Park Road participates directly in these missions programs:
Room in the Inn – About 10 nights during the winter, we provide housing for the homeless on our campus. Volunteers are needed to set up, drive, cook, spend the night and do laundry. Since 1996, the Urban Ministry Center has partnered with colleges and congregations of many faiths to open their facilities to provide shelter and food for homeless people during the winter months. The simple goal is to keep homeless people from freezing on cold winter nights. A greater goal is to provide a more personal relationship to homeless people, at least for a night, and a deeper understanding of the depth and complexity of the issue.
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Charlotte Family Housing – Four weeks per year Park Road provide meals and overnight hosts for Family Promise at Elizabeth House on Hawthorne Lane. Family Promise’s mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence. Thirteen Charlotte congregations provide food, shelter, and support services while Family Promise provides advice and advocacy for at-risk families.
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Park Road also has these volunteer opportunities at various times of the year. Please call the church office for more details on how you can become involved:
Sedgefield Elementary Backpack Program – Each month of the school year we provide up to 75 backpack snacks/week to send home with children as a weekend meal supplement. This team meets monthly and is always looking for help during this fun and interactive packing event on our campus.
Burmese Partnership Action Team - Our members get to know the Chin and help them in anyway we can: household items, furniture, etc., including English as a Second Language. This team is doing missional ministry. We are loving God and our neighbors as ourselves.
QC Family Tree - Periodically, we will assist with this Hospitality House in the Enderly Park area of Charlotte by providing and serving a community meal and/or helping with Household projects such as painting.
Community Garden Team – create a garden to provide support to the local Loaves and Fishes.
Caring Church Companions (formerly ICU) – Volunteer teams are created, as needed, to provide basic assistance to church members (from home maintenance to financial advice). Volunteers are placed on a list to be called when a need arises.
PRBC Needlers- A group of church members who share their knitting and sewing skills to create items for the needy, especially for babies and the elderly. Prayer shawls are presented to members of the church and the community who are experiencing difficult situations. Other projects include uniforms of for girls in Haiti, chemo hats, and lap quilts for Levine Children's Hospital and Hospice. Volunteers are needed to knit and sew. No prior experience is necessary – we can teach you.