Agape Fish Fund partners with local churches and volunteers to provide meals, supplies, and Christian support for the homeless in San Jose, California.
a new semester of ministry
On Saturday, March 2, 2019, a team of 9 volunteers gathered to relaunch our homeless ministry in San Jose. This was our first time back since last year, and we got to reconnect with a lot of the same people we helped previously.
It was good reconnecting with people we haven't seen in a while, and we got to catch up with each other. It was a satisfying experience due to the fact that we have established real relationships with these people and were able to catch up like old friends.
We told them that we were going to be out more consistently and jotted down any items that they might need. We are also teaming up with another church called Christian Worship Center, as we have done before in the past, so things have been picked up where we left off.
We decided to provide a lot of clothing for the homeless outreach. It has been quite cold out, so we figured that they could use some extra clothes to keep warm at night.
We still had other items from the previous homeless outreaches, so we decided to distribute those out as well. We distributed clothing, food, and hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, and soap. We were able to serve eight homeless people this time.
Outreach on March 16th
On Saturday, March 16, 2019, a team of six volunteers served 11–15 homeless people. We distributed clothes, dog food, batteries, duct tape, exacto blades, first aid kits, tire repair kits, super glue, matches, and food.
Repair kits and dog food
This meeting, we decided to bring a variety of goods. It was great to see their eyes light up as we brought new items from the previous meeting. The most popular items were the duct tape, super glue, tire repair kits, and batteries. A lot of the times, these items are popular because they tend to fix a lot of broken items. The dog food was especially popular considering a lot of them have dogs to care for. We also helped pass out Chick-fil-A and coffee.
Outreach on March 30th
Repurposing old electronics
This helped out a lot of people because the weather has been cold even though it is spring. The socks and shoes are always a big factor when distributing supplies. We discovered that we could donate old electronics that we do not use anymore, which they could put to use. New items we started donating were old electronic devices like charging wires. Mike, who I mentioned from the last homeless outreach, takes old electronics and fixes them up for other homeless people.
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