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How To Serve During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Our mutual call to love and serve the world faces particular challenges in a time of sheltering at home.

Here are a variety of ways in which you can serve from home and in the community that are needed and permitted under the current directives from the Governor of Michigan and the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan.  If you have questions, email Pastor Manisha or Kellie Herdade.
(page updated February 6th 2021

1. DONATE!

 

 

 

 

Our Community Partners are in dire need of items  that are listed her.  You can also give to our COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND, which covers care for front-line workers, addresses food insecurities, gives the homeless stay-at-home shelter and offers financial assistance to those who are unemployed. 

Our current goal:

The COVID-19 Response Fund has been made possible by the generosity of church members and community members. With the Fund, we are able to address the following critical needs:  

  • Food Insecurity:  We have partnered with Metro Detroit organizations working with vulnerable populations to help those who are experiencing food insecurity and do not have the resources to feed themselves or their families.
  • Homeless During A Pandemic: We know it is impossible for people who are homeless to shelter-in-place and stay safe.  We are helping 124 people in Pontiac and 150 people in Detroit’s Cass Community to have a temporary place to call home throughout this pandemic.  
  • Financial Fallout: . We are currently helping those in need of assistance with utilities and rent through Community Housing Network so that basic needs can be met. This is our where our  February 2021 Joyous Sunday monies will go!

Especially when times are troubled, Christ Church Cranbrook believes God’s steadfast care for the world can and should be found in the church’s work for the community. 

To see all the partners and causes we are have supported so far, click here.

To give a tax-deductible donation, give here.  Your funds are matched dollar-for-dollar by some generous contributors!

Questions? email Pastor Manisha.

They can always use:

Tide pods and laundry detergent

Coffee,  regular and decaf

Gallon zip lock bags, and sandwich bags

Snacks for lunches, individually wrapped cookies, chips etc.

Diapers all sizes including adult

Formula

Purchase or Build:

Garden boxes and vegetables plants that can be tended by the residents over the summer                                                         

A handicapped accessible shower at the recuperative center

A storage shed for summer lawn furniture at the adult shelter

A power generator for each shelter

 

Sanctum House needs your help

Sanctum House is a sanctuary for women survivors of Human Trafficking.  It is a local safe house and a place of love and support but now, as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak and physical distancing, Sanctum House is in desperate need for food.  They need donations of electronic giftcards from Walmart which will be used to purchase fresh food and staples for the 15 residents of the facility.  Christ Church Cranbrook has responded with an initial donation. Won’t you join in this effort?

Please order an electronic giftcard for any amount from $5 – $50 online, and Walmart will email it to Sanctum House to be used to purchase essential grocery items.

Donate here: https://giftcards.walmart.com/ip/Basic-Blue-Walmart-eGift-Card/653984410

Recipient email: shannon@sanctumhouse.org

Recipient name: Sanctum House

What Sanctum House needs:                                       

Ongoing Basis: Coffee, Paper towels, Large trash bags, Toilet paper, Tissues, Paper plates, Ziploc bags, Shampoo, Conditioner, Body lotion

For Questions?  Contact Tim Miller at murphy2@bignet.net

2. DO!

Believe it or not, there are things YOU can do even during the pandemic.  Each and every day we have the privilege to serve! Check out the full sign up opportunities through each non-profits link!

  1. 40 years of helping children.                                           

The CARE House Helping Hands / Shaping Futures

Volunteer Program:

Volunteers lend their hearts and hands every day in helping to shape better futures for abused children.

With the thousands of hours they contribute each year, the volunteers help CARE House build its capacity to serve more children and families.

Volunteers are needed to support many of the CARE House programs and services.

Click Here to download our Volunteer Application

    

  1.  Volunteers 18 years or older are needed to help pack emergency food boxes in Royal Oak warehouse that will be distributed through Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County.There will be a morning (8:00am-11:30am) opportunity and an afternoon (1:00pm-4:00pm) opportunity, Monday through Friday. Please CLICK HERE to sign up.
  2. Pop-up Mobile Pantries need volunteers to distribute food boxes to clients.  Please CLICK HERE to sign up.                                             

 

Image result for gleaners food bank logo

Volunteers are needed for limited positions to sort food and to distribute.  To see all opportunities, click here.   

 

Lighthouse Logo

Food Distribution – Clarkston & Southfield

Volunteers are needed to help distribute produce boxes to those in need. Jobs will include unloading/loading food and collecting client data

To volunteer at the Southfield Distribution Center, click here.
To volunteer at the Clarkston Distribution Center, click here.

