Community Impact Registration
February 7 & 8

Friday, February 7 Please meet at location of project at the address and time stated in the description. Saturday, February 8 Please meet at the Bridge no later than 8:45 a.m. for coffee, donuts, and prayer. We will disperse to our projects promptly at 9 a.m. Please note that project #5 12 Baskets will meet at 12 Baskets at 8 am Please note that project # 12 will meet at Vineyard @ 4:00 Please note that project #13 will meet at Vineyard at 5:56 If you have ANY questions at all, please contact Melody Woods - melody@thebridgeportage.org

Project List

1 Lunches for Tree of Life School
Tree of Life is a distinctively Christ-centered school located in the Edison neighborhood of Kalamazoo. Bless this ministry and the children that attend school there by preparing lunches for the students for a week.
Friday, February 7 (5:00-7:00)
Ages 10+ only | Maximum 6 volunteers
Location: 7200
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100% full
Project @ 7200
Kid-friendly Project Less physical project Indoor project
2 Cookies, Cards and Treats for Tree of Life School
Are you crafty and like to decorate? If so this definitely the project for you! The team will prepare snacks for the Tree of Life School (A small Christ Centered School located in the Edison Neighborhood). We will also decorate cookies, make cards and decorate lunch bags for their students.
Friday, February 7 (5:00-7:00)
Maximum 15 volunteers
Location: 7200
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100% full
Project @ 7200
Kid-friendly Project Less physical project Indoor project
3 Medilodge Valentines Day Party
We are going to have a blast spoiling our friends at the Medilodge of Portage nursing home. Volunteers will help residents with crafts, decorating cookies, and playing games.
Friday, February 7 (Meet at Medilodge @6:00)
Maximum 20 volunteers
Location: Medilodge of Portage, 7855 Currier Dr. Portage, MI 49002
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100% full
Kid-friendly Project Less physical project Indoor project
4 Friday Night Put Me In Coach
I want to serve on Friday evening and trust that the Lord will place me where I am needed the most. If that is you, sign up here; we will put you where you are needed. Please list gifts, talents, and limitations in the comment section: kid friendly, handyman, disability friendly, outdoor, etc. You will be notified about which project you are serving on prior to the day of serving.
Friday, February 7
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5 12 Baskets
The mission of Twelve Baskets is to lead the fight against hunger in our community by bridging the gap between the need and the excess while restoring hope, dignity, and self-respect. Twelve Baskets is completely run by volunteers, so they truly appreciate our help. In order to support the incredible work of Twelve Baskets, we will be helping clients shop and will help take groceries to their cars.
Saturday, February 8
Ages 12+ only | Maximum 8 volunteers
Location: 10332 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
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75% full
Kid-friendly Project
6 Urban Alliance Tech Center
This team will purchase food and stock the UATC food pantry, write blessings and words of encouragement, and pray over students in the Momentum Urban Employment Initiative Program.
Saturday, February 8
Maximum 8 volunteers
Location: 400 Island Ave., Parchment, MI 49004
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37% full
Kid-friendly Project Less physical project Indoor project
7 Kalamazoo Dream Center
The Dream Center is a faith-based organization in the Edison neighborhood that provides clothing, food, appliances and other services free of charge. We will be sorting donations and restocking shelves.
Saturday, February 8
Ages 10+ only | Maximum 8 volunteers
Location: 1122 Portage Rd. Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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75% full
Kid-friendly Project
8 Cookie Decorating and Valentine Cards
Grab the whole family and come help decorate cookies and make Valentine Cards for street ministry in the Edison and Northside Neighborhoods.
Saturday, February 8
Maximum 15 volunteers
Location: 7200
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100% full
Kid-friendly Project Less physical project Indoor project
9 Painting at the Ark Shelter
The Ark Services for Youth provides short-term crisis intervention and 24/7/365 shelter to runaway youth, homeless youth, and families in crisis. Each year, over 220 youth receive shelter and support services with the goal of family reunification. Volunteers will help with painting projects at the shelter. Please wear clothes that you do not mind getting dirty.
Saturday, February 8
Ages 15+ only | Maximum 10 volunteers
Location: 990 W. Kilgore Rd. Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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40% full
Kid-friendly Project
10 Missionary Support Packages
We support a handful of local and international missionaries at the Bridge. These individuals do amazing work bringing both kids and adults to Christ here in the US and around the world. Come help show some support to them through writing words of encouragement and putting together care packages that will be delivered to our dear friends.
Saturday, February 8
Maximum 10 volunteers
Location: 7200
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90% full
Project @ 7200
Kid-friendly Project Less physical project Indoor project
11 Bridge Kids Deep Clean & Paint
Help us fight off the cold and flu by giving our Bridge Kids classrooms a deep clean. We also have a few storage cabinets that could use another coat of paint. Please specify if you prefer cleaning or painting in the comments.
Saturday, February 8
Maximum 12 volunteers
Location: 7200
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50% full
Project @ 7200
Kid-friendly Project
12 Hair and Makeup for The Sweetheart Swirl
Minister to the sweet older folks of Vineyard assisted living by helping them to look their best for The Sweetheart Swirl. This project is perfect for anyone who likes doing hair or makeup.
Saturday, February 8 (meet at Vineyard @ 4:00)
Maximum 4 volunteers
Location: 8170 Vineyard Pkwy., Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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100% full
13 Sweetheart Swirl Dance @ Vineyard Assisted Living
Join us as we partner with Vineyard Assisted Living to throw a one of a kind dance for their residents. We will need volunteers to help with greeting and other fun activities.
Saturday, February 8 (meet at 5:45 @ Vineyard)
Maximum 8 volunteers
Location: 8170 Vineyard Pkwy, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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100% full
Kid-friendly Project
14 Community and Conversations (FRIDAY)
Join the Bridge as we go out into the community and make disciples as Jesus commanded us to. We will be going to the Crossroads Mall in Portage to have intentional conversations with people using a ministry picture tool survey. Sound intimidating? Don't worry, the tool is easy to use and we will train you how to use it. We will also be going in pairs, so if you are feeling less confident, someone who is more confident can lead you. I promise this project isn't scary, it's all about getting to know another person and better understanding how they view the world and their faith background. Remember, we have the Holy Spirit on our side and the definition of success is "stepping out in faith, by the power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results to God.”
Friday, February 7
Location: Crossroads Mall 6650 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49024
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Kid-friendly Project Less physical project Indoor project
15 SHALOM Valentine Party
SHALOM serves a community of disabled adults. Usually we come alongside of the residents and help upkeep the farm and build new additions. This weekend is a no work zone! We will be throwing the residents a Valentines Party, this is a project that the whole family can enjoy!
Saturday, February 8
Maximum 6 volunteers
Location: 6276 N. Riverview Dr., Kalamazoo, MI
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83% full
Kid-friendly Project
16 SHALOM Storage Closet Organization -
Do you have exceptional organization skills and love a good challenge? We need you and your talent to help organize a storage closet at SHALOM that is in much need of some good organization!
Saturday, February 8
Ages 14+ only | Maximum 4 volunteers
Location: 6276 N Riverview Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49004
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25% full
Kid-friendly Project
17 Saturday Put Me In Coach
I want to serve on Saturday morning and trust that the Lord will place me where I am needed the most. If that is you, sign up here and we will put you where you are needed. Please list gifts, talents, and limitations in the comment section; kid friendly, handyman, disability friendly, outdoor, etc. You will be notified about which project you are serving on prior to the day of serving.
Saturday, February 8
Location:
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