Community Impact Registration
December 13/14

Friday, December 13 Please meet at location of project at the address and time stated in the description. Saturday, December 14 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 #4 JLK Christmas Party is from 1:00-4:00 and you will meet directly at the location listed in the description. If you have ANY questions at all, please contact Melody at Melody@thebridgeportage.org.

Project List

1 Medilodge Christmas Party (Fri, December 13, 5:45)
Come share the joy of Christmas with our friends at Medilodge of Portage. We will have snacks, decorate cookies and play games with the residents. This is definitely a project the whole family will enjoy!
Friday, December 13, 2019
Ages 10+ only | Maximum 20 volunteers
Location: 7855 Currier Dr. Portage, MI 49002
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85% full
Kid-friendly Project Less physical project Indoor project
2 Home Fixer Upper
Come help a Bridge Family in need spruce up their house to sell! We will be doing some deep cleaning of the entire house. Just bring yourself and some elbow grease
Saturday, December 14
Ages 14+ only | Maximum 20 volunteers
Location: Address will be provided prior to day of service
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5% full
Kid-friendly Project
3 JLK Christmas Party Prep (10:00-12:00)
JLK/365 (the ongoing follow-up team of Jesus Loves Kzoo) is having a family Christmas party for those families whom JLK has been building relationships with since Catalyst week. This team will be responsible for set-up and putting on the finishing touches for the party, happening later in the day.
Saturday, December 14
Ages 13+ only | Maximum 10 volunteers
Location: North Park Reformed Church, 1316 Barney Rd. Kalamazoo, MI 49004
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60% full
Kid-friendly Project Less physical project Indoor project
4 JLK Christmas Party (1:00-4:00)
JLK/365 (the ongoing follow-up team of Jesus Loves Kzoo) is having a family Christmas party for those families whom JLK has been building relationships with since Catalyst week. At this event, there will be a free Christmas “store’ where parents/caregivers can select gifts for their children and home needs, as well as an area for children’s activities, crafts, etc. This team will help with all of these activities.
Saturday, December 14
Ages 13+ only | Maximum 15 volunteers
Location: North Park Reformed Church, 1316 Barney Rd. Kalamazoo, MI 49004
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13% full
Kid-friendly Project Less physical project Indoor project
5 Bickford Craft and Caroling
Come share the joy of Christmas with our friends at Bickford of Portage. We will sing Christmas Carols for and/or with residents, as well as interact with them while playing games or doing crafts. They absolutely love to see kids, so this is a great kid friendly choice!
Saturday, December 14
Maximum 15 volunteers
Location: 4707 W Milham Ave, Portage, MI 49024.
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100% full
Kid-friendly Project Less physical project Indoor project
6 Vineyard Christmas Party
Help us spread Christmas cheer at Vineyard Assisted living with Christmas themed BINGO, cookies, and hot chocolate. If you play the piano, guitar, or sing, the residents love music. This project is perfect for families!
Saturday, December 14
Maximum 8 volunteers
Location: Vineyard Assisted Living; 8170 Vineyard Pkwy, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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25% full
Kid-friendly Project
7 Salvation Army Bell Ringers
Do you love singing Christmas Carols? Love playing a musical instrument? Have no talent at all but are super energetic and love raising money for a great cause? Well, this is the project for you! Bring your talent or just bring yourself to spread some Christmas cheer by being a Salvation Bell Ringer.
Saturday, December 14
Maximum 18 volunteers
Location: Locations will be given via email
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55% full
Outdoor Project
Kid-friendly Project Less physical project Indoor project
8 Taste Of Heaven
Taste of Heaven makes and sells gourmet treats to help fund the Youth for Christ ministry. Volunteers will help make popcorn and treats for the shop to sell.
Saturday, December 14
Ages 16+ only | Maximum 10 volunteers
Location: 2328 Winters Drive, Portage, MI 49002
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100% full
Kid-friendly Project Less physical project Indoor project
9 Family and Children's Services Holiday Worker Gift
FCS works in our community offering counseling and mental health care, adoption, foster care, parenting classes, and emergency housing to foster children and teens struggling with mental health. We will be making care packages for the direct care staff that will be spending their Christmas with the kids in the transition homes.
Saturday, December 14
Maximum 8 volunteers
Location: 7200
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100% full
Project @ 7200
Kid-friendly Project Less physical project Indoor project
10 Portage Thrift Center
Bibles For Missions has partnered with Living Water International to create a new thrift center in Portage. The store is run 100% by volunteers where donations and proceeds go to support sharing the gospel alongside water projects around the world. We will help prepare items for resale by pricing items, hanging merchandise, moving resale items to the sales floor as well as some general cleaning.
Saturday, December 14
Ages 10+ only | Maximum 10 volunteers
Location: 2375 E Milham Ave. Portage, MI 49002
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30% full
Kid-friendly Project
11 Cookies for Colonial Acres Caroling
We are having our annual Cookies and Caroling at Colonial Acres on Sunday, December 15 and we need lots of cookies! We need a group of bakers in the kitchen to bake and a group in the gym who love to decorate. Shhh...there might even be some cookie tasting involved with this project.
Saturday, December 14
Maximum 14 volunteers
Location: 7200
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100% full
Project @ 7200
Kid-friendly Project Less physical project Indoor project
12 Put Me In Coach!!!
I want to serve on Saturday morning and trust that the Lord will place me where I’m needed the most.” If that’s you, sign up here and we’ll 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, December 14
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