GO Ops | January 2019

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


BE THE LIGHT

Opportunity 1:  January is National Human Trafficking month. Be the Light Has partnered with The Collective Group for a community event at the College of The Mainland on Thursday, January 24th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Local officials are expected from Galveston, League City, Webster, Seabrook and surrounding areas. This event will bring the focus on the numerous local organizations in our area that are contributing their time and efforts in fighting trafficking in our own backyards. As we join together the collective group can have a bigger impact in our area. Come hear from the organizations that are the hands and feet serving in our area. The event will be informative and help us serve together for a common cause. For more information go to www.houstontrafficking.org

Opportunity 2:  The Seeds of Summer program has openings to help teach biblical life Skill classes at the juvenile detention center. These kids are at a higher risk of being trafficked due to their current circumstances. We provide ways to help them change their life by changing their thinking. Classes are held in Texas City at the Jerry Esmond Juvenile Detention Center. Classes are held the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Saturday’s of each month from 9-11 am. Training provided. Rotating schedule available, you can serve once a month or as you are available. Must have background check and fingerprinting to serve. For more information go to www.houstontrafficking.org

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


BENCHMARK FAMILY SERVICES

Opportunity 1: Benchmark staff lunch. The work they do to support foster kids and foster families is consuming and very hard. They work crazy hours in stressful situations and could use the encouragement of a team meal if your small group is willing to provide a lunch for about 15 people.

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


CLEAR CREEK ORPHAN CARE

Clear Creek Orphan Care will be hosting several events, classes and conferences in 2019 and we are recruiting Orphan Care event volunteers. If you would like to be on the list of people we reach out to help with events, please let us know. You don’t have to commit to all events, but can opt in as planning starts for each event. Ways to serve include helping with food, set-up/clean-up and greeting. Let me know what questions you have!

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


CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY

Opportunity 1:  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!

Opportunity 2:  Individuals or small groups are always welcome to serve on Monday and Thursday mornings from 8-11am when the pantry is open to clients. You are welcome to just show up and ask to be put to work. The Clear Lake Food Pantry is housed at Clear Lake Baptist Church. 15700 Space Center Blvd. Houston 77062

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!

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 (624 4th Ave. N., Texas City, TX 77590). 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: Amanda McCarty
Email: amanda@galvestoncountyfoodbank.org
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


 


THE LUKE SOCIETY

The Luke Society is a free medical clinic for the homeless on Saturdays, operating since 1995 in the same parking lot as Galveston Street Ministry.  Along with the medicine given to patients, Bibles and devotionals are also distributed. While some of the patients find it hard to read the Bibles, they love getting the easy-to-read devotionals.  Please consider donating your outdated devotionals to the homeless clients instead of throwing them away.  There are three drop-off locations; a container will be by the front door. The addresses are:

518 White Oak Pointe
1008 Broad Bay Lane
2026 Cutter Drive

If you are not able to drop them off, please contact Michele who will make other arrangements.

Contact Person: Michele Zaunbrecher
Email: mzaun14@gmail.com
Phone Number: (281) 554-2307


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, only Monday, 28th and Tuesday 29th are open in January.

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

Hurricane Harvey was over a year ago but there are still families recovering from that devastating storm. The 4B Disaster Response Network continues to rebuild homes. Will you join our efforts to reach out in the community?

Opportunity 1:  If you would like to help prepare a job by gathering or delivering tools or supplies, please CLICK HERE.

Opportunity 2:  If you would like to work in a home on a labor team please CLICK HERE.

No experience is necessary for these roles; 4B trained staff and volunteers will guide you.

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

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