Smorg Nov 2018

Posted: November 13, 2018

Volunteer Opportunities


New or Upcoming Opportunities
  • Linda’s Gift Open House Party – Come, Donate, Shop, and enjoy Treats at Linda’s Gift Open House. Tuesday, November 13. All donations will benefit Girlfriends Care’s partners and Breast Cancer Angels. Click here for more details.
  • Br. Benno’s Volunteer Blitz – It’s time to sign up for one of our most popular events of the year in support of Brother Bennos. Volunteers are needed to help the homeless, working poor, and those in transition who are served by Brother Benno’s! For more details, click here.
  • Solutions for Change’s Breaking and Entering – Girlfriends Care will be bringing Christmas cheer to their newest residents in the Intake Action Center on Friday November 30.  Help is needed with providing small gift items and decorations as well as hands-on decorating help. This is a 36 bed facility, plus infants, so many hands and hearts are needed and welcome!  For more information contact Terri Williamson at or Ellen Clark at
  • Boys and Girls Club Vista – Contact Ellen Clark
    • Adopt A Family at the Boys and Girls Club of Vista and help make the holidays magical!
      • Looking for 3-4 girlfriends to “share” a family.
      • Also looking for help to administrate the Adopt A Family program
    • Available after school on a weekday?  Consider leading a special one-time craft, story, “show”, or music session this holiday season!
    • Do you enjoy planning events?  The Boys and Girls Club is also looking for two dedicated 2019 Gala Committee Members to help plan and execute their annual fundraiser.
  • Grandmas Care Winter Project – Grandmas, it is time to start collecting hats, scarfs, gloves for Christmas. Please email Rosita for details. 
  • Bread of Life – Love to cook?  Girlfriends care prepares and serves dinner to the guests of Bread of Life Rescue mission the first Saturday of the month during their winter shelter season.  To participate contact Maureen Richards This is a family friendly service project.  A limited number of kids and teens welcome. 
Ongoing Opportunities
  • Prayer Pillowcases – 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 for more information and/or to make a project donation.
  • GFC Gift Bags for women in need– Supplies are needed to fill GFC Gift Bags. 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 need, We need new journals, beauty items, jewelry and other “girly” items to fill the bags.  Contact Diana Hanes at if you would like to donate or bring them to a monthly meeting.  
  • 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 Charity at
  • Milestone House, Support At-Risk Teen Foster Girls!  Milestone House is in need of volunteers who are willing to share their teaching talents in areas needed – such as music, art or cooking.  Contact Beverly Boone at  
  • 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 GFC meeting.
  • Brother Benno’s– Volunteers are always needed at both the main center and the Thrift Shop. Contact Denise Seymour at  The Thrift shop is in needed of clothing donations.  Drop off at the Thrift Shop or contact  
  • Bread of Life– Serving neighbors without homes in North County.  Volunteers are needed for various projects.  To find out more go to website or contact 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 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
  • Have a talent to share? Contact 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   Ages 17 thru 107 are welcome!
  • 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!











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