outreach

ministries

Imagine: Helping people to find hope

The ultimate demonstration of love is to serve. In service, setting aside our own agendas, we live out our commitment to the well-being of others -- often to our own discomfort.

 

Looking for ways to give that make a difference? Choose to provide a family their next meal. Assist those who have lost a home. Spend the night at our homeless host program. Or educate our community neighbors about the power of a healthy lifestyle.

 

There are many opportunities to improve the lives of others through programs at the North Cascade Seventh-day Adventist Church. Join one and help!

Local projects where NCSDA church volunteers make a difference:

 

Blood Donation
NCSDA is a quarterly blood donation center for Burlington, WA

Boys & Girls Clubs
Assists the youth of our community with their need for a place to go after school that provides positive, useful, and rewarding activities in a safe, healthy, culturally diverse, and drug and alcohol free environment

Community Action Agency
Works to alleviate poverty and help people attain a level of self-sufficiency

·        Adopting apartments at the homeless shelter -- donated a computer and printer, TV, laundry soap, diapers, 

·        Landscaping work bees

·        Fundraisers: Pajama Night and Spirit of Hope breakfasts

·        Thanksgiving and Christmas parties and Adopt a Family for the holidays

Domestic Violence Shelter
Assists women and children escaping domestic violence

·        Adopted an apartment

·        Helped with construction and remodel of several apartments

Family Promise

Area churches providing overnight lodging and meals for local homeless families. Each church sponsors one week per quarter

·        Fundraiser: Homeless for a Night

·        Host church once a quarter

Food Banks
Distributes nutritious grocery items to local families in need

·        Provided food, volunteers, and donations

Food Basket Ministry 
An NCSDA-run ministry that assembles food baskets for 60+ families at Thanksgiving and Christmas

Friendship House 
Provides two emergency shelters, two transitional houses, a daily hot meal service and an innovative employment training program to help those in need to transform their lives into ones of self-sufficiency and abundance

·        Serving monthly Wednesday night meals since 2006


Habitat for Humanity
Creating plans to help in-need home-owners build their own home so everyone, everywhere, can live in a healthy, affordable home

Love INC
Organizes and utilizes a network of churches and community referral agencies to expedite and accommodate the real needs of our local residents

·        Furniture and medical medical equipment

·        Transitional housing

·        Mentoring

·        Dress for Success program

 

Make a Difference Day

Organize several community service projects each spring

·        YMCA Early Learning Center: painted, cleaned, general repair

·        Landscaping for home-bound seniors

·        Free car wash to raise money for Kelly Triplet, a man suffering from cancer

Meals on Wheels
Provides home-delivered meals service to people who are home-bound

Pregnancy Choices  
Offers free and confidential services which include pregnancy testing, pregnancy options education, ultrasound, and life-skill, relationship, and parenting courses

·        Cleaned parking lot

·        Planted flowers

·        Washed windows

·        Donated furniture, new computer, and DVDs for their education program

Project Homeless Connect

A collaborative day at the Skagit Valley Community College where area homeless families receive immediate services; haircuts, clothing, dentistry and medical attention, counseling, and more

·        Donated backpacks, school supplies, toiletry bags

·        Provided volunteers for the event


Red Cross
Distributes disaster relief, international aid, supports American military families, organizes blood donations, training for CPR and first aid

·        Donated funds to buy equipment

·        Distributed Red Cross disaster preparedness information

·        Hosted an Evergency Preparedness class

Spruced Up Thrift Store
A Seventh-day Adventist store that meets the needs of the community by selling donated clothing and other household items at affordable prices, and generating funds to support many community service projects