CCSC Monthly Volunteer Opportunities
CCSC's Emergency Services Southwest
St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Gethsemane Campus
6856 Bellaire Boulevard
Houston, TX 77074
Saturdays in 2022 from 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
August 13, September 17, October 15, November 12, December 17
River Oaks Baptist and St. Paul Presbyterian Churches are teaming up to serve in the food pantry. Southwest Emergency Services serves clients in crisis who live in zip codes 77031, 77036, 77072 and 77074 by providing a five day supply of food for people experiencing hunger or food insecurity. Clients can also be referred to other agencies for long-term assistance. The food pantry managers and dedicated volunteers come from local Christian churches in the area.
If you are interested in helping, please contact Czarena Siebert at email@example.com. She can give you the necessary training materials for the various volunteer positions, or you may show up and shadow an ROBC volunteer. All are welcome, so bring a friend! This is also a fun and rewarding way for young people to earn community service hours.
CCSC Back to School Program
As students resume school in person this fall, many children will lack the school supplies, books, and clothing they need to be successful. But, with your gift to CCSC’s Back to School program, low-income students can start the new school year strong. You can help hardworking parents to stretch their resources and give children living in poverty the supplies they need to succeed at school.
A gift of $50 provides one student with all the necessary supplies for the school year. You can make this gift online at https://ccschouston.org/backtoschool. Or, you may write a check to CCSC and note Back To School, drop it into the offering box at church, or mail it directly to CCSC.
Christian Community Service Center (CCSC)
P.O. Box 27924
Houston, Texas 77227-7924
Thank you for considering a gift to help children start a new school year with brand-new supplies and a clothes voucher. We all know what a difference this will make.
CCSC Pantries Need Food Donations
Traditionally, CCSC’s food pantries receive fewer donations of food and funds in the summer months—kids are home, people are traveling—so we always say a Christmas in July food drive would really help us to help others. This year, however, it isn’t just the busy summer months impacting CCSC and those we serve, it’s the soaring costs of food and fuel.
CCSC’s food costs are up, as are the number of families needing food from our pantries. In May of this year, CCSC gave out 51% more food packages than it did in May of 2021, and 37.5% of those served were children. According to the Houston Chronicle, local food prices are up by 8.7 percent, year-over-year—that wasn’t in any of our budgets, including CCSC’s.
“At the beginning of the pandemic, when so many lost their jobs and needed to feed their families, the CCSC community jumped in and ran food drives that made it possible for us to continue to feed people despite supply chain issues. Right now, we need that same type of help,” said CCSC President & CEO Michelle Shonbeck.
If your church, organization, family or scout troop would like to run a food drive to help stock CCSC’s food pantry shelves we’d like to advertise it on CCSC’s social media. Contact CCSC Communications Manager Erin Donohue at firstname.lastname@example.org to publicize your food drive, and contact Emergency Services-Central Manager Lydia Bias, email@example.com, to let us know your donations are coming. To see a list of what CCSC needs most, please visit our website.
CCSC 25th Annual Azalea Gala - Sept. 21, 2022
Join Christian Community Service Center for the 25th annual Azalea Gala!
The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 6:00 PM - Reception and 7:15 PM - Dinner
Table sponsorships starting at $2,500
Tickets starting at $200
Underwriting opportunities starting at $1,500
Reserve your spot today at ccschouston.org/azalea.
We hope to see you there!
CCSC's Newest Employment Program
CCSC’s newest employment program provides free training to enable people to work as Caregivers to older adults and other populations who need assistance with daily activities. This 50+ hour, non-medical training course covers relationship building, technical skills, hands-on support techniques, and dementia care. The training also provides business and marketing strategies to find and keep clients. Participants who successfully complete the course will be prepared to work for an agency, open their own business, and/or work directly for families. Graduates also receive job leads, coaching, and other support.
This program is another example of how CCSC continues to work to help those in need. If you need a caregiver, or if you would like to volunteer to help with this training, please contact The Christian Community Service Center at (713) 961-3993.
CCSC Martha's Way Program
Are you looking for a housekeeper or maid service in the Houston area? Christian Community Service Center can help! CCSC has a wonderful training program called Martha’s Way in which students are professionally trained according to leading industry standards to clean all areas of your home and provide stellar customer service, with impeccable attention to detail. Graduates of the 42-hour training are experts in eco-friendly and safe cleaning techniques and are ready to make your home sparkle. Most of the students are also trained in how to run an independent housekeeping business.
So, if you are looking for someone to do regular housekeeping, hire a Martha’s Way graduate! Or, if you need help with one time, seasonal, or special event cleanings, hire a Martha’s Way graduate!
When you hire a Martha’s Way graduate, you receive outstanding service, and you make a difference in the life of a budding entrepreneur.
For information, please contact Ana Tappan at 713-328-0160.
CCSC Donations Needed
CCSC Donations - Urgent request! ROBC is participating in the CCSC Food Pantry Food Drive to provide non-perishable food to families for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. We are asking for donations of non-perishable food and other items to be donated to the CCSC Food Pantry. Donations may be brought to the church foyer on Sundays or during the church office business hours.
Following is a list of items needed:
-Canned soups with meat
-Bars of bath soap
ROBC Contributes to These Mission Centers in Houston
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Houston, TX 77027
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