Tangible Care for Our Community

We know that supporting those in our community goes beyond prayer, and we have a ministry devoted to providing for the physical needs of those needing a helping hand. At our Deacons’ Care Cottage (the little house with the red door next to our parking lot on Lacassie Avenue), we provide food, clothing, and small household items donated by the friends of the church to those referred to us by various social organizations.

From a man recovering from an addiction and needing clothes for a job interview to a mother in need of clothing and blankets for a new baby to a family who needs clothing and shoes for their kids to go to school to someone who is just plain hungry and needs food, our clients make an appointment to come shop, free of charge, for things that they can use.

Client Appointments
Clients are referred to us through local social organizations, such as the Bay Area Rescue Mission and Contra Costa Interfaith Coalition. Once referred, clients can make appointments for the following times:
Tuesdays
1:30, 2:15, 3:00pm
Wednesdays
9:30, 10:15, 11:00am
Fridays
9:30, 10:15, 11:00am
Help the Care Cottage
Donate

We are looking for food and clothing

Volunteer

Call the cottage at 925.937.3978

Shop

Our Christmas Room needs toys!

Donations

We welcome your donations of gently used clothing, toys, linens, and small household items, as well as non-perishable food.

Please do NOT leave donations on the doorstep! The donations may get dirty or rained on, or may be stolen.

If someone is not present and you want a tax receipt, please leave a self-addressed envelope with your donation. No furniture or electronic equipment, please.

Food List
Donation Hours
Mondays9:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesdays1:00pm – 4:00pm
Wednesdays9:00am – 12:00pm
ThursdaysCLOSED
Fridays9:00am – 12:00pm
SaturdaysCLOSED
Sundays9:00am – 11:30am
Holiday Ministry and The Christmas Room
 

Each year, the Cottage hands out food boxes with special holiday treats for Thanksgiving and Christmas during the months of November and December.

In December, volunteers assist parents in need in selecting toys and games, free of charge, for their children in our Christmas Room. With cookies to share and Christmas music playing, the volunteers have the opportunity to show Christ’s love and care as they welcome parents and help them “shop” for toys at this special time of year.

We cannot run the Christmas Room without your support! Please consider including us in your Christmas shopping or holiday volunteering.

Christmas Wish List