Serving Our Community

Here are some of the ways our church reaches out to help those in need right here in San Jose—by helping to provide housing for refugees and the homeless, collecting food, donating household items, helping to build houses, sorting clothing and more.
 

 

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First Presbyterian Church, 49 N. 4th St., San Jose, CA 95112

Since 2013 PCLG has been actively involved with helping to make lunches for the homeless and working poor in San Jose, in partnership with First Presbyterian Church’s 

Front Door Ministry

. One day in July our freshly grilled burgers and homemade treats were a big hit! Most months, however, we assembly and deliver 400 bag lunches of nonperishable food, along with toiletries and other needed items. Volunteers are always needed to hand out the lunches.  

 

front August 2015Immanuel House

Downtown San Jose, CA

Immanuel House, the Presbytery’s refugee transition house, opened with two weekend receptions in August 2015. The 1907 guesthouse has been completely rebuilt and furnished with lovely donations from church members and friends. 12 refugees are living at the house, assisted by an on-site manager. For more information, visit www.immanuelhousesj.org.

 
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Summer Mission Week
Wednesday, August 2 – Saturday, August 5, 2017

Opportunities for the whole family to share God’s love through service! We will be serving lunches to the homeless and working poor, working in a community garden, fixing up a house for at-risk youth, sewing blankets for baby layettes … and more!
 

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Sacred Heart Community Service

1381 South First Street, San Jose, CA

SacredHeartFounded in 1964, SHCS is an independent non-profit organization that serves the working poor and marginalized in Santa Clara County. They provide essential services (food, clothing and life-skills classes), empower people to improve their lives, advocate for justice, and inspire volunteers to love, serve, and share.

Since 2007, PCLG members and friends have been volunteering the first Monday of the month, packing donated groceries and sorting clothing. If you’d like to join us, contact 
 or just meet us at Sacred Heart’s volunteer office.

 

 

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Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable housing, and empowers families through successful home ownership. HabitatforHumanityRecent projects have ranged from new construction in Cupertino to painting and rehab work in central San Jose. Saturday work parties are organized approximately once a quarter. 

 

 
 

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Second Harvest Food Bank of                         Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

750 Curtner Avenue, San Sose, CA

Since its inception in 1974, 
 has become one of the largest food banks in the nation, providing food (half of it fresh produce) to nearly one quarter of a million people each month. 

 

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As a PCLG program supported by Presbyterian Women, volunteers for Sophia’s Layette assemble and deliver infant layettes (120 last year) to new mothers through the San Jose Public Health Department. Each layette contains three blankets, two onesies, two jamakins or gowns, one or two day outfits, a bib, a hat, a pair of socks or booties, a book and a toy. If you would like to donate items or help assemble layettes, please contact 
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Contact the Mission Committee to find out more about our involvement with any of these worthy organizations.

 

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