Families Moving Forward
When: March 17 - 24
Contact: Rick Passolt
Give time to families experiencing homelessness during their stay at CPC. Families Moving Forward is a faith-based organization providing temporary shelter, affordable housing, and supportive services to low-income families with children. Their greatest concern is the damage that homelessness causes children. Their services are free, allowing families to save their resources for their next home or future needs. Many opportunities are available for individuals, families, and small groups to serve together.
SET-UP • First Sunday • 12:15-2:15PM
Prepare family bedrooms and dining/recreation areas.
EVENING HOST • Nightly • 6:00-8:00PM
Greet the guests as they arrive, join guests for dinner, assist others with serving and clean-up. Interact with guests following dinner and assist Activity Host with kids’ activities.
ACTIVITY HOST • Nightly • 6:00-8:00PM
Plan, set up, and lead activities for kids of various ages. Join guests for dinner unless setting up an activity. Suggestions include: physical activities earlier in the evening (games in gym or outdoor play area) and quieter activities later in the evening (reading, telling stories, watching movies).
OVERNIGHT HOST • Nightly • 8:00PM-7:30AM
Interact with guests until bedtime. Wake up guests in the morning and set out breakfast. Assist families in boarding the bus to the Program Center, sending them off with a smile.
MAIN MEAL SERVICE • Nightly • 5:30-7:30PM
Provide main dish and two side dishes for approximately 30 guests and volunteers, including children of various ages (Deacon Coordinator confirms number). Purchase and prepare onsite or bring in meal. Set tables, serve meal family-style around 6:15PM, and clean up afterward.
SALAD & DESSERT SERVICE • Nightly • 5:30-7:30PM
Purchase and provide veggies and dip, a green salad with a variety of dressings on the side, and dessert for approximately 30 guests and volunteers, including children of various ages (Deacon Coordinator confirms number). Help set tables, serve meal, and clean up afterward.
BREAKFAST SERVICE • Saturday • 7:15-9:15AM
Provide hot breakfast for approximately 30 guests and volunteers, including children of various ages (Deacon Coordinator confirms number). Purchase and prepare onsite or bring in meal. Set tables, serve meal family-style around 8:00AM, and clean up afterward.
TEAR-DOWN • Second Sunday • 7:00-9:00AM
Meet at CPC’s main office to receive assignments. Tear down family bedrooms and dining/recreation areas. Organize and return items to FMF storage closet.
LAUNDRY SERVICE • Second Sunday • 9:00AM
Pick up large garbage bag labeled with your name near the main office. Wash all linens, organize into sets, and return to proper bins in FMF storage closet the following week.