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These are listings of current activities that our girlfriends can get involved with outside of a specific event.

Updated: March 18, 2017

San Diego Opportunities

HERE ARE SOME CURRENT OUTREACH PROJECTS IN CENTRAL SAN DIEGO THAT MAY HAVE YOUR NAME ON THEM!  Contact Info@girlfriends.org for more information or to sign up!

  • Prayer Pillowcases comfort the homeless and those living in transitional housing.  January through May is the time of year when our Girlfriends-Who-Sew get busy with cutting, pressing and sewing flannel fabric for 700 pillowcases!  Want to join in? For more information, email pillowcasesSD@girlfriendscare.org.    
  • GFC Gift Bags for women in transition. Laurie is always collecting items such as body wash, lotions, unused make-up, costume jewelry, gift cards, small journals, pens, and other girlie items to make them feel pampered and pretty!  Bring your donations to our next meeting or email us.
  • Monarch School.  We are collecting hygiene items for this amazing school that provide a safe, caring environment for learning for children facing homelessness.  They are in need of toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorants, full size Shampoo, Conditioners and Body Wash.  Bring these items to any GFC meeting.
  • Just in Time for Foster Youth – We are collecting cleaning items for their Spring Cleaning Drive – broom & dustpan, bleach (Clorox, etc.), dish soap, all-purpose cleaner, cleaning gloves, sponges, scrub brush, Swiffer wet/dry mop, toilet bowl scrubber, mop, and buckets. Bring these items to any GFC meeting or drop them off at Just in Time with Nathan – 619-677-2119.
  • Jessica’s House of Hope – Support the women and children in their journey to become independent and self-sufficient!   Mail financial support to Girlfriends Care, P.O. Box 1820, Carlsbad, CA 92018.  Tax deductible receipts upon request!
  • Amazon-SMILE is a simple and automatic way for you to support Girlfriends Care every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Girlfriends Care.  Simply choose AmazonSmile and Girlfriends Care, then place your order as usual.   Share this with your friends, relatives, college students ordering their books, etc., so we can “Compound the Caring” for all those we serve!  AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives.  Another Win-Win-Win!

Updated: April 11, 2017

North County Opportunities

HERE ARE SOME CURRENT OUTREACH PROJECTS IN NORTH COUNTY THAT MAY HAVE YOUR NAME ON THEM!  Contact Info@girlfriends.org for more information or to sign up!

  • GFC Gift Bags for women in transition – A beautiful gift bag brings a smile to those with very little. Girlfriends Care decorates and puts together gifts bags for women and girls in transition housing, and we need new journals, beauty items, jewelry and other “girly” items used to fill the gift bags.  Contact Diana Hanes at Diana@girlfriendscare.org if you would like to donate the treasures you find, or bring them to a monthly meeting.  
  • Prayer Pillowcases – Help us Meet our Goal!   Girlfriends are needed to help cut, iron and sew our Prayer Pillowcases in preparation for the distribution of more than 700 pillowcases each year to comfort the homeless and those living in transitional housing in both North County and San Diego. Girlfriends are also needed to lead groups of kids decorating and praying for the receiver.  Contact Linda Crawford at pillowcases@girlfriendscare.org for more information and/or to make a donation to support this project.
  • Volunteer Action for Aging – Volunteers needed immediately for Guided Autobiography series in April and May with seniors!  Large group of participants.  No writing or technical skills are needed. Contact Theresa Powell at tpowell3@scanhealthplan.com.  Other event participation also available.
  • Help Homeless Street Teens and Foster Youth Aging out of the system –  Donate non-perishable snacks or socks to be handed out to the homeless teens through YMCA Youth & Family Services. Bring to the next Girlfriends Care meeting or drop off at any of our drop off locations or contact MaryAnn at mgraham@ymca.org.
  • Milestone House, Support At-Risk Teen Foster GirlsMilestone House is seeking gift cards for Target, Walmart, or treats such as McDonalds or Coldstone, as well as those willing to share their teaching talents in areas needed – such as music, art or cooking.   Contact Beverly Boone at Beverly@milestonehouse.org.  for information.
  • Help Women and Children Rebuilding Their Lives After Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault – The moms and children living in transitional housing at the Women’s Resource Center always need basic household supplies and grocery store gift cards.   Drop your donation during regular business hours at their office at 1963 Apple Street, Oceanside 92054 – or bring to a Girlfriends Care meeting.
  • Brother Bennos Thrift Shop – The main center is in desperate need for women’s underwear. Contact Denise Seymour at denise@artistofyourmind.com.  The Thrift shop is in needed of clothing donations.  Drop off at the Thrift Shop or contact parsons7016@sbcglobal.net.   Volunteers are always needed at both the main center and the Thrift Shop.
  • Bread of Life- Serving the homeless in North County.  Volunteers are needed for various projects.  To find out more go to website bolrescue.org or contact bolrescue@gmail.com. Donations of food and paper products are in need!   
  • Fill A Belly welcomes families, small groups and individuals to bring, serve and enjoy dinner with guests on Tuesday evenings at Holiday Park in Carlsbad.
  • KidzCare – Hands-on kid sized outreach projects for kids age K-8th grade are great teaching tools!  Contact Sharon at KidzCare@girlfriendscare.org for more information or to sign up.
  • Teens Care for ages 13-19 is designed to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for youth.  Projects can count towards community service hours required by local schools.  For more info or to get on the mailing list, contact Ellen at TeensCare@girlfriendscare.org.
  • Have a few minutes to pick up and deliver items directly to those we help? Please notify Girlfriends Care at info@girlfriendscare.org that you would like to help when an opportunity comes up!
  • Have a talent to share?  Contact Carol@girlfriendscare.org to add your name to our list of those willing to teach, sing, play an instrument or share your skill at an upcoming event, senior home, or other organization we serve. (Please indicate name, email address, talent and best times available.) 
  • “GFC Breakfast Club”: Help feed the poor and homeless at Brother Benno’s on the 3rd Saturday of each month (except December).  Arrive at 9:30 AM and finish by Noon!  The food, which is supplied and prepared by Brother Benno’s, is served from a cafeteria-type line. If you want to serve, or just to put your name on the Serving Roster to be notified for future months, please let us know at Info@girlfriends.org   Ages 17 thru 107 are welcome!

Check back with us periodically to see “What’s New” with Girlfriends Care!

 
 
 
 
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