Doing Good

Inspiring people to use their time, resources and talents to do good.

2020 Holiday Toy Drive: A Special Thank You from A Better Way

Jesus went everywhere doing good for people.

Acts 10:38Easy to Read Version

Find your passion and do good in your community.

As a church, we love doing good, and we encourage our members to find their passion and do good. Their grassroots efforts are meeting many needs in our local communities. Here are a few videos highlighting this “grassroots doing good”:

We also created the Doing Good Fund to make a difference in the lives of countless people in the Bay Area as well as abroad. Contributions to the fund support our E-Sports programs, the Hope Technology School, benevolence, and homegrown community projects as well as relief abroad.

Our desire is that our grassroots doing good projects as well as our Doing Good Fund inspire and enable people to use their time, resources, and talents to do good.

Note: Our Doing Good Fund has replaced the weekly needs contribution we used to take at our midweek services. You can now contribute to the Doing Good Fund anytime you like, all year long.

Opportunities to serve

Get involved by serving in one of these current local opportunities!

PENINSULA: Serving meals with Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula (serving hot meals for pick-up to underserved families on the Peninsula) – sign up for either 1) meal prep, 2) dinner packaging, and/or 3) dinner distribution Wednesdays/Thursdays (Redwood City) and Fridays (EPA). Sign up here!

SOUTH BAY: Serving meals at Ravenswood in EPA (weekly serving food to families in need through Second Harvest Food Bank) – get involved by emailing Rick M

SOUTH BAY: Helping the homeless – Lo-Debar Project (delivering meals and supplies to San Jose homeless) – get involved by emailing Dmitri W

OAKLAND: Serving with Oakland Food Works (a multi-tiered poverty response project serving the Oakland area started by BACC member Florence E.) – volunteer by going to their site: oaklandfoodworks.org

SAN FRANCISCO: Regular donations to Mercy House (benefits local veterans, the elderly, and those previously homeless who are just getting back on their feet+ -get involved by emailing Erik N

TRI-VALLEY: “Monthly Miracles” (gathering necessities to meet needs through the Families in Need organization in Pleasanton) – to get involved, contact…

CENTRAL VALLEY: Serving meals through Interfaith Ministries (regularly working with a food bank through Interfaith Ministries in Tracy) – to get involved, contact…

Your contributions to our Doing Good Fund support these four areas:

Partnering with the Bay Area’s premier private inclusion and technology school to make it possible for typical and special needs students to receive a top-rated education.

When shelter-in-place took effect in mid-March, HTS pivoted swiftly to immediately provide all their students and classes with distance learning options on Zoom. Then in July, HTS met all Santa Clara Public Health and state safety requirements to receive a waiver for reopening live instruction for the fall term. With a fully licensed preschool on site to provide childcare for essential workers, HTS has been able to offer both on-site and distance learning to all their students through the fall, with parents being given a choice as to which method of instruction they prefer for their child.

Hope Technology School

E-Sports

Our volunteer-based inclusive and free sports programs serving thousands of typical children and children with special needs locally and globally.

E-Soccer, Hoops, Dance, and Karate have kept the families they serve engaged online with Facebook Live, Instagram TV, and Zoom classes and drills throughout the pandemic. As well, the Golden State Warriors and E-Hoops are working together on how to better serve special needs families as they plan their 2021 Chase Center re-opening and brand new 2021 GSW Academy programs.

Helping members in an unexpected short term life crisis by assisting with basic needs like shelter, food or medical assistance.

BACC is committed to helping take care of families in need due to unexpected job loss, health crises, etc. In this pandemic year, benevolence from our Doing Good Fund will give some relief to multiple families in need during the holiday season.

Benevolence

Doing Good Projects

Relief and support for catastrophic events, grassroots “good” projects that benefit the community, and needs abroad.

In the past couple years, BACC has helped on several fronts to support the launch of the Tarlac, Philippines Church as well as providing 2-3 months living expenses to the Calapan, Philippines Church to meet needs in the pandemic.

Over the past 5 years, BACC has provided catastrophic fire and hurricane relief  locally and abroad in the form of gift cards, emergency supplies, meals, essential items, and monetary donations to meet immediate needs. And our annual middle school summer backpack drive has donated over 600 backpacks to kids in foster care.

Below are organizations your donations have supported…

2021 Doing Good Feature of the Month

As we walk through the calendar of 2021, each month will feature a particular doing good opportunity or partner!

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JANUARY: Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula

Serving hot meals for pick-up to underserved families on the Peninsula. Sign up for either 1) meal prep, 2) dinner packaging, and/or 3) dinner distribution Wednesdays/Thursdays (Redwood City) and Fridays (EPA).
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We are extremely thankful for your support of our Doing Good Fund.

One time contribution

$50 is a suggested donation based on average giving. But we greatly appreciate whatever amount you can give.

Go above and beyond

For those who have the means and want to give above and beyond the suggested amount.

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