The deadline for volunteer registration is Friday, Dec 12, 2014. Once you RSVP, we will send you a confirmation email with a sign up list for needed volunteer tasks.
Transparent Fish Fund, Chao Foundation, Bayshore Christian Ministries, and O'Keefe Family Center will volunteer to serve dinner in celebration of Christmas and God's blessings. We hope to be light to the families in East Palo Alto and support the ministry there. Volunteers will be needed to cook dinner, serve dinner, bring ingredients, bring utensils, sing Christmas carols, play an instrument, setup, clean up, and encourage the families with your story.
We have been supporting the wonderful ministry on O'Keefe and Bayshore for the past few years. About O'Keefe Family Center: For the past several decades, the city of East Palo Alto has been affected by profound poverty, lack of education, and crime, even once claiming the notorious title as the "murder capital" of the U.S. Moved by these needs and convicted by their Christian faith, a group of young adults moved into the O'Keefe neighborhood in the mid-90s to live and develop relationships with the residents of EPA. This trend of young adults and students relocating to serve has persisted to this day, and it is now the heartbeat of our organization.
The Family Center is part of Bayshore Christian Ministries, running free academic tutoring, mentorship, bible studies, and skills-learning programs for community members of all ages. For nearly 20 years, the vision of the ministry on O'Keefe has been kept alive by dedicated volunteers, community partners, and of course, the residents themselves.
Mission: To share God's love in the neighborhoods of East Palo Alto through building relationships, sharing resources, and inviting people to become part of a transforming community
If you cannot make it, please consider donating to buy food for the dinner and to keep their tutoring and Bible study programs alive: www.classy.org/tfishokeefe
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