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Storehouse for Jesus

DISTRIBUTION MINISTRIES

Distribution Ministries Co-Directors: Debbie Crutchfield and Jean Young

We see anywhere from 25 to 50+ families in a 3-hour shift in the Distribution Ministries. All clients have food, clothing, household items and Children's Birthday Closet available to them. Davie County clients are seen first and then out-of-county clients. Out-of-county clients are given information on organizations in their own counties to go for assistance.

Clients are interviewed each time they come for help. Clients are encouraged to come no more than once a month. If a client is in a truly critical situation, they may come more often, if necessary. There are limits on how many items of clothing a client may receive in a month, and dishes and linens in a three-year period. During the interview, clients are encouraged, the Gospel is shared as the Lord opens the door, seeds are planted, and a prayer is offered.

Programs in the Distribution Ministries available only for Davie County residents include: school supplies in August; Thanksgiving dinners; Christmas gifts for children, special needs adults, and seniors; and Christmas dinners for seniors.

We begin signing up clients and sponsors for Thanksgiving and Christmas mid-September each year. Thanksgiving sponsors are given a suggested dinner menu of food to purchase. For Christmas sponsors are given four suggestions of clothing, with sizes, and four suggestions of toys (or something non-clothing for special needs adults and seniors). Sponsors are asked to purchase two new articles of clothing and two new toys per client. Please keep us in prayer during these months, as there are so very many that need help during the holidays.




DISTRIBUTION MINISTRIES VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

*Coordinator positions are not listed, as they are assigned positions.

Distributions Ministries Volunteer Coordinator: Cynthia Baldwin


Administrative Assistant: Assists Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director by answering and returning phone calls, making copies, filing; general office functions; correspondence; etc.

Birthday Closet Organizers: Organize gifts for the Birthday Closet

Check-Out Clerks: Check out all items the clients receive; record information on Counter Worksheets; assist clients as needed; etc.

Christmas Distribution Assistants: Assist Christmas Distribution Coordinator with incoming and outgoing Christmas gifts and meals

Client File Clerks: Record items received by each client in the client's file for every visit

Clothing Sorters and Organizers: Sort through donated items; hang and organize clothing so it is easily accessible to clients; keep the clothing shelves and racks orderly; assist clients

Correspondence Clerks: Write thank-you notes, etc.

Custodians: General cleaning inside the building

Data Entry Clerks: Using Excel software enter client and distribution information from daily worksheets for Daily Summary Reports

Floaters: Knowledgeable of several different positions and works wherever needed

Food Buyers: Pick up food from the Food Bank in Winston-Salem and other food sources; must have a strong back

Food Pantry Workers and/or Stockers: Prepare food orders; restock food shelves; unload and sort incoming food

Gophers: Assist in a variety of areas and ways, both inside and outside the building

Grounds Maintenance Workers: Keep the grounds clean, plant flowers and mow grass

Holiday Interviewers: Interview Davie county residents to determine if they meet the qualifications for our holiday programs and review client gift requests. Mainly Fridays, September to December only.

Holiday Receptionist: Check clients in for our holiday programs and answer the phone. Mainly Fridays, September to December only.

Home Visitation Team Members: Visit homebound and hospitalized clients and volunteers, elderly, and those in crisis; deliver food to shut-ins; as needed

Household Items Organizers: Sort through and organize donated linens, dishes and household items so they are easily accessible to clients and volunteers; keep shelves orderly; fill Layette, Linens and Dishes Vouchers; assist clients

Interviewers: Interview, pray and share the gospel with clients; prepare forms and vouchers for client services; fills Dishes and Linens Voucher. Interviewers must believe in our Statement of Faith, be a born-again Christian, be nonjudgmental, have a compassionate and loving heart, and have good listening skills.

Layette Organizers: Put together boy and girl layette bags for new mothers

Loading Dock Workers: Greets donors and helps unload donations; does initial checking of donations, etc.; must have a strong back.

Media Recording Technicians: Responsible for making Power Points, videos and CDs needed for the ministry

Office Clerks: Make copies; make sure each interviewer's office has necessary forms and appointment cards, etc.

Pre-Sorters: Pre-sort all incoming donations for distribution to the appropriate areas

Publications Clerks: Assist Publications Coordinator with printing, assembly and distribution of booklets and newsletters

Purchasing Agent: Responsible for purchasing office supplies and medical supplies

Receptionists: Register clients; answer and make telephone calls; pull clients' files; greet and assist donors; etc.

Runners: Assist interviewers - take paperwork to check-out counter, food pantry, etc.; show new clients where and how to shop; get forms and Bibles at interviewer's request

School Supplies Closet Organizers: Organizes school supplies closet

School Supplies Distribution Workers: Assist the school supplies distribution coordinator

Spanish Interpreters: Translate for Hispanic clients; help translate forms and signs into Spanish

Transport Workers: Pick up donated items from grocery stores and businesses; pick up Bibles, office supplies, etc.; must have a strong back, have had no traffic violations.

Warehouse Workers: Organize food and donated items in the warehouse; help clients and donors load and unload food, clothing, etc.; must have a strong back

Weekend Volunteer Supervisor: On call to supervise weekend volunteers

Youth Volunteer Coaches: On call to Coordinate and supervise volunteer children and teens



VOLUNTEER POSITIONS FOR VOLUNTEER GROUPS

Volunteer Groups Coordinator: Cynthia Baldwin

Groups who wish to volunteer should contact our Group Volunteers Coordinator to arrange a time for orientation and training for the following positions:

Clothing Sorters and Organizers

Construction and Maintenance Projects

Food Pantry Sorters

Food Pantry Stockers

General Cleaning /Straightening

Grounds Workers

Household, Layettes, Linens and Miscellaneous Items Organizers

Warehouse Workers








Distribution Ministries 2015 Report on Clients Served


Total Family Visits (25,302 Individuals) 5,912
Total Unduplicated Families Served (7,101 Individuals) 1,710
Churches/Ministries Visits 217
Community Agency Visits 36
Total Client Visits* 6,165

* Totals do not include Thanksgiving and Christmas Programs.





2015 Distribution Ministries Items Given Away


Food* 355,993
Clothing* 90,718
Hygiene* 10,344
Diapers 23,749
Accessories* 4,444
Bibles* 241
Books* 4,000
Cleaning Supplies 334
Dishes/Cookware* 2,606
Infant Equipment and Miscellaneous 1,099
Linens and Blankets* 4,914
School Supplies* 4,166
Toys* 7,220
Household and Other Items* 15,348

*These items do not include Thanksgiving and Christmas food, nor do they include Christmas gifts.

**The actual amount given out was much higher than this number.




2015 Holiday Programs (100% Davie County)

Thanksgiving Dinners Provided (2,013 individuals) 496
Christmas Dinners Provided for Seniors 58
Christmas Gifts Provided to Children (3 gifts/child) 757
Christmas Gifts Provided to Seniors (Age 65+) 3 gifts/senior 150
Christmas Gifts Provided to Special Needs Adults (mostly nursing home patients without families) 3 gifts/special needs adult 74

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