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City Serve

Why serve?

In the Old Testament, in the midst of exile, God told His people to work for the good of their city. As we worship together in Boston, we must work for the good of our whole city, together.

"Pursue the well-being of the city I have deported you to. Pray to the Lord on its behalf, for when it thrives, you will thrive.” (Jeremiah 29:7)

Now, we are inspired by Jesus to sacrificially serve. His death and life give us an example of serving, as we leverage our time and our treasures to pursue justice, at home and beyond.

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Serve with your time.

If you wish to serve by volunteering your time with an organization, scroll through the options below. We have listed organizations with which Grace City has made prior, amicable connections. These are well-known, productive efforts in the city. We are proud of their work, and are happy to support them with our volunteered time.

These organizations are listed within categories of distinct need in the city.

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Cradles to Crayons

Vulnerable Youth Care

281 Newtonville Ave, Newtonville, MA 02460

Afternoon and evening times available

For more information, click here

Cradles to Crayons is a widely known non-profit that started in Quincy and now operates in Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago. By collecting and sorting donations, Cradles to Crayons has committed to fighting clothing insecurity for youth all across Massachusetts. You can expect to sort donated items (usually clothes) in a warehouse here.

Boston Rescue Mission

Homeless Relief

39 Kingston St, Boston, MA 02111

10:30am - 1:30pm / every day

For more information, click here

Boston Rescue Mission was established in 1899 as a shelter to relieve those who were experiencing homelessness and addiction. Now, it stands as an ongoing, historic effort to provide for those without shelter in Boston. You can expect to serve in the kitchen, as street outreach, cleaning, with occasional projects, and faith guidance. 

Send Relief:
Friendship Initiative

Homeless Relief

88 Tremont Street, 5th Floor & Boston Common

11:00am - 12:30pm

For more information, click here

Send Relief is an international Christian effort to send immediate relief during catastrophic events. The Send Relief ministry center in Boston is located in Tremont Temple Baptist Church, where we have hosted Worship Gatherings before. You can expect to meet with those experiencing homelessness in the Boston Common to share a meal with them, connect them with needed resources, and encourage them.

 

Email scotttashjian@gmail.com to ask about current needs.

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Send Relief:
Geneva Initiative

Immigrant and Refugee Care

88 Tremont Street, 5th Floor

Times vary with need

For more information, click here

Send Relief is an international Christian effort to send immediate relief during catastrophic events. The Send Relief ministry center in Boston is located in Tremont Temple Baptist Church, where we have hosted Worship Gatherings before. You can expect to work logistically with arriving families to provide them with healthcare, phones, schools, and more.

 

Email Aimee (astucke@sendrelief.org) to ask about current needs.

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Serve with your treasure.

If you wish to give financially to a faithful organization, scroll through the options below. Grace City already gives support to these entities, and we would encourage anyone to do the same. If you choose to give, please give through the organization link listed beside each option.

These organizations are also listed within categories of distinct need in the city.

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Compassion
International

Vulnerable Youth Care

Compassion International partners with local churches around the world free children from poverty. They are reputable in their international impact, their holistic care for children, and their emphasis on the Gospel of Jesus. If you wish to give to Compassion International, you can donate a one-time gift to a cause, but we would highly recommend sponsoring a child. This is how Compassion International has made such an impact.

For more information about Compassion International, click here.

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International Justice Mission

Anti-trafficking

International Justice Mission is working to end modern slavery, provide relief for those experiencing injustice, and partner with justice systems throughout the world to prevent violence and slavery. You can give monthly to become a Freedom Partner, or give a one-time gift.

For more information about International Justice Mission, click here.

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