Street Outreach: March 2020
Thank you for signing up to serve with SOCKS! Street Outreach Ministry is at the core of our mission and we thank you for helping us show love to those in need.
You may be asking, “What is outreach ministry?” Great question! Our mission is to demonstrate love to our friends experiencing homelessness by providing socks and other essential items that will improve health, provide comfort, and hopefully bring a smile to their heart. During outreach, we distribute socks, underwear, hygiene items, hugs, smiles, listening ears, and prayers. The goal is not to just distribute items but to remind the people we serve that they are not invisible.
We believe helping people experiencing homelessness is not an option, but a commandment from God. And we take the charge to care for our brothers and sisters is very seriously. Hence our foundational scripture, “For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to they needy, in thy land.” – Deuteronomy 15:11. This is why your commitment to join us in outreach is such a blessing. We appreciate you!
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Below please find the logistics and itinerary:
What To Bring: We ask that you bring lots of smiles, hugs, and listening ears. We request a donation of $5.00 or please bring a pack or two of socks. If you want to bring other clothing or hygiene items, please let us know.
Where to Meet: We will near Union Station at the corner of First St., NE and G St., NE.
Transportation and Parking: There is usually plenty of street parking on G St., NE and G Pl, NE. It is one block from Union Station so taking the Metro is an option.
Attire: Please wear comfortable shoes as we will be on our feet for the majority of the time. Outreach also requires quite a bit of walking.
Weather Date: In the event of rain or other inclement weather that will hinder outreach, you will be notified of cancellation and the make-up day.
Liability Waiver and Media Release: Each participant 18 years or over will be required to sign a waiver. Children under 18 will need a parent’s signature. (When signing up via Sign-Up Genius, you will be able to sign. We will have paper forms on hand the day of the event just in case).
9:30 am – Registration: Check-in begin promptly at 9:30 am on March 21, 2020. Please try to be on time so we have ample opportunity to canvass the area.
9:40 am – Training & Overview: During this time an overview of the day’s outreach as well as training on do’s and don’ts will take place. Questions, will also be answered at this time.
9:50 am – Resource Organization: To insure the process of distribution is efficient, we will organize all the donated items- socks, underwear, hygiene items, etc.
10:00 am – Outreach: The outreach method will vary and be conducted based on the plan for the day, the area to be canvassed, the type and amount of items to be distributed, the number of people attending, and how many (if any) youth are involved.
11:00 am – Closing: After conducting outreach, we will gather to discuss lessons learned, reflections, etc.
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Thank you again for signing up to join forces with us in serving those experiencing homelessness. We look forward to seeing you!
So Others Can Keep Striding,