CGS continues to participate in the Silicon Valley Safe Park, providing people who are living in their cars a safe place to stay. The network of faith communities and Bellarmine College Prep work on a monthly rotating schedule. April will be CGS’s first hosting month in 2021. The CGS team leaders: Chelsea Byom, Sarah Janigian, Kevin Visscher, Rachel Visscher and Pr. Manda have begun to plan for our April guests.
We learned in our previous hosting experiences that the CGS community plays an important part in how we extend welcome and hospitality for this ministry. COVID restrictions are still in place, and we follow the county guidelines for the safety of everyone. That has certainly limited the hospitality that we are able to offer but we have been able to create a welcoming and safe place while our guests are with us.
We will not offer cooked food to our guests this time (as that has not proven effective for their needs) but instead we will have snacks available throughout the month. Donations of restaurant or grocery gift cards, and/or grab and go snacks will be greatly appreciated. You can drop off snack donations to the table by the church office. Please mail, leave in the office, or hand deliver to one of the team members gift card donations.
Volunteers will be needed for morning check-out and evening check-in. More information about signing up will be available soon. If you are interested in volunteering, save the date of
If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please contact any of the team members by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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