Maintain food and/or clothing pantries.
Paint, and do repairs and odd
jobs at homes of the elderly, widows, or sick.
Conduct a maintenance and remodeling ministry for the elderly and/or disabled.
Give youth the opportunity to spend one week a year working in homeless shelters
and day care agencies; making lunches for the homeless; cleaning yards for the poor and
elderly; or painting churches.
Post job openings on a church bulletin board.
Contribute a monthly amount to interchurch help programs.
Cooperate with other churches to operate a soup kitchen.
Take food to shut-ins. (Its important to learn what other
meal-delivery services are available in your area, and whos eligible.)
Build and operate low-cost senior citizens housing.
Give bicycles to the Fire Department to fix and give away.
Change oil for low-income individuals (who bring their own oil).
Sign up church women, a month at a time, to prepare and deliver meals for
Offer a hot meal at the church at Thanksgiving.
Help a family rebuild after a fire, flood or other disaster.
Renovate homes or trailers for low-income people.
Give coffee and drinks to crowds at summer sports events.
Take part in Travelers Assistance programs.
Maintain food donation boxes.