Although these community organizations are not supported financially by John Knox Church, they are, nonetheless, worthy of our attention and support.
Welcomes students from the Basque Country (an area nestled between Spain and France) with the threefold goal of helping the students practice their English, providing a fun experience and connecting them and the Basque people to the gospel.
How you can help: Host a Basque student or serve as a cabin counselor during SummerInTheUSA; serve as co-coordinators with Jon and Lorraine Williams.
Contact: Lorraine Williams
CHURCH OF MARY MAGDALENE & MARY’S PLACE DAY SHELTER
Creates hope for homeless women by meeting their physical and spiritual needs. A safe, welcoming environment is provided where women and children can build community, worship on Saturday mornings and find resources to improve their lives. Basic survival needs are met through breakfast, lunch, showers, laundry facilities and a clothing bank.
How you can help: Visit the website for a list of monthly items needed for daily living and personal care, as well as for opportunities to provide breakfast or lunch on Saturday, their worship day throughout the year.
Contact: Jan Lentz
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
The third largest homebuilder in the world, Habitat for Humanity has constructed over 200,000 homes in over 100 countries, including 130 homes right here in King County. Homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor – sweat equity – into building their Habitat house, for which they pay a no-profit, no-interest mortgage.
How you can help: Volunteer to work as an apprentice carpenter, plumber or electrician; donate land, lumber, the kitchen sink; work in the Habitat office.
Contact: Joe Peritore
HIGHLINE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Visit their website for current volunteer opportunities.
Funded and operated by Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, Hope Place provides a safe residence for homeless women and their children, keeping families together and stopping the cycle of homelessness for the next generation
How you can help: Prepare and serve meals; provide childcare while women attend Bible study; help with maintenance projects
Contact: Jan Lentz
NEW HOPE HEALTH CENTER
New Hope Health Center (NHHC) is an expression of the Christian community, providing primary healthcare to the medically uninsured in the 98168 and 98188 zip codes in a manner that proclaims the love of Christ.
How you can help: Volunteer health care or administrative services; help raise funds for continued operation.
Contact: Dr. Bob Thompson
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to helping children, families and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by addressing the causes of poverty and injustice.
How you can help: Sponsor a child in a third world country; donate a mosquito net, build a caregiver kit; visit their website for volunteer opportunities here in the Pacific Northwest and the U.S.
Contact: Pat Kelley