Holiday Compassion 2019
Making spirits bright and remembering those in need at the Holidays.
The Holidays are right around the corner and we’re gearing up to serve our city and help those less fortunate this season. Regardless of your interests, gifts, talents or time, there is a place for you to make a difference in our region this Christmas!
For more information on our Holiday Compassion projects, please visit our Folsom Campus.
Holiday Compassion Projects
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Help spread the Good News of God’s love to children in need! By packing a shoebox full of simple gifts and sending it off with prayer, you can be part of transforming entire families and communities around the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Stop by our booth to pick up your OCC box and instructions. Then fill the box with toys, hygiene items and more for a child ages 2-14 years old. All boxes must be returned by Sunday, November 24.
TWIN LAKES FOOD BANK - Sponsor a Meal
We’re sponsoring 50 Thanksgiving dinners this season for families in need.
You can sponsor a side dish, turkey, or the whole meal and you don’t even have to go buy it! You sponsor it, we will purchase and deliver it! You can even write a note of encouragement on the back of your pull tag to the family that will receive it.
To sponsor part of a meal or an entire meal, meet us at the Holiday Compassion kiosk in the lobby during weekend services, choose what you want to sponsor, make your donation, and we will take care of the rest.
Side dishes (1 Doz. Rolls, 1 5lb bag of potatoes, 1 Frozen Pumpkin Pie) are sponsored at $5.00 each
Turkey’s $25.00 each.
Whole Meal $40.00.
We will do the shopping and deliver the meals to the food bank on Saturday, November 23rd.
TWIN LAKES FOOD BANK – Deliver a Meal
All of the Thanksgiving Meals collected from partnering churches will be given out at Twin Lakes Food Bank on Monday, November 25th between 8:30-11:30am. We need volunteers to sign up to help hand out the meals at the food bank. You will not only give the family their box, but you
will walk with them to their car and get to know and encourage them. We will be “boots on the ground for Jesus!”
Sign up at the Holiday Compassion kiosk in the lobby during weekend services!
8 volunteer spots available.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH AT OUR LOCAL SCHOOLS
We believe in the next generation! Are you ready to partner with our local schools to ease the stress of finals week? Join us as we bless students with FREE Chick-Fil-A and Hot Chocolate during finals week. There are many opportunities to serve. Let’s love our students!
Pass out free Chick-Fil-A and hot chocolate to students.
5 volunteers needed for each date Contact Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Vista Del Lago High School
Wednesday, Dec. 18
Folsom High School
Thursday, Dec. 19
Folsom Lake High School
Friday, Dec. 20
Dates to serve at our local Middle Schools & College to come!
We are partnering with HART of Folsom to help the Homeless in our area. HART helps those experiencing homelessness in Folsom toward self-sufficiency and greater independence. Let’s help with their Winter Shelter which provides an evening meal and safe overnight stay for men and women experiencing homelessness.
Bring these items by the holiday compassion kiosk any Sunday in November. New socks (wool blend preferably), travel size toiletries, band aids, individual alcohol wipes, chapstick, cough drops, facial tissue (small hand pack), toenail clippers, gloves, hand warmers, etc.
Volunteers help guests with a smile and encouragement.
Dates: Dec. 15, 2019 to Mar. 7, 2020
Winter Shelter Volunteer Training: Sunday, Dec 1, 6:00pm at Helping Hands Ministry Center, 311 Montrose Dr., Folsom.
Visit hartoffolsom.org to sign up!
CHRISTMAS AROUND TOWNE
Christmas Around Towne is a community partnership supported by Powerhouse Ministries, Twin Lakes Food Bank, and over 65 churches, businesses, and civic organizations. In 2018, CAT was able to serve over 1500 people experiencing financial hardship in the holiday season. Families in need enjoy a beautiful holiday brunch complete with local entertainment and are then invited to “shop” for Christmas gifts in any of six themed stores.
Bayside Folsom is sponsoring the men’s store this year. Here’s how it works…
Purchase a gift and bring it to our Christmas Around Towne collection box at the Holiday Compassion kiosk in the lobby by Sunday, December 8. Gifts must be NEW and unopened.
Gift Ideas: Men’s tool kits (wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, work gloves, levels, and measuring tapes), cologne sets, and men’s shaving kits, flannel shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, pajamas, bathrobes, headphones, earbuds, portable speakers, flashlights, watches, coffee/thermal mugs, water bottles, dress socks, hats/beanies, etc.
To refer a Folsom Family in need, sign up to volunteer, or make a financial donation, email email@example.com.