Family Saturday Projects
September 29, 2018
Click on Project Titles to Register for the project for Family Saturday. If you are unable to attend on Saturday, there are many other family friendly events throughout the week.
Provide a child a playful retreat to call their own while supporting affordable housing in the Bay Area. We will work with Habitat for Humanity to decorate and assemble a playhouse that will be donated to a recipient organization or family. Learn more here.
Times: Shift #1: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm; Shift #2: 12:30-4:30pm
Age Requirements: 6+ for 8:30 am-12:00 pm shift; 11+ for 12:30-4:30 pm shift.
Come help us save the world! We will be packing meals of dried beans, rice, vitamins and dehydrated vegetables into servings for a family of 4 at Creekside Center, Los Altos United Methodist Church. Learn more here.
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm (more shifts on Sunday, 9/30)
Age Requirements: 6 years
Help set up, serve and clean up at Hope's Corner breakfast. Visit with guests if time allows. Please help us respect our guests' privacy by not taking photographs. Learn more here.
Time: 8:50-10:45 am
Age Requirements: 6+ with a parent; 13+ without a parent
Please wear/bring: Closed toe shoes; clothes that can get dirty
If you are like most Americans, you have a nice home, two cars, and a closet full of shoes. However, there are children who begin their day with barely enough to wear, no clean water, and NO SHOES. For lack of adequate footwear, thousands of children in Uganda suffer from a crippling foot parasite called jiggers.
Now you have a chance to save a life by joining one of our two Compassion Week "Sole Hope" shoe cutting events, where we will recycle old blue jeans and plastic jugs into the materials needed to construct simple shoes. The shoe uppers that we produce will be shipped to Africa where they will be sewn and attached to outer soles made from recycled tires. Local tailors and shoemakers create the finished shoes which are distributed through medical clinics. Learn more here.
Times: Shift #1: 10:00 am-12:00 pm; Shift #2: 2:00-4:00 pm
Age Requirements: Participants must be at least 12 years old.
Please bring: Bring a sharp pair of scissors, an old pair of jeans if you have some, and join us! We will have some supplies on hand for those who are unable to bring them.
Prepare homeless kits with basic necessities to be used by Project WeHOPE. We will meet at Los Altos UMC in the Courtyard between the Creekside Building and the Church Office.
The mission of Project WeHOPE is to help the unhoused, homeless and those at-risk in rebuilding their lives through a Supportive Housing Program customized to the needs of each client. Project WeHOPE is an acronym for We Help Other People Excel. Through our devotion to helping others, our long-term goal is to help improve the health of East Palo Alto by helping others overcome the critical issues facing homelessness and poverty in our cities.
Times: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Age Requirements: Participants must be at least 8 Years Old
Bring smiles to many faces by decorating lunch bags that will be used at Hope's Corner.
Hope's Corner serves a free breakfast and bag lunch every Saturday (8-10am) to hungry people at the corner of Hope and Mercy Streets in Mountain View. Hope's Corner also offers free showers to unhoused people on Saturdays and Thursdays. Hope's Corner started as a joint ministry of Los Altos UMC and Trinity UMC and became an independent nonprofit in 2015.
Times: Drop in between 3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Age Requirements: For Children