CBlocal

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Upcoming Activities

At any given time there are approximately 430,000 foster kids in the U.S. Approximately 1,200 children entering the system everyday. These kids are taken away from their homes, forced into a new environment with people they didn’t grow up with. On average, a child will move from foster home to foster home 4-6 times while they're in the system. It is extremely hard for kids to feel a sense of normalcy when they don't have a stable place to call home, a place where they can completely be themselves. Most of these kids also do not have many possessions they can call their own, nor do they have much access to opportunities that most of us had while growing up. By donating to this cause you will be funding uprooted kids with a great source of joy and normalcy. This is our fifth year participating in this outreach, and last year we fund-raised enough for 120 duffel bags for kids in foster care! Let's make this year just as amazing and show these kids some love. Please share this campaign with your friends, family, and neighbors. $25 buys the bag and all the goodies inside. We will be decorating and filling the bags in September as a group. I hope you will all join us in this outreach! We appreciate your support and desire to bring joy to children in foster care in our community!

Sunday morning

We are collecting Blessing Bags for the men at the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission for Father's Day. Our goal is 100 bags. Check out our sign-up genius to donate needed items.

Items can be dropped off to Lisa at 59 Forage Drive, Mickleton by June 18th.

CByouth SR High Service Project

The Senior High and our Friday night small group have partnered together to provide 200 sandwiches once a month with Cathedral Kitchen. The service project will happen on the 4th Wednesday of each month.

Want to help? Donations of bread, peanut butter, jelly, lunch meat and cheese are needed. Contact Jenn Smedberg or Lisa Hensel for more information.

CBlocal is a group within Crossbridge that organizes our local outreach opportunities.

All of our activities will be in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area and will focus on loving people who are in need- whether they are homeless, foster children, lonely senior citizens, children & adults with special needs, families with financial hardships, or anyone going through a difficult time. Our goal is to embody what it says in John 13:35:

By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.

If you are looking for more ways to love people, here are some other organiztions where you can volunteer your time.

The Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission focuses on providing for the practical & spiritual needs of the hungry, homeless & hurting in Philadelphia. They provide meals and transitional housing for Men. They have several ways to volunteer: SundayBreakfast.org

Meals on Wheels is a wonderful organization that provides meals to local senior citizens who are homebound get a hot meal & a visit from a friendly face that day. Several of our CBLocal members have recently gone to volunteer training to assist in this ministry, and they can always use more help! If you'd like to get involved with this ministry, please contact Teresa Christoff to volunteer or get more information. This is a great opportunity and only requires once a month commitment for about 2 hours.

When youth age-out of foster care, there is a good chance they have no safety net. The Age-Out Angels Foundation is dedicated to helping these children avoid the pitfalls and succeed in life. Our mission is to help age-outs gain access to all the services available to them. We fill the gap that exists between youth and services. We make sure their paperwork is up to date and on time, that they have food, shelter, healthcare. To volunteer, donate or for more info, visit:  https://www.ageoutangels.org/

Hub of Hope is a ministry of Project Home in Philadelphia that provides a provide coffee, showers and a place to do laundry from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  daily for homeless individuals. On weekends, it serves free meals. There are plans for a health clinic, medical professionals and behavioral health specialists to be on site, as well as certified peer specialists who can help people apply for jobs and housing.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit Projecthome.org

Drivers Needed

Transportation can be one of the biggest roadblocks to cancer treatment. As a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program, you can help provide patients in need with a free ride to treatment. Volunteers can choose how far they wish to drive, how often, what days, etc. The volunteer must be between 18 and 84, be familiar with using a computer, have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance, be willing to have a DMV and background check completed and take a 45-minute training. Volunteer Info Here