WE BRING ACTS OF SERVICE TO NEIGHBORS IN NEED
We exist to meet the tangible, physical, and spiritual needs for those who fall through the cracks of care in our system. In order to accomplish this, we empower volunteers to manifest service as representatives of their communities! Learn more about how we serve the vulnerable and address the inequities in our community through our programs below.
NOW AND ACCESSIBILITY PROJECTS
Every day we work to meet the tangible needs of our senior, low-income, and disabled neighbors. Our NOW (Needs of the Week) Projects tackle minor repairs that improve safety in the home, and our Accessibility projects meet critical mobility needs that restore independence and freedom! By using skilled contractors and volunteers, we build wheelchair ramps, install grab bars, modify stairs, and repair sinks, toilets, and faucets. If you or someone you know needs help with a project, download the information about our full range of services below.
Love VC (Ventura County) is a county-wide event that brings acts of service to communities in need. On the first Saturday in June, thousands of volunteers from churches, businesses, and agencies come together to complete projects for their neighbors. Together, we plant community gardens at shelters, wash windows for seniors and make special gifts for foster youth! Because Love VC is all about one thing- helping our neighborhoods heal and thrive.
COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS SHOPPE
Every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas. And every family deserves to feel safe, connected, and supported through the holiday season! Through our Community Christmas Shoppe program, we serve under-resourced families in Ventura County by providing toys for Christmas. By partnering with local social service agencies, we invite families otherwise unable to afford presents for their children. At our Christmas Shoppes, these families can take home toys at no personal cost. This event is designed to be a fun and festive event for the whole family, but our true mission is to provide families with a community of support that will outlast the holiday season.
LOCAL LOVE DAYS
Local Love Days are individualized service days that help businesses, small groups, and schools give back to their cities through specifically tailored projects. These days present a unique opportunity for families, co-workers, friends, and church members to work side by side and bring their unique skills to projects that improve our neighborhoods. When you partner with us for a Local Love Day, we will identify pressing needs in your community, coordinate the projects of your choice, and provide trainings for your volunteers!
THE NEIGHBORING WELL
Want to learn more about ways you can effectively serve your neighbors every day of the year? Visit our Neighboring Well! Here you can join us for a webinar to learn more about the issues facing our community and how we all can help! Or plug into our Facebook group made for volunteer encouragement. In whatever way you like to learn you will find helpful resources on better ways to serve your community.
HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
You have the power to make a difference for our neighbors in need. A contribution of time or money provides ramps for those with disabilities, minor repairs for seniors living alone, and Christmas gifts for struggling families!