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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

Fall / Winter Opportunities:
  • Coat Drive (September 18-29)
    • East Hill is partnering with The Salvation Army to provide gently used and new coats for The West Women's & Children Shelter. We will be collecting coats on Sunday, September 25 in the Foyer before and after services. You can also drop off coats Monday through Thursday, at the church office between 9am - 3pm. (Last day is September 29)
  • Candy Collection for Gresham's Safe Trick or Treating (October)
    • Drop off candy donations in the foyer near the Kids Check In area.
  • Thanksgiving Meal Collection (November 6 & 13)
    • On Nov 6th and 13th East Hill volunteers will be collecting Thanksgiving meals for families in need. Shop for the items on the list and drop them off during one of these service times.
    • Please include the following items in your Thanksgiving meal bag:
      • Turkey (whole bird or turkey breast)
      • Potatoes - 5lb
      • Gravy - 2 jars gravy
      • Stove Top Stuffing - 2 boxes
      • Cornbread mix - 2 boxes
      • Cranberries or cranberry sauce -2 cans
      • Canned green beans or corn -3 cans
      • Brownie mix or cake mix (w/frosting)
      • Tin turkey pan   
      OPTIONAL:
      • sparkling cider
      • decorative holiday napkins, tablecloth, paper plates
      • other festive non-perishable items
      • add a written note, prayer, blessing
    • Also, if you know a family who could use help with a meal this Thanksgiving, please email to get them signed up.

  • Joy of Christmas  (December 17, 2022)
    • Our heart is to ensure that every parent has the joy of watching their child open a gift on Christmas. We will be collecting gifts in person and through an Amazon wish list. More details coming soon. Please check back.
  • Compassion Connect (January 2023)

Food Resources

Announcement:

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. 

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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: birchcommunityservices.org

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 Schoolfood4families.net 

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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To search for other food assistance sites, click here.

Pregnancy Resource Center support

East Hill partner, Gresham Pregnancy Resource Center,  recently suffered a huge loss due to arson that destroyed their supply of baby clothes, diapers, blankets, etc. We would like to help them recover the loss and be able to support women facing unplanned pregnancy by collecting NEW baby items for them. Click the button below to see how you can help:

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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

FOOD PANTRY

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: helpinghands@easthill.org

NORTH GRESHAM ELEMENTARY

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

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

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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PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER

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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GRESHAM HIGH SCHOOL

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

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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ROCKWOOD CDC

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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