Community Help

"They are blessed who show mercy to others, for God will show mercy to them." Matthew 5:7


If you'd like to serve our community, below are a few organizations in need.  As your situation allows, consider participating in one of the following opportunities to 'love your neighbor.'  The time has never been more appropriate for us to BE the church.

 

FOOD DRIVE FOR...

HILL COUNTRY FAMILY SERVICES &

HILL COUNTRY DAILY BREAD

 

For the month of May, we are asking CIBOLOCREEK to help with the increasing need for food in our communities.  If you are already the grocery shopper for your home, if you order groceries, or if you have someone picking them up for you please consider adding a few non-perishable, healthy items for donation.  You can drop them off at the front porch of CIBOLOCREEK Community Church and we will ensure they moved inside in the evening and delivered each week to HCFS or HCDB. 

Suggested Food Items for HCFS: (you are not limited to only these)

Canned Goods: Soups, Fruit, Vegetables, Beans, Peanut Butter & Jelly

Cereal: Oatmeal, non-sugary cereal

Dry Goods: Rice, Pasta, Beans

Other items suggested by HCDB:


 

 

SERVING SUNDAY ORGANIZATIONS


Please consider helping these incredible organizations we would have served on Serving Sunday.  Let's 'be the church' to them during this time.

Open Trail Ranch

There is an IMMEDIATE need for assistance to feed their 20 therapy horses.  It costs $10 a day per horse!  If you are able, please consider a monetary donation to this amazing community organization!  You find out more on their website at https://opentrailranch.org/ or go to their Facebook page and search for @OpenTrailRanch.

Thank you!

 

Kendall County Women's Shelter

Here's how you can help!  Find more on Facebook @kendallwomensshelter or at their website www.kcwstexas.org.

Meadowland Children's Home

Find more information at www.rmya.org

Donations for RMYA Children in Crisis; We Need Your Help Now!

Our social and economic times may be uncertain, but we at RMYA are already experiencing an increase in children and youth who need therapeutic, residential care! While many agencies are not accepting new clients to reduce their risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus, at RMYA, we will not turn away a child in need.

The most effective way you can have an immediate impact on these children whose lives have already been turned upside down is to make a monetary donation today at www.rmya.org and click on the Donate button.

We have been receiving many calls asking how to help RMYA. We have several ways you can help our children directly:

Donate Cash or items through one of these channels:

RMYA Donate button - https://bit.ly/donatermya
The Big Give - https://bit.ly/givermya
Champions fore Charity (Valero) /designate RMYA  - http://bit.ly/forermya
Amazon Wish List for RMYA  - https://bit.ly/RMYAamazon

We need immediate additional help through donations of the following items:

Bedding supplies: New twin sheets x- long, comforters twin x-long, blankets, pillows

Cleaning supplies: soap, disinfectant, laundry detergent, cleaning products, Lysol, Clorox wipes

Hygiene supplies: hand soap, hand sanitizer, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, feminine hygiene products and deodorant

Activity supplies: MP3 players, PS3/4 E-rated games, beads, board games, arts & crafts, paint by number, word searches/puzzles, markers, crayons, trivia games, cookie & cake baking supplies

New clothing and shoes: for ages 6 – 17, boys and girls

Non-perishable food items as follows:
Cheese or peanut butter crackers
Applesauce
Pudding
Fruit cups
Granola or cereal  bars Peanut butter
Pasta
Spaghetti sauce
Mac & cheese
Beef jerky Boxed drinks and juices
Individually packaged chips/ pretzels Goldfish
Plastic utensils
Gallon-size Ziploc bags

Donation Drop off Locations:
RMYA 121 Old San Antonio Road, Boerne, TX 78006 
Katie Stroup, Volunteer and Events Manager, 830-816-2425 x 2604  www.rmya.org

 

Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center


 

Riverview Nursing and Rehab & Care Choice Nursing Home

Your notes of encouragement have been welcomed!  Please keep those coming.  In this time when interaction with family, friends and volunteers is limited, your words matter in a big way.  If you have written notes and would like them to go to the nursing home, please let Kristin know at kburford@cibolocreek.com.

 

New Hope Connection

TO VOLUNTEER CONTACT MATT GRUBER @ satx.outreach@gmail.com


As we continue to serve the foreign-born population living in the Medical Center of San Antonio, God amazes us and meets us there!  We continue to serve faithfully each week and we are being noticed.  Every week we hear a story of gratitude from various families thanking us for helping them, helping others and simply, not forgetting them.  Help us welcome the stranger amongst us in love by participating in our weekly food distribution to two apartment complexes.

