Small Acts. Big Impact.
You don’t have to wait for the next mission trip or planned service event. You can get involved today. Find something that fits your schedule. it can be as easy as picking up canned food or toiletries at the store … or scheduling a Saturday that works for your schedule and grab a couple friends to come volunteer with you.
Volunteer at a Local Agency
What can you do to volunteer today? FPCA supports many agencies in the Austin community that can use your time and gifts at your convenience.
Volunteer at Casa Marianella to serve supper, welcome clients, be a homework helper, help with childcare, or be a weekend volunteer.
Contact the Austin Diaper Bank and go with a friend or your family to sort, count, and package diapers to prepare for distribution to the agencies they serve.
Spend time at Manos de Cristo packing groceries in the food pantry or sorting clothes. You can get involved in ESL or citizenship tutoring, or help in the office and on the grounds.
You can prepare meals or go on a delivery with Mobile Loaves and Fishes. FPCA coordinates one of the regular food delivery runs. Or maybe, you just want to donate socks — they are always needed.
First Sunday Loose Offering
On the first Sunday of each month, we donate the loose coins and dollar bills from the worship offering directly to a designated agency to boost what they receive in donations and service from FPCA. So empty the cup holder in your car and sweep the coins on your counter into a jar, or just pull a few loose dollars out of your wallet. We are happy to count the change.
Food on the First
The food pantries in Austin need our help to feed the hungry. On the first Sunday of the month, bring a sack of groceries and place it on the FPCA chancel steps during the offering to help fill the pantry shelves at Manos de Cristo. We strive to provide small bottles of cooking oil, and small bags of flour and sugar to help families cook. The other non-perishable items needed include: peanut butter, tuna, canned vegetables, canned tomatoes, hearty soups, canned or dried beans, and rice.
Bring Us Your Small Toiletries
Do you always bring the extra hotel toiletries home from a trip? We always need toiletries such as shampoo/conditioner, soap, and toothbrushes. Are you a Sam’s Club or Costco shopper? Grab a big package of tooth brushes, toothpaste, or disposable razors. Drop your toiletries in the bins in the Community Caring Closet in our entry. Supplies are used to build dignity bags for the homeless and hygiene kits for disasters like hurricanes at our mission workdays.