Current Mission Opportunities
Things to DO:
Become a Shop 'N Drop Volunteer! Shop 'N Drop is done in 3 easy steps:
1. One shopper each week will shop for 15 families, spending $200 each. That's a total of $13.34 per family.
2. Deliver your groceries to Alcott on Thursday morning.
3. Turn in your receipt to Martha Smith at FPC to reimburse you for your $200 in groceries.Click on the button above for more information and to sign up.
Our partner Centro Multicultural La Familia is packing 400 boxes of food every other Friday for families in need. The packing takes place from 9:30am-12:30pm Fridays at 2228 East Mall Drive in Pontiac. They are following all CDC guidelines and need to be extra careful because they are working with food. Anyone 18+ can help 16+ with a parent/guardian. Click the button above to sign up. The link above is for all of Lighthouse food packing dates. We are most concerned with volunteering for Centro Multicultural La Familia on alternate Friday mornings.
PRAY FOR FOSTER CHILDREN: You can make a difference by selecting one of the picture postcards of our Michigan kids hoping to find a forever family. You’ll see a basket of cards in the Welcome Center. Take one, post it where you can see it each day, and pray for this child’s well-being. You can also check out the YouTube video that highlights some of our Michigan kids: Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange Heart Gallery 2021 Video To learn more or to see all the children on-line, you can visit the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange at www.MARE.org
St. Joseph Mercy Home Care & Hospice is looking for volunteers for their hospice program. Please click on the button above for more information.
Things to DONATE:
MITTEN TREE: Bring hats, mittens, gloves and scarves to church and hang them on the Mitten Tree in the narthex for students at Alcott Elementary in Pontiac.
ANGELS' PLACE: Our friends at Angels' Place homes are in need of paper towels, facial tissue, laundry detergent, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, liquid hand soap, and antibacterial wipes or spray.
Our Community Partners
It's hard to stay on top of ALL the amazing things our community partners have going on. Check our their websites to see everything they have coming up.
Welcome Inn is a low barrier day center for people experiencing homelessness in our area. They have a donations list on their website, volunteer schedule, and a sign-up to pre-make casseroles for their feeding program. Welcome Inn Has Particular Clothing Needs. Please place the following in the Welcome Inn bin in the Donation Center Shed: T-shirts (2x and 3x), men’s jeans 36x36 and 36x34. men's shorts 38 and 40 waist. Good quality size 12 men’s wide shoe, such as Reebok or New Balance (sturdy shoes).
Save the Date! SWIRC is running the Detroit Marathon on October 17 as a team and needs runners and helpers. Click on the button above for more information.
Micah 6 Community seeks to bring affordable fresh produce to the Pontiac area. They have community gardens, a mobile food truck, and community events that could use your help.
Forgotten Harvest recovers food that would be thrown away and redistributes it to people in need. Their volunteer sign-up process is easy and the work is always a good time.
HAVEN seeks to eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault across Oakland County and the surrounding communities by empowering survivors through advocacy and social change. Click here for a list of items that HAVEN is requesting in September from FPC.
Common Ground is a 24-hour crisis services agency dedicated to helping youth, adults, and families in crisis. Through their crisis line and in person, they provide professional and compassionate service to more than 80,000 people each year.
Click here for an Amazon wish list of items that Common Ground is requesting.