While we are in full swing with the Advent and Christmas festivities, the new year is fast approaching. Because of some organization and scheduling changes, CGS will host the Safe Car Park program in February 2024. Once again help is needed to assist welcoming the guests to our church site. For those unfamiliar with the program, CGS is a member of the Silicon Valley Safe Car Park network. We participate in hosting single adults and families sleeping in their vehicles to have a secure parking lot space.
Our church community has been very welcoming to Safe Car Park guests, and now is the time to begin planning for the February visit. Volunteers will be needed for evening check-in (6:30 p.m.) and morning check-out (7:30 a.m.). We will host a community meal on Tuesday nights during the month. Please use the sign-up sheet if you would like to prepare one of those meals. Donations of restaurant/grocery gift cards and gasoline gift cards are also always needed. In addition, donations of non-perishable snacks will be gladly accepted. (Please, all snacks must be individually wrapped.) We have set up an Amazon wish list link, to make it easy for you to donate and have it delivered to the church.
The current link for instructions and volunteers to sign-up is below:
A volunteer orientation will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be provided. Please plan to attend if you want to learn more about the program and how you can help.
We look forward to welcoming Safe Car Park guests to CGS, and providing them a warm and welcoming place. Please feel free to contact anyone on the team if you have any questions.
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