Here are the details for this week's food distribution:  If you can help, please let me know.  The needs are still so great for many pockets of the foreign born population we serve.   This food distribution will be a regular weekly event now on Wednesdays and Fridays at least through May.  Please bring gloves, masks and sanitizer, if you have them.  We will have some of these available.

Wednesdays: Volunteers will meet at Wayside Chapel at 8:15/30am,  1705 NW Loop 410, SATX 78213 in the main parking lot where we will divide up the case quantities of fresh foods into family bags.  Then, we will head over to Windbury Apartments, 4515 Gardendale, SATX 78240 for distribution.  Distribution should take approximately 1-2 hours after dividing the food up.  Be prepared with rain gear, just in case as there is a slight chance of rain.  Zip lock bags, gallon size, are needed for some items that come in large bags like spinach, carrots, and other vegetables.  Periodically, we do need one full-size truck (as a backup) to pick up the provisions from Daily Bread at 6:30am.

Fridays: Volunteers will meet at Wayside Chapel at 8:15/30am,  1705 NW Loop 410, SATX 78213 in the main parking lot where we will divide up the case quantities of food into family bags.  Then, we will head over to Wurzbach Manor Apartments, 8730 Wurzbach Rd 78240, for distribution.  Again, distribution should take approximately 1-2 hours after dividing the food up.   Zip lock bags, quart & gallon size, are needed for some items.

Thank you so much to the numerous volunteers over the past several weeks who make this possible.  Your countless hours of serving are such a blessing to these families!  Here are a couple of other ways to participate in these projects:  locating and providing safety items like gloves, masks and sanitizer.  Also, on Fridays, if you have toilet paper, sanitary wipes, hand soap, etc, we will bag up these items and distribute them as well. 

Prayer requests:
* God is glorified in all that we do!
* The families feel loved, noticed and welcomed!
* Everyone stays safe and protected.
* God continues to provide food and other critical necessities for distribution to these beautiful families.
* The Church continues to come together to serve selflessly!

Blessings,
Matt Gruber
Director of New Hope Connection
317-753-8023
Email: satx.outreach@gmail.com



 

OTHER COMMUNITY HELP NEEDS

 

Meals On Wheels with Rainbow Senior Center @ Kronkosky


To volunteer to run errands for our seniors, please contact Colleen Housley at the Rainbow Senior Center @ 830-249-2114.    Updates are on the Rainbow Senior Center's Facebook & Instagram profiles. Search for @kronkosky.place.

Since March 16th we have experienced a 34% increase to our Meals on Wheels program. We anticipate this need to continue and we will accept all those in need who qualify. Please help by donating at www.rainbowseniorcenter.com/donations.


 

Letters to the Incarcerated

For those who are incarcerated and rely on the connections of family and volunteers, this is a particularly isolating time.  Please consider writing a letter of encouragement to a brother in white.  Your words can change someone's life.  God calls us to the least and lost, let's be a light! 

Please email your letters to Tom Patterson at tom@tpatterson.org.  Thank you!


 

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center

More information about appointments and locations at www.southtexasblood.org


 

Hill Country Daily Bread

Go to www.hillcountrydailybread.com or Facebook @hcdbm to see the latest updates on how to help! 

If you are in need of assistance from HCDB please go HERE.

If you'd like to volunteer with HCDB please contact Teresa @ 830-755-5200 or email at Teresa.moen@hillcountrydailybread.org.

Listed below are additional ways HCDB suggests YOU can help or you go to their Amazon Wish List HERE.

 

Sew Masks for Health Care Providers

Email Kristin @ kburford@cibolocreek.com, if you need to find a place to donate once sewn.

 

Boerne Community Coalition

MAYOR HANDREN HAS PROCLAIMED the month of MAY "LOVE ❤️ BOERNE KIDS" MONTH!

Many people in our community are surprised to learn that roughly 1 in 5 children (19.37%) who attend BISD are on the free and reduced National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. LOVE Boerne Kids, a program of the Boerne Community Coalition, steps in to help fill the gap for these "food insecure" children by providing them with daily lunches and weekend food bags when school is not in session.

If you are blessed during this difficult time please consider helping us provide support for up to 300 children this summer. See flyer or click below for details. We will be distributing lunches and food bags via our partner camps (if they are allowed to operate) and a summer drive-thru program in partnership with St. John's Lutheran Church.

http://www.boernecommunitycoalition.com/
THANK YOU and STAY SAFE & HEALTHY!


30395 Ralph Fair Road
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015

Service Times: Sundays 9:15 & 11:00am   
830-981-8989
 
 
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