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For the City Serve Day

October 22nd, 2022

Each year during our For the City Serve Day, we go out as a church family to serve at projects to benefit our local partners. We will have various options for projects around town on Saturday, October 22nd for all ages and skill levels.

Mark your calendar for Saturday October 22nd for our Annual FOR THE CITY SERVE DAY!

Serve day Project Descriptions:

 

YAIPAKS WAREHOUSE

Organizing/Moving

We will be organizing the furniture section, moving shelving & supplies, organizing pallets of new clothing & moving equipment/shelving from the previous warehouse to the new one.

This project takes place at YAIPaks at 1255 Paradise Hill Road

(16 and up)

Approx. project time: 9:00am-noon

Manna Cafe

serving breakfast – The Refuge

Manna Cafe’ is a local hunger relief organization. They need volunteers to serve breakfast at The Refuge.

This project takes place at Manna Village at 605 Providence Blvd.

(Ages 12 & up)

Approx. project time: 8:00am -10:00am

Fuel Food Bags

Kenwood High School

Help us put together FUEL bags filled with non-perishable foods for kids in our county in need.

This project takes place at Grace’s building (2853 Dunlop Lane)

(All Ages)

Approx. project time: 2:00-3:00pm

YAIPAKS WAREHOUSE

SORTING/PACKING DONATIONS

Help with sorting clothing donations for the Foster Families program, and help fill hygiene and food bags for various projects.

This project takes place at YAIPaks at 1255 Paradise Hill Road

(All Ages)

Approx. project time: 9:00am-noon

Manna Café

Food Boxes

Manna Cafe’ is a local hunger relief organization. They need volunteers to help assemble food boxes for their weekly Food Box distribution.

This project takes place at Manna Village at 605 Providence Blvd.

(Ages 8 & up)

Approx. project time: 11:00am -1:00pm

Empty Bowls

Art for hunger relief

Help us hand paint pottery bowls to be sold at the annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser whose proceeds benefit our partners Urban Ministries & The Food Initiative.

This project takes place at Grace’s building (2853 Dunlop Lane)

(Ages 5 & up)

Approx. project time: Drop in between 1:00-3:00pm

Hope Pregnancy Center

Building Maintenance

We will be installing blinds and doing other projects around Hope’s building in order for them to serve their clients well.

This project takes place at Hope’s building located at 325 N. 2nd Street.

(Ages 16 & up)

Approx. project time:  9:00-Noon

Loaves and Fishes

Receiving & Sorting food

Loaves & Fishes is a local hunger relief organization. They need volunteers to help receive & sort food for their Food Box distribution.

This project takes place at Loaves & Fishes warehouse at 825 Crossland Ave.

(Ages 8 & up)

Approx. project time: 8:00am-11:00am

Blessing Bags

urban ministries/loaves & Fishes

Help us put together blessing bags with toiletries for Loaves & Fishes and non-perishable food for our partner Urban Ministries.

This project takes place at Grace’s building (2853 Dunlop Lane)

(All Ages)

Approx. project time: 2:00-3:00pm

Local Partners

These organizations are always looking for volunteers. We encourage you to jump in and find a place to serve on a regular basis in our city at any one of our 6 local partners!
Questions? Email our Outreach Director, Christy Crosby at ccrosby@graceclarksville.com

Manna Café Ministries - Local Outreach Partner - Grace Community Church
Hope Pregnancy Center - Local Outreach Partner - Grace Community Church
The Food Initiative - Local Outreach Partner - Grace Community Church
Urban Ministries - Local Outreach Partner - Grace Community Church
Salvation Army - Local Outreach Partner - Grace Community Church
Kenwood High School - Local Partner - Grace Community Church

Manna Café Ministries serves people in need in Clarksville/Montgomery County through serving hot meals, providing food box distribution, and other vital resources. Propelled chiefly by volunteers, Manna Café strives to restore hope, dignity, self-reliance, community, and the love of God through Jesus Christ.

Hope Pregnancy Center is a Christ-centered medical pregnancy help center committed to providing accurate information and quality services to women and couples facing an unexpected pregnancy. They provide help through education & assistance as well as other services and programs for crisis pregnancy situations, post-abortion trauma, and more.

YaiPak Outreach exists to serve the under-resourced through acts of kindness.Their mission is to meet those that are neglected, hurting, or afflicted where they are in order to provide support, comfort, and resources aimed at promoting positive life changes and reminding them that they are loved and important. They work with the homeless and veteran communities in our city as well as with the foster care system to care for those kids & families. YaiPaks also has a disaster relief program that partners with local communities during times of need.

Salvation Army of Clarksville provides an emergency shelter to help people in times of crisis stabilize their lives and move toward restoration. Salvation Army also provides hot meals, a family store and also opportunities for families to get assistance during the holidays through their Red Kettle and Angel Tree programs.

Urban Ministries is an organization here in Clarksville that provides assistance with food, shelter and monthly living expenses as well as transportation, medical needs, and clothing. They also have a Safehouse for women & children experiencing domestic violence, as well as a transitional house for homeless families to assist them in getting off the streets.

Kenwood High School is our partner in education and we believe in supporting our local school system. Through our partnership, we provide food for their after school FUEL program, volunteer to help in the school, provide gifts at Christmas to students in need, as well as other needs that arise during the school year.

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