Service Opportunities Sullivan County

CURRENT Serving Opportunities:

City Church in Kingsport is asking for either one-time monetary donations, or monthly donations, to help support a community food pantry which will serve families in need who are connected to one of their three campuses [Port City in Kingsport, Rhythm City in Bristol, and Depot City in Johnson City].
The food items are stored at their church facility on Center Street in Kingsport and then organized into boxes – each containing items to make up 3 days breakfast meals, 3 days lunch meals, and 3 days of dinner meals for 4-6 people. Their goal is to make 90 food boxes by June to be distributed throughout the summer to area families in need through their different food pantries.
If your church, Grow/Small Groups or your family would like to donate you can give online at:  www.thecity.cc    Choose “Give” in the menu bar, then change title bar to say “Food Pantry” and donate the desired amount.
Or send a tax deductible check w/“Food Pantry boxes” in the memo line, to:
The City Church
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2601 E. Center Street
Kingsport, TN. 37664
Questions?  Contact Kristina Alford at: kristina@thecity.cc

Hope Helps, 4540 W. Stone Drive, helps those in need with bill payments, clothing, food, and counseling. They have a few volunteer opportunities:

  1. Volunteers to sort clothing and food donations. This would be M/W/F between 10a-3pm when the facility is closed to customers.
  2. Solid believers to serve as Counselors. People would serve for a few hours during the time they are open on T/Th. Volunteers would spend 10-15 minutes talking with and praying for Hope Helps customers. OR…tele-counselors are needed. Volunteers would use a provided phone to contact and pray with Hope Helps customers who have requested prayer.
  3. Help Manage the USDA Qualification for Families. Serve on T/Thr from either 10a-12noon or 12noon-3pm. Volunteer would be trained in USDA guidelines and meet with families needing food to determine the level of help they are qualified to receive.

Interested persons should contact Connie Johnson (hopehelpstn@yahoo.com)

Hope House, 1567 North Eastman Rd., works in the Kingsport area to support pregnant women and young mothers with their babies. Currently they need donations of the following:

  1. Diapers (sizes 4, 5, and 6)
  2. Baby wipes
  3. Infant Tylenol
  4. Similac Soy (Pink Lid)
  5. Similac Total Comfort (Lavender Lid)

For drop-off information or for questions contact Angie Martin, Director of Community Connections, at 423.914.7609