GO Ops | June 2019

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


ANCHORPOINT

OPPORTUNITY 1: Our upcoming Cupcake War is in need of several different teams of volunteers. Pre-event, event day and post event teams are needed to sign up and serve others at our community event on Saturday, 6/22/19, from 12-6p (many different shift commitments available) to register as a volunteer and receive more info CLICK HERE 

OPPORTUNITY 2: Pathway to Hope Camp- a therapeutic week-long camp for vulnerable children and their families designed to meet the needs of the entire family, from parents, (biological & adopted) children, and their siblings. Families learn to better connect with one another, understand and meet physical needs, and regulate behavior in the context of loving relationship. Camp ‘Buddies’ and volunteers are needed. (training provided) visit to learn more and download volunteer application HERE.

Contact Person: Karen Radford
Email: karen@anchorpoint.us
Phone: (832) 632-1221


BE THE LIGHT

We need someone with website maintenance experience to help us with our website. We also need someone to run our social media efforts which bring a lot news and awareness about trafficking. We need leaders to take on some of our programs. We have a lot going on and need people with heart to help those with no voice. If you are ready to do something big- contact us!

Contact Person:  Tanya McAllister
Email: bethelightHOU@outlook.org


BENCHMARK FAMILY SERVICES

Help CCCC host a pool party for Benchmark foster families on July 19, 6-8pm! Benchmark is reserving the Dickinson pool and CCCC Will be providing pizza and sodas. We will have a sign up for volunteers to bring waters, juices, snacks, and desserts. We will need volunteers to arrive at 5:30 to set up, help serve the food, and help clean up afterward.

Contact Person: Megan Lagoy
Email:


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 

The Food Pantry is always in need of volunteers to help serve their clients  – You can just show up and ask to be put to work!

When:
Monday & Thursday mornings
8am-11am
Where:
Clear Lake Baptist Church
15700 Space Center Blvd. 77062

Contact Person:  Kari Wilson 
Email: 


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:  The Galveston County Food Bank needs help to assemble summer Kidz Packz. These are filled with food items geared for kids to make and eat themselves during the summer months. This is a great family or small group opportunity to serve our community!

Where: 213 6th St. N, Texas City, 77590
When: Saturday, 6/8, 6/15 at 9am

They are also in need of the following food donations for this program that can be dropped off at 624 4th Ave. N, Texas City 77590:  applesauce pouches, peanut butter crackers, individual snacks (goldfish, pretzels, teddy grahams, etc.)

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


GOOD NEIGHBORS

OPPORTUNITY 1: 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.

OPPORTUNITY 2: Many of our kids in the Good Neighbors Ministry receive free or reduced lunch and/or breakfast at school. In summer, there’s even more food insecurity in the home. We need small groups to partner with us by providing what we call Kid Food: items kids can easily prepare and feed themselves if they are home alone and hungry.  Pop Tarts, Granola Bars, Instant Oatmeal, Mac n Cheese cups, Spaghetti-O’s or Ravioli Cups, Soup Cups, Lunchables and of course Peanut Butter and Jelly are all great additions to our regular food distributions when school is out. If your small group would like to support a summer grocery delivery day, please reach out to schedule.

Contact Person: Leanne Sweeney 
Email: sweeney.leanne@yahoo.com


GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER

WHEN:
Sunday, June 16, 2019
8:00am to 1:30pm
WHERE:
Donor Coach
Egret Bay Campus
999 Egret Bay Blvd.
League City, TX 77573
WHAT:
Blood Drive!

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. Individuals who Commit for Life and donate once a quarter can help save lives on an ongoing basis.Please schedule your donation today, by clicking on THIS LINK.  

Contact Person: Laura Reddell
Email: gatorntexas@comcast.net


HOUSTON WELCOMES REFUGEES

Houston Welcomes Refugees (HWR) strives to ease the resettlement process for refugees coming to Houston by mobilizing invested, caring volunteers. As followers of Jesus, we believe it is our job to love those who come to our city out of the overflow of love we receive from Christ. Our model is holistic and intended to empower rather than enable the families we serve. The best way we can serve HWR from CCCC is to donate Welcome Kits. These kits contain various household items that a new arriving family will need to set up a home. We are looking for groups interested in putting together kits from time-to-time. Contact me via email for details.

Contact Person:  Scott Mayo
Email: smayohwr@gmail.com


LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Do you love celebrating Christmas? Well we have the opportunity for you! Come join us at Kidz Dayz 2019 with Lighthouse Christian Ministries. We need volunteers, 14 or older, to come lead and have fun with some awesome kids as we teach them about the true meaning of Christmas. This is a month long kids camp from July 8th to August 2nd (8:00AM-12:30PM) specifically for children in the Bacliff, San Leon, Bayview, and Kemah area. If you are interested please feel free to contact me for more details!

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


THE BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER

OPPORTUNITY 1:  The mission of The Bridge is to offer support, provide safety and prevent domestic and sexual violence. With a full service live in shelter for 100 women and children there is ongoing need in a variety of ways for the shelter located in Pasadena.  There are a variety of projects available and needed right now including:

-painting several areas of the shelter. Some of the projects they have the paint provided.
-removing dead bushes from front of shelter
-putting outdoor carpet in the gazebo for children

OPPORTUNITY 2:  If your small group is interested in connecting one on one with families, opportunities to serve include:
-Providing meals for either lunch or dinner for 100 residents either prepared on site or brought in On Thursdays or Fridays.

Contact Person: Cristina Womack
Email: womackcristina@gmail.com


THE MERCY TREE

The Mercy Tree provides God’s word and a meal to the homeless people in the Clear Lake area. Individuals, families, or small groups can volunteer to provide a meal at one of the 5 local churches that provide space for The Mercy Tree.  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 sign up for the open date. At this time, the next open date is Tuesday, July 30.  Please cook or purchase a meal, and provide cold drinks for 20 individuals. Use disposable food containers and provide 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: 


TODAY’S HARBOR FOR CHILDREN

OPPORTUNITY 1:  We are currently preparing for our summer program at Today’s Harbor for Children and looking for volunteers to help plan and host activities for the children. Volunteers can be individuals, families, or small groups and are responsible for coming up with and hosting activities during their time slot.  You can even choose the age group and time frame that works best for you on an available date.  Examples of activities are cooking or painting class, arts & crafts projects, water activities, PE games, life skills presentations, etc. Contact Christine Shelton at the number below with any questions or to schedule an activity on these possible dates (depends on availability):  July 1, 2, 3, 5, 30, 31 or Aug 1, 2

OPPORTUNITY 2:  Our Host Family Program, or “Anchor” Program, is a critical part of a child’s life at Today’s Harbor for Children. Without them, the entire organization would suffer.

Host Families are volunteers who invite a child (or children) from Today’s Harbor for Children into their homes to become a part of their own family during Host Family visits.  These visits offer the children important bonding time and mentorship with their Host Family and a much-needed break for our House Parents who work around the clock to care for the children. These visits could include a range of activities, including sporting events, backyard barbecues or movies, even a weekend, a portion of the summer or a holiday with their host family. Spending time off-campus with a Host Family gives children at the Harbor the opportunity to experience the daily routine and activities of family life outside our community.

Going on family outings and excursions is a crucial part of childhood, but that kind of ordinary fun that many of us take for granted is extraordinary for some!  This is an opportunity to do more than just volunteer your time, it’s a way to make a huge impact in young people on their life journey.

Contact Person:  Christine Shelton
Email: cshelton@todaysharborforchildren.org
Phone: (281) 471-9622 ext. 207


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 144 Park Avenue (the League City Public Works building), 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 or for more information call Shari.

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