GO Ops | Februay 2019

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


ANCHOR POINT

Don’t miss these two great Anchor Point events:

Opportunity 1:
WHAT: Pathway to Hope Camp – Camp is great for anyone who works closely with children
WHEN: Mondays, February 4th to April 15th, 6:30-8:30pm
HOW: VOLUNTEER

Opportunity 2:
WHAT: HopeGolfs
WHEN: Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5-8pm
WHERE: TopGolf, 24101 Gulf Freeway, Webster 77598
HOW: REGISTER OR MORE INFO

Contact Person: Kelly King
Email: kelly@anchorpoint.us
Phone Number: (832) 274-2304


BE THE LIGHT

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: Support the Benchmark staff as they support the foster families by bringing the staff a meal! Your small group can pick the day and provide lunch and encouragement for the staff.

Opportunity 2: Let us know if you and your small group would like to bring a meal to a local foster family who is experiencing a rough patch! The family might have a new placement or just be feeling overwhelmed with the struggles they face with their foster kids or dealing with the system. The Benchmark staff will help us identify a family in need once we have a group ready to go to provide a meal!

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


CARING COUNTS

Opportunity 1: There is a great need for hygiene products for 4th grade boys & girls @ KE Little Elementary and there is currently a lice epidemic.  Your small group could put together a box with some or all of the items needed:  deodorant, soap & any additional hygiene products, lice kits, bedding, sheets, pillows & carpet spray.

Opportunity 2: There is always a desperate need for male mentors who can show up for 30 minutes, just one time a week to meet with just one elementary age boy.  There is no tutoring involved, just meeting! Have lunch, color, play a game, or puzzle.

Contact Person: Chanda McKinney
Email: chanda@mentoringcounts.com
Phone Number: (832) 414-1881


CENTER FOR PREGNANCY

We are looking for individuals or small groups that would be interested in helping with our annual Celebrate Moms event in May. We spend a day pampering our clients making them feel appreciated and valued!

Opportunity 1: We need professionals that would be willing to offer their services in cutting hair, giving massages, facials, pedicures, manicures, etc.

Opportunity 2: We also need groups that would be able to help set up, decorate and coordinate food.

If you are interested, please let us know!

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


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

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


FRIENDS THRU THE FIGHT

Friends thru the Fight’s mission is to serve local Galveston County patients currently fighting breast or gynecological cancers by providing encouragement along with support services, meet emergent financial & spiritual needs

Opportunity 1: Friends thru the Fight is in need of donations for our upcoming annual Patient Appreciation Luncheon on Sunday, February 10th. We are currently accepting any of the following:

  • Gift Cards of any denomination to use for patient gifts and raffle (prefer $10-$25 increments- great options are restaurants, grocery stores, Target/Walmart type stores, Amazon, etc.)
  • Gift donations (I.e. jewelry, accessories, beauty sets, pampering packages such as spa/nails…anything we can use as raffle and patient gifts)
  • Monetary Donations- this helps offset our costs. Link for donations: http://friendsthruthefight.weebly.com/donations.htmlThe luncheon is our favorite day of the year as we come together to celebrate those who have completed treatment, cheer on those who are navigating treatment, honor those we have lost and thank our amazing donors and supporters.

Opportunity 2: Friends thru the Fight is also in need of items to add to “Fight Bags” that are distributed to local clinics and newly diagnosed patients. Current primary needs are travel size lotions and hand sanitizers (Bath and Body Works is always popular with the patients), lip balm and small notebooks. We are also in need of more heart pillows (that are used post surgery) to be sewn to add to bags. Other items that are used in bags are mechanical pencils/pens, fuzzy socks, informational books, clinging crosses, scarves/beanies, travel Kleenex (and any other items that can be used during treatment/appointments).  Link for monetary donations to help purchase these items: http://friendsthruthefight.weebly.com/donations.html

Contact Person:  Dusti Suhre
Email: 
Phone Number: (281) 773-8407


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


GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive at

Clear Creek Community Church
Sunday, 02/17/2019 (08:00 am – 02:00 pm)
999 Egret Bay
Donor Coach – Donor Coach
League City, TX 77573

More than 1,000 donations per day are needed by patients in the Texas Gulf Coast region, and your blood donation could help save up to three lives.

Contact Person: Laura Reddell
Email: laurareddell@alumni.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (832) 385-9467


INNOVATIVE ALTERNATIVES

IA wants to re-enactment some of our services on video for our website. These include representations of:
1) counseling client individual sessions—1 person
2) Couples/Family Reconciliation Mediation sessions (1 male & 1 female)
3) Eldercare Mediation Sessions (4-5 people, one to play a part with early Alzheimer’s)
4) Workplace Team Mediation Sessions (10+ people)

Opportunity 1: We need people willing to act as clients for these videos. We will note that no ‘real clients’ are used for these depictions of IA services.

Opportunity 2: We also need people well versed in lighting for the video shoot, and video editing skills if available so we do not need to pay for these services if at all possible.

We’d like to begin shooting these during the last week of February. We can be flexible during any of our open hours: 8a – 8p Mon – Thurs, 8a-5p or Saturday 9a-1p. This project will likely continue through March and possibly April. We do not expect to have the ability to shoot them all at once, but as various sized groups become available.

Contact Person: Sharon Bayus
Email: sbayus@innovativealternatives.org
Phone Number:(713) 222-2525

Opportunity 3:  Refreshing the paint and decals on a mural for the childrens’ waiting room. We need to repaint the mural with flat paint and also apply new decals.

Contact Person: Matthew Morse
Email: mmorse@innovativealternatives.org
Phone Number:(713) 222-252


SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS

Opportunity 1: Ten to fifteen helpers for the Ross Elementary Character In the Hat Night on March 7, 5-7pm

  • Volunteers to help run sessions (Family Yoga (there is already an instructor), Making stress balls, Family Noodle Tag, Making Candy Grams for Hospital patients, Making kindness rocks)
  • A shopper or two to help purchase decorations and supplies
  • REGISTER

Opportunity 2: Twenty volunteers to help set up and decorate for Brookside Intermediate 8th Grade Dance on May 17 (4:30pm-6:00pm-ish)

  • Help setting up and decorating for the dance
  • A shopper or two to purchase decorations once the committee decides on a theme
  • REGISTER

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


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

Opportunity 1:  The Birthday Joy Program is starting a new program within the nonprofit. They are in the process of collecting new children’s books from pre-k through 5th grade. A great collection of books would be wonderful.  To arrange a donation, contact Sheila.

Opportunity 2: TBJP host parties twice a month and is always in need of volunteers. If a small group is interested, there is an application process to be made for everyone in the small group to complete prior to volunteering. If a small group is interested, please contact to complete the application process.

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


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 time, the following date is open: Monday – Feb 11.

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.

Opportunity 3:  First Saturday Serve is the first Saturday of each month.  We meet at the 4B Warehouse at 200 Gulf Freeway South in League City (the old Kroger), for prayer and instructions and then go out on assignment.  There is a job for everyone – no construction experience is necessary just a willingness to help our community.  So that we can prepare the projects, we ask that you register before the last Thursday of the previous month.  To register go to www.4bresponse.org/volunteer or for more information call Shari.

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