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OUTREACH


The Valley Churches United Missions is a coalition of community and church volunteers coming together to perform humanitarian acts by providing direct aid assistance in the form of food and emergency rent and utilities to the San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley residents in their time of crisis.

OUR IMPACT

Our primary community service is decreasing hunger and homelessness and providing hope for the less fortunate in our community. The emergency food pantry volunteers prepare food bags for 1100 people per month.

OUR PROGRAMS

Client Direct Aid Assistance:

  1. Emergency Food Pantry, food vouchers, bus passes, gas vouchers distribution.
  2. Senior Low-income food and voucher distribution.
  3. Crisis rent/mortgage assistance to avoid homelessness,
  4. Crisis utility assistance to avoid shut off.
  5. Crisis medical/dental assistance (limited).
  6. Education supplies, backpacks for children, camp fees.
  7. Disaster relief, before, during, and after.
  8. Holiday Projects: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas food and gifts.
  9. Mission Outreach, sharing with agencies and individuals.
  10. Individual fund raising when a catastrophic illness strikes, 100% direct aid.

OTHER PROGRAMS AND SERVICES CLIENT AID

  1. Client information and referral.
  2. USDA monthly food distribution site plus supplements.
  3. Food for Children monthly food distribution site.
  4. Abbots Thrift Shop vouchers for clothing & household items.

OUR RESOURCES

Our support comes from caring, sharing donors near and far. We receive no government assistance or grants. We send mail appeals twice a year to generate funds. Our major fund raising drives are the “Buck For Hunger” and the Valley Christmas Project. We do not phone solicit or share our donor lists.

OUR ITEM DONATION RESOURCES

Item donation support comes from our local businesses, schools, service clubs, churches, youth groups and individuals.

OUR ADMINISTRATION COSTS

Only 5.2% is used for the operation of our buildings, vehicles, utilities, insurance and two paid staff members. We can do all this because we operate with a 98% volunteer staff.

Click here for a more specific explanaition of our Servcies. (In PDF format Adobe Acrobat Reader)

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