The Storefront Shelter located in Hillcrest, a program of San Diego Youth Services, is San Diego’s only emergency shelter program for homeless, runaway and “street” youth. The Storefront provides a safe place where teens can stay and programs to help get their lives back on track. For many years, MHUCC’s church council and commissions have been providing dinner to the Storefront on a once a month basis, but this is such a rewarding experience that the church council would like to invite our whole congregation to participate!
A sign-up sheet and more information will be posted outside of Fellowship Hall where individuals and families can sign-up to provide one item or a whole dinner for ten teenagers if desired. Our Storefront date is always the 29th of each month. Please sign up in advance. This ministry is a great way to show San Diego teens that MHUCC cares. More information will be provided on the sign-up sheets or you can contact Jane Ahern at email@example.com. Click here for more information about Storefront.
Here are some Mission & Outreach programs that always need help and the contact person for that ministry, or use the Contact Us page to send an email.
The Church has adopted Chollas Canyon as part of the “I Love a Clean San Diego” program. Clean-ups are scheduled 3 or 4 Saturdays a year. Contact Woody James.
Rolling Readers assist teachers at Logan Elementary School by reading to K-8 classes once a week for 20-30 minutes. Support, such as help with book selection, is available. If you have questions, ask one of the current readers --Bruce and Dianne Ramet, Lois Myers, Pat and Don Taylor. Contact Pat Taylor
Help is needed to deliver meals or sort food. Meal delivery takes place in the late afternoon on weekdays. Food sorting is weekday mornings from 10:30 to noon. Contact Roger Goodson
Uptown needs volunteers at both the Community Service Center helping to take care of the needs of the homeless and others in need. Services include helping with the mail, food, clothing, and hygiene kit distribution, helping clients fill out documents, and helping them to use the computers. Training will be provided. Additionally, there are volunteer opportunities at the Center’s thrift shop – Uptown Collectibles where you will prepare merchandise for display and sale. Volunteering at the Center involves interpersonal interaction. Volunteers are needed for either mornings or afternoons Monday through Saturday so you can pick your day and time. Contact Joan Anderson
A community food distribution takes place the 4th Tuesday of each month in the church parking lot. Help is always needed to set up, distribute and especially to clean up afterwards. No need to sign up, just show up on the 4th Tuesday from about 10:00 a.m. until about 3:00 p.m. (or some time in between). Contact Pat Saville
Don’t forget that you can contribute to Special Delivery by
purchasing Fair Trade Coffee. A portion of each sale is
donated plus you get great coffee, tea, cocoa, chocolate and nuts
that are sustainably grown by people who earn a fair wage.
Contact Pat Saville and Laurel Pfab
Also available at the Fair Trade table - The Tomorrow Project is a work-readiness training program designed for homeless women. Begun in 1994, it was developed to give homeless women worthwhile work that offered opportunity to change their circumstances. While at The Tomorrow Project, the women take advantage of skills assessment and training, and have an opportunity to earn an income. Well-known San Diego chefs develop appealing recipes such as “Spicy Rice Quinoa,” other soups, and spice rubs. The products are delicious and come packaged to make great gifts. Beginning May 8, products from The Tomorrow Project will be for sale along with Fair Trade Products the second Sunday of each month. Stop by the table and check them out!