Summer Outreach Initiative (2)

Hello friends!

We are so excited to announce our Summer Outreach Initiative! In response to the beautiful people of our YES community who are seeking to find purpose and meet the needs of others who are struggling, we have decided to take a “road trip” and revisit some of our YES cities. 

We are coming to these cities, in spirit.

Beginning on Monday, July 6th, we will highlight a city every week, up until Labor Day. All are invited to serve these organizations that we served during YES trips. There will be multiple, safe, needful ways for people in the city to provide for the needs of the organization, and we will also offer ways to serve from anywhere!

We appreciate you sharing the information with your communities, so that everyone is able to serve in their own ways on their own time. There is no specific day, project, or timeline. Our hope is to bring awareness and exposure to these cities, so that people can engage with the current needs and the beautiful ministry that is happening there.

We look forward to continuing to serve with you!

HOW YOU CAN SERVE

Bea Gaddy Family Centers in Columbia, MD

In Columbia

    • Drop off canned goods
        • 425 N. Chester Street Baltimore, Maryland, 21231
        • Monday to Thursdays from 9-1 pm open for drop off 

From Anywhere

    • Donate to Bea Gaddy online or mail checks
        • http://bea-gaddy.org/?page_id=8
        • Make checks to – Bea Gaddy Family Centers
            • Mailing Address – 
                • Bea Gaddy Family Centers
                  425 N. Chester Street Baltimore, Maryland, 21231

Neighborhood Resilience Project in Pittsburgh, PA

In Pittsburgh

From Anywhere

FOCUS Minnesota in Twin Cities, MN

In Twin Cities

  • Serve at FOCUS Minnesota – 
      • If you are interested in serving please contact Judy Purman. The center number is 651-222-0712 and email is focustwincities@gmail.com
          • Outdoor upkeep (sweeping, litter control, etc.)
          • Spring Cleaning Indoors (dusting, washing windows, changing light bulbs, etc.)
          • Lunch Bag Stuffers – Serve once a week for about 90 minutes making or filling lunch bags
          • Shoppers – Occasional helpers needed to do the shopping for supplies
          • Organize stock 
          • Sunday Meals – Assist with running bagged meals to deliver as take away 
          • Occasional deliveries to shut-in clients (Volunteers must serve in groups of two, valid drivers license, 18yrs or older)

             

  • FOCUS Minnesota is additionally looking for people who can help with organizing some collections. This collection will go towards the FOCUS center’s mission trip to the Ojibwe Lands. 
      • Items to collect and donate –
          • Diapers, wipes, used but clean and working toys, coats, cleaning supplies, and school supplies
          • If you are interested please contact Judy Purman at 651-222-0712 or email focustwincities@gmail.com

From Anywhere



A Wider Circle in Washington DC

In Washinton DC

From Anywhere

Morningside at the Meadows in San Antonio, Texas

In San Antonio

  • Donate and drop-off items for the residents
        • Morningside at the Meadows
          2201 St Cloud, San Antonio, TX 78228
        • Open Sun-Sat 7:30 am – 6:30 pm 
        • Front Desk – (210) 731-1000
    • Crafts and Games:
        • Coloring Books
        • Painting supplies (canvas, brushes, paint)
        • Crafts (paper, markers, etc.)
        • Dominos
        • Chess
        • Checkers
        • Playing Cards
        • Hardy Candy (chocolates with NO NUTS)
    • Hygiene Items:
        • Bodywash
        • Deodorant
        • Body Lotion
        • Face Cream

From Anywhere

  • Write and send cards with loving words to residents
      • Morningside at the Meadows
        2201 St Cloud, San Antonio, TX 78228
  • Donate and mail crafts, games and hygiene items
      • Crafts and Games:
          • Coloring Books
          • Painting supplies (canvas, brushes, paint)
          • Crafts (paper, markers, etc.)
          • Dominos
          • Chess
          • Checkers
          • Playing Cards
          • Hardy Candy (chocolates with NO NUTS)
      • Hygiene Items:
          • Bodywash
          • Deodorant
          • Body Lotion
          • Face Cream

Turning Point Center in Houston, Texas

In Houston

  • Drop off Food Items, Kitchen Supplies, Toiletries, Cleaning supplies, etc.
      • For the ongoing list visit – https://turningpointcenter.org/on-going-needs-list
      • Drop off Address – 1701 Jacquelyn, Houston, TX 77055, US
          • FOOD ITEMS
            • Powdered milk (1.75#) – Item # 007-360-0385-1 
            • Powdered eggs (50#) – Item # 007-366-0001 
            • Vegetables: Zucchini, squash, cabbage, carrots, red/green bell peppers, onions.
            • Fruits: Banana, orange, cantaloupe, watermelon
            • Ketchup & Mayonnaise
            • Chicken & Beef base 
            • Oil (for frying)
            • Ground Beef 
            • Fresh eggs         
          • KITCHEN SUPPLIES
            • Plastic Wrap / Saran Wrap (18” X 2,000 ft.)
            • Aluminum Foil (18” X 1,000 ft.)
            • Disposable serving gloves (XL) 
            • 45-55 gal. & 13 gal. trash bags
            • Paper Towels or napkins
            • Ziploc bags (gal.)

From Anywhere

  • Mail package of stamps
      • Label envelope “attention Isha stamps”
          • Turning Point Center – 1701 Jacquelyn, Houston, TX 77055, US

  • Mail brown lunch bags
      • Turning Point Center – 1701 Jacquelyn, Houston, TX 77055, US

  • Donate if you are able

Dallas LIFE in Dallas, Texas

In Dallas

  • Visit the Dallas LIFE website to look at various ways you can volunteer away from Dallas LIFE –  http://www.dallaslife.org/serveathome.html
  • Drop off quotes/ notes written to the children as they begin their school year.  Notes are put in their backpack with their school supplies. 
      • Mail to Dallas LIFE 1100 Cadiz Street Dallas, TX 75215
  • Schedule to serve there from July – December – http://www.dallaslife.org/volunteer-at-dallas-life.html
  • Drop off immediate needs to Dallas LIFE
      • Mail to Dallas LIFE 1100 Cadiz Street Dallas, TX 75215
      • Toilet Paper, Bottled Water, Tissues, Soda, Individual Cans/Bottles Hand Soap, Individual Pkg. Snacks, Hand Sanitizer, Disinfecting Wipes, New Pillows (still in package) 

From Anywhere

 
  • Send a virtual note of encouragement to residents and staff!

Men's Shelter of Charlotte in Charlotte, NC

In Charlotte

  • Visit here for more details on how to serve the greatest needs of the Men’s Shelter of Charlottehttps://www.urbanministrycenter.org/helping-the-homeless/ways-you-can-help/donate/our-wishlist/
      • Bag Lunches for Temporary Motel and Dorm Shelter (Sign up to drop off lunches)
      • Bring Lunches/Sandwiches for the Soup Kitchen
      • Drop off Donations at Day Services Center
        • Donations can be dropped off  M-F, 8 am – 1 pm; S-S, 9 am – 11:30 am at 945 N College Street
      • Welcome Home Kits
      • Specifically in need of locks for lockers, men’s flip flops and pillows

From Anywhere

 

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Street Youth Ministry in Austin, TX

In Austin

From Anywhere

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