Links to some awesome community projects, ideas for church outreach, resources and helps
(under construction … meaning: I’m still trying to figure it out!)
Cherokee County, GA – Meals-On-Wheels – needs drivers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors in Cherokee County. You can volunteer as little as 3 hours per week delivering meals. Our Volunteers come from all walks of life:stay at home moms, telecommuters, retired folks and those working people who are able to take a longer lunch occasionally. By delivering meals you can reach out to those in need right here in your own community. Mileage reimbursement is available. 770-345-7440 (Look for this program in your community also!)
Cherokee County, GA – Cherokee Family Learning Center – adult literacy programs including GED test preparation, GED testing, basic math and English skills, reading skills, ESL, computer skills, typing skills, and job and life skills. (94 North Street Canton, GA 30114; (770) 720-1685) (Look for this program in your community also!)
Paulding County, GA – Breakfree Ministries – a non-profit, nondenominational, Christ-centered outreach ministry to the youth in three Youth Detention Centers in Georgia: Rome, Marietta, and Paulding County.We equip mentors to minister inside youth detention centers and outside in the community. Breakfree also places chaplains in the youth detention centers.
If you live in Cobb County or Cherokee County, check out M.U.S.T. – a wide range of volunteer opportunities in all three program office locations(Marietta, Smyrna, Cherokee), you can help serve a meal in the Loaves and Fishes CommunityKitchen, put together various kits such as: Easter Baskets – Baskets with personal care items (toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth,hairbrush, and comb) small toys, etc. There are plenty of other opportunities for volunteers of all ages and abilities!
McEachern UMC in Cobb County,GA has a Car Care Ministry! (see comment below) Meets 4th Saturday of each month – 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.