GO Ops | October 2019

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

 

WAYS TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY THROUGH OUR PARTNERS


BAY AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

OPPORTUNITY 1: Bay Area Habitat for Humanity is building homes in LaPorte, Texas City and 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. It is a great time of year to get outside!

Contact Person: Jess Holland
Email: info@bahfh.org

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: Jess Holland
Email: restore@bahfh.org


BE THE LIGHT

OPPORTUNITY 1:  Be the Light will be hosting our 3rd Gifting for Freedom event on Thursday, October 10th at 7:00 pm.  We will be filling 100 gift bags with hygiene products along with notes of encouragement to be presented to our sister organizations that do Street, SPA and Strip Club Outreach. This is our way of forming relationships and providing women in “the LIFE” a way out. We will have a great guest speaker who will enlighten us to the real facts about how easy it is for our youth to be exploited and trafficked. To sign up for product donations CLICK HERE

OPPORTUNITY 2:  We need individuals and small groups to help fill the gift bags that will be presented.  BTL is honored to have been presented the award winning 2019 documentary “Shattered Dreams”,  a documentary that examines heart wrenching personal stories as told from three survivors of trafficking. The story is also one of hope as you learn how easily this happens and by knowing the signs you could save of life of someone you know.  We encourage you to bring your neighbors, co-workers or friends to this community-wide awareness event.  We will have holiday coffee and treats as we watch the documentary and fill the bags.

OPPORTUNITY 3:  We need small groups to donate treats for the event.  

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


CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY

The Food Pantry is always in need of volunteers to help serve their clients! It is always a great time to get involved! 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: kariwilson0331@gmail.com


CLOTHED BY FAITH

Clothed By Faith SE is a ministry located in Deer Park which provides clothing to people in need by partnering with area non-profits and local school districts.

Opportunities to help sort clothing and make clothing bags for clients are available every week Mon-Thurs 9am-2pm. Evenings and Saturday morning serve days can be scheduled, as well.

(Kids 9yrs and up are welcome to serve with parent.)

Contact Person: Melinda Stephenson
Email: melinda@clothedbyfaith.org


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


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 Scott via email for details.

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


LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Bring your small group or just come out yourself to help serve in our community garden! This is a great fun way to enjoy the fall weather, while also helping the community of Bacliff and San Leon. Times will be changing due to daylight savings, so please contact Marissa for more information.

Contact Person: Marissa Reiter
Email:  marissa@lighthousecm.org


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

OPPORTUNITY 1:  ***Needed: Small Toys K-6th grade***
TBJP provides “Joy Bags” to students in need at area schools. Each bag contains a new book, birthday tumbler, What-a-Burger kids meal coupon, and 2 small toys. The toys are in the $1-$3 range from Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Five Below type places. Bubbles, slime, color books, crayons, lip gloss are some examples of good toys to choose.  

OPPORTUNITY 2: ***Needed: Cake Mix, Frosting, Icing Pens***
TBJP provides “Birthday Fixin’s Bags” to children in crisis (CPS, foster care, financial hardship) who would not otherwise be able to celebrate their birthday. Each bag contains themed party decorations (banner, plates, cups, napkins), balloons, candles, wrapped gift, and cake mix, frosting, icing pen.

Any donations that your family or small group would like to collect can be picked up on Monday’s by texting the address to (281) 703-1843.

Contact Person:  Stephanie McCoy
Email: stephmccoy2@gmail.com


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 -Sep 30, Wednesday – Oct. 9, Thursday – Oct. 10, Tuesday – Oct. 22; Wednesday – Oct. 23.
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:
 rguidetti@att.net


TODAYS HARBOR FOR CHILDREN

Today’s Harbor is looking for a team of volunteers to repaint 20 picnic tables on their campus. Paint and supplies are provided.

Contact Person: Brad Granderson
Email: bradgranderson@gmail.com


DISASTER RESPONSE OPPORTUNITIES

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?

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 email Shari.

