Ways To Serve During COVID-19
Start a Neighborhood Pantry
Host a simple neighborhood pantry in your community. Watch as people take what they need from the pantry and what people will give to the pantry! Check out this video.
Drop Off Donations
•Drop off socks, underwear, bras, coloring books, pens and snack packets for families living in shelters through Life Moves.
•Create a brown bag gift with the following items for the Hispanic community in need through Generations United.
•food (non-perishables like cereal, canned goods, oil, flour, etc, staples like bread, milk, eggs, and fresh/frozen fruits and vegetables)
•personal hygiene items (feminine products, toothpaste, toiletries)
•baby needs (diapers sizes 2-5, formula, wipes)
•toilet paper, paper towels
Serve From Home
•Be a Pen Pal: Join the CPC Care and Encouragement Pen Pal Team! The senior centers we partner with to serve are unable to allow visits and activities are restricted due to COVID-19. Without leaving home or risking anyone's health, you can send messages to let them know we care and provide encouragement in these difficult and unsettling times for those at high-risk in our community. Anyone able to write messages of care and encouragement or become an on-going penpal. Contact Jennifer Marshall.
•Start a fundraiser for your favorite For Our Neighbor Partner. Contact Jennifer Marshall for more information.
•Pray for CPC’ers that are suffering due the shelter in place, Covid, other prayer needs with the CPC Prayer Team.
•Make phone calls to elderly with the CPC Go Team.
•Provide a Meal for Medical Workers: The Emergency Workers at our local county hospital, San Mateo Medical Center could use our love as they serve on the frontlines with those that are ill and most vulnerable in our community. Check out the Facebook Group for more hospitals on the Peninsula to serve.
Samaritan House - show up with a mask and they will assist from there. Most likely you will either pack or hand-out food bags and they have the gloves and sanitizer needed. 4031 Pacific Boulevard, San Mateo.
Street Life Ministries - CPC For Our Neighbor partner that supports the homeless in Redwood City.
Bayshore Christian Ministries - CPC For Our Neighbor partner
•Serve as a photographer, board member, or graphic designer.