Serving Opportunities Washington County

ON-GOING Serving Opportunities:

Habitat for Humanity operates the ReStore located at 3201 Kimberly Court in Johnson City. ReStores sell household items, furniture, building supplies, etc. at a discounted price with the proceeds funding their housing and repair programs. There is always a need for volunteers to help load, unload, sort, price, etc. To volunteer at Johnson City ReStore go to this link:

http://donate.holstonhabitat.org/campaigns/2135-johnson-city-restore-volunteer

Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness (ARCH) operates a food pantry to help the needs of our area homeless. To contribute or for questions call 1.844.989.2273. [Address is: 321 W. Walnut St., Johnson City] They need the following food donations:

PET FOOD (The homeless have pets)

  • Cheese or peanut butter crackers         * Beef Jerky
  • Applesauce                                                * Pudding
  • Fruit cups                                                  * Granola bars or Cereal bars
  • Ravioli/spaghetti-o’s                               * Ramen noodles
  • Tomato juice                                              * Trail mix
  • Dried fruits                                                 * Peanut butter
  • Any kind of pasta and/or Spaghetti sauce
  • Canned veggies & fruit (pull top lids)
  • Boxed drinks and juices
  • Vienna sausages (pull top lids)              * Small Can Openers
  • Individual packets of oatmeal                * Gallon-size zip lock bags
  • Canned and boxed Tuna and Chicken (w/pop tops)
  • Bags of rice or beans Crackers
  • Dried Goods  –  Coco mix, Kool aid, evaporated milk, instant dried milk, instant mashed potatoes, canned and boxed rice, dried soup, etc.

Volunteers are needed at the Agape Nursing Center in Johnson City to visit those that do not have regular visitors. Participants need to be over 18 years of age. The goal is for weekly visits of 30-90 minutes with a matched resident. Participants can see the resident by themselves or with another person.

Those interested should contact Alan Evans, Chaplain, at 423.975.2000 ex.1403 or at alndoll1982@gmail.com

CURRENT Serving Opportunities:

Seasons of Hope will be providing buckets with cleaning supplies and masks to 6 ( or more) elementary schools’ teachers. BUT they’re having a hard time getting Lysol wipes and Lysol in quantities.

We are CHALLENGING YOU to donate 2 wipes packages or spray to our buckets.

The items can be collected and delivered to Summit Leadership, 3104 Hanover Road, Johnson City. The deadline for dropoff is September 30th. 

Seasons of Hope is looking for a church in Johnson City with a large parking lot, a covered area, and space available to host this year’s Secret Santa. They need the space from 12/8 to 12/12.

Secret Santa is a gift giveaway program to lower income families in the region who have signed up to receive selected items. The “covered area” is needed to protect the families from the weather while their gifts are being loaded into their cars.

For more information contact Seasons at 423.724.7398

Dawn of Hope operates 4 resident houses in Johnson City. These vinyl siding homes are in need of being cleaned. Down of Hope will provide the power washers…..they just need the volunteer labor!

If interested, contact Shannon Haney @ 423-384-2071

West Main Church Clothing Drive
West Main Homeless Ministry is seeking clothing donations of men’s and women’s tennis shoes and men’s t-shirts/golf shirts. Items can be new or gently used. Please drop off donations by Aug. 28 in the West Main drop box inside Door A at First Christian Church in Johnson City, Mon–Thurs, 9a– 4p.