We have a desire to meet the basic needs of education, food, shelter, love and hope for Louisville's children.

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Bless Children Update

Bless Children: External Opportunities

Education

Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary - Tutoring

Serve as a reading helper for K-4th grade students. Weekly on various days for 30 minutes.

Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary is located at 1351 Payne Street, Louisville 40206

To learn more about this school and their mission, click here

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The Cabbage Patch Settlement House - Homework Helper

Serve as a homework helper for a variety of ages and abilities. Weekly on various days after school.

The Cabbage Patch Settlement House is located at 1413 S. 6th Street, Louisville 40208

To learn more about this agency and their mission, click here

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Central High School - Job Shadowing

Provide job shadowing opportunities to talented high school students during the summer months. Daily (duration TBD)

Central High School is located at 1130 W. Chestnut Street, Louisville 40203 (Russell neighborhood)

To learn more about this school and their mission, click here

Yes! Contact me to serve


Dunn Elementary - Tutoring

Tutor 3rd grade math and reading and 5th grade reading. Weekly; various times.

Dunn Elementary is located at 2010 Rudy Lane, Louisville 40207

To learn more about this school and their mission, click here

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Lighthouse Community Center - Tutoring

Provide homework help to K-6th grade students. Weekly on various days.

Lighthouse Community Center is located at 5312 Shepherdsville Road, Louisville 40228

To learn more about this agency and their mission, click here

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Mini-Versity Child Development Center - Teach Seminars

Teach seminars to parents on subjects such as how to write a resume, how to file taxes, or Financial Peace. Various evenings as needed.

Mini-Versity Child Development Center is located at 306 Roy Wilkins Avenue, Louisville 40203 (Russell neighborhood)

To learn more about this agency and their mission, contact Patty Groot

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Mini-Versity Child Development Center - Read to Children

Read to preschoolers and help in the classroom. Weekly at various times.

Mini-Versity Child Development Center is located at 306 Roy Wilkins Avenue, Louisville 40203 (Russell neighborhood)

To learn more about this agency and their mission, contact Patty Groot

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Portland Promise Center - Tutoring/Mentoring

Provide help with homework and assist with math and reading skills.
Weekly M-F, 4:50-6:20 pm.

Portland Promise Center is located at 1831 Baird Street, Louisville 40203 (Portland neighborhood)

To learn more about this agency and their mission, click here

Yes! Contact me to serve


West End School - Tutoring

Tutor 6th and 7th graders. Weekly M-F, 7:30-9 pm

West End School is located at 3628 Virginia Avenue, Louisville 40211

To learn more about this school and their mission, click here

Yes! Contact me to serve


Wilder Elementary - Tutoring

Participate in the HUG program for 2nd graders. Weekly on Wednesdays 9-10:15 am

Wilder Elementary is located at 1913 Herr Lane, Louisville 40222

To learn more about this school and the HUG program, click here

Yes! Contact me to serve


Finances

Business Micro Lending

Various times as needed.

Join a group of people who are committed to forging a process for providing loans for start-up businesses in the Russell neighborhood for those who could otherwise not secure a loan. The mission is to provide methods of income for persons who are lacking the proper education or have a felony conviction.

Yes! Contact me to serve


Food

Portland Promise Center - Kids Cafe

Prepare and serve meals in the Kids Cafe and clean up thereafter. Weekly M-F, 4:30-6:30pm

Portland Promise Center is located at 1831 Baird Street, Louisville 40203 (Portland neighborhood)

To learn more about this agency and their mission, click here

Yes! Contact me to serve


West End School - School Lunches

Provide nutritious lunches (purchase, prepare, and serve) for 78 children. Monthly on various days 10 am - 1 pm.

West End School is located at 3628 Virginia Avenue, Louisville 40211

To learn more about this school and their mission, click here

Yes! Contact me to serve


Love

Prodigal Mentors - Mentoring

Mentor former prisoners to help change their future direction for the next generation. Weekly on various days.

Prodigal Ministries has campuses throughout the city of Louisville.

To learn more about this agency and their mission, click here

Yes! Contact me to serve


YNow - Mentoring

Mentoring for young people with incarcerated parents. Weekly on various days.

Children of prisoners are seven times more likely to become incarcerated one day themselves. In its 10-year history of mentoring children of prisoners, the YNow program of Safe Place has transformed the lives of over 300 of our community's most at-risk youth.Learn more about how you can get involved on Tuesday, July 18, 6-8 pm at YMCA Safe Place Services. Contact Matthew Stone for more information.

YNow is located at 2400 Crittenden Drive, Louisville 40217

To learn more about this agency and their mission, click here

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Shelter

Construction Team - Minor Home Repair

Various times as needed

Various locations in the Russell neighborhood. Providing safer housing for the children of the Russell neighborhood.

Yes! Contact me to serve


God's Designs - Crafters

Clean up and give new life to furniture and decor items which have been donated. May involve arts and crafts skills, sewing, or painting, weekly or monthly as needed.

God's Designs warehouse is located at 455 Vaughn Walker Way, Louisville 40208. Assignments may be at other locations.

To learn more about this agency and their mission, click here

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God's Designs - Organizers

Evaluate, record, label, and store donated items. Weekly or monthly as needed.

God's Designs warehouse is located at 455 Vaughn Walker Way, Louisville 40208. Assignments may be at other locations.

To learn more about this agency and their mission, click here

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God's Designs - Repairs

Repair broken furniture (minor repairs). Weekly or monthly as needed.

God's Designs warehouse is located at 455 Vaughn Walker Way, Louisville 40208. Assignments may be at other locations.

To learn more about this agency and their mission, click here

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Land Bank - property acquisition


Join a group of people who are committed to forging a process for improving the Russell neighborhood through property acquisition. The mission is to improve the safety of the neighborhood by improving or destroying abandoned property.

Yes! Contact me to serve


Bless Children: Internal CCUM Opportunities

Christ Church Children's Ministries - Welcoming and Hospitality

As needed.

Greet children and families on Sunday mornings and at special events.

Yes! Contact me to serve


Christ Church Children's Ministries - Spiritual Formation

As needed.

Working directly with children to help them grow in their faith.

Yes! Contact me to serve


Christ Church Children's Ministries - Holy Listening

As needed.

Listeners trained to be with children through times of grief or crisis

Yes! Contact me to serve


Christ Church Youth Ministries - Welcoming and Hospitality

Minimum of 2 Sundays per month.

Greet youth and families on Sunday mornings and/or assistance with Sunday Night Snack Supper.

Yes! Contact me to serve


Christ Church Youth Ministries - Organization and Leadership

As needed.

Help coordinate Sunday morning and evening volunteers, on-going mission and service projects, special events, and/or youth recreation.

Yes! Contact me to serve