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 AND DISTRIBUTION

Stars to Go needs a few more volunteers on Tuesdays (9am - 11am) when they receive their bulk produce order. They need people to help unload the truck and assemble bags for the Stars families.

Oasis is providing meals and grocery support.

  • They’re looking for people who could help them cook on Thursdays. Contact Judy at oasis@oasisofhollywood.org.
  • They are also open to a group of people who wanted to cook at LCPC and then bring the food to distribute. If you’d be interested in being part of a group that cooks at LCPC, then contact me (cindy@lacanadapc.org) and if we have enough people interested, we will see what we can work out.
  • They also need a volunteer with a pickup who might pick up food from the food bank in Van Nuys on Thursday mornings, as often as you are able.

TUTORING/MENTORING

Harambee Ministries is looking for people to provide online homework help and tutoring! Flexible time commitment! All subject areas. Harambee is beginning a new initiative to provide educational support for students of all ages in Pasadena Unified School District. They are looking for people who would be available to help on a regular basis OR be available to help on an “as needed” basis between the hours of 2pm – 6pm. Training will be provided. Sign up to volunteer here: www.harambeeministries.org/volunteer

Interested in a part-time job or internship as a Student Advocate working with students helping them get the learning support they need? Get more info on the job and how to apply here: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5cae9164ebfc7fb6909a17b2/t/5f495341daefa55d0cd14a44/1598640961478/STUDENT+ADVOCATE.pdf

Stars is looking for:

  • Lead a 6-week exploration track with high school students on Zoom Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30pm. Ideas for tracks can include coding, art, music, fun at-home science experiments, etc.
  • Mentoring: This opportunity is great for those who want to have a deep and impactful relationship with a young person. We ask our mentors to spend an average of 2 hours per week with their mentee for at least 1 year, though there is more flexibility in the weekly time commitment during the pandemic. We offer mentor training, coaching, and ideas for what to do with your mentee, focusing on developing assets that will help the mentee to develop into a thriving adult.

If interested in volunteering, apply at www.gostars.org/volunteer, or contact Beth at bethw@gostars.org for more info.

MISCELLANEOUS OPPORTUNITIES

Elizabeth House has several opportunities to serve:

  • Doing dinners during the week
  • Help with transportation for residents or alumni
  • Small 1-day work projects can be organized  as needed

Contact: Dannielle Carr, danniellec@elizabethhouse.net

PRAYER

Oasis: Please Pray

    1. For hearts to be open to the Good News of Jesus
    2. For protection and safety for all who are involved
    3. Continued provision to meet all the needs
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