SUPPORT CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES
Club 3:30 After-School Program
Each school day, 25-30 latch-key children from Hickory Hills and A.L. Burruss elementary schools attend Club 3:30. They are tutored, fed, and loved on by volunteers from our church and community. This program is housed here at FPC and has been serving the community for over 25 years. Volunteers are needed to help with homework, provide snacks, and host birthday parties and Christmas festivities.
For more information about volunteering, contact Karen Stickel at (770) 427.0293 x228.
More than 6,000 volunteers serve through MUST, a multifaceted community ministry connecting people who have a desire to help with those who need help the most. Volunteer opportunities include after school tutoring and mentoring; manning the thrift shop or volunteering at the homeless shelter; giving food, clothing, and other items; running in the Thanksgiving Day Gobble Jog; or getting involved in the summer lunch program. First Presbyterian Church is a MUST Summer Lunch distribution site.
Blue Skies Ministries
Blue Skies is a Marietta-based organization offering retreats in Port St. Joe, Florida, to bring the hope of Christ to families living through pediatric cancer. Volunteers are needed in a variety of roles including family hosts at the retreats and raising financial support to help cover the families’ costs to attend.
Learn more at blueskiesministries.org.
Celebrating Families is a program of the National Association of Children of Alcoholics. It is a support group for families in which one or both parents have a serious problem with alcohol or other drugs and in which there is a high risk for domestic violence, child abuse, or neglect. FPC is one of the session sites. A way to support this vital initiative is to provide a meal for participants.
Interfaith Children’s Movement (ICM)
ICM is founded on the conviction that people of all faiths can, and must, work together to improve the lives and well-being of all children. Through its Faith in Action program, ICM focuses on eight work areas that affect the well-being of all children: Poverty, Education, Health Care, Juvenile Justice, Child Care/Child Protection, Parental Nurture, Child Advocacy (Public Policy) and Immigration. ICM also focuses on Human Trafficking.
For current volunteer needs, contact Kay Vaughn, Janice Wolf, or Pastor Joe Brice.
You may also view advocacy initiatives at interfaithchildrensmovement.org.