Camelot Community Partners
Volunteers assist families in the immediate neighborhood of our church in partnership with other churches and organizations in our area. Summer 2020 activities are tentative because of COVID-19
Meet up – Eat up: free lunch distribution at Camelot Community Center.
Camelot Block Party, including backpack distribution: Sat. August 15? 11:30am-2:30pm
We could use some compost heroes who want to take charge of putting compostables from church (e.g. coffee grounds, tea bags, fruit and vegetable scraps, shredded paper) in the two compost bins after church events.
English as a Second Language
The ESL program will start again in September. Teachers and other helpers will be needed. Contact Mark Fackler (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mentoring at Ridge Park Charter Academy
Mentors help elementary and middle school children socially and academically. We are down to 5 mentors, and at least one is thinking is retiring, so we could definitely use more next year. Contact Pam Plantinga, email@example.com.
Mobile food pantry
Members of COS and friends can also access two other resources. The Mobile Food Pantry (food truck) distribution takes place at 10 am on the first Saturday of each month in the COS parking lot.
PinC Restorative Justice Team
Beginning in the fall of 2021, the Prisoners in Christ team is re-gathering to focus on restorative justice and trauma healing work. Their new name, Prisoners in Christ Restorative Justice Team, reflects collaboration with the Restorative Justice Coalition of W. Michigan, which is a founding member of the Micah Center’s broad-based organizing affiliate with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF). The PinC RJ Team will have the opportunity to serve through the RJ Coalition on the sponsoring committee of the IAF West Michigan affiliate. For more information, contact Carol Rienstra or Arend VanderPols, co-leaders of the PinC RJ Team.
Refugee Support Team
There are many ways COS members and friends can help with refugees. These include household moves, child care, meals and food assistance, transportation, home visits, simple home repairs, help with vehicles, educational assistance for both kids and adults, youth mentoring, help with financial, medical, tax, and immigration problems, job seeking, professional referrals, prayer, faith formation, and more. Contact Nita Vander Berg, firstname.lastname@example.org.