The Baldwin Center - The Baldwin Center, Pontiac MI

  • Baldwin Center has opportunities to help prep and pack food from 1-6pm  Contact the Office:  (248) 332-6101 for more information
  •  Baldwin Center is also looking for drivers to pick up food donations from Costco and Gordons in the Rochester Hills area.  Contact the Office:  (248) 332-6101 for more information

   

    40 years of helping children.                                           

The CARE House Helping Hands / Shaping Futures

Volunteer Program:

Volunteers lend their hearts and hands every day in helping to shape better futures for abused children.

With the thousands of hours they contribute each year, the volunteers help CARE House build its capacity to serve more children and families.

Volunteers are needed to support many of the CARE House programs and services.

CLICK HERE to download our Volunteer Application

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 We would love to have some additional tutors — with our current virtual format (that will almost certainly last through this academic year) we’ve found that college students as well as retirees and professional folks can get on board. 

Application, background check and brief orientation are the basic process, and tutors are typically involved in homework support or helping with online enrichment curriculum. 

Sending an email to director@ will start the process — or just let me know how best to integrate into the volunteer process there.

    

  1.  Volunteers 18 years or older are needed to help pack emergency food boxes in Royal Oak warehouse that will be distributed through Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County.There will be a morning (8:00am-11:30am) opportunity and an afternoon (12:30pm-4:00pm) opportunity, Monday through Friday. Please CLICK HERE to sign up.
  2. Pop-up Mobile Pantries need volunteers to distribute food boxes to clients.  Please CLICK HERE to sign up.

 

 

Image result for gleaners food bank logo

Volunteers are needed for limited positions in June to sort food and to distribute.  To see all opportunities, click here.

 

Lighthouse Logo

Food Distribution – Clarkston & Southfield

Volunteers are needed to help distribute produce boxes to those in need. Jobs will include unloading/loading food and collecting client data

To volunteer at the Southfield Distribution Center, click here.
To volunteer at the Clarkston Distribution Center, click here.

    

    40 years of helping children.                                           

The CARE House Helping Hands / Shaping Futures

Volunteer Program:

Volunteers lend their hearts and hands every day in helping to shape better futures for abused children.

With the thousands of hours they contribute each year, the volunteers help CARE House build its capacity to serve more children and families.

Volunteers are needed to support many of the CARE House programs and services.

CLICK HERE to download our Volunteer Application

   photo

We would love to have some additional tutors — with our current virtual format (that will almost certainly last through this academic year) we’ve found that college students as well as retirees and professional folks can get on board. 

Application, background check and brief orientation are the basic process, and tutors are typically involved in homework support or helping with online enrichment curriculum. 

Sending an email to director@ will start the process — or just let me know how best to integrate into the volunteer process there.

    

  1.  Volunteers 18 years or older are needed to help pack emergency food boxes in Royal Oak warehouse that will be distributed through Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County.There will be a morning (8:00am-11:30am) opportunity and an afternoon (12:30pm-4:00pm) opportunity, Monday through Friday. Please CLICK HERE to sign up.
  2. Pop-up Mobile Pantries need volunteers to distribute food boxes to clients.  Please CLICK HERE to sign up.

 

 

Image result for gleaners food bank logo

Volunteers are needed for limited positions in June to sort food and to distribute.  To see all opportunities, click here.

           

  Lighthouse Logo                 

Food Distribution – Clarkston & Southfield

Volunteers are needed to help distribute produce boxes to those in need. Jobs will include unloading/loading food and collecting client data

To volunteer at the Southfield Distribution Center, click here.
To volunteer at the Clarkston Distribution Center, click here.

         

The Baldwin Center - The Baldwin Center, Pontiac MI

  • Baldwin Center has opportunities to help prep and pack food from 1-6pm  Contact the Office:  (248) 332-6101 for more information
  • Baldwin Center is also looking for drivers to pick up food donations from Costco and Gordons in the Rochester Hills area.  Contact the Office:  (248) 332-6101 for more information

     40 years of helping children.

The CARE House Helping Hands / Shaping Futures

Volunteer Program:

Volunteers lend their hearts and hands every day in helping to shape better futures for abused children.

With the thousands of hours they contribute each year, the volunteers help CARE House build its capacity to serve more children and families.

Volunteers are needed to support many of the CARE House programs and services.

CLICK HERE to download our Volunteer Application

photo

We would love to have some additional tutors — with our current virtual format (that will almost certainly last through this academic year) we’ve found that college students as well as retirees and professional folks can get on board. 

Application, background check and brief orientation are the basic process, and tutors are typically involved in homework support or helping with online enrichment curriculum. 

Sending an email to director@ will start the process — or just let me know how best to integrate into the volunteer process there.

    

  1.  Volunteers 18 years or older are needed to help pack emergency food boxes in Royal Oak warehouse that will be distributed through Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County.There will be a morning (8:00am-11:30am) opportunity and an afternoon (12:30pm-4:00pm) opportunity, Monday through Friday. Please CLICK HERE to sign up.
  2. Pop-up Mobile Pantries need volunteers to distribute food boxes to clients.  Please CLICK HERE to sign up.

