Serving Opportunities

October 2020

Lamb Center - Hope and a Future 2020

A virtual benefit to celebrate and partner with the ministry of the Lamb Center
Thursday, October 8 | 7pm

This fundraiser offers the opportunity to hear stories of transformation and new life. Learn more and register at thelambcenter.org/hopeandafuture. The Lamb Center is a daytime drop‐in homeless shelter for individuals who are experiencing homelessness in Fairfax, Virginia.

Assist Pregnancy Center's Online Event

October 16th

You’re invited to attend Assist's Annual Fundraising Event ONLINE, October 16th at 7pm. Registration is now open for this special, 20-minute event. Sign up so you can hear stories, updates, and an exciting ministry announcement. Plan to watch, learn, and partner this October in life-building work in our community!
Register: https://assistpartners.org/falleven

Central Union Mission

Winter Coat Drive

Our neighbors may come in all ages, genders, shapes and sizes, but this is the same for everyone: DC winters are dangerously cold if you don’t have a coat.  Please donate warm coats of any size to help our neighbors in need. Please drop them off at The Mission Bin in the Atrium at IBC. Please note that we are not taking other clothing donations at this time. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wellness Kits

You can still make a difference by making health and wellness kits that will be provided to the guests the Mission serves. Kits may be dropped off at the Mission Bin located in the Atrium. Click here to learn what needs to be in the kit. If you have any questions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bible Verse Writing Rally

Organize a verse-writing rally with your family at home to encourage those less fortunate. Bible verse cards are a great encouragement to the low-income neighbors who receive services from the Mission. All you have to do is:

  1. Write out Bible verses of encouragement on 3x5 index cards, one verse per card. Do not list any personal information.
  2. Mail the stack of cards to Central Union Mission, P.O. Box 96763, Washington, DC 20090

Lambert House Renovation

Mission program graduates who are gainfully employed and successfully on the road to recovery, live in a safe 24-bed environment as they continue their journey back to productive, established independent living. We are completing a renovation that was completely underwritten by Coca Cola Foundation. You can help by purchasing any of the following items and either ship them directly to the Mission or drop them off. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

28 sets of sheets sets and comforters
28 sets of towels/hand towels/wash clothes
2 long retractable water hoses
20 tall door mirrors
Brown, burnt orange, rust or gold color throw rugs
Bathroom ensembles (shower curtains, rugs, trash cans etc.)
Kitchen dishcloth sets
Matching Ceramic/Melmac non-breakable dish sets and drinking glasses
Eating utensil sets for 30 (knife/fork/spoon)
4 cooking utensil Sets
4 serving sets
4 knife sets
4 mop and bucket sets with ringers

Ongoing Serving Opportunities

Support Mission Muffins
March 1, Atrium

With the Ready2Cook program, employees learn baking, retail, marketing and business skills that make them ready for the job market. A wonderful assortment of scones and muffins will be on hand - they freeze up for later just great too! Learn more at missionmuffins.com.

Serving Dinner at Central Union Mission

Volunteer to serve dinner, 4:45-6:30pm, Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit missiondc.org/volunteer to see other opportunities to serve at the Mission.

Assist Pregnancy Center Ministry Needs

Cleaning Volunteer: Help keep the clinic and offices hospitable and welcoming to patients by joining the cleaning team! Assist has an immediate need for additional volunteers to serve on a weekly or bimonthly basis. Learn more about this role by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Baby Girl Clothing: Each month, Assist throws a baby shower for clients nearing the end of their pregnancies. We are currently running low on new baby girl clothing (newborn - 12 months). If your small group is interested in hosting a supply drive or baby shower, this would be a great time! Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Central Union Mission Food Drive
Sunday, March 15, all services

Every week the Mission provides over 300 people with non-perishable foods through their Ministry Resource Center. IBC holds a food drive in conjunction with our communion services in support of this important ministry. While many of the clients are not homeless, they do suffer financial hardships. The program serves senior citizens, single families and the Hispanic community. The Mission recognizes that hunger does not always stem from homelessness or unemployment, it affects the working impoverished as well. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Bring donations to the Atrium.

Breakfast & Chapel at The Lamb Center of Fairfax
Thursday, April 2, 8-11:30am

Join our team as we serve those in need with breakfast, love and the Gospel at this daytime shelter
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Volunteer at the Family Ministry Center of Central Union Mission

Over 4,000 individuals are ministered to every month. Volunteers are always needed for assisting with preparing food bags, Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm. This is a great service opportunity for families! The Center is located at 3194 Bladensburg Rd., NE, Suite B, Washington, D.C. 20018. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fresh Start Kits

You and your team can encourage our homeless neighbors today - and all you need is a shoebox! We invite you to decorate a shoebox or Ziploc bag and fill it with small necessities that can help keep a homeless man or woman clean and safe. Remember that being homeless often means having no access to supplies we take for granted. You can fill your kit with these suggested items and more: comb/brush, hand towel, travel sizes of shampoo, soap, lotion, deodorant tissue pack, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, toothbrush, toothpaste, adhesive bandages, antibiotic ointment, and some warm socks. The items may be brought on Sundays to the Mission donation basket in the Atrium. For more information, visit missiondc.org/shoebox.

Bible Verse Writing Rally for Central Union Mission

Organize a verse writing rally with your family or any group to encourage those less fortunate. Bible verse cards are a great encouragement to the low-income neighbors who receive food from the Mission and will be placed in the bags of groceries they receive. All you have to do:

  1. Write out Bible verses of encouragement on 3x5 index cards, one verse per card.  Do not list any personal information.
  2. Send the stack of cards to Central Union Mission, P.O. Box 96763, Washington, DC 20090

Donate Hotel Travel-Size Toiletries

Are you a frequent traveler? Help Central Union Mission by donating travel-size toiletries given out to their overnight guests. The Mission estimates a savings of over $1000 a year through these donations. It also makes their guests feel special to have their own private toiletries. The items may be brought to the Atrium CUM donation basket any Sunday. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Clean Out Those Closets!

You can help provide hope and confidence to those Central Union Mission serves in the DC metro area by donating new or gently used clothing. Men’s, women’s and children’s clothes for any season are appreciated. Please drop off donations at Central Union Mission, 65 Massachusetts, Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001. The Mission is open 24 hours a day and tax receipts will be provided. Contact the Mission, 202.745.7118.

Anacostia Gracious Arts Program (AGAP)

AGAP is an after-school ministry in SE Washington DC. They have partnered with First Rock Baptist Church on Alabama Ave SE to meet with 40 kids from the surrounding neighborhood of Benning Terrace. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on how you can support this vital ministry serving inner-city youth.


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