Serving during CV Crisis

Our Outreach Partners, and those they serve, need our help more than ever through this crisis. Let’s be “Signs of Hope” to them and the people they serve. I encourage you to be praying for them in addition to supporting them in these tangible ways. NOTE: We will continue to update this page as we get more information so please continue to check back.

Deliver Food

Oasis is also looking for a volunteer with a pickup who might pick up food from the food bank in Van Nuys on Thursday mornings, as often as they are able, as well as people who can help with food distribution in Hollywood. Contact Judy at oasis@oasisofhollywood.org.

Help with Food Preparation & Distribution
Tutoring/Mentoring
Miscellaneous Opportunities
Prayer
URM Thrift Store Donations

Our Outreach Partner, Union Rescue Mission, is opening a second thrift store in Whittier (hopefully by the end of March). They need a number of items to fill the store (see list below). Please be on the lookout for and set aside gently used items that are likely to sell.

Union Rescue Mission is looking for gently used:

Clothing: Men’s & women’s
Shoes men, women, and children
Houseware items like cups, glasses, and dishes
Picture frames and wall decorations
Coffee makers, coffee cups, spoons, forks, vases
Blankets, toys, sporting good item like footballs, baseballs, bats, soccer balls, books, DVDs, records

Furniture such as: Dining tables, dressers, nightstands, coffee tables, end tables, chairs, bed frames, and couches

How to Donate:

For relatively small unbreakable items, like clothing, shoes, blankets, silverware, and some sporting goods, you can bring these by the Food/Supplies Donation bins that are out during weekdays and for the Sunday outdoor service. Indicate that these are for URM.

To arrange a time with URM for a pick-up of large/bulky items, email LaQuita Stockton (lstockton@urm.org) and Albert Juanico (ajuanico@urm.org). Thank you for your support!

Food Supplies Drive

Thank you for everyone who has already donated and volunteered with sorting and delivery! The donations have been very appreciated! NOTE: Our partners need homemade masks so we’d love it if you mask-makers (you know who you are!) can contribute. Please just drop off in donation boxes.

Let’s continue to help our Outreach Partners (and Huntington Hospital) during this time by providing them with specific items they are asking for. Places like Door of Hope and Elizabeth House are actively housing people and supporting their alumni during this time and have some additional needs. Stars and Oasis are reaching out to folks they serve and helping them make ends meet in the midst of this crisis. And Huntington Hospital can use extra supplies for keeping health workers and patients safe. We can make a difference! Here’s how:

Click HERE for a list of needed items. Look for these items when you’re shopping or see if you have unopened packages lying around your house.

  1. Donation boxes are available on weekdays from 8am-4pm. Sunny Day Location: By parking lot between the Children’s Pavilion and the Family Life Center. Rainy Day Location: Near room 206 of the Children’s Pavilion, below the stairs. It is just about 50 yards away from the sunny day location and you should be able to still spot the boxes from the parking lot before you get out of the car. Use appropriate precautions, ideally sanitizing hands before touching items, and keeping distance from anyone else dropping off items. We recommend doing this in conjunction with a trip for essentials and not making this a separate trip. If you are in the at-risk category and shouldn’t be out at all, but have some items to donate, please contact Cindy Frost and we’ll try to arrange a pick up.
  2. Use appropriate precautions, ideally sanitizing hands before touching items, and keeping distance from anyone else dropping off items. We recommend doing this in conjunction with a trip for essentials and not making this a separate trip. If you are in the at-risk category and shouldn’t be out at all, but have some items to donate, please contact Cindy Frost and we’ll try to arrange a pick up.

Want more ways to help? I need some more helpers (in the not-at-risk category), to help with sorting and delivering. Let me know if you can help!

I’m excited to be able to love our neighbors in this way and grateful to be partnering with you!

Blessings in Christ,
Cindy Frost, Associate Pastor for Outreach