Current Needs

March 20, 2018

Greetings,
We want to say a BIG THANK YOU for the many answers to our last Glocal Helper call out. We have had volunteers step up to drive to drive to help our new American friends get to various appointments, to jobs and to English class. We have had volunteers help facilitate English learning, helping withe the ‘Pastors Dinner, Baby Showers, Glocal Garden and needed funds and material donations! We, at Glocal, just are so thankful for the many ways in which the Boise Community reaches out and helps and how God answers our prayers!!
Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!

Cell Phone: 
A Congolese family of 8, soon to be 9, is in need of a cell phone. They arrived in Boise 7 weeks ago and will be moving from their LEAP Charity Welcome House soon. The Welcome House Cell phone stays with the Welcome House for the next people who need it. Thus, the need for a cell phone.

Drivers: 
Sunday Evening Congolese Church: A church that meets off of Taft and State Street is still looking for help in getting church members to and from church. There is a church van that can be used. At this point the pastor is bringing members back and forth and would really appreciate help in this area.

Friendship Partner Teams Needed: 

  1. There is always a a need for new Glocal Friendship Partner Teams. This is a great opportunity to walk alongside a family to learn, encourage and become a freind. It is a 3 month commitment of meeting once a week with the family. (This is why we do teams so that each week is rotated with a member on the team).
  2. A friend for an older Congolese woman to help her get out of the house and learn English. She is living with her sister and her sister’s kids.
  3. Furniture for a new Rohingya family that came to Boise over a month ago and will be moving into a permanent apartment by the end of this week. It is a family of 3: Dad, Mom and a 3 y.o. with a baby due this Spring.

Please email Laura lauraa@glocalboise.org  if you are interested in walking alongside one of these families.

Used Car
One of the families we know is looking for a used or donated car for their family. The one they currently own is not working well and so they are hoping to find a very inexpensive one as money is very tight for them at this time.