Serve Opportunities

Ways to Give at Cornerstone – Our Blessing Box

During these difficult times we are seeing more and more activity at the Blessing Box in our parking lot.  On a daily basis people are donating to the box and taking items as needed.  If you would like to donate you can add things directly to the box or make financial donations to the church and memo them “Blessing Box?  We are SO grateful for your continued generosity.

Care Team

Karen Dare k_dare_1@yahoo.com  and Carol Nohavec  (carolnohavec@comcast.net

Provide meals (Kessa and Elliott having a new baby) and rides and visits and help to church members in need who have had new babies, illness, a death in the family, helping people move, etc.

Sew N Serve making masks for church and community. For more information email here

  1. Connie Allen is working with Catholic Community Services to potentially start serving sack lunches to the people served at the Day Use facilities. These will not just be the men whom we have hosted through HOME, but all the people who visit the Day Use Facilities. The number of people being served is much larger than our normal HOME dinners for 20-25, so working with a group of friends, your small group, etc. is recommended. If you would be interested in helping with this ministry please contact Connie Allen connie@the-allens.org or text/call 253-951-1268 (prefer text).

Community Engagement Center Link (Kent)
The Community Engagement Center is located at 31225 W Smith St Kent, WA 98032; right behind CCS’s Kent Family Center Offices. We are seeking help to provide lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays. Meals should be delivered between 11am and 12pm and should be for 35-70 people. Individually wrapped meals like sandwiches or burritos are preferred but family-style meals are appreciated too. · https://signup.com/go/RckdGLd

Federal Way Day Center Link
Thank you for your interest in providing meals to the Federal Way Day Center. Your generosity will help feed homeless individuals and families in the Federal Way area during the pandemic. We are seeking help with snacks and pre-prepared/nonperishable food to distribute during the day center hours. All food should be delivered to the FWDC (33505 13th Place South Ste D, Federal Way, WA 98003) between 11am and 12pm and should be for 45-70 people. · https://signup.com/go/sWCoLGQ

Holiday Inn (downtown Seattle)
Thank you for your interest in providing meals to our temporary CCS site at the Seattle Holiday Inn. CCS is currently putting up over 120 of our more at-risk clients at the hotel from St Martin de Porres Shelter, Lazarus Center, and our veterans program. Lunch and snacks are needed for about half of the clients staying at the hotel (so enough for about 60-70 people). All meals should be delivered to the Holiday Inn (211 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109) between 11am and 12pm and should be for 60-70 people. Meals should be individually prepared meals (e.g. sack lunch, to-go plates) for clients to take and eat in their room. There is no space to serve “family style” meals. Hot meals are preferred, though cold meals are accepted as well. Clients each have a microwave in their room to heat up any prepared meal. · https://signup.com/go/sgzuUte

Bakhita Gardens Link (Downtown Seattle)
Thank you for your interest in providing meals to Bakhita Gardens. Your generosity will help feed formerly homeless in the Seattle area during the pandemic. All meals should be delivered to Bakhita Gardens (118 Bell Street, Seattle, WA 98121) between 11am and 12pm and should be for 80-90 people. Meal preference is individually prepared meals (e.g. sack lunch, to-go plates, etc.) for clients to take and eat in their room, however “family-style” meals are okay. Hot meals are preferred, though cold meals are accepted as well. · https://signup.com/go/umROKGy

Facebook Link here

Erin Maguire, MSW
Catholic Community Services of King County
Regional Network Builder
erinma@ccsww.org | 206-327-2474

3. Looking for a new & simple Serve opportunity to support the homeless?  HOME is needing help picking up milk at Smith Brother’s Dairy & delivering to the CCS office in Kent on Friday mornings.  Connect with Peggy Kessel or Connie Allen to learn how.

4. Looking for men’s smaller (s-m) sized clothing for homeless men.  Contact Peggy Kessel for pick up.  KesselCrib@comcast.net

Storehouse Covington Foodbank – with questions email here.

  1. Another fun way to help for adults or kids: Covington Storehouse is in need of volunteers to help weed & harvest in their garden.  Reach out to Peggy Kessel for more info 

  2. KentHOPE (Email Here to help)  – again I have heard nothing specific from them but –  again some ladies in the church have been providing meals for them and taking clothes and stuff
  3. http://kenthope.org/

We need help making and delivering lunches to KentHope.  Look for upcoming dates soon!  Or you may contact Jolaine Elliott.

Crop Walk Coming Soon

It’s officially on Sunday Oct 4th but will be virtual
this year.  So, a self-scheduled walk of any distance between now & Oct 4th plus $500 total in donations will be the goal.

CROP Hunger Virtual Walk – When you walk (run, paddle or hike this year too if you’d like!) in the CROP Hunger Walk, you are raising money to help fight hunger but you are also walking in solidarity with all of those people around the world who are walking for food, for water and for firewood each day. Also, 25% of proceeds stay local
and benefit the HOME program. Sign up today! To become a Walker or sponsor, please register online at this link:

Questions?  Contact Peggy Kessel at KesselCrib@comcast.net.  The CROP Hunger Walk is truly about us all fighting hunger in many ways throughout the world!! Come walk with us!

Habitat For Humanity

Cornerstone has a long-standing history supporting Habitat for Humanity and their builds around South King County. Cornerstone has been given the opportunity to participate in upcoming builds happening in our area. If you would like to find out more about this click here. More info will be provided concerning an October Women’s build (~Oct 3-10), when available. You can speak with Bob or Connie Allen connie@the-allens.org or text/call 253-951-1268 (prefer text) for more information or the church office.

For anyone looking to get involved as an individual with the 2020 Habitat SKC Interfaith Build, they can register through their Habitat account here: https://seattle-habitat.volunteerhub.com/ and sign up prior to the build day in order to be allowed on site. The rest of the process is outlined below:

1)      Either log into your existing account, or create a new account and enter your Join Code: Interfaith

(If you already have a Volunteer Hub account with Habitat SKC, log in and choose “Enter Join Code” from the top right menu)

2)      Click your desired volunteer day from the calendar, which will look like this:

Lake City – Interfaith Build

·         September 9th, 11th, and 12th (open until full)

La Fortuna – Interfaith Build

·         September 16th and 19th (open until full)

3)      Review and Register:

–          Read the details about what to bring, where to park, COVID safety guidelines, etc.

–          Click “Sign Up”

4)      Check your email for confirmation.

–          NOTE: If you do NOT receive the confirmation email with a subject including: “Event Registration Complete,” then you are NOT registered.

5)  If you have questions when registering, please reach out to Caroline Keck at Caroline.Keck@habitatskc.org

Supporting Elya Price and her Journey to Mission Work in Japan

Japan Departure Update I am happy to say that I have been approved for a Japanese visa! This is very exciting and much faster than I had thought. However, in order to take the next steps, we need a few things to reopen: Japan’s secure mailing services, the Japanese Embassy of Seattle, and of course Japan to lift its travel restrictions. We are taking baby steps but they are steps in the right direction. Please continue to pray that all these services will safely open soon. Thank you so much for sticking with me through this time of waiting.

Elya Price  
Email: elya.price@hotmail.com Blessings, Elya Price Newsletter Update for More: https://mailchi.mp/b5c23fd243ed/postcards-from-japan-stay-home-fun-departure-update
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Maple Valley Foodbank  (https://maplevalleyfoodbank.org/)

Vine Maple Place (https://www.vinemapleplace.org/)