Fall 2017 CCIH Opportunities for Involvement



Homework Club Support:  We are looking for compassionate individuals to help in our afterschool Homework Club that goes from August through June. Sites we serve are Pleasant Hill, Concord and Pittsburg. You will provide academic and mentoring support to children from extremely low-income homes in grades K-12. Commitment is one afternoon per week for the entire school year. Adults and high school sophomores through seniors are encouraged to apply at www.ccinterfaithhousing.org/volunteer.

After School Snack Helpers:  We are looking for volunteers to help prepare and serve after school snacks at Homework Club at our Garden Park (Pleasant Hill) and Lakeside (Concord) Apartments. Collaborate with the Youth Enrichment Coordinator to plan out the snacks for the week, communicate what is needed, prepare (cook or no-cook recipes), help serve and clean up. Hours: M, T, Th (2:15-3:30); W (12:30- 1:45). Please contact Gloria Bertolozzi at Gloria@ccinterfaithhousing.org if interested or with questions. Commitment:  2-4 days/week for the academic year

Volunteer Receptionist:  Are you interested in volunteering in an office setting? Can you help our Administrative Officer Manager 2-4 days/week for 2-3 hours?  Responsibilities: Answering phones; filing; endorsing in-coming checks; and special projects.  Bring your organizational skills and your positive attitude to CCIH! Contact: Gloria@ccinterfaithhousing.org

Ruby Slippers 2018:  Contra Costa Interfaith Housing’s 10th annual auction gala Ruby Slippers-There’s No Place Like Home is next February, and we need YOUR help in making this night the best yet! Are you creative? Do you want to make a tangible difference for the most vulnerable in our community? Do you like to have fun? If you answered yes to any of these questions – then wait no longer! Email elba@ccinterfaithhousing.org to find out how you can get involved. Event will be at the Blackhawk Museum.

The Spirit of Giving 2017: We are preparing for our annual Spirit of Giving Program. If your congregation or service community is interested in helping families and individuals in need at Garden Park (Pleasant Hill), Lakeside (Concord), East County (Pittsburg & Bay Point), and Scattered Site programs, please contact us.  Profiles of each family or individual will be provided, along with a wish list and guidelines on how to help.  We match up our clients with each donor to ensure that each resident receives something special for the holidays.  Although our clients’ details and wishes are provided, anonymity will need to be preserved in order to protect confidentiality to help make this a special holiday season for our community in need.  Please contact Gloria Bertolozzi at gloria@ccinterfaithhousing.org. Profiles will be ready early October.

Seeking In-Kind Donations:  

  • DIAPERS (regular) size 3, 4, 5 for families in our programs;
  • Feminine hygiene products of all kinds
  • Paper products for after school snacks; printer paper for after school programming
  • Cleaning supplies for our Scattered Site/FISH clients (Comet; Windex; Simple Green, buckets; mops; etc.
  • Incentive prizes for Homework Club. $1-$5 prizes for K-8th graders for doing excellent work during the week. This is your opportunity to clean out the birthday party leftover drawer from over the years!
  • Raffle prizes for resident monthly community meetings (New items; $5-$20 value)

For more information, please go to our website: www.ccinterfaithhousing.org or contact Gloria Bertolozzi, Volunteer & Outreach Manager at gloria@ccinterfaithhousing.org or call 925-448-2004. Contra Costa Interfaith Housing is a 501(C)3 organization.