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FOUNDATION FIRST - School-Age Resource Project
Foundation First is a project that assists school-aged children and youth. We work with the foster and homeless liaisons to make sure students have what they need to be successful in school. Sometimes its as simple as a coat or shoes and other times we find out they need more than that. Our aim is to help keep kids in school by making sure they can sleep, eat and have clothes to wear. If you would like to support this project, please give a donation to PayPal at [email protected]
Oxnard One Church Serve Day
Serving Our Community In Connection With Local Churches - October 13th 2018
One City, One Church, a Thousand Volunteers
One Church City Serve Day is an annual event where hundreds and even thousands of volunteers go out into the city of Oxnard and help in various areas in the community. They do everything from paying for people's laundry to beach cleanup, serve the homeless, help the foster kids and a lot of other things. Together, we are one church - not any denomination or affiliation, just people serving the way God meant us to serve.
Coats and Costumes for Foster Families / Hobson Park Outreach
Shelter Care Resources is partnering with a couple of organizations for TWO DIFFERENT events on October 13th, 2018.
1) World4Christ Ministries will be holding an outreach event from 10:00am - 12:00pm at Hobson Park on 7th Street in Oxnard. They will be doing a message of encouragement for adults and children separately, and also serving lunch. Toiletry kits will be distributed to families as well.
2) Kids and Families Together will be holding their annual Coat and Costume giveaway at East Village Park from 11am - 1pm.
Pre-Registered foster families will receive a Halloween Costume, warm coat and pumpkin for their foster child.
The Greatest Gift Of the Season
This is one of the most rewarding events that we get to do every year, and none of it could be done without the work of our volunteers. They do toy drives, new clothing/new pajama drives, make fleece blankets, help decorate and set up, help the parents shop, serve popcorn and even dress up like Mr. and Mrs. Santa! Some of the children experience Christmas as a season of love and kindness for the first time ever. We believe this is God's heart for people - to know how much He loves them, and to know this because someone showed them.
If you would like to participate in a toy drive, make fleece blankets, donate something or help in some other way, please go to the CONTACTS page and submit a comment under the button that says "DONATE". Thank you!
We will be in need of new toys, slippers and pajamas for children of all ages. Our yearly goal is to serve at least 200 kids at each event.
Halloween Coat and Costume Giveaway - October 14th 2017
There were two very exciting things about this year's Halloween event: One was that it coincided with an Oxnard city "One Church" serve day. On October 14th, 2017, hundreds of volunteers went out and served in various areas of the city, and some of them came out to help us. We were so blessed to have volunteers from Calvary Chapel Oxnard, Gold Coast Christian Church and New Life Community Church come to help from this city-wide event.
The other was that Walmart manager Christy Wolff and her team of employees blocked off the garden center and built a harvest festival just for us! They built a photo area anddonated pumpkins to give to the kids, so we had a picture area, free pumpkins, costumes, face-painting, games and popcorn. This added the Walmart staff to our volunteer list, as well as Ventura Optimists, Ventura Girl Scouts, Kids and Families and Shelter Care Resources.
August 5th, 2017 - Backpack Giveaway
We were so blessed to receive 120 backpacks from Calvary Chapel Oxnard, 80 backpacks from United Way, and 1000 dollars in grant money from Walmart to fill the backpacks! We were able to serve 200 kids and families. Walmart added over 3000 dollars in new clothing for each of the children to pick an outfit for the first day of schools. Our amazing team of volunteers met early to set up and greeted the families as they came. Families were also able to take free PE shorts and free items from our rummage area.
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"Run For Home" Virtual Run/Walk July 1st- 31st, 2017
During the month of July, Shelter Care Resources held the first annual "Run For Home" charity virtual run/walk.
Each participant ran or walked 31 miles, or one mile per day in July. (The distance is roughly the mileage between Dodger and Angel Stadium.) Between our runners race fees, our sponsorships and donations, we were able to raise over $2000.00! It was a huge success which allowed us to provide for a family whose house had burned down, put furniture and bedding in the home of a family who had virtually nothing but walls and a floor, and buy supplies for our regular distribution of diapers and necessities for infants and children.