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Serve Locally

Park Rapids

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Serve Locally

Park Rapids

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Discover projects that align with your gifts & passions from our four categories below:

EMPOWER KIDS TO THRIVE  |  BRING HOPE TO FAMILIES  |  BUILD INTO OUR COMMUNITIES

 

Empower Kids to Thrive

Youth who experience risk factors of poverty, drop-out rates, teen pregnancy, or drug/alcohol use that threaten their safety and healthy development.

Bring Hope to Families

Families, seniors, and veterans who go hungry, are homeless, live in motels/share living space with multiple families, or have escaped domestic violence. They are a key factor for at-risk kids.

Build into our Communities

Intentionally extending compassion by partnering with Anaheim to meet the needs of our own local community.

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Empower Kids to Thrive


Empower Kids to Thrive

Empower Kids to Thrive


Empower Kids to Thrive

Serve causes like foster youth, human trafficking, and mentorship.

GIVE YOUR TIME

Become a Foster Parent or Safe Family 
Cause: Foster Youth
When: Flexible
Where: Anywhere
What: If you'd like to find out more about foster parenting, Safe Families (temporary housing for children removed from their homes), or if you are currently a foster parent let us know! We'd love to partner with you in this journey and connect you with some great resources.

MAKE A DONATION

Adopt Someone for Christmas
Cause: Foster Youth, Low Income Students, Human Trafficking
Who: Family-friendly, Small group friendly
When: Flexible
Where: Flexible
What: Get matched up with a child to provide Christmas gifts and bring joy to foster youth, low income students and human trafficking survivors. To sign up please visit the previous page.
 

Donate a gift card to Eastside to benefit someone in need
Who: Family-friendly, Small Group friendly
When: Flexible (by 12/17 if possible)
Where: Your Eastside Campus
What: Stop by the scrip counter (in the Compassion Cafe in Eastside Anaheim) or visit a local store and choose a gift card in any increment to a local store, gas station or fast food chain. Bring to the Compassion counter at any campus and our team will deliver to a partner organization.

Rescue Tote for Human Trafficking Survivor 
Cause: Human Trafficking
Who: Small group friendly, family friendly
When: Flexible
Where: Anywhere
What: Shop for items and assemble care packages for girls rescued from human trafficking. These gifts will be given out by law enforcement officers rescuing them. List given after signing up. Cost is $50-75/bag.

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Bring Hope to Families


Bring Hope to Families

Bring Hope to Families


Bring Hope to Families

Serve causes like homelessness, domestic violence, seniors, and teen pregnancy.

Give Your Time

Serve Meals or Bake Desserts for Helen’s Kitchen
Cause: Hunger
Who: Family Friendly, Small Group Friendly
When: Tuesday Nights
Where: Park Rapids
What: Serve meals to those in need of a warm meal. Sign up for the 4:30-6pm or 5:30-7pm time slots. Or sign up to bake desserts instead. 

Headwaters Domestic Violence Shelter
Cause: Domestic Violence
Who: Adults Only
When: Flexible
Where: Park Rapids
What: Be a "Safe Friend" for a woman who has escaped domestic violence. Help take her grocery shopping, team time management, parenting skills, cooking, and more. Or become a trained hotline volunteer to answer calls. 

Make a Donation

Adopt Someone for Christmas
Cause: Foster Youth, Low Income Students, Human Trafficking
Who: Family-friendly, Small group friendly
When: Flexible
Where: Flexible
What: Get matched up with a child to provide Christmas gifts and bring joy to foster youth, low income students and human trafficking survivors. To sign up please visit the previous page.

Bring new undergarments to Eastside to help families in need
Who: Family-friendly, Small Group friendly
When: 12/9-12/17
Where: Your Eastside Campus
hat: Purchase new underwear, socks or bras in any size (adult or child) and bring to the Compassion counter at any campus and our team will deliver to partner organizations.

Donate a Personal Care Backpack 
Cause: Low-Income Families
Who: Family Friendly, Small Group Friendly
When: Flexible
Where: Park Rapids
What: MAHUBE OTWA works to fight poverty and be an advocate for low income and the elderly. Help their work by providing backpacks full of toiletries and other essential items for those in need. Sign up for full list and drop off instructions.

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Build into our Communities


Build into our Communities

Build into our Communities


Build into our Communities

Serve causes like city partnership, community enrichment, and first responder.

Give Your Time

Senior Center Volunteers
Cause: Seniors
Who: Family Friendly, Small Group Friendly
When: Flexible
Where: Park Rapids
What: Spend time with seniors building relationships the demonstrate Christ's love. Play bingo, bring baked goods, host a game day, celebrate birthdays and more. Date/time flexible.

Make A Donation

First Responder Appreciation Kits 
Cause: First Responder Support
Who: Small group friendly, family friendly
When: Flexible
Where: Your City
What: Pick up a gift card to a coffee chain or put together some goodies and write a kind note of thanks and encouragement and then deliver to a local firehouse or police station. Instructions will be sent to you after signing up.