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Christmas Vision 2023: 
More Relationship = More Transformation

2640 Portland Rd NE

Day services only

serving those Safe Parking at any of our partner sites

 

3737 Portland Rd NE

Our Micro-shelter site at CCS,

serving up to 132 Children & Families

1280 Center St NE

Our Village of Hope Micro-shelter location,

serving up to 80 adults

2410 Turner Rd SE

Our newest location,

serving up to 40 young adults

For the past 13 years, the Room in the Inn project has welcomed unhoused individuals throughout or city and the surrounding area into various celebratory settings over the years.  This year, we invite you to help us celebrate the gift of relationship with our friends, both newly sheltered and still unhoused - as guests of one of our shelter sites, safe parking program, or through our outreach teams across the city.  We desire our guests to be seen, loved, and celebrated in a new way this Holiday Season!

Last year Room in the Inn 2022 pulled together 25 different churches, more than 250 partner sponsors, 200 volunteers, and served just over 250 individuals.  This year we hope to serve at least 300 people through the month of December at each of our sites to celebrate the incarnation of Jesus together by offering much needed items, warm meals, and gathered time together at shared tables.

Can you help?

Pray!

As our unsheltered friends continue to face the challenges of life on the street, this year has been a pivotal time of transition and readiness for many who seek hope, healing, and housing.  Please join us to pray for blessings upon each one that we will reach out to in the coming months.  We will post specific stories & calls to prayer each day on our Church@thePark social media channels.  Please share any thoughts or words of blessing there.

Serve!

  • Meals - Cook & deliver one of the 6 boxed Christmas meals - a full Instruction Sheet will be provided.
     

  • Activities - follow the link to sign up to help with one of the site specific activities.

  • Commit your Church / Business to serve as a donation site for the Christmas Gift items

Give!

  • Purchase & drop off NEW, unwrapped items -  (1)  Pillows   (2)  Hooded Sweatshirts  
    (3) Socks & Underwear   (4) Hats & Gloves & deliver item(s) to one of the donation sites. (Donation Site Locations will be listed below as they come available)

  • Purchase necessity items from the OUTREACH TEAM's Amazon list.

  • Donate funds - to purchase gift cards for guests at our new Young Adult site so they can shop for clothing or practical items they need most. 
    * Please mark your donation: GIFT CARDS *

     

  • Help us reach our Year End Goal - if you would like to contribute a monetary donation, Church@thePark has a year end goal to raise $80,000 to match funds from Murdock Charitable Trust to build our commercial training kitchen.

The main goal of outreach is to establish relationships among those we ultimately wish to serve.

But what does that look like? How do you go about reaching that goal?

You start small. As a team, we go out to the places our clients call home, be that a sidewalk downtown or a camp built alongside a railroad track. We bring simple items that we hope will make their lives a bit brighter, even if it’s only in small ways. More than the items we offer,  we place a high priority on giving our clients room to be seen and heard.  Sometimes, that looks like a wishlist of items (tents, clothing, or food); sometimes, it's nothing more than taking the time to listen to their stories or their grievances; sometimes, it's connecting them with services within the community outside of the ones we have to offer.  Regardless of the need we are attempting to fill, the most important thing we can do is show up how and when we say we will, every time. The goal is to demonstrate, in every way that we can, that these are people worthy of our time and deserve to be invested in; we have the privilege of embodying that goal on a daily basis.

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Donation Item Drop-off Locations

All donations need to be dropped of at one of the following sites on or before Sunday, December 17, 2023

For our donation receipting purposes:
please place a note with the items you are donating that contains your full name and email address.

Plain front or Zip-up WITH A HOOD

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Each of the following sites will accept any physical items (unwrapped).
Please call to confirm the hours donation sites are available prior to arrival.

VENTI'S CAFE & BASEMENT BAR

325 Court St NE, Salem  MAP

(503)  399-8733

CHURCH @ THE PARK OFFICE

2111 Front St NE (Ste 1-103), Salem  MAP

(503) 979-7105

ST. THOMAS COVENANT CHURCH

546 High St NE, Salem  MAP

(503)  703-8518

BASIL & BOARD

5000 Liberty St SE, Salem  MAP

(503) 447-3350

NEW HOPE FOURSQUARE CHURCH

4963 Swegle Rd NE, Salem  MAP

(503)  370-8886

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN CHURCH

4764 Skyline Rd S, Salem  MAP

(503)  364-7573

MOUNTAIN WEST INVESTMENT CO

201 Ferry St SE, Ste 400, Salem  MAP

(503) 581-4654

BROADWAY COMMONS

1300 Broadway St NE, Salem  MAP

EAST SALEM SEVENTH-DAY ADV CHURCH

5575 Fruitland Rd NE, Salem  MAP

(503) 363-0390

IKE BOX

299 Cottage St NE, Salem  MAP

(503) 581-6154

SALEM MENNONITE CHURCH

1045 Candlewood Dr NE, Keizer  MAP

(503) 390-2715

CROSSCREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH

1525 Idylwood Dr SE, Salem  MAP

(503) 930-5293

NORTH RIVER ROAD DENTAL (socks only)

3857 River Rd N, Keizer  MAP

(503) 390-1100

OUR SAVIORS LUTHERAN CHURCH

1770 Baxter Rd SE, Salem  MAP

(503) 399-5601

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