EIGHT DAYS OF HOPE

Eight Days of Hope has deployed a Rapid Response team to Beaumont, TX on Wednesday, September 25th. To volunteer and serve doing disaster response at this critical time, go to eightdaysofhope.com for more details.

Contact Person: Shari McCormack
Email: smccormack@clearcreek.org


OTHER WAYS TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY

GALVESTON BAY FOUNDATION

Want to help protect God’s creation while serving people both local and from all around the country? Have we got the opportunity for you!

Now for the fifth year, Clear Creek small groups are partnering with the Galveston Bay Foundation to help support their annual Bike around the Bay event. Each year we have been able to fully staff the breakpoint supply operations, serving a critical need for the riders and allows us to serve many people. With over 40 different volunteering opportunities, this is a great option for both small groups and individuals alike. The event takes place over a 4-day span October 11-14 with commitments ranging from a few hours to an entire day. You can sign up for a wide variety of tasks, such as: food sorting and prepping, box truck driving, navigating and logistics, loading/unloading, break point setup, child care, prayer support and more! Come join us as we extend this compelling multifaceted relationship with our environment our local community and beyond. We are sure to find something you’ll be good at while being a light for Christ in and around our community.

For a list of the serving opportunities please CLICK HERE

Contact Person: Jimmy Sauers
Email: jsauers@gmail.com

THE WINNING EDGE

Golden Triangle community impact evangelistic event taking place December 5 – 7 in Beaumont, Texas at various venues including assembly and teacher appreciation events at local schools, rally at Lamar University, prison outreach and officer appreciation events.  The Winning Edge is a non-profit organization making an impact on communities around the nation by adding their strengths to existing programs in schools and prisons, and through sports and rallies. The Winning Edge helps others overcome limits in often challenging situations. Founded to provide encouragement, inspiration and support, the Winning Edge has heard and obeyed the call to instigate change and make good things happen.  For details and to sign up to help in the Golden Triangle CLICK HERE.

Contact Person: Steve Jackson
Email: sjackson111@hotmail.com


 

GO Ops | September 2019

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


ANCHOR POINT

OPPORTUNITY 1:  You or your small group can get plugged-in and help Anchor Point kiddos and their families thrive!  Help us stock our Baby Blessing Boutique by collecting new or very gentely used baby items through toddler (infant – 3 years).  Large sized diapers (Size 5 and up and Pull-Ups) are always in demand.

Contact Person:  Karen Radford
Email: karen@anchorpoint.us

OPPORTUNITY 2:  We are honored to journey alongside moms & dads through some of the toughest decisions and hardest times in their lives. 

  • Anchor Point is always in need of spliritual mentors and client advocates (2-4 hour weekly or biweekly commitment).  We will train you!
  • Anchor Point has four different locations and hundreds of clients and want to offer them a beautiful and peace-filled experience.  We are in need of a small groups that are willing to come in and deep clearn once a month (or more often) and pray over each room as they clean it.  
  • We are in need of writers, editors, graphic designers and videographers for the Media Team.
  • If you have a knack for social media, help us get out the word by liking, sharing commenting on social media content.  

Contact Person:  Kelly King
Email: kelly@anchorpoint.us


CLOTHED BY FAITH

Clothed By Faith SE is a ministry located in Deer Park which provides clothing to people in need in by partnering with area non-profits and local school districts.

Opportunities to help sort clothing and make clothing bags for clients are available every week Mon-Thurs 9am-2pm. Evenings and Saturday morning serve days can be scheduled, as well.

(Kids 9yrs and up are welcome to serve with parent.)

Contact Person: Melinda Stephenson
Email: melinda@clothedbyfaith.org


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


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

Lighthouse Christian Ministries is in need of a small group or multiple small groups to come in and finish painting our medical clinic rooms, a bathroom and a hallway. All supplies and paint are provided.

