GO Ops | November 2019

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

 

WAYS TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY THROUGH OUR PARTNERS


ANCHOR POINT

The Anchor Point Family Network of Services offers families HOPE!   Walking alongside moms, dads & kiddos from hard places and in all phases of life, you or your small group can get plugged-in and help Anchor Point families thrive.  We have many different opportunities to serve with us at any of our four locations:

  • Help us stock our Baby Blessing Boutique by collecting new or very gently used baby items through toddler (Infant – 3years.), large sized diapers, size 5 and up, pull-ups and wipes. Small groups can host a baby shower drive.
  • Your small group can collect items to bless a family in need during this year’s Operation Christmas Blessing.  Put toys for younger children, clothes, and things for moms and dads (we have a list of suggested items) in the biggest Christmas bag you can find which will be gifted to an Anchor Point family.  We would need the bag delivered to Anchor Point League City by December 12th.
  • Our Center, School and Medical Clinic could always use the help of a small group that is willing to come in and deep clean once a month (or more) and pray over each room they clean.
  • Excellent Minds Academy needs small groups willing to sanitize toys and desks at our trauma informed private school or host a Thanksgiving Day or Christmas party for our special needs students.
  • Our Center always needs spiritual mentors or client advocates (a 2-4 hour weekly or bi-weekly commitment;  we will train, no experience needed.)
  • Anchor Point’s Media Team is always in need of an email editor, writer, graphic designer, videographer or social media commentator.

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


BAY AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

OPPORTUNITY 1: Your local Webster Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a place to put your talents to work.  From customer service to furniture repair, Habitat ReStores offer a multitude of volunteer opportunities geared toward individual interests and skills.  By giving your time, you help your Habitat ReStore do more to support building projects and critical home repairs that benefit families in your community and around the world.
Volunteers provide support to our Habitat ReStore in a wide variety of ways. ReStores strive to keep operating costs as low as possible to maximize the amount of money that goes directly to benefit your community, and volunteers are one of the ways to achieve this. Volunteers also help ensure every ReStore is a great experience for donors and shoppers.
Here are a few ways to help:
* Creating decorative displays for SEASONAL celebrations
* DIY projects
* Customer service
* Stocking store shelves
* Unloading trucks
* Furniture repair and refurbishing
* Helping with donation pickups
* Pricing inventory
* Organizing the ReStore and the warehouse
* Cashier
* Sales floor associate

In addition to helping Habitat ReStore provide decent places to live for families in your community, you also can expect a great time while volunteering at Habitat ReStore! You’ll get to interact with ReStore staff as well as your fellow volunteers, which may include future Habitat homeowners that often serve as volunteers in ReStores as part of the sweat equity investment for their home.

Contact Person: Katt Garcia
Email: kgarcia@bahfh.com


BAY AREA TURNING POINT


OPPORTUNITY 1: The Christmas Store
Christmas Store is a special event which benefits Bay Area Turning Point’s clients. At the store, participants will have an opportunity to “shop” for holiday gifts at no cost. Volunteers are needed to assist with accepting deliveries, decorations, fellowship, gift wrapping, light snacks for the shoppers, store set-up and store closing.

Please CLICK HERE for available volunteer shifts.

Location: Webster Civic Center
311 Pennsylvania, Webster, TX 77598
**Volunteer Age 14+

If you would like to donate items for the Christmas Store, please contact Sybil via email, volunteer@bayareaturningpoint.com.

OPPORTUNITY 2: Host a Group Toy Drive for a Specific Age Group
Every year BATP gets tons of barbies and balls but hardly anything that would bring excitement to a preteen or teenage boy or girl. This year, we are trying to turn the tables on that trend. Please consider hosting a toy drive as a group or in your neighborhood for a specific age group. If gathering Barbies and balls is your jam, that’s needed too!! Please touch base with me and I can get you a list for the age group your group is most interested in serving. They also have a list of items that they cannot accept which is very helpful as you begin to gather items.

Contact Person: Gina Holstien
Email: theholstiens@gmail.com


BE THE LIGHT

OPPORTUNITY 1: Be the Light Anti Human Trafficking needs art supplies for our 3 monthly Life Skill classes at the Juvenile Detention Center as well as our once a month classes for youth on probation. We need the following:
Artist Loft 16.9 oz Ready Mixed pouring paint- any color
Basic’s Liquitex Acrylic color paints-tubes in primary colors (extra white and gold needed)
Canvas- all sizes needed 5×7/8×10 and 11×14
Sharpies
Glue
Glitter glue
Colored Card Stock paper
Drawing paper
Hand held fans
How to draw books
Paint brushes of any shape/kind
Bag of balloons- medium size (balloon art!)
Hand sanitizers
Any art product welcome!

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


BENCHMARK

Plan ahead to serve at the Benchmark Family Christmas Party on Dec 15, 5-7pm. Volunteers should arrive by 4:30 to help set up and should plan to stay after to clean up. We will need help greeting, serving food, doing a craft, and playing with kids to provide a wonderful evening for our foster families.

