GO Ops | November 2018

Ways to serve our community through GO Local Partners, CCCC Orphan Care or School Partnerships.


A PEACEFUL PLACE 

Opportunity 1:  Small Groups can serve with A Peaceful Place by:
-helping on a 1st Saturday on Decorating and Moving Teams
-adopting a client family during the holidays with gifts, food, etc.
-holding a Cleaning Supplies or Linens Drive

Opportunity 2: Donations Needed!  Please visit our website to get a full description of items we accept. apeaceful.place

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


BAY AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Opportunity 1:  Bay Area Habitat for Humanity is building homes in LaPorte, Texas City and now 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. We are also doing critical home repairs for victims of Hurricane Harvey, bring your small group and come serve with us!

Contact Person: Jess Holland
Email: jholland@bahfh.org
Phone Number: (281) 337-3590

Opportunity 2:  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 http://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

Opportunity 1:  Resale Shop Assistance – help receive and stock donations, price items, clean windows, dust shelving, Ebay assistance (taking pics and writing descriptions), run register, welcome guests. 2 – 4 hour shift. Helping aged kids are welcome. No limit to group size.

Opportunity 2:  Serve a Meal – cook and serve a meal to 70 women and children in the shelter. All details will be provided to you ahead of time to make things run smoothly. This could include a themed night (i.e. Tuesday Taco Bar) or a fun dessert night for the shelter residents also. Maximum group size in the shelter should be 6 adults. No children under 14 are permitted.

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


BE THE LIGHT

Opportunity 1:  Volunteers needed to assist with the teaching of biblical Life Skill classes for the boys and girls at the Texas City Juvenile Detention Center. All volunteers are required to have background checks and fingerprinting in order to serve in the facility. Contact us for more details.

Opportunity 2:  If you want to get involved in fighting human trafficking with Be the Light but feel you need to better equip yourself check out the upcoming Free the Captives’ 9th Annual Houston Human Trafficking Conference. The Conference will provide the latest information and practical tools to stop human trafficking. Registration is open.  Click Here
January 25, 2019
United Way 50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

Contact Person: Tanya McAllister
Email: bethelighthou@outlook.com
Phone Number: (832) 771-4549


BENCHMARK FAMILY SERVICES

Opportunity 1:  Benchmark Family Christmas Party! Help support local orphan care by providing the foster families of Benchmark family services with an awesome Christmas party experience. We will need small groups to help set up and clean up, and to help serve food and supervise craft and playtime. Small groups may be asked to donate desserts for the event. Your children are welcome to come and eat and play along with the foster kids!

Opportunity 2:  Is there a small group available to bless the staff of Benchmark Family services (about 12-15 people) with a lunch at their office as they go about the never ending work of finding and stabilizing safe homes for local orphans through foster care? It would be around noon on a weekday of your choosing.

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


BIG BROTHER BIG SISTERS PROGRAM

Make a difference in the life of a CCISD student with the Big Brother Big Sisters School Program.  For less than an hour a week meet with a matched “little” at one of our 5 partner Intermediate schools. You can find more information about this organization and the positive experience of mentoring by clicking HERE.

CLICK HERE to complete an application.

Contact Person: Jenn Ganley
Email: jganley@clearcreek.org
Phone Number: (281) 338-5433


THE CENTER FOR PREGNANCY

The Center for Pregnancy is looking for individuals, families or small groups that would be interested in adopting a family for Christmas. Every year, our goal is to have every family in our program be adopted and then invite them to a Christmas party where we get to share the Gospel and show them the love of Christ! If you are interested in learning more, please let us know!

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


CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY

If your small group is looking for a Saturday Go-op, please consider serving at the Food Pantry! There are always small odd jobs that can be done on any given weekend– from cleaning to organization to small construction projects!

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


GALVESTON COUNTY FOOD BANK

Opportunity 1:  Galveston County Food Bank is in need of individuals who can deliver food boxes for their Homebound Program. This is a once a month commitment to pick up the food box(es) from the food bank and deliver them to home(s) of those on your route. You can choose where you deliver and how many people are on your route. It’s a great way to bring needed food and some friendship to those in our area!

Contact Person: Amanda McCarty
Email: amanda@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org
Phone Number: (409) 945-4232

Opportunity 2:  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:
Phone Number: (409) 945-4232


GOOD NEIGHBORS

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


 

LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Opportunity 1:  We are excited to be rolling into our holiday season at Lighthouse Christian Ministries! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we have a couple different ways to serve. We are needing donations to put together our Thanksgiving Meal Blessings Baskets. The list can be found on our Facebook. We are also in need of volunteers to help put these baskets together on November 12th & 13th. This would be a great serving opportunity for small groups! Please feel free to e-mail if you have any question or would like to be sent the list of food needed for the baskets directly.

Opportunity 2:  Before you know it Christmas will be here! Every year Lighthouse Christian Ministries puts together The Greatest Christmas Shoppe for the community of Bacliff and San Leon who are in need of Christmas assistance. As always donated gifts are very much appreciated. We will also need volunteers to help sort and separate the gifts, set up, decorate, and serve during the Christmas Shoppe on December 18th,19th, & 20th. If you are interested or have any question contact Lighthouse!

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


ORPHAN CARE SUPPORT

What: Foster Parent Night Out
When: Saturday, December 15th 2:45-7:00pm
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.

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


PREGNANCY AND PARENTING SUPPORT CENTER

The Pregnancy and Parenting Support Center of Galveston County will be hosting a volunteer meeting on November 8 at 6:30 PM located at the Center in Texas City. Come and join us to find out how you or your small group can volunteer on an on-going basis or for a one time event. For more details on the meeting please contact the Center at 409-945-2888.

Some immediate needs for the Pregnancy Center include security for nighttime classes one time a week, childcare during class time both in the daytime and evening, and lawn care.

Contact Person: Vikki Blanco
Email: 
Phone Number: (409) 739-45776908


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

TBJP is in need of a small group to serve at a group home facility in Galveston at the Children Center . Celebrating November & December birthdays of the children the resides here. Your group would help with setting up the party, working stations/games and then help tear down and clean up at the end. This party is on Sunday, Nov. 18th from 2-4, volunteers would need to arrive by 1:00. Please contact if interested. Those wanting to serve would need to fill out a form prior to serving.

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 moment, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, and Dec. 12 are still “OPEN.”

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

Does your small group have any construction experience?  There are still homes that need help recovering from Hurricane Harvey.  Contact Shari about the skill level of your group and she can match you with a homeowner that needs help.

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

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