 

 

Image result for gleaners food bank logo

Volunteers are needed for limited positions to sort food and to distribute.  To see all opportunities, click here.

   

Lighthouse Logo 

Food Distribution – Clarkston & Southfield

Volunteers are needed to help distribute produce boxes to those in need. Jobs will include unloading/loading food and collecting client data

To volunteer at the Southfield Distribution Center, click here.
To volunteer at the Clarkston Distribution Center, click here.

 

     40 years of helping children.                                           

The CARE House Helping Hands / Shaping Futures

Volunteer Program:

Volunteers lend their hearts and hands every day in helping to shape better futures for abused children.

With the thousands of hours they contribute each year, the volunteers help CARE House build its capacity to serve more children and families.

Volunteers are needed to support many of the CARE House programs and services.

CLICK HERE to download our Volunteer Application

    

  1.  Volunteers 18 years or older are needed to help pack emergency food boxes in Royal Oak warehouse that will be distributed through Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County.There will be a morning (8:00am-11:30am) opportunity and an afternoon (12:30pm-4:00pm) opportunity, Monday through Friday. Please CLICK HERE to sign up.
  2. Pop-up Mobile Pantries need volunteers to distribute food boxes to clients.  Please CLICK HERE to sign up.

 

 

Image result for gleaners food bank logo

Volunteers are needed for limited positions to sort food and to distribute.  To see all opportunities, click here.

Lighthouse Logo

Food Distribution – Clarkston & Southfield

Volunteers are needed to help distribute produce boxes to those in need. Jobs will include unloading/loading food and collecting client data

To volunteer at the Southfield Distribution Center, click here.
To volunteer at the Clarkston Distribution Center, click here.

The Baldwin Center - The Baldwin Center, Pontiac MI

  • Baldwin Center has opportunities to help prep and pack food for Sunday and Monday   Contact the Office:  (248) 332-6101 for more information
  • Baldwin Center is also looking for drivers to pick up food donations from Costco and Gordons in the Rochester Hills area.  Contact the Office:  (248) 332-6101 for more information

Garden Work days– March 3rd and 13th, April 3rd and 10thThen every Saturday after May 1st from 10-2

Earth Day- April 24th from 9am-1pm

Bike Day– May 22nd from11am-3pm

Dwight Block Blitz– June 12th from 9-5pm

Community BBQ’s -First Saturday of the month May-Oct. from 12-2

For more details on events click here

Sanctum House

GARDEN DAY-  May 15th watch for more details

– Volunteers to drive the ladies to their appointments.  They said that volunteers find it is a wonderful way to get to know the ladies on their own.).

– Volunteers to check in on the gardens (especially vegetable) to teach the women techniques for growing/harvesting.

– Once it is safe to do so, they were interested in anyone with skills willing to offer classes in things like canning, knitting, sewing, or other subject areas that could develop interests.

 

Image result for gleaners food bank logo

Volunteers are needed for limited positions in June to sort food and to distribute.  To see all opportunities, click here.

    Lighthouse Logo                  

 

Food Distribution – Clarkston & Southfield

Volunteers are needed to help distribute produce boxes to those in need. Jobs will include unloading/loading food and collecting client data

To volunteer at the Southfield Distribution Center, click here.
To volunteer at the Clarkston Distribution Center, click here.

The Baldwin Center - The Baldwin Center, Pontiac MI

Sunday: Help from 1-6 doing food prep work for the week.  This would also provide an opportunity for them to provide a hot midday meal to HOPE across the street.

Contact the Office:  (248) 332-6101 for more information

3. PRAY!

 

One of the most important things you can do while staying at home is pray! 

We have asked our community partners for what may we pray.  Here are their latest needs:

Baldwin Center: 

  • We are choosing gratitude as our theme for 2021. We are grateful for all our staff and their continued hard work. 
  • We are grateful for our donors and supporters who have had our back this entire time.
  • We are grateful for the opportunity to be of service to those in need. 
  • We continue to offer and request prayers of gratitude.

Bound Together:  

  • Prayer for our kids:  that they are able to persevere in the virtual learning that’s often been so lonely; that they and their teachers are safe as they work toward in-person classes once again; and that we have the wisdom to discern and to meet their ongoing needs as we emerge together from the challenges of the last months.  

Care House

Micah 6:

  • Prayers for funding.
  • A protective hand of health over our community. 
  • Endurance for our team mates.

 

Hope Warming Center:

  • An end to homelessness and the biases and judgements that keep this goal from being accomplished.
  • The continued generosity of our community to help those in need with a judgement free heart.

Sanctum House:

  • Pray for the health, safety and sobriety of the residents.
  • Pray that we can all be together again.