Contact Person: Anthea Roeback
Email: roebackfamily@gmail.com


CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY

The Clear Lake Food Pantry is always in need of volunteers to help serve their clients on the days they are open! There are weekly opportunities to get involved! You can just show up and ask to be put to work! The pantry opens at 8am, but you can show up as early as 7am to begin helping.

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 SE

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


GALVESTON URBAN MINISTRIES

OPPORTUNITY 1: On the 3rd Thursday of every month from 11:30am to 1pm at the G.U.M Church (3818 Ball St. Galveston, Texas 77550) G.U.M hosts a Lunch and Learn. This is a great opportunity for you and your team to hear in depth about who G.U.M is and the work we do every day to “develop holistic relationships to transform the community”.

If you’re interested in learning more about the heartbeat of G.U.M please CLICK HERE to R.S.V.P.

Contact Person: Ash Hill
Email: thehills1715@gmail.com

OPPORTUNITY 2: The “Getting Ahead” Program Childcare Volunteer
In order for the adults in G.U.M’s “Getting Ahead” class to really engage in the class, G.U.M provides childcare.  G.U.M need individuals to help love on their kiddos while the parents are in class!

Contact Person: Mason Smith
Email: volunteer@galvestonurbanministries.org


GOOD NEIGHBORS

WHAT: Good Neighbors Grocery Delivery
WHERE: Rancho Del Rey Trailer Park 1633 Webster Street, League City, TX 77573
(Parking is limited, if possible please try to car-pool)
WHEN: 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month
TIME: 10:30AM – 12:00PM

Please bring non-perishable food items that we may share with neighbors of Rancho del Rey.

A typical serve day at Ranch del Rey-
We start out by placing food in the bins. Our neighbors hear a story of the Bible told in Spanish. (Also have copies of the story in English).

We have someone take prayer requests. There is a children’s blanket with crafts for kids. We love to have your children also participate. After Bible story and prayers neighbors are welcome to get food. As volunteers we basically assist where needed but mostly try to interact with the families. Our goal is to show God’s love and to just be the hands and feet of Jesus

Please let me know which date you prefer and I will mark it down. Also please let me know the name of your small group / Navigators name(s) and approximately how many of you may come.

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


GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER

Egret Bay Campus will host a blood drive on Sun, Nov 10th 8am-2pm in Room 202. Give the gift of life as we serve the community in partnership with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. Drop-ins welcome or CLICK HERE to make a reservation.

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 Person:  Scott Mayo
Email: smayohwr@gmail.com


THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM

OPPORTUNITY 1: ***Needed: Birthday Balloons (all colors, 9″-12″, latex)***
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 9″-12” size latex balloons! 

OPPORTUNITY 2: ***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. Gift examples: bubbles, slime, color books, crayons, lip gloss.

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

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, Nov. 5; Wednesday, Nov 20.

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: Today’s Harbor is holding a Thanksgiving-themed event that is a great opportunity for your small group, family or individuals to serve. Turkey Classic will be on November 16th 9am-about 3pm. Groups can help with games and activites that are planned for the day. We also ask that you bring a dish to share for a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

Contact Person: Sobella Castro
Email: scastro@todaysharborforchildren.org

OPPORTUNITY 2: Today’s Harbor for Children offers small groups a chance to host a movie/games night for kids on campus in one of the residence cottages. Or you can sign-up to clean a cottage on a weekend day when the kids are off-site. Talk to Today’s Harbor to plan a date and discuss details.

OPPORTUNITY 3: Looking for volunteers: Today’s Harbor for Children in LaPorte is looking for small groups to come and clean the cottages that serve as residences for the children who currently are residing with them. This is an opportunity to serve the kids, house parents, and staff of TH by simply helping with some general house-cleaning duties (sweep, mop, bathroom cleaning, etc).

Clear Creek peeps, share this with your friends, Navigators, group Go Catalysts, etc and let me know if you’d like to serve on a weekend in November.

This is a brand new avenue for go-ops we’re kick-starting with TH to serve them on perhaps a monthly basis, so there will be some trail-blazing involved but it really just boils down to doing some general cleaning!

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


YOUTH FOR CHRIST

OPPORTUNITY 1:  Youth For Christ is looking for small groups to serve our kids inside Harris County Youth Village Juvenile Detention Facility during the holiday season by creating and running fun events with the kids. Some examples of events would be game nights (board games and cards or carnival games in the gym), karaoke events with props, Christmas movie night with popcorn and treats, etc.

OPPORTUNITY 2:  Youth For Christ is looking for small groups to come alongside us to serve kids in the juvenile justice system through in-facility visitation and post-release group mentoring. Visitation days are on a specific days depending on which facility the group would want to serve. Group mentoring occurs outside facilities with the ability for groups to meet on their own schedule with their kids and to choose meeting locations and activities. 

Contact Person: Jonathan Frost
Email: jfrost@yfc.net


4B DISASTER RESPONSE NETWORK

The 4B Disaster Response Network continues to rebuild homes two years after Hurricane Harvey. 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.

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

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