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SHEPHERD MEET THE INTERNS NIGHT
Each year, our ministry partners at Shepherd Community Center host a summer program for hundreds of children from one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in Indianapolis. That program starts with Meet the Interns Night, where kids and their families can meet the interns who will serve as their summer counselors. It is a fun night of games and food and helps get the kids excited about the program.
As we did last year, Outlook is again helping get Shepherd’s summer off to a good start by providing volunteers for Meet the Interns Night, which will take place on Wednesday, June 7. Volunteers will supervise games, prepare and serve food, and help with set-up and clean up. Volunteers should arrive as close to 5:00 as possible and will be done by 8:00.
This is a great opportunity to help Shepherd and learn more about how it is combating poverty on the near east side of Indianapolis. If you can help out, please contact Mike Wilkins, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post and 42nd Neighborhood
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We will be hosting a summer program for the students at IPS 105 three days a week, from June 19 to July 21. This is an opportunity to build relationships, keep kids’ minds active over the summer, and share the gospel. There are many opportunities to volunteer in different capacities throughout the summer.
Outlook has a heart for the families in the neighborhood near Post and 42nd Streets. This is one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in Indianapolis and has been designated by the city as one of six “targeted” neighborhoods because of high rates of poverty, crime, and numerous other factors. Despite those circumstances, the neighborhood is less than 15 minutes from Outlook and many Outlookers live closer to Post and 42nd than they do to Outlook itself.
Since we have felt called to serve in the neighborhood, Outlook has created several ministry opportunities, many of these in conjunction with our partner church, Crossroads Bible Church. Some of these programs have included tutoring in Charles Fairbanks School 105, a flag football league, and a summer reading program. We provide regular support to the teachers at staff at School 105 and have included the school in our One Day to Go projects.
Our commitment to the Post and 42nd neighborhood gives Outlookers many opportunities to serve. All of these opportunities are designed to allow us to continue to building relationships in the neighborhood so that we can share the love of Christ with those who are truly in need. Some of these service opportunities are ongoing, some are temporary. We are constantly receiving new and different opportunities to minister in the neighborhood so check here regularly to see if God is calling you to serve at Post and 42nd.
Gleaners Mobile Food Pantry
Gleaners serves the Fortville area on the 4th Saturday of each month from April through November (3rd Saturday of the month if the 4th Saturday is on a holiday weekend). The mobile food pantry is located in the parking lot of Erlewein Mortuary, 124 E. Staat Street in Fortville (off Main Street) and is open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Volunteers are needed to supervise the distribution of food & help load recipients’ vehicles. If you have questions or would like to sign up to volunteer, contact Chris Ball.
Hancock Hope House
Donations are needed for Hancock Hope House, our local ministry partner in Greenfield. Your donations can help area homeless get a new start. Drop off donations directly to Hancock Hope House.
The following items are needed:
- 39 gallon size trash bags
- Cleaning supplies
- Paper products
- Laundry detergent
- Spiral notebooks
Volunteers are also needed to help as cashiers, sorting donations, and stocking sales floor at Hancock Hope House’s thrift store, which is located at 35 E. Pierson St. in Greenfield. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 11-7 and Saturday 11-2. The thrift store provides 55% of HHH’s annual budget.
If you are interested in volunteering, an application is available at hancockhopehouse.org.
You can also contact them directly at 317-467-4991.
QUESTIONS? Contact Mike Wilkins, Missions and Outreach Minister, at email@example.com.