Current Outreach Projects

North Gresham Mentorship Program

In our partnership with North Gresham Elementary School (K-5), we will be starting Lunch Buddy mentoring program with kids who could use some extra encouragement and support. Interested volunteers should contact Deanna Hayworth for more information. In addition to this mentoring program, we have other ways for you to get involved at North Gresham. 

Contact Deanna Hayworth at

Food Distribution Update


The USDA government food box program we have been facilitating on Thursdays will be ending. The last day for these food boxes is June 3rd. 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  503-674-8785 Mon-Fri 10-2 and Mon & Wed 6-8pm, must show proof of address

Salvation Army Gresham Corps 473 SE 194th Ave, Portland 97233 - Mon through Thurs 9am-12 noon, 1 box every 30 days, must show ID and current mail w/ proof of address

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

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

Sunshine Division  503-823-2119

Centennial High - Wednesdays 4-6pm on 5/26, 6/23, 7/28, 8/25

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


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Community Garden

The East Hill Community Garden is well under way for the 2021 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. Info:


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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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 Black and Brown youth. 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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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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Beyond Black is an African American led nonprofit organization in East Multnomah County that aims to bridge the gap between the people and the resources, by empowering us to be the change we want to see! Beyond Black’s CSA (community supported agriculture) Program is a partnership with Multnomah County Reach and Mudbone Grown (a black led farm helping to provide healthy food). Contact La Tasha Carter for volunteer information at 971-804-8880 or 

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Transitional Youth is a faith-based organization, serving homeless and at-risk youth, 14-24. They serve youth who have been traumatized through abuse, neglect, trafficking, gang involvement, incarceration, drug addiction/use and so on. Transitional Youth has five homes across the metro area where our youth live long term. For more Volunteer information contact Rhona Mahl at

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SEI is a comprehensive, one-stop resource for youth and families, primarily African Americans and others living in poverty or seeking culturally responsive services. It is also one of city’s leading multi-service organizations, providing thousands of youth, families and adults with a wide array of education and social services on an annual basis. For volunteer information, please contact Renita Crowell Self Enhancement, Inc 503-249-1721 ext. 1328

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Africa New Life aims to transform lives through meeting basic needs, to give hope for the future for those living in poverty in Rwanda, and to share the freedom and hope found in Christ. At the heart of our model for breaking cycles of poverty is educational sponsorship. With a high school education, or a vocational equivalent, children in Rwanda have hope for the future.

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Based in Gresham, Oregon, the mission of this charity is to bring hope and help to orphans, widows, the poor and the forgotten in developing countries. Apple of His Eye wants to see even the most vulnerable equipped with the tools and opportunities to break the cycle of poverty. Please check out ways you can get involved on the Apple of His Eye Charity website.


Hope For Haiti's work impacts individual Haitians, empowering them to act and change their own nation. Hope for Haiti is equipping a new generation with a vision and the skills to make the dream a reality. They focus on education, medical care, spiritual development, community growth and environmental education, tools and resources. Click the button to watch our video interview with Jean Eloi, founder of Hope for Haiti.

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