How to Get Help
P.O. Box 2141 • Merced CA 95344 Help Line: 209.383.1265 ext 100
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We do not accept all items. Please see below for further details.
We are currently practicing COVID-19 CDC regulations when preparing food deliveries and toiletries to families in need!
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SEASONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Procure auction items, set-up, clean-up, ticket sales, banking, promotions, etc.
Pencils, backpacks, shoes and more are needed for children grades K-12.
-Change a Life Campaign
Help stuff and organize coin banks, count change, etc.
-Annual Rummage Sale
Collect, organize and help price-items, Organize, collect and sell baked goods,
snacks and drinks, cashiers, helpers, set-up and clean-up.
Holiday Season Programs:
Help organize gift & food baskets, deliver items to families, etc.
ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Conduct phone interviews with people requesting assistance.
M -Th 9am -12pm or 1:30 - 3:30pm
Mailings, light typing, spreadsheets, data entry, etc.
M -Th 9am -12pm or 1-4pm
Love Plus Assistant
Help coordinate program logistics, prepare materials, manage contact information
Warehouse Worker / Furniture Delivery Person
Pick up and deliver furniture to clients.
Varies depending on availability
Drive people to doctor appointments Love Plus classes, court appointments, etc.
Love Plus Mentor
Mentor Love Plus Program participants.
6:30-8:30pm Wednesdays in Fall and Spring
Coordinate prayer teams at local churches to pray for Love INC and the community.
OTHER SKILL-BASED VOLUNTEER NEEDS
Volunteer Leadership Board members, event or program team leaders
Bookkeeper Assist with light bookkeeping activities
House-cleaning Assist with light housecleaning (once per month)
Volunteer for Love INC
Mentor for Love Plus
Community Partner's - Food Ministry
Salvation Army: @ 9a-1p 1440 W. 12th Street, Merced
Calvary Assembly of God Church: Call for Pickup or drop off directives
(209) 723-2395 1021 R Street, Merced
United Methodist Church: Call for Pickup or drop off directives (209) 722-5777
899 Yosemite Parkway, Merced
Merced Bethel Church: @8a-11a Every 3rd Monday of the month. 810 T Street, Merced
Mc Namara Park: @9a-11a Every 3rd Monday of the month. On 11th & Canal St.
Tri-College Center: @10a-2p Every 3rd Friday of the month. (Call Love INC Merced the day before for location)
Food Bank- National Guard: @10a-2p Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday. 2000 W. Olive Ave. (Drive up in your vehicle, stay in car. Give zip code and they place a box in the trunk.)
FREE Produce: (209)769-3231 or email@example.com 936 W. 18th Street, Merced (Take only what you need, maintain social distancing, use gloves)
EMERGENCY FOOD PROGRAMS – MERCED
Apostolic Tabernacle: Call for info. (209) 723-0545 Monday & Friday. 2745 E. HWY 140, Merced
Calvary Assembly of God – Harvest Time: @8:30a-3p (209) 723-2395 Food Give-Away on the 3rd and 4th Thursday of the month.
Catholic Charities of Merced: @9a-3p (209) 383-2494 Last Thursday and Friday. 336 W. Main Street, Merced (Meat Give-Away) @9a-3p Monday and Wednesday
(Clothing Closet) Tuesday @1p-3p
Merced Bethel: @8a-9a (209) 761-1529 Call for Info. 810 T Street, Merced. (Serves breakfast on Sunday)
United Methodist Church: @5p 899 Yosemite Parkway, Merced. Every 3rd Thursday of the month. (Food Give-Away)
Salvation Army: @7a-8:30a 1440 W. 12th Street, Merced. Serves breakfast Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Senior Brown Bag – Donation Request
Living Well Café: @9a-11a 851 W. 23rd Street, Merced Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.
- ITEMS WE DO NOT ACCEPT -
• Car Seats
• Outdoor Furniture (except July - October)
• Building supplies
• Medical Equipment
* To donate clothing, contact Lifeline
Furniture and Appliances
• Twin, Full, Queen, and King Bed Frames, Mattresses, Box Springs, Beds (please no stains or tears)
• Bunk Bed Sets
• Kitchen / Dining tables / Chairs
• Dressers / Chests of Drawers / Night Stands
• Sofas / Loveseats / Futons
• Armchairs / Recliners / Rockers
• Coffee Tables / End Tables
• Washer / Dryer
• Freestanding Oven Range
• Lamps – Table or Floor
ALL DONATIONS SHOULD BE IN GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION
• Upholstered furniture should be free of any tears, stains or excessive fading
• Wooden items should not have excessive watermarks/discoloration, missing hardware/parts
• All donations must be free of mildew, mold and pet stains, and pet hair
Office Supplies/Housekeeping Items
• Bottled Water
• Copy Paper
• Cardstock Paper
• Cleaning Supplies
• Coffee/Coffee Filters
• Envelopes Sizes 6 and 10
• Dish or Hand Soap
• Mailing Labels
• Postage Stamps
• Toner Cartridges
• Yard Equipment and Supplies (lawnmowers, rakes, hoses, etc.)
• Pots & Pans
• Sets of Dishes
• Baby Formula
• Sheets, linens and towel sets
Facebook LIVE list of items
Food Box - week supply
(General list of items)
This is just a general list of items that can be placed in the food box. Please feel free to place items that you feel in your heart that will bless a family.
‘Make the box your own”
God Bless your heart to serve our Community.
Box of Cereal or Oatmeal
Rice (1-2 lbs.)
Beans (1-2 lbs.)
Canned vegetables (4 of corn, green beans, mixed vegetables, etc.)
Canned fruit (2-3 of peaches, pears, mixed fruits, etc.)
Canned beans (2 of pinto, kidney, white beans, etc.)
Canned Tomatoes (2 of tomato sauce, stewed, diced, etc.)
Canned or Jar of Spaghetti pasta sauce
Pasta Noodles (2 bags of Spaghetti, Penna, rigatoni, etc.)
Jar of Peanut butter
Jar of Jam
Mac & Cheese
Bag or Cup of noodles/ Ramen
Water (1 gallon jug or bottled water)
Bagged Salad (Mixed Iceberg)
Bag of baby carrots or broccoli
Fresh Fruit (Oranges, Apples, Bananas, pears, etc.)
Meats (2 packs of ground beef, chicken, turkey, etc.)
Deli Lunch Meat (1 package of Ham, turkey, bologna)
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