Contact Person: Erika Steele
Email:  erika@lighthousecm.org


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

OPPORTUNITY 1: TBJP provides “Birthday Fixin’s Bags” to children in crisis (CPS, foster care, financial hardship) who would not otherwise be able to celebrate their birthday. Each bag contains themed party decorations (banner, plates, cups, napkins), balloons, candles, wrapped gift, and cake mix, frosting, icing pen. They are currently in need of cake mix, frosting, gel/icing pens! Donations that your family or small group would like to collect can be picked up on Mondays by texting the address to (281) 703-1843.

OPPORTUNITY 2: TBJP hosts birthday parties at children’s shelters in La Porte and Liverpool each month. Volunteers will help with set up and decorations, overseeing party games and food, and clean up. This is a fun experience for small groups, families, or individuals that brings joy to children in our community!

Contact Person:  Stephanie McCoy
Email: stephmccoy2@gmail.com


THE BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER

Can you help make a house a home?

The mission of The Bridge over Troubled Waters 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 needs in a variety of ways for the shelter located in Pasadena.

We are so excited to share The Bridge has received a housing grant for 25 new apartments, starting in October 2019. So, we are looking for small groups to adopt approximately 10 single ladies and 15 families who will be moving into these new apartments. Most ladies come to the shelter with nothing, so they will need furniture, linens, kitchen items & decor to fill these blank apartments to help them feel like they have a home. We are asking that each group be responsible for collecting & storing items to furnish one whole apartment with the basic necessities & then moving them into the apartments, once they become available.

Let us know if your group/family/company can help us bless these women and children through adopting either a single woman or family apartment. On average the families include mom & three kids and if you choose to adopt a family with kids your group would know the age and sex of the children to provide for in late August/September.

If you aren’t capable of providing for a whole apartment and just have items to donate or if you want to help solely with manual labor of moving items please contact Jackie Amato at vbjack@hotmail.com so that we can coordinate your donations. Individual donation items won’t be available for coordination of drop off or pick up until September, so feel free to let us know you have something but just know we need your assistance storing until closer to move time. Additionally, items can be new or gently used and do not have to match or coordinate perfectly.

Basic Necessity Checklist:
Living room:
Couch/loveseat
End table &/or coffee table

Kitchen:
Small table & chairs (apartment sizes are small so needs to be small table with 2 chairs for single and 4 for family)
Plates
Bowls
Cups
Mugs
Silverware
Pots & pans
Baking dishes
Cooking utensils
Kitchen towels

Bedroom (single lady):
Full or Queen bed (boxspring & mattress)
Pillows
Sheets
Comforter

Bedroom (kids):
Twin bed(s)/bunkbeds/ crib
Sheets
Pillows
Comforter

Bathroom:
Bathmat
Shower curtain (w hangers & rod)
Towels

Other Items to consider also including if possible:
Chair
TV
TV stand
Cookie sheet
Muffin tin
Kitchen floor mat
Toaster/toaster oven
Small microwave
Coffee maker
Side table for rooms
Dressers
Rugs
Decor for walls
Bathroom or kitchen organization
Vacuum or Dustbuster
Broom & dustpan
Mop
Curtains/curtain rods
Lamps
Placemats or table cloth
Cleaning supplies
Toys/books/games for children
Bathroom products & toilet paper

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 dates are Tuesday – Sept. 24; Monday – Sept. 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:
 rguidetti@att.net


TODAYS HARBOR FOR CHILDREN

OPPORTUNITY 1:  Be a Host Family! Volunteers with our Anchor Program (Host Families) take children off campus for temporary visits, backyard barbecues, swim days and movie nights with their friends and families. It offers important bonding time and mentorship outside of the Today’s Harbor campus and a much-needed break for our House Parents who work around the clock to care for the children in their home.

OPPORTUNITY 2:  On-Site Volunteering!  Visit our beautiful seaside campus and help with projects like gardening, managing in-kind donations and assisting or coaching our basketball team.

Contact Person: Christine Shelton
Email: cshelton@todaysharborforchildren.org


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?

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