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 our congregation and friends to people in our local community who are in need.

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 Contra Costa County Social Services, the Food Bank, or various specialty support organizations. Clients can make appointments by calling the Cottage at 925-937-3978 for the following times:
1:30, 2:15, 3:00pm
9:30, 10:15, 11:00am
9:30, 10:15, 11:00am
Help the Care Cottage

We are looking for food, clothing and useful household items


Call the cottage at 925.937.3978
We have an urgent need for volunteers not at high risk for COVID-19 for greeting our clients.

Volunteer Opportunities

Our Christmas Room needs toys!


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, please check the top portion of the door. If it is unlocked, you may drop your donation inside the door. If you want a tax receipt, please leave a self-addressed envelope with your donation. No furniture or electronic equipment, please.

Donation Guidelines Food List
Donation Hours
Mondays9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesdays1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wednesdays9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fridays9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sundays4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
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