The Helping House is a volunteer outreach organization whose purpose is to help people in need by providing clothing, toiletries, and small household items to men, women, and children throughout the community.
The Helping House ministry was formed to provide clothing and other goods for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. This ministry continues to spread God’s word through the gift of giving to assist the hurricane victims and all families/individuals in need.
The Helping House is open the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for collection and distribution, or by appointment.
This ministry also seeks to strengthen outreach and collaborate with other ministries of the church to better meet church and community needs. Via a bulletin board located on site and notices in Messenger and Zionews , the Helping House also facilitates exchanges of household furnishings. The Helping House is located at 1604 – 19th Avenue, next to the church parking lot. Deacon Leslyn Jones Petitt and Deacon Jerry Randall are the Helping House contact persons.
How You Can Help
In the past four years, thousands of individuals have received help through the Christmas Day of Caring. Each year, we rely upon generous contributions from individuals and corporations to provide toys and gifts to children and families.
You can contribute to the Christmas Day of Caring in one or more of the following ways:
DONATE TOYS AND GIFTS: Donations of new toys for children birth to 12 and gifts/gift cards for teens help to make this event a great success. Mount Zion Baptist Church is a 501(c)(3). Donations may be delivered to Mount Zion Baptist Church at 1634 19th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122 or for pickup, please contact the church 206-322-6500.
BECOME A CORPORATE DONOR: The Christmas Day of Caring Shopping Team spends several shopping days searching for the best deals on toys and gifts for the big giveaway day. Funding from your company can help the Shopping Team shop for more children and youth. Click here to learn about becoming a corporate donor
VOLUNTEER: Volunteer to collect toys and gifts around the community and deliver them to Mount Zion Baptist Church.
You can also volunteer to serve during the Christmas Day of Caring.