Current Outreach Projects

2022 Community Outreach Opportunities

Thank you for checking out the outreach opportunities below! Please mark your calendar for the opportunities you want to get involved with!

As we approach each event, more details will be communicated. Many of these events will be placed on our events page here. If you have questions or want to get started today, email . Before volunteering, you'll need to complete our Volunteer Application. Click here to fill out the application.

Ongoing Opportunities:  

  • Compassion Connect
  • Christmas Stockings - sewing / donation procurement
  • Gresham High School 
  • North Gresham Elementary School
  • East Hill Community Garden
Spring / Summer Opportunities:
Fall / Winter Opportunities:
  • Coat Drive (September)
  • Teddy Bear Parade (September 24, 2022)
  • Harvest Festival (Oct 31st?)
  • Thanksgiving Meal Collection / Distribution (November)
  • Joy of Christmas  (December 17, 2022)
  • Compassion Connect (January 2023)

Food Resources


The USDA government food box program we have been facilitating on Thursdays has ended. The last day for these food boxes was June 3, 2021. If you are still experiencing food insecurity or need assistance with housing, utilities, health care, etc. please call 211 to receive help. 


Other places you can find food:

BIRCH Community Services - amazing resource for food - small fee - GREAT food,  food source  for those NOT receiving SNAP OR TANF, someone in the household IS working, able to volunteer and willing to discuss finances  - read about them on their website:

Snow Cap 

  • FOR FOOD - 17788 SE Pine St. 97233  Ph. 503-674-8785 Mon-Fri 10-2 must show proof of address (unless you are experiencing homelessness). 
  • FOR CLOTHES - 1271 NW Civic Dr. Ph 503-674-8785 must make appt., 1-2 people /family can shop

Salvation Army Gresham Corps 473 SE 194th Ave, Portland 97233

  • Emergency Food Box (3-4day supply) Mon through Thurs 9am-12 noon, 1 box every 30 days, must show ID and current mail w/ proof of address 
  • Free Food Market- Fresh Produce and Pantry Supplies, First Wednesday of ea. month, 9-11am

Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS) 503-252-8500

Oregon Food Bank (Food Finder online) 503-252-0555

Sunshine Division  503-823-2119

Centennial High 

East Hill Church has a limited supply of nonperishable pantry items available at the church office  once every 30 days - call for more information 503-661-4444


To search for other food assistance sites, click here.

Community Garden

The East Hill Community Garden is well under way for the 2022 growing season. We need plenty of volunteers to help in the garden!

Moving forward we have boxes to build, soil to fill, and seeds to sow. We also have LOTS and LOTS of watering to attend to in the hot summer months. Perhaps the garden is not your place to be but rather, you would like to be a liaison for the vision by alerting the local community to our presence and procuring donations of materials, tools and plants.

However you would like to volunteer, we have a spot for you.

Contact for questions. The community garden is located at the NW Corner of East Hill's campus.

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Local Outreach & Partnerships

We call our local outreach projects the Helping Hands Ministries. If you'd like to get involved or get more information, contact our Local Engagement Coordinator at


Helping those in need in our church and the community by blessing them with food non-perishables as well as fresh produce. We give out hundreds of food boxes to families in need in our community. You can also make monetary donations online here by giving to the Benevolence Fund or drop your nonperishable food donations in the food collection boxes in the foyer. See the food list by clicking hereInfo:


We've partnered with North Gresham throughout the pandemic by providing families in need with weekly food boxes, children's coats & socks, encouragement & appreciation to the staff, and funding for student t-shirts. Stay tuned for more opportunities get involved with North Gresham. Join us in supporting and raising up healthy children and families. For more info contact Deanna Hayworth at 


My Father’s House is a family shelter in Gresham, OR that provides a safe environment for 41 families.  A place families can stay together as they address their spiritual, physical, emotional, and relational issues and needs. For volunteer information, please contact Sara at 

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Holla is a grassroots culturally responsive mentorship movement that connects with families, administrators, teachers, and nonprofits to recognize the power and potential of youth of color. Mentors engage relationally with students both in and out of school. They provide opportunities for representation, enrichment and exposure through athletics, arts aviation, outdoors and college preparations. To get involved or need more information contact   

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Serving women and families facing unplanned pregnancy in a safe, confidential, judgment-free environment. The Gresham location is 2 minutes from East Hill Church off of Main St. They offer free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, a variety of counseling options, STD/STI testing, parenting classes, baby clothing and other supplies. All of their services are offered free of charge to those in need and there are a multitude of ways that volunteers can get involved. 

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Join us in various ways as we provide encouragement to students and families in our local community. More details about specific opportunities will be available in the Fall. If you are interested in getting involved, contact us now so we can plug you in!


Safe Families for Children is a faith-based community services movement that serves vulnerable, isolated families in crisis. When a family faces a crisis like substance abuse or homelessness without the benefit of healthy support from relatives or friends, it has the potential to lead to abuse or neglect. The Church is commanded to care for orphans and widows, and is best equipped to meet this need. To get involved please contact Safe Families for Children at 503-906-1027.

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The Rockwood CDC is a non-profit organization serving all Oregon residents, with focus on the low-income and middle-income residents, small businesses, and immigrants/refugees through the development of social, economic and housing systems. Contact the Rockwood CDC at 503-847-9163.

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