Outreach

Faith HOME Group has many great opportunities!  

If you need a log to keep track of volunteer hours, click here to download.  Community Service Hours Log Sheet

Check below to see some of them.

Salvation Army

Come join us for a Volunteering Opportunity with the Salvation Army at their community center! All ages are welcome to this family friendly volunteer event. We meet at the Pontiac Community Center located at 469 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd S in Pontiac, MI 48342.

The Community Center is NOT a donation center nor is it a store. Salvation Army maintains a church and services to the poor community surrounding the center with some wonderful programs. They have a food bank, utility services for those who are struggling, Pathways to Hope where they mentor and provide assistance to people who have lost their jobs, and they do senior citizens programming and after-school and summer programs for at risk youth. They also have free meals for the homeless three times a week.
In the past, we have helped sort through food donations, stocked their food pantry, put together bags of groceries for their clients, as well as cleaning and organizing of their art room, equipment room, nursery, and even their chapel.
We meet roughly 2 times a month on Thursday mornings for 10am-12pm. This is open to families with ALL AGED children. Please sign up on Fred so we can know who to expect, but feel free to just show up as more help is always welcome!

Pizza FUNdraiser

Erin Oginsky, HOME Group mom, partners with Mission 25 that creates educational opportunities for children in Cambodia. FUNds raised from pizza sales will provide scholarships, clean water, shoes and the Hope of the Gospel. Go to the Events Calendar to check out the dates. Register on FRED/General/Events at www.flchomegroup.com. Contact Person – Erin Oginsky @ erinoginsky@yahoo.com

Pop Can Tab Collections

Can tabs are the easiest way to help our local Ronald McDonald House – easy to store and take up little space. Donations help families feel like they are in a “home away from home” while their child receives treatment for serious illness or hospitalization. Turn your tabs in on co-op Fridays at the HOME Welcome Desk. Contact Person – Cathy Rowan @ travelcathy@wowway.com

Empty Prescription Bottles

Matthew 25 Ministries accepts donations of empty prescription pill bottles to help improve health care quality in developing nations. Donations of clean, UNLABELED pill bottles help the poorest of the poor in many ways. Medicine can be distributed in sterile containers. Pill bottles that are not appropriate for shipping are recycled for cash that goes towards Matthew 25 Ministry programs. Contact person- Cathy Rowan @ travelcathy@wowway.com

Box Tops for Education

10 cents a Box Top adds up quickly and benefits our HOME Group Members with free field trips, seminars and resources for our lending library. Please clip the labels along the perforated lines and turn them in on co-op Fridays at the HOME Welcome Desk. Contact Person – Cathy Rowan @ travelcathy@wowway.com

 Used Ink Cartridges

The FundingFactory turns our used toner and inkjet cartridges into cash to help fund HOME Group special events. This is a 100% free fundraising program that helps our community and our environment.  Turn in your used cartridges on co-op Fridays at the HOME Welcome Desk. Contact Person – Cathy Rowan @ travelcathy@wowway.com

Soles4Souls Shoe Collection

This organization accepts shoes for all children and adults in the USA and around the world. All types of shoes are collected. They accept new shoes, worn out shoes, broken shoes, and even one shoe of a pair. Shoes are repaired as needed and S4S helps families set up shoe stores. Cathy will collect shoes two times per year. The first will be from October 13-27 (check the events calendar for the second collection). All pairs should be securely banded together. Turn shoes in on co-op Fridays at the HOME Welcome Desk or deliver to Cathy’s home. Contact Person – Cathy Rowan @ travelcathy@wowway.com