CGS will be hosting the Safe Car Park in April, and once again your help is needed. COVID protocols are still in place, and we have modified our guest services. Volunteers will be needed for check-in and check-out, and donations will be needed for snacks and meal gift cards
Volunteers are needed for evening check-in (6:30 p.m.) and morning check-out (7:30 a.m.) HERE is a link to the sign up sheet
HERE is a link to the volunteer instructions (which we will go over on 3/28)
A volunteer orientation (via Zoom) will be held on Sunday March 28 at noon.
HERE is a link to the volunteer orientation.
There will be no meal preparation for the guests this time around. While we love this way to show our hospitality, the schedule for our guests and the COVID limitations have made this hospitality not as useful as we anticipated.
Instead of meals, donations of restaurant or grocery gift cards will be gladly accepted and distributed to the guests. The gift cards that we notice get the most use are for fast food restaurants like McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Panera, Chipotle, and Subway. The grocery gift cards that are most useful are for Safeway.
If you would like to donate gift cards please mail them to 1550 Meridian Ave. San Jose, CA 95125. Alternatively, you can leave them on the table outside the church office, or hand deliver to one of the team members listed below.
Also, donations of snacks will be gladly accepted in the bins outside the church office. A mini fridge, microwave, and toaster oven have been donated and will be placed outside for guests to use. In the past, our guests have been grateful for these take-and-go options to supplement their meals.
Good ideas for snacks include:
crackers or chips
individual peanut butter
deli lunch packs
hard boiled eggs
Remember, individual sizes and packaging are the safe and useful option for our guests. There is packaging available in the church kitchen if you would like to split up bulk purchases.
Please feel free to contact anyone on the team if you have any questions. The team leaders are: Chelsea Byom, Sarah Janigian, Kevin Visscher, Rachel Visscher and Aline Santos. Their information can be found in your Breeze church directory or by calling the church office at 408-266-8022.
We look forward to together making CGS a warm and welcoming place for our guests!
Christ the Good Shepherd
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