Help Your Neighbors
If you are able, we encourage you to reach out to your neighbors to see what their needs might be. Deliver this letter to let them know you would be willing to drop off supplies and food if they are unable to do it for themselves.
Volunteer Drivers Needed!
We are looking for people who are available to be called when needed to help with driving and delivering groceries, supplies, medicine, and other items to those who can’t get out during this time. Sometimes organizations need help delivering donations as well. Signing up here invites us to call you and see if you are available to help when a need arises. Because of the potential exposure, we are asking only people between the ages of 25-50 to volunteer for this opportunity. Drivers must have gloves, facemask, or other personal protective gear to volunteer. Thank you so much for helping us stand with our communities. Sign up here.
Help Our Ministry Partners
In addition to caring for your neighbors directly, consider that many of our ministry partners need help in order to keep serving in the community. If you are searching for a way to serve right now we want to help you find it.
Below is a list of immediate needs. Please reach out directly to our partner organization if you'd like to serve with them.
Grocery Donation Drive
Join us Saturday June 6 in the fight to prevent hunger! Because of COVID-19 and shelter in place guidelines there are so many local families who have had a loss of income or have lost their jobs entirely. We are calling on our Mt. View, Saratoga, and San Jose campuses to collectively donate 800 bags full of groceries. All you need to do is drive to one of the three South Bay locations between 1-3pm, pop the trunk, and we’ll take the groceries from there. For your convenience we have created a list of groceries needed.
Amigos De Guadalupe, Center for Justice and Empowerment
One of the many services Amigos provides is case management and safe overnight parking to individuals living out of their vehicles.
Many of our Safe Parking guests work for companies like Uber or Door Dash and are experiencing a loss of income due to the Shelter-In-Place policy. There are many items needed from clothing to hygiene. For a full list of items needed and instructions on when and where to drop off, please email Michael Reyes.
CityTeam of San Jose
CityTeam provides hot nutritious meals to people struggling with hunger, a safe place for those struggling with homelessness, and a safe loving environment for women who are pregnant.
Join CityTeam in their efforts to keep their doors open to provide food, shelter, and essential care to our neighbors in need. Volunteers needed to prepare meals, pack groceries, supply and pack hygiene kits and hand out fresh fruits and vegetables to a community in need. Sign-up here for current volunteer opportunities.
Family Supportive Housing
Family Supportive Housing provides temporary housing and targeted support to guide families from crisis to independent lives.
Make homemade masks! Approximately 120 masks are needed for the families and staff currently Sheltered in Place at Family Supportive Housing. For more information on the drop off location, contact Michael Reyes.
Hope’s Corner Mountain View
Feeds homeless, low-Income, and vulnerable Individuals in Mountain View and the surrounding communities.
Serve a hot to-go breakfast every Saturday morning. Sign-up here.
Reach Potential / Ostman Family
Reach Potential Movement is an organization that helps under-resourced students and families in Mountain View and Sunnyvale.
Donate groceries to those in need! Approximately 150 families who have had a loss of income due to Shelter In Place are being delivered groceries by Reach Potential and volunteers. The 150 families are spread between 4 RV communities, 1 Low Income Apartment Complex, and under-resourced families at Castro Elementary. Once all the donations are received, volunteers disperse the donations every Sunday. Here are some suggested items.
- Fresh Fruit & vegetables
- Canned Jalapeños
- Canned or Bagged Beans
- Toilet Paper
- Tide Laundry Pods
- Toothbrushes (for children)
- Diapers (sizes 4,5, and 6)
For a complete list of needed items email Shelly & Brad Ostman. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday 9am-5pm and left at the top of the driveway (471 Victory Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043).
SpiritCare Ministry To Seniors
SpiritCare is a ministry to seniors of residential care facilities. Because of COVID-19, all activities and visits have been suspended at all Bay Area facilities leading to the isolation of their residents.
Let seniors know they are not forgotten! Below are a few ideas (great for small groups, families, or individuals)
- Send notes of hope encouragement
- Send videos of family pet
- Prayer for individuals and the centers
For more information on how to help contact Angela Hey and provide your contact information and number of volunteers.
Support Our Local Bakery and Healthcare Workers
Donate to the purchasing of baked goods that will be delivered to Kaiser San Jose, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and other local hospitals. Donate through Paypal or Zelle. Email Jack and Alice Tsai for more information.
Young Life MV
Young Life Mountain View is a non-profit outreach that invites young people to experience life as God designed it to be lived. Young Life MV has a presence at many local schools and develops relationship with students through various outreach events.
Prepare a meal for a family in need! Young Life has developed relationships with many families in the Mt. View community who are in dire need due to the economic impact Shelter In Place has had on their jobs. Here is a brief description of how to proceed
- Have creative license on what to make! Something easy to transport is usually best
- Prepare a meal in containers that you do not need back
- Drop the meal off to the doorstep/porch.
After signing up you will receive an e-mail from Young Life Mt. View Area Director, Allison Smith, solidifying the drop off address and contact information should you get lost or need more information. Click here to sign up.
For more information, contact our Outreach and Mission Regional Director, Michael Reyes.
For additional opportunities, check out our other regional pages: