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.

January 15 - Compassion Connect

February 20-27 - Coat Drive

April - Begin Christmas Stocking Project

April - Car Care Day for Single Moms

May - Teacher Appreciation - North Gresham

July 16 - Gresham Art Festival

July Mondays - Music Mondays in the Park

July 25-29 - Vacation Bible School (VBS)

July 31 - Church on the (East Hill) Lawn

August Mondays - Music Mondays in the Park

August 13 - Rockin’ Round the Block - Car Show / Gresham festivities

August - Back to School Treats /Supplies for North Gresham

September - Stocking Sewing Completed

Sept 24 - Teddy Bear Parade - Community Event

Sept - Coat Drive

October - Stuff Stockings

Oct 31 - Harvest Festival (4-8pm)

November - Deliver stockings to DHS

Nov 6-13 - Thanksgiving Meals Collection

Nov 17 - Thanksgiving Meal Distribution

Nov 25 or Dec 3 TBD - Spirit of Christmas

Dec 17 - Joy of Christmas

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 Resources

Announcement:

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. 

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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  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 Schoolfood4families.net - 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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To search for other food assistance sites, click here.

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

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. Info:

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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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 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

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 CDC

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

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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SELF ENHANCEMENT INC

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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