13th Annual Coat and Soup Ministry

coat ministryA collaborative effort sponsored by:
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Grace Baptist Church, One Warm Coat Foundation, City Team Ministries, NAACP, Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, SiVIC, and many more!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12th, 2015
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
484 E. San Fernando St., San José, 95112

Last year, we:

  • served over 345 families
  • received 1201 coats
  • had 170 volunteers both days
  • provided 59 blood pressure checks
  • and raised $4607 for the poor and homeless in our area
What donations are needed?
  • COATS
    (New or *slightly* used) – All Sizes
  • New Items (All Sizes)
    Socks, scarves, hats, gloves, tents, blankets, sleeping bags, underwear
  • Hygiene Kits (Goal: 400 kits)
    Toothbrushes, mouthwash, razors, toilet paper, soap, lotion, combs, Kleenex, shampoo, conditioner, chapstick, sanitary napkins
Where do I bring my donations?
  • Emmanuel Family Life Center – Donation Bins
    467 N. White Road ~ San José, CA 95127
  • Grace Baptist Church – Donation Bins
    484 E. San Fernando St. ~ San José, CA 95112

Accepting donations until Friday, 12/11/15

How can I volunteer?

Please contact Rev. Celinda Miranda at celindam@hotmail.com

soup bowl

Download a flyer to share at your congregation or community: coatministry2015

Donations needed: Coat & Soup Ministry

We Need Your Help!!

coat ministry Coat & Soup Ministry

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Grace Baptist Church
484 E. San Fernando St. ~ San José, CA 95112

A Collaborative Effort Sponsored by:
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Grace Baptist Church, The One Warm Coat Organization, City Team Ministries, NAACP, Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, SiVIC, and many more!

In 2015, we:

  • received over 800 coats
  • raised $5,400
  • had 342 volunteers assist us both days
  • served over 450 families (at two giveaways), and
  • had 92 people receive blood pressure and/or dentist checks.

 What donations are needed?

  • COATS (New or *slightly* used) – All Sizes
  • New Items (All Sizes)
    Socks, scarves, hats, gloves, tents, blankets, sleeping bags, underwear
  • Hygiene Kits (Goal: 400 kits)
    Toothbrushes, mouthwash, razors, toilet paper, soap, lotion, combs, Kleenex, shampoo, conditioner, chapstick, sanitary napkins

Where do I bring my donations?

Emmanuel Family Life Center – Donation Bins
467 N. White Road ~ San José, CA 95127

Grace Baptist Church – Donation Bins
484 E. San Fernando St. ~ San José, CA 95112

Accepting donations until Friday, 12/09/16

How can I volunteer?

Please contact Rev. Celinda Miranda at celindam@hotmail.com

Download a flyer to share with your congregation: coatgiveaway2016

 

Another Successful Coat Ministry!

Coat Ministry 2016 volunteersWe would like to thank the community for great generosity towards the 14th Annual Coat and Soup Giveaway. Through this collaborative effort with Emmanuel Baptist Church, Grace Baptist Church, SiVIC and several partners of many faiths, we received over 767 coats, served over 343 families/people, raised $3,100, had 216 volunteers assist us both days, had 23 people receive blood pressure checks, 10 received flu shots, 6 showered, and 12 signed up for food.

Coat Ministry 2016Praise God! We had another diverse group of donors and volunteers that came together to serve the community. All of the efforts and donations brought forth a diverse community presence represented by various inter-faith partnerships, college and community fraternal and sorority organizations, community businesses, and other civic and social organizations. We had the Foothill Community Health Center provide the blood pressure checks and had other community service agencies share their community resources for the participants.

Special thanks to SiVIC Board member Rev. Celinda Miranda, who served as primary organizer for the effort.

Coat Ministry 2016

Coat Ministry 2016 Coat Ministry 2016- Pacifica volunteers

Coat and Soup Event a Great Success

Thanks to all those donors and volunteers who helped to make the Coat and Soup Ministry at Grace Baptist Church on December 10th this year such a great success. 70 volunteers on Friday and 124 on Saturday were able to make 870 warm coats available to the homeless, along with a meal. Among the volunteers were the members of the Teen Interfaith Council.

Teen Interfaith Council

More than 290 people were served and $5,342 was received in donations. The event was sponsored by Grace Baptist and Emmanuel Baptist Church, along with The One Warm Coat Organization, Cityteam Ministries, SJ/SV NAACP, Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, Pacifica Institute, SiVIC, the Catholic Diocese of San Jose, Shoe Palace and more.

Special thanks to our coordinator, Rev. Celinda Miranda, for her efforts in bringing the project together once again.

Thanks to Steve Herrera for video.