Why are Outreach Events Important?
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” ~ Mark 10:45
Jesus walked out His faith through service and ministering to others, setting the example for believers to follow. It is often noted, “Preach always, and if necessary use words.” The point is that we are walking witnesses of our relationship with Jesus, as we become His hands and feet to the world.
One of the greatest joys of serving Jesus occurs when we bless others and reach out to them. Life Group Outreach Events provide the perfect opportunity to meet and minister to the needs of others, as we grow together as family in Christ. However, the greatest benefit of taking part in group service projects is the bonding and building of community that results. It provides the ultimate opportunity to grow together as one body in Christ.
Disciples of Jesus have been given a great responsibility to make a difference in the lives of others by taking the gospel to the world. Jesus describes this task in Matthew 28:18-20 but also exemplifies it in the way He lived His life. Our goal is that as you connect and grow through your Life Group, you will start to make both a physical and spiritual impact in your community. Your faith in action will not only transform you, but the people around you.
- Bring-a-friend to Life Group.
- Give away bottles of water in a community you don’t normally visit.
- Free Car Wash: Check tire pressure, fill windshield fluid.
- Free coffee and donuts at bus stops.
- Bring-a-friend to a sporting event.
- Free neighborhood or park BBQ.
- Visit a homeless shelter and help serve food.
- Neighborhood food drives for local charities.
- Help at a nursing home: read to the patients, help with crafts.
- Help people take groceries to their cars at grocery stores.
- Serve at a food shelter.
- Visit people in hospitals.
Outreach Opportunities Contact Information
Children’s Hunger Fund Headquarters
13931 Balboa Blvd. Sylmar, CA 91342.
Volunteer Coordinator: Liana Hofer 818-979-7100 ext.2115 or register online to volunteer at childrenshungerfund.org/volunteer
Children’s Hunger Fund provides nourishing food for hungry kids across America and around the world. They distribute Food Packs and other aid through local churches so they may deliver hope to suffering children and families in their communities.
Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic
Executive Director: Debi Harvey, 818-626-9404
9535 Reseda Blvd., Suite 303
Northridge, CA 91324
The caring, trained staff of the Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic is here to educate and empower women and men to make a choice for life.
For a crisis pregnancy: openarmspregnancy.com
For volunteers: withopenarms.org/contact-us
Peer Counselor, Office Help, Hotline Representative, Event Planning and Staffing.
There are many other ways you can donate time and talent, just give them a call to see how you can best be of service at Open Arms.
Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission
Ken Craft | (818) 392-0020 | firstname.lastname@example.org
8165 San Fernando Rd.
Sun Valley, CA 91352
Our vision is to tangibly demonstrate God’s love to the Hungry, Homeless and Hurting of the San Fernando Valley by offering Hope, Hot Meals, Housing, Health Services and Healing to those in need.
Our Mission is to attract people and resources to assist in the effort of meeting the needs of every hungry and homeless man, woman and child in the valley. Through strategic partnerships and services, we empower our clients with the faith, knowledge, resources and skills to lead a life of wholeness and self-sufficiency.
Door of Hope
669 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
“Door of Hope” looks to take families from homelessness, to self-sufficiency, to permanent housing. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, faith-based organization whose mission is to equip homeless families to rebuild their lives. Since 1985, we have been providing transitional housing and a restoration program especially designed for homeless families with children.
Cloud & Fire Ministries
6850 Van Nuys Blvd. Ste 110 (offices: Ste 208)
Van Nuys, CA 91405
We provide life-transforming opportunities for urban youth, and would love to have you partner with us in love for these kids! All volunteers must attend our volunteer orientation, and successfully complete a background check.
Cloud & Fire Ministries is a faith-based organization that shares Christ’s love with low-income youth and their families. We utilize a variety of practical methods to demonstrate the gospel message in tangible ways, and provide a holistic approach that meets the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of our clients.
Union Rescue Mission
545 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Union Rescue Mission (URM) is dedicated to serving men, women, and children experiencing homelessness. We provide comprehensive emergency and long-term services to our guests to help them escape the dangerous streets of Skid Row.
Los Angeles Mission
303 East 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
PO Box 60127
Los Angeles, CA 90060-0127
Volunteers are vital to the heartbeat of the Los Angeles Mission. Join us to help bring hope to men, women and children on Skid Row. losangelesmission.org/act/volunteer/volunteer-opportunity
Non-Christian Organizations for Outreach:
American Cancer Society
San Fernando Valley Unit
500 N. Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502
The American Cancer Society works to fight cancer with the help of volunteers giving their time and dedication for a valuable cause. Ask for Nona.
American Red Cross
Los Angeles Chapter - Valley District
6800 Owensmouth Ave., Suite #104
Canoga Park, CA 91303
American Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Volunteers serve as the core of the organization and serve in a variety of ways.
Please contact Lance Buckley, Volunteer Specialist.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles
800 South Figueroa St. Suite #620
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Big Brothers serve as positive male role models to fatherless boys throughout Los Angeles.
Big Sisters serve as positive female role models in a young girl’s life, as her mentor, her sounding board or just her friend.
Volunteers are needed for administrative duties and special events. Please contact Kenna Ellis.
Children of the Night
14530 Sylvan Street
Van Nuys, CA 91411
Children of the Night is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing children between the ages of 11-17 who have become involved in street prostitution and pornography. It is imperative that all volunteers understand the sensitivity and confidentiality at the home. Please contact Malena Traverso.
Organize a 2-hour presentation for children. Mon. – Thur., 7pm – 8:30pm. Crafts, make-up, “Improv” comedy, acting, animation, first aid, dance, jewelry making, needlepoint, origami, self-defense, etc.
Pregnancy Counseling Center
10211 Sepulveda Blvd.
Mission Hills, CA 91345
Relay for Life
This is a 24-hour, fun-filled family camp-style event celebrating survivors, public awareness and raising money for the American Cancer Society.
Haven Hills Battered Women’s Shelter
Carol Haas | email@example.com | 818-903-7394
This organization has need of various items to support the needs of those women and children that are given safe harbor. Here again, I can give you more specifics as needed upon your request.
Moonshadow Ranch, Home of Special Spirit
9889 Helen Avenue
Shadow Hills, California 91040
LAPD Devonshire Police Activity League Supporters
8721 Wilbur Avenue
Northridge, California 91324
Contact: Sue Bruno