In keeping with the call to saturate our community with the hope of the gospel, Reality has partnered with other churches through Serve Thurston in a season of service focused on the Thurston County region.
Serve Thurston‘s vision was inspired by the Portland area churches’ passion to lovingly serve their community as one united body. At Reality, we hope our time spent serving the community in a unified body of believers will foster and develop deep, meaningful connections for continued service.
Check out Serve Thurston’s website for more information.
Here is a list of opportunities Reality has committed to. If you’re wondering how you can get involved, either contact Reality at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the specific contact information for each of the events.
The annual summer Pet Parade begins over at Capitol Lake and winds through the streets of downtown before ending at Sylvester Park. Since this even runs right in front of Reality Church, we will be offering free food, drinks, and restrooms for those lining up to watch the parade. We hope to add to the fun and connect with more families who are celebrating together.
Date: Saturday, August 18th
Time: 8am-12 noon (parade begins at 10am)
Location: Reality Church
620 Franklin St SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Organizer: Paul Jones
email@example.com (360) 584-8028
Back to School BBQ-Roosevelt Elementary School
For the second year, we are providing a free barbecue for the 400-500 students, parents, and siblings the day before school when they drop of their school supplies. Our volunteer teams provide all the set up, clean up, food prep, food service, games, and activities to bless the school and get the school year off on there right foot. This year there will be a School Supply Drive incorporated in the event; a list of needed supplies will be provided as we approach the date.
Date: Tuesday, September 4th
Location: Roosevelt Elementary School
1417 San Francisco St NE
Olympia, WA 98506
Organizer: Callie Jones
firstname.lastname@example.org (360) 907-6373
Downtown Clean Up
Every year, the week before Artswalk, the Olympia Downtown Association mobilizes volunteers to sweep, clean, and pick up all of the downtown core. We will be bring volunteers to assist in the clean up process and work with other Olympians.
Date: Saturday, September 29th
Time: 8:30am-12 noon
Location: Check in at Olympia Press Buidings
115 State Ave NE Olympia, WA 98501
email@example.com (360) 357-8948 www.downtownolympia.com/about/cleanup
Feed the Hungry
Every week, a team of peole from First Baptist Church serves a hot cooked meal to 300-400 people in downtown Olympia in addition to providing some other basic life essentials. We send a team of people every 1st and 5th Sunday.
Date: Every Sunday
Time: 3:30-6:00pm (actual meal time is 4:00-5:30pm)
Location: First Baptist Church of Olympia (in Fellowship Hall)
904 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Organizer: Donna Dittmer
firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 584-8028
Family Support Shelter
This is the only shelter in the City of Olympia for homeless families to be able to stay together overnight. Shelter hosts welcome the families (who are pre-screened) into the space and provide assistance to the guests until morning. Hosts sleep in the host room after the families have gone to bed.
Time: 7pm-7am Night Shift
Location: First Christian Church
701 Franklin St SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Organizer: Reality Volunteers: Sharon Wang