Go-Ops | October 2018


BENCHMARK FAMILY SERVICES

Egret Bay Community Impact Day – Benchmark Family Game Night. October 27, 4:30-7:00 p.m.

Bring a dessert and a game to share and come ready to play with some foster families!

Contact Person: Megan Lagoy
Email: megan.lagoy@gmail.com
Phone Number: (713) 417-3449


CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY

The Food Pantry is always looking for volunteers to serve on Monday and Thursday mornings 7:30 to 11 a.m. You can help serve a hot meal, send families home with a bag of food for the week, or distribute clothes and other necessity items. The food pantry is located at Clear Lake Baptist Church. 15700 Space Center Blvd. 77062

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


GALVESTON COUNTY FOOD BANK

The Galveston County Food Bank is in need of 60 volunteers on Saturday, Oct. 27th in Texas City for the “Touch a Truck” event. This is a great time for families!!! There are multiple shifts (7 – 10 a.m., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1 – 5 p.m.) and various stations (corn box, fire truck, misc. truck monitors) to choose to volunteer at. Use the link below to select the station/shift you would like to help out with. The location address is 409 6th Street North, Texas City, 77590.

REGISTER HERE

Contact Person: Stephanie McCoy
Email: stephmccoy2@gmail.com
Phone Number: (405) 590-2679


GOOD NEIGHBORS

Good Neighbors will be hosting our annual Fall Fest on Saturday, October 20 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This event is similar to a school fall carnival, and is very kid friendly, so feel free to bring your group’s kids with you to serve. We are in need of small groups to host games or booths to serve the children of the neighborhood. If your small group would like to be in charge of field games, the refreshment table, bean bag toss, apple bobbing, etc., please contact us to reserve your space. We generally limit this opportunity to the first 3 groups to reserve.

Contact Person: Leanne Sweeney
Email: sweeney.leanne@yahoo.com
Phone Number: (281) 948-2119


INNOVATIVE ALTERNATIVES

Opportunity 1:  Innovative Alternatives needs a group of actors/stage set-up for filming mock mediations, counseling scenarios and possibly trainings that we offer – due to HIPPA laws, we cannot use our clients so we want to stage real-life scenarios that our agency treats for marketing purposes.

Contact Person: Posey Parker
Email: pparker@innovativealternatives.org
Phone Number: (713) 829-0129

Opportunity 2:  KSBJ Volunteer Line – Innovative Alternatives will train volunteers to take calls at selected times from our KSBJ Crisis Prayer line. When mental health needs arise, the volunteer will refer the caller to Innovative Alternatives for further help.

Contact Person: Cherrie McBurney
Email: cmcburney@innovativealternatives.org
Phone Number: (832) 226-3611


LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Opportunity 1: LCM is looking for small groups to help with furniture delivery for families recovering from Hurricane Harvey. Dates and times are flexible.

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

Opportunity 2:  It’s time for the annual Halloween outreach on Halloween night at LCM. Groups needed to help pass out food, run games/activities in the parking lot, and pass out candy. A fun family-friendly serve opportunity.

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


LOVING HEARTS | SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY

What: Fall Festival
When: Sunday, October 21 4-6 p.m.
Where: Egret Bay Campus, Creek Kids Building

Join our party guests (special needs adults 18 yrs+) for a fun Fall Festival! They will enjoy food, games, and a craft.

Volunteer needs:
– A couple of volunteers are needed to help set-up tables & chairs. They can stay for the event or leave after set-up. Set-up 2:30-3:00 p.m.

– We need 2-3 small groups to help decorate for the event, bring some food items, visit with guests and help clean-up. Small groups needed 3:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Please do not bring children under 12 years old.

Email for specific details!  Join our party guests (special needs adults 18 yrs+) for a fun Luau Party! They will enjoy food, games, and a craft. We need 2-3 small groups to help decorate for the event, bring some food items, a craft and visit with guests. (Please do not bring children under 12 years old.) Email for specific details!

Contact Person:  Tiffany Granderson
Email: tgranderson@clearcreek.org
Phone Number:  (281) 338-5433


ORPHAN CARE SUPPORT

Opportunity 1: 
What: Foster Parent Night Out
When: Saturday, October 27 2:45-7:00 p.m.
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?”

Opportunity 2: 
What: Foster Parent Night Out
When: Saturday, December 15 2:45-7:00 p.m.
Where: Kiddie Academy West in League City

Join us as we serve the foster families within Clear Creek Community Church for our last Foster Parent Night Out of the year. 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. Especially at Christmas time, this will allow foster parents time to do some Christmas shopping, present wrapping, or just a minute to relax!

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. You are welcome to bring fun Christmas crafts for the kids to do if you’d like!

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

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


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

Opportunity 1:  Volunteers needed to help set up, work stations at a party as well as tear down. October 19 in LaPorte from 6:30 to 8 p.m. To help set up volunteers are needed by 5:30 to help prep. Please email to complete a background check.

Opportunity 2:  Volunteers are needed October 27 from 2 p.m. -4 p.m. Needs are to help set up, work stations and help tear down after the event. Volunteers need to arrive an hour before to help with the setup. For more details on how to volunteer please contact. Background checks are needed prior to attending.

Contact Person: Sheila Thornton-Wright
Email:
Phone Number: (832) 904-4578


THE MERCY TREE

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. At this time, there are open dates on Wednesday Oct. 24, Wednesday Nov. 7, Wednesday Nov. 14, and Monday Nov. 26.

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.

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:
Phone Number: (832) 465-8834


4B DISASTER RESPONSE NETWORK

The 4B Disaster Response Network is again partnering with Eight Days of Hope to continue rebuilding our community.  Eight Days of Hope XVI is October 13 -20.  All hardworking adults are welcome.  We are in particular need of skilled, experienced labor leaders, plumbers, electricians and carpenters.  You can register as a volunteer HERE.

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

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