United Methodist Church
In July, at the Life Enrichment Center in Leesburg, FL volunteers become a "Buddy" to three very loving developmentally challenged adults. No prior training required, just a caring and loving spirit! Nurses, pianists and general helpers always needed.
Contact: Holly Turner
Volunteers assist at Doctors Lake Health Care with visitation and holiday cookouts throughout the year.
Contact: Mari Anne Peeples
SOLES FOR TOTS
Many of our youth in Clay County benefit from our US Marine Corp drive collecting shoes for the area teens every winter. Save your gently worn shoes throughout the year, then drop them in the the collection barrels located at the church throughout March and April in order for them to be distributed to those in need.
Contact: Jack Campbell
MERCY SUPPORT SERVICES
Our church sponsors 2 units of group homes provided by Mercy Support Services for families, single women and single men who are transitioning from homelessness to independence. Teams rotate to provide welcoming services to new residents and a home cooked meal once a month. Volunteers can join a team to visit, cook, offer assistance, do repairs on the houses as needed or even pray with the families in the home. The Mercy Support Services staff provides classes to facilitate budgeting, resume building, job searches and other tools that will facilitate the move to independent living. Volunteers are always needed.
Contact: Pearl Boles
ORANGE PARK SOUP KITCHEN
Open every Saturday at the Orange Park Seniors Center to provide a meal, support and share God's love to other locals in need of a meal. Teams prepare a meal of soups, sandwiches and desserts. Supplies and volunteers are always needed!
Contact: Pat Dean