Current Outreach Projects

2023 Outreach Calendar

Thank you for checking out our Community Outreach opportunities for 2023. More details for each event will be available as they get closer. Contact  if you have any questions!


East Hill Church will be hosting the Gresham Fords & Mustangs Car Show. Our youth will be raising funds at the event through food sales for yearly events and camps. Come enjoy the show and get a bite to eat (to support our youth)!

September 30th - 10am-Noon -TEDDY BEAR PARADE

The 41st annual Teddy Bear parade returns to Gresham with fun for all ages in downtown Gresham. All participants and spectators are encouraged to bring their teddy bears in this celebration of children in our community. The East Hill campus is the staging area for the beginning of the parade and East Hill will have a group marching IN the parade. Watch for the registration to get signed up to participate! 

October 31st 5:30-8:00pm - HARVEST PARTY on the East Hill Campus

The East Hill Harvest Party, in partnership with the Historic Downtown Gresham Business Association, will overlap the Historic Gresham Safe Trick or Treat event. There will be games and treats for all. Volunteers are needed in various capacities. Consider serving with your family or small group.  

Volunteer Registration


A time to give thanks for what we have and bless those in our community who are struggling. Purchase a meal using the provided list and return it to the church for distribution to the local community. 

View Food List

December 16- JOY OF CHRISTMAS 

A time to bless families in need in our community with gifts and stockings for children ages 0-12.


North Gresham Elementary School

My Father’s House

Pregnancy Resource Center

Refugee Care 

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.

Local Outreach & Partnerships

At East Hill we aim to collaborate, resource and partner with other groups to see human flourishing. If you'd like to get involved or get more information, please contact


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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AVA HEALTH (formerly PRC)

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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