Current Mission Opportunities
Things to DO:
Volunteers to teach basic computer skills to the homeless are needed. Open Door visitors at Fort Street Presbyterian Church in Detroit are looking for work, need access to online social services, etc. and do not have any computer skills. If you enjoy one-on-one interaction, have a bit of patience and a dose of knowledge, perhaps you'd be interested in helping someone with these valuable life skills. All the COVID safety protocols will be in place. Please click on the button above to email Trish Hubbell at Fort Street for more information or to volunteer.
The blankets are NO-SEW fringe tie fleece blankets. Joann Fabrics sells kits (~$24 but they go one sale often) or fleece can be bought by the yard (2.5 X 3 Yards). Click the button above for instructions.
The blankets will go along with brand new beds to kids who are currently sleeping without their own bed.
The instructions linked above will lead you through 3-4 hours of random acts of kindness around your community. Great for the WHOLE family. Kits with all the supplies you need can be picked up at the church from the donation shed.
Our partner Centro Multicultural La Familia is packing 400 boxes of food every other week for families in need. This a huge undertaking and they can ALWAYS use more hands. The packing takes place from 9:30am-12:30pm Fridays at 22228 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 contact Pastor Bethany with your interest.
Skyline is offering frozen meals cooked from scratch in their kitchen and delivered to the church parking lot for pick up. Soups, chili, lasagna, and MORE! Purchase info is in our weekly emails and pick up is Wednesday 11:00am in the church parking lot. Order by 11 am Monday
Things to DONATE:
All donations can be dropped off anytime in our donation shed outside Eagle Entrance at the church.
COATS: We are collecting coats for a few different organizations. We are collecting sizes Medium or larger for women coming out of abusive or trafficking situations. We are also collecting coats for children (all sizes).
HATS & MITTENS: We are collecting hats and mittens for kids at Alcott Elementary and adults at the Welcome Inn
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.
DEACONS PANTRY: Our community partner this month is the Welcome Inn. They are in need of Cereal, Oatmeal, heat-and-eat sides, men's boots size 9+, women's boots 8. 9. 10. women's underwear 6. 7. 8. long johns L+, and warm coats L+
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.
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.