Holidays are often the hardest times of the year for those for those struggling with life controlling issues as those issues normally cause distance in families. You can help to fill the gap this Thanksgiving and Christmas by pouring out the love of Christ on those served at The Foundry through a variety of serve opportunities.

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  1. Pick an opportunity that interests you.
  2. Follow the next steps outlined for your area of interest.
  3. Get ready to make a difference!

Thanksgiving

Boxes of Hope: Provide a Thanksgiving meal to neighbors in need by hosting a drive to collect essential food items.

Boxes of Hope Packing Day: Assemble Thanksgiving meal boxes with items that have been donated through Boxes of Hope.

Click here (cerv.is/m?0230×74) for more information if you would like to volunteer on November 12th.

Boxes of Hope Distribution: Distribute Boxes of Hope to neighbors in need following our community Thanksgiving lunch.

Date: Tuesday, November 13thTime: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: The Foundry Community Outreach Center

Maximum Volunteers: 10

Tasks: Registration, box distribution, fellowship with those receiving boxes

Click here to let us know you’re interested in serving!  cerv.is/m?0230gwfJDPz

All volunteers must reserve a spot prior to the event in order to serve.

Christmas

Gifts of Hope: Create a Christmas to remember by purchasing gifts for the children of those in our Addiction Recovery and Prison Re-entry programs.

Info to come

Notes of Hope: Bring a little Christmas cheer to the men and women in our program by writing and delivering Christmas cards. Great project for kids!

  1. Choose one or more programs to support with your cards
    1. Women’s Recovery: 56 women
    2. Men’s Recovery (Bessemer): 132
    3. Men’s Recovery (Cullman): 80
    4. Men’s Re-entry: 56
  2. Purchase Christmas cards of your choice or create your own.
  3. Decorate and/or write a short uplifting message in each card.
  4. Let us know when you would like to deliver your cards.
    1. Email volunteers@foundryministries.com.
    2. Cards will be given to program participants by way of program staff.

Christmas Stockings: Stuff stockings full of Christmas goodies for impoverished elementary school children.

  1. Choose an amount of stockings to commit to filling.
  2. Choose a gender and age range (5-7 or 8-10).
  3. Let us know you’ll be filling stockings by completing this quick form!
  4. Fill stockings with gender and age-related items. Suggestions:
    1. Crayons/markers
    2. Mini puzzle/game
    3. Bubbles
    4. Chalk
    5. Stickers
    6. Mini-play doh
    7. Bouncy ball
    8. Magic towels
    9. Go fish cards
    10. Tooth brush
    11. Tooth paste
    12. No food or candy
  5. Deliver your stockings no later than Thursday, December 13th.
  6. Please let us know you’ll be filling stockings by completing this quick form! cerv.is/m?0230gPQu9UK

Wrap and Pack: Wrap and pack Gifts of Hope to be ready for children to open on Christmas Day.

Date: Monday, December 17thTime: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: The Foundry Women’s Center

Maximum Volunteers: 30

Click here to let us know you’re interested in serving!  cerv.is/m?0230g2ssvSA

All volunteers must reserve a spot prior to the event in order to serve.

Throughout the Holidays

Bake and Take: Bake an assortment of your favorite cookies, cakes, or pies for our program participants to enjoy during the holiday season.

  • Choose one or more programs to prepare desserts for.
    • Women’s Recovery: 56 women
    • Men’s Recovery (Bessemer): 132
    • Men’s Recovery (Cullman): 80
    • Men’s Re-entry: 56
  • Schedule a time to deliver or serve your desserts.
    • Email ebentley@foundryministries.com to schedule.
    • Desserts can be dropped off at the scheduled time or you may choose to set-up a time to serve your desserts to the program participants. Serving times are available upon request.