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Homeless Ministry

Calvin Presbyterian Homeless Ministry

The Mission of Calvin Presbyterian’s Homeless Ministry is to serve the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the homeless and poverty stricken in our community in coordination with other area churches and organizations.  Every Friday night, December through March, we provide an overnight shelter, a hot dinner, and a McDonald gift card for breakfast.

We will not stand by and do nothing while our neighbors are freezing, hungry, without bathroom or hygiene facilities, or clean/adequate clothing.  We know that many people feel the same way and are looking for real ways to help make a difference.

You can make a difference by volunteering your time, donating items, or raising funds.  Every little bit helps accomplish our mission.

Volunteer Your Time

We need volunteers for the following roles:

- Set up facilities on Friday morning to prepare for our guests’ arrival

- Interact with guests on Friday evening by serving the meal or distributing clothing and hygiene items

- Spend the night as one of several overnight hosts

 

If you are interested, please contact Kelcie Anderson at Kelcie.Anderson@live.com

 

Donate Items

 We provide essential items, such as clothing and hygiene items, to our guests.  We are currently in need of the following:

o $5 McDonald gift cards

o Batteries

o Hand warmers

o Sleeping bags

Please take donations to the church office at 10445 SW Canterbury Lane Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Raise Funds

We try to run the overnight shelter using as much volunteer time as possible to keep expenses to a minimum.  But funds are required, especially to provide food.  You can make a monetary impact in one of three ways:

• Cash donation

• Can and bottle drive

• Gift card from the Holiday Mission Marketplace

Cash donation

To make a monetary donation, please call the church office at 503-639-3273.

Can and Bottle drive

• Bring rinsed cans and bottles to the blue bin in the entrance of the church at 10445 SW Canterbury Lane Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

OR

• Transfer funds from your Bottle Drop account to the Calvin fundraiser account

Holiday Mission Marketplace

• In December, purchase a $5 McDonald’s gift card to be given to a homeless guest.  These are available to purchase after the 10:00 church service every Sunday in December or you can call the church office at 503-639-3273 to make the purchase.