There are many opportunities serve the people of our city. We are always amazed to find so many people serving together in different areas. Here are a few below that we think would be good ways to get involved.
The Forgotten Louisville
Serving the homeless and needy in Louisville. TFL serves a meal every Wednesday evening and also handles a lot of street outreach. http://theforgottenlouisville.org/
Be a part of their Volunteer Network: http://theforgottenlouisville.org/
Sign Up to serve a community meal: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0948aba72ea7f94-weekly
Our blog post with all the details: http://raklouisville.com/?p=275
Make sack lunches for the TFL crew to handout through their street outreach teams. The link to sign up for Sack Lunches: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0549a5a82ba7fe3-theforgotten
The Burrito Riders of Louisville
Bicycle-based organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of the homeless and those in need. They ride on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.Their meet-up spot is the Kroger on Goss (near Eastern Parkway) at 8:30am.
There are 2 ways you can service with this group. You can make breakfast burritos and drop if off with the riders. Or, you can ride with them and distribute.
Best way to connect with them is through Facebook or email them at [email protected]
Fed With Faith
Serving the needy in this city providing food, shelter, and essential resources with special focus to the 18 to 21 year olds. There are many serving opportunities that you can connect with them on.
UP Louisville (Uniting Partners for Women and Children)
Their Mission is to provide a healthy, safe environment for homeless women and children that offers opportunities and encouragement for achieving self-sufficiency. By providing shelter and resource options through a partnership of providers, UP for Women and Children is where homeless women are empowered to find hope, help, and refuge.
UP Louisville is Louisville’s first and only Women Only Day Shelter. They are planning on opening their doors in mid July and are in need of volunteers.
Volunteers are at the heart of this organization. Be a mentor, lead a class, teach a craft, donate professional services, greet at the front desk, serve coffee and snacks, assist with laundry, or join folks for a cup of coffee and conversation.
Southend Street Angels
An outreach group managed by Amanda Mills serving the homeless citizens of Shively, PRP, Valley Station, New Cut, and Outer Loop areas on Tuesday evening. Offering basic need items and hope!
They need volunteers to make sack lunches for their serves. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0549a5a82ba7fe3-southend
Here is a link to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/southendstreetangels/
A Place to Sleep
Inspired by the movie, The Blind Side, 10-yr-old Jessica Collins was determined in 2009 to provide a bed for someone who didn’t have one, preferably a child. Now an official ministry of First Presbyterian Church, A Place to Sleep has provided beds to over 1,300 children as of 6/1/17. Currently there are more than 50 children on the waiting list ranging in ages from newborn through high school. Help in the form of furniture, bedding or cash donations are always welcome.
Children are recommended by the Family Resource & Youth Service Center Coordinators at each school. A Place to Sleep has helped children from every school in the Shelby County School System as well as Spencer, Henry, Oldham, Bullitt, Jefferson, Woodford, Franklin, Anderson, Marion & Knott.
Their current need is mattresses.
Contact info: [email protected] or call 502-633-2693 or 502-321-7116 to leave a message.
Louisville Rescue Mission
Louisville Rescue Mission offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of the whole person. When someone is homeless or hurting, they have immediate physical needs. They have Emergency Services, which include food, clothing, hot showers, storage and mail service. They also offer a Life Change program for men 18+ and a subsidized housing option for men coming out of homelessness.
We typically help by serving a meal to the residents. This is the best way for students and families to be involved.
Please click here to connect and sign up to prepare and serve a meal. http://www.louisvillerescuemission.org/serve-a-meal
Mention RAK Louisville when signing up.
Call for volunteers! WaterStep always needs help sorting and pairing shoes that have been donated to their shoe program. It’s a great activity for teens who need service hours or just something productive to do this summer. Email [email protected] for more info!
Mention RAK Louisville when signing up.