Go-Ops | July 2018



RESALE SHOP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – BATP has completely revamped their resale shop on Egret Bay and are in need of individuals or groups to come in and help sort, tag and hang clothes, dust shelving, clean windows, receive donations, etc.
Store hours are: TUESDAY – FRIDAY: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and SATURDAY: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  You may sign up for as many hours as you’d like during store hours. Kids are welcome with parents!!

SERVE A MEAL – The shelter residents at BATP are responsible for cooking and serving all of their own meals. This opportunity allows you to go into the shelter to bring and serve breakfast, lunch or dinner any day of the week. We make it easy for you by providing you a list of everything you need to know before going in!!

SERVE A SPECIAL MEAL – create a special treat for the residents by bringing in a dessert bar, taco bar, or themed meal. You may also make and drop off homemade treats if preferred.
**There are about 75 residents at any given time (about half are children/teens).

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


Summer is a great time to get involved with the Clear Lake Food Pantry! Volunteers are always welcome and needed on Monday and Thursday mornings between 7:30 and 11am when they open their doors to serve people in need in the Clear Lake community. Come and help serve a hot meal, pack up and hand out bags of food, or distribute clothing. The food pantry is located at Clear Lake Baptist Church. 15700 Space Center Blvd. 77062

Contact Person: Kari Wilson 
Phone Number: (713) 906-8558


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 category 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


Good Neighbors is in need of small groups to serve alongside 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


Are you looking to have fun and volunteer this summer? Lighthouse Christian Ministries has the perfect opportunity for you! Kidz Dayz is a month long summer camp in Bacliff from July 9th-August 3rd (Monday-Friday). You can serve one day or you can serve the whole month! It will be an exciting month of VBS, special guest, games, and activities. So come on out and have some fun with us!

Lighthouse Christian Ministries is in need of volunteers to be security for our kids camp. The camp is July 9th-August 3rd from 8:30AM-12:30PM (Monday-Friday). You can volunteer one day or the whole month. We need YOU to help make this camp a safe and secure place for all the children that plan on attending! If you are interested, or have any questions feel free to contact us.

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


Foster Parent Night Out
When: Saturday, July 21st 2:45-7:00pm
Where: Kiddie Academy West in League City

Join us as we serve the foster families within Clear Creek Community Church. We host foster children (and their siblings) from birth to 12 years old once a month at a local daycare. Finding childcare for foster families can prove to be difficult, so this allows foster parents to have some (much-needed) time to themselves. Kiddie Academy provides staff for each room, but we supply the volunteers! This is a great way for these kids to have another positive influence in their lives. Most days it is hard to tell who is having more fun- the kids or the volunteers! We have kids from ALL campuses attend this event monthly! Great Go-Op for small groups and/or individuals looking to show love to the orphans in our community.

Background check is required by the church. If interested, contact Cari and she will get you signed up.

Not everyone is called to foster or adopt, but everyone can do something. Could this be YOUR “something?”

Contact Person: Cari Hicks 
Email: cariann207@msn.com
Phone Number: (832) 722-8069


The Pregnancy and Parenting Support Centers of Galveston County offer support to moms and their babies until age 3 by providing an “earn as you learn program”. As mothers attend parenting classes as well as Bible studies they earn baby bucks to purchase Items for their babies. Volunteer opportunities range from a one time event such as helping assemble together packets or to assist with their baby bottle change collection to ongoing opportunities such as teaching, leading a Bible study, intake counselor, data entry, or assisting with correspondence to clients such as mailing out birthday cards. The center is in need of volunteers at this and would greatly appreciate any support.

The center also has a secondhand shop called Bargains and Blessings. Donations of gently used items and clothing would be appreciated for children and adults. The center is also in need of diapers size 5 and 6.

Contact Person: Vikki Blanco
Email: vikkco@hotmail.com
Phone Number: (409) 739-7690


The Birthday Joy Program (TBJP) is partnering with some of the food banks in the area and have started a new program called The Birthday Fixins where family dealing with trouble times can now pick up a Birthday box along with the food they get from the food bank. Items would include box cake, frosting, cake decorations. This would be a great thing for small groups to collect to serve TBJP.

TBJP is in need of pillows. Each Birthday child at the shelters are given a personalized pillow. When a child is removed from their home they usually only have the clothes on their backs. So they are put in places where a pillow is not even their own. So this is pretty important to the Birthday child to receive and became a staple.

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


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.
At this time, Tuesday Aug. 21, Wednesday Aug. 22, and Thursday Aug. 30 are “Open”.
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


The 4B Disaster Response Network is looking for skilled volunteers to lead a small team in rebuilding homes affected by Hurricane Harvey. Plumbers, electricians and other construction professionals particularly are needed.

Contact Person: Shari McCormack
Email: smccormack@clearcreek.org
Phone Number: (281) 316-9411