We exist to serve others by showing God’s love in practical ways through meeting the needs within our communities and spheres of influence. Simple acts of personal kindness can open hearts to the love of Jesus for both those being served and those serving. Serve Day is our annual outreach event where we intentionally dedicate the day to showing love to our city.

It is an exciting opportunity for us, the local church, to go into our communities and love our neighbors. Come be a part of serving our communities and sharing the love of Jesus through simple, practical acts of kindness.

We want every person who is passionate about helping people to find the right opportunities to effectively use their gifts to build up the body of Christ and extend the Kingdom of God.

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Friday, September 24

Late-Night Pizza & Water Bottle Giveaway

11:30pm – 1:00am | Downtown Boston

Also known as the StoryHeights Favorite “Bar Outreach”!

Must be at least 15 years old to participate

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This project is a favorite of ours and so much fun! Join us as we head into Downtown Boston and give away free Pizza + Water Bottles to those heading in and out of bars and late-night shows. You’ll get to make someone’s whole night and have awesome conversations all while spreading seeds of hope.

Saturday, September 25

Hospital Staff Coffee & Pastry Giveaway

5:30am – 7:30am | Longwood T Station *Time Subject To Change*

Pass out free morning goodies to Hospital Staff during their morning commute!

All ages welcome! (Please use your best judgment bringing children as we’ll be by a train station and busy streets)

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Hospital staff have had a lot on their shoulders the past two years, and we want to let them know they’re loved and appreciated! This outreach project will focus on catching hospital cafeteria and janitorial staff, day laborers, and nurses during their morning commute to work. We’ll pass out prepackaged pastries and prepackaged coffee with thank you notes to those who have gone above and beyond for us! This is a great opportunity to show your gratitude for their hard work, and brighten their day with a simple small gift!

Mattapan Police Appreciation Breakfast

7:00am – 8:00am | Mattapan

Serve Coffee and Breakfast during the shift change at BPD Precinct 3 in Mattapan!

All ages welcome! 

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Our crisis center has had the privilege of working with the Boston Police Department in Mattapan and we want to show our appreciation for all they do. This outreach will take place during morning shift change, so we will get a chance to serve all 120+ officers. We will set up a breakfast bar and serve coffee and pastries, as well as pass-out, thank you baskets (with cards written from our own SHKids!).

Mattapan Farmers Market

8:00am – 10:00am | Mattapan

Join us as we set up the Farmers Market with Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition!

Must be at least 6 years old to participate

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Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition helps put together the Farmers Market in Mattapan each Saturday. We’ll be helping them set up and tear down the entire market, as well as organizing their storage space and creating new signage to help them direct traffic flow. As an added bonus, you will get to meet more of the community we serve at the Crisis Center down the street!

Blessing Barn Mattapan Fall Fest

12:00pm – 3:00pm | Mattapan

Serve at Blessing Barn Mattapan during the fall fest event throughout the day!

Must be at least 13 years old to participate

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Come serve at the Blessing Barn while we host a fall fest fun day! There will be balloon animals, face paint, huge sales, and giveaways as we engage with the Mattapan community for a fun fall Saturday. Signups can be for any amount of time between 10am-5pm, and volunteers will be helping to ring customers up, organize the store, talk with customers, host giveaways, face paint, and make balloon animals.

Love Your City Community Survey

10:30am – 1:00pm | Dorchester

Join Boy with a Ball on their leadership development outreach program

All ages welcome! (Please use your best judgment bringing children as we’ll be walking door to door having conversations with various people)

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Boy with a Ball is an incredible national Christian organization launching its Love Your City program in Boston. As part of their research development, they engage with small communities by conducting surveys about a neighborhood’s biggest needs from the perspective of local residents. Love your City goes door to door getting to hear from the community on what their dreams are for their city, and take that information back to create leadership development programs. For this outreach, we’ll get to join their team as they survey a small community in Dorchester. Volunteers will get to meet the community members, hear their stories, and be part of the system advocating for their needs.

Packing Supplies for Children in Need

1:00pm – 3:00pm | Newtonville

We’re heading to The Giving Factory to pack supplies with Cradles to Crayons!

Must be at least 5 years old to participate

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Cradles to Crayons works with local organizations in Boston to identify local children who are in need of clothing and supplies. They work with foster agencies, schools, and shelters. We will be joining them in their famous Giving Factor to pack up boxes that will be filled with supplies and sent out. Children are encouraged to come, as this is a great outreach for them as well! Cradles to Crayons also accepts donations, if you’d like to bring something with you.

Brookview Shelter and Wellness Center Outreach

2:00pm – 4:00pm | Newton

For this outreach, we will go on a shopping spree to help stock the shelter with necessary supplies!

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Brookview House is one of our new partners at the Crisis Center and a crucial service provider in Dorchester. They work with individuals experiencing a wide variety of situations from diverse backgrounds.

Their flagship programs assist teens experiencing homelessness and domestic violence victims. Their shelter provides courageous parents with housing for displaced teenagers, and they are in need of supplies for their short-term and long-term clients.

Please note, you will not be on the property, but rather heading out to shop at Target and create supply baskets. 

Volunteer Thank You Party

5:30pm | Newton 

Join us as we celebrate the day and say a huge thank you to all our volunteers with free Chik-Fil-A and activities for the kids!

All ages welcome! (There will be fun games for the kids)

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We couldn’t do the amazing outreaches we’re doing on Serve Day without you! After all the fun join us back at the StoryHeights Building for some pizza, ice cream floats, and fellowship as we celebrate all that God has done during serve day together. There will be fun games for the kids as well!

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