loving Hearts ministry plans regular events for special needs adults. Two small groups are needed for the upcoming Fall Festival (Sun, Oct 15th 4-6pm) 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 .

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


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 shelter birthday parties on October 8th and 29th, both at 2pm.

TBJP will be hosting a fundraiser at Charming Charlie Baybrook on October 13th from 5pm-9pm.

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


Volunteers are always welcome on Monday and Thursday mornings between the hours of 7:30 and 11am when they open there 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.

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


Good Neighbors is hosting our annual Fall Fest in the greenbelt at Rancho del Rey from 10:30 to noon on Saturday, October 21st. We need small groups to sponsor a booth, similar to a carnival booth. If your small group could host face painting, apple bobbing, field games, or some other great fun event, we’d love to have you serve with us. For more information, or to sign up your group for a booth, contact Renee Lafont.

Good Neighbors is in need of a small group to serve along side us in the community at Rancho del Rey. Come be the hands and feet of Christ with us. First Saturday in October 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. 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


Light up the Night! LCM participates in “Halloween on Grand” as a safe trick-or-treating option for our community. We provide hot dogs and fun for the whole family. We are in need of groups or individuals to come out and help with set-up/tear-down and serving that night.

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

CCCC E96 is signed-up to host LCM’s October 2nd Saturday celebration. This is an evening community event where we have a worship service in our parking lot, a community meal, and a food distribution. We would love your group to come and help with this event.

Contact Person: Erika Steele
Email: erika@lighthousecm.org
Phone Number: (281) 339-3033


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


Many of the students and staff of Ross Elementary were impacted by Harvey. West Campus will serve by helping Ross Elementary host a Fall Festival on Oct 26th from 6-8pm. This is an opportunity for these families to have a fun event and a sense of normalcy. We’ll have food, games and the teachers will pass out candy.

West Campus volunteers will decorate the cafeteria, donate candy, serve pizza and provide goodies for a cake walk. Small groups could also set up a game booth. This would also be a great way for kids to serve with parents! Sign-up here.

Contact Person: Jen Ganley 
Email: jganley@clearcreek.org