GO Ops | March 2019

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


ANCHOR POINT

Don’t miss this great Anchor Point event:

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

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


BAY AREA TURNING POINT 

Opportunity 1: Shelter Food Pantry – Bring your small group to the shelter food pantry and help label & organize the food donations. Group sizes can vary in size. Please plan to stay for 2-3 hours. Children under 14 years old are not allowed in the shelter. This service opportunity can be scheduled any day of the week except Sunday and times are flexible with the availability of your group.

Opportunity 2: BATP Van Cleaning – BATP has 2 vans that are in need of a deep cleaning! Wash, detail and scotch guard the interior of both vans. They may be driven off site for this project. Date and time are flexible with your group’s availability. This would be a good activity to get the kids involved. If interested, please give me a call so we can coordinate with BATP.

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


BENCHMARK FAMILY SERVICES 

Bring a meal to a foster family. Sometimes foster families just need a little extra love. If you or your small group is willing to bring a meal, Benchmark can let us know which families have the greatest need. What a hands on way to support those on the front lines of Orphan Care!

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. Please provide deodorant, soap & any additional hygiene products. There is also a lice epidemic that needs to be treated for the children. Please provide lice kits, bedding, sheets, pillows & carpet spray.

Opportunity 2: Desperate need for male mentors who can show up for 30 minuets, 1X/week to meet w/ one elementary age boy. No tutoring, just meet! 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

Friends thru the Fight is 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!

Contact Person: Amanda McCart
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 (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 M-F 9am to 5pm and Sat. 9am to 1pm. Special hours (nights/Sat.) can be scheduled in advance. This is a fun time for small groups!

Contact Person: Rory McCormick
Email: rory@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 for the homeless people in the Clear Lake area 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 dates are open:
Monday – April 22, and
Tuesdays – April 16, 23; 30.
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.

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