This Month In GO | Summer 2020

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

If you would like to reach out to any of the GO Local Partners you can see a complete list, with contact information, here.


 

PARTNER OPPORTUNITIES

BAY AREA TURNING POINT

Out of an abundance of caution for our clients and staff, BATP is not accepting any in-person donations.  However, we are in need of several items, so if you would like to make a donation of some of these items, please contact Gina at the email address below.

Air Mattresses, queen size
Bath Towel Sets
Batteries, AA and AAA
Bedding Sets, queen size
Bottled water
Cleaning supplies – bleach, liquid lysol, Clorox wipes, disinfectants of any kind
Deodorant, male and female
Paper Towels
Pull ups (3T, 4T, 5T)
Shampoo and Conditioner
Toilet Tissue

CONTACT: Gina Holstien
EMAIL: theholstiens@gmail.com

CLEAR LAKE FOOD PANTRY

Opportunity 1:  Clear Lake Food Pantry is in need of food donations on a bi-weekly basis. Boxed meals, canned meats, canned vegetables pasta, rice and beans are always needed. They can also use milk, dozen-carton eggs, and meat (chicken, ground beef, ground turkey, sausage). Donations can be dropped off at 15700 Space Center Blvd Sundays and Wednesdays 3:00-4:00, or Mondays and Thursdays 8:00-11:00.

Opportunity 2:  Although CLFP receives donations, there are often shortages on specific items. This is especially true right now, due to COVID-related limitations set on particular items. To fill those gaps, an “emergency shopping” team has been established. This team meets at 2:00 Sundays and Wednesdays at the pantry, shopping takes less than an hour, then delivery back to the pantry. Volunteers can help once, weekly, or every shift depending on their availability.

CONTACT:  Debi Sanders
EMAIL: louisacmartin@gmail.com

GOOD NEIGHBORS

We are continuing to serve our Good Neighbors at Rancho del Rey and Town Village mobile home parks through “Ministry by Mail.” Each week that would be a serve week during non-pandemic times, we are writing a note of encouragement, prayer, and scripture, along with ten dollars towards their grocery needs, and mailing to families of the regular attenders of our Bible Study and Grocery Pick up. If you would like to participate in this effort by supporting one family (or more) from the neighborhood, please reach out and we will provide you with the name and address of a family to walk beside.

CONTACT: Leanne Sweeney
EMAIL: sweeney.leanne@yahoo.com

HOUSTON WELCOMES REFUGEES

Here in Houston we have an opportunity to welcome refugees by showing them an extravagant, wondrous love through donations (Welcome Kits), service (Move-in Teams), and friendship (Welcome Teams).  Although certain operations have been halted due to the current situation, Welcome Kits are still being collected. We invite you to join us in our mission to honor refugees by mobilizing invested, caring volunteers, fostering hope (and perfect peace) amidst crisis.  

CONTACT: Scott Mayo
EMAIL: smayohwr@gmail.com

TODAY’S HARBOR FOR CHILDREN

We have a volunteer opportunity for a group of volunteers to do either the weekend of August 1st or the weekend of August 8th. We need furniture moved from one cottage to another cottage as we are trying to prepare a cottage for new houseparents to live in. 

CONTACT: Matt Vicenik
EMAIL: mvicenik@gmail.com

THE SANCTUARY

Opportunity 1:  Adopt a foster family! Can you group provide a family fun night gift basket for a foster family? Could we connect your small group to a foster family to find out their needs for clothing and essential items. Or can your small group shop to provide a gift basket for each of the foster kids in the household to match their needs (and wants) list?

CONTACT: Anthea Roeback
EMAIL: roebackfamily@gmail.com

Opportunity 2:  Put together small encouragement gifts for the foster parents in our agency! Our Foster Parent Support coordinator will match your group with an encouragement project based on the season. It might be hand cream that says, “Thank you for being the hands of Jesus to kids in foster care!” Or a bag of homemade cookies that says, “Foster parents are tough cookies!” Or some microwave popcorn that says, “Foster parents are pop stars!” Your group will purchase the items, create the tags, and assemble the gifts to match the number of parents in our agency and then can drop them off at our office and we will deliver them!

CONTACT: Josie Juskewicz
EMAIL: juskewicz@hotmail.com

4B DISASTER RESPONSE NETWORK

First Saturday Serve (FSS) 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.  At the next FSS, August 1, we will be working on outside projects or homes where the family is not in residence.  There is a job for everyone – no construction experience is necessary, just a willingness to help our community.   To register please go to our website.  

CONTACT: Shari McCormack
EMAIL: smccormack@clearcreek.org


EXTRA OPPORTUNITIES

GROCERY DELIVERY FOR THE HOMEBOUND

During this time of social distancing, being homebound can make a person feel even more isolated than usual.  Sometimes that isolation can lead to hunger as even those who check on the homebound cannot do so.  If you or your small group have an interest in shopping for groceries and delivering them to a homebound person in the Bay Area, please contact Shari.  Funding is available for this project!  We just need willing volunteers to commit to delivering groceries.  

CONTACT: Shari McCormack
EMAIL: smccormack@clearcreek.org


During this time of social distancing, please contact the person listed above for each of the Partners to confirm their needs. 


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During this global pandemic please be in prayer for health, safety, and financial provision for our Global Partners.