Creative Ways To Volunteer

You don't have to volunteer on-site at the Mission to help the homeless.  

Ideas for Groups

  • Start a collection drive
  • Make or purchase decorations for our day rooms and front entry. Group may come and decorate for the holiday or season. 
  • Hold a car wash, walk-a-thon, or other event to raise money
  • Hold a "My Night In A Box" Event

Ideas for Individuals/Families (especially those with younger children)

    • Have a "clean out your closet day" and donate your gently used clothing/coats
    • Start a collection drive
    • Buy packages of new white tube socks, individually wrapped hard candies, and ribbon. Young children can fill the socks with candy and tie a ribbon around the top. Drop them off at the Mission, and they will be given out to a homeless person.
    • Another project for young children:  Make "personal care bags." Fill a plastic ziploc baggie with a toothbrush, sample-sized toothpaste, hand sanitizer, hair comb, or other small personal care items.  Have your child hand-draw a small card or note to a homeless person letting them know that someone cares about them (pictures drawn by children always bring a smile to someone's face!) and include it in the baggie. Be sure your child signs only their first name to the card. Drop off personal care bags to the Mission.
    • Join the AC Rescue Mission Auxiliary!  Please join us for an informational meeting and lunch!  The Linwood Auxiliary meets to hear updates on the AC Rescue Mission programs and activities and first hand accounts directly from clients who are served in the various programs.  We also support the mission through prayer, supply drives and other programs.  We meet the third Tuesday of each month from September through June from 11 am to 1 pm. Bring your lunch.  Dessert, coffee / hot tea and beverages are provided.  EVERYONE IS INVITED!  
    • Add the Mission to your "Causes" on Facebook or MySpace
    • Keep in touch with what's happening!


  • Get the Guide for ways to help for individuals or groups, or the Student Guide for ways to help.





Kitchen Wish List

  • Tea Bags
  • Thyme
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Brown Sugar
  • Paper Plates
  • Salt
  • Minced Garlic
  • Drink Mix (lemonade etc)
  • Mustard
  • Forks & Spoons
  • Ketchup

• Financial support is also needed & deeply appreciated               


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