Take an entire block and completely adopt that block. Go door to door and visit each family and let them know who you are and bless them with a free gift. You can also have multiple day outreaches where you clean up the area, this can be as simple as picking up trash or as large as painting homes on that block. After reaching a few blocks in a local area have a block party and invite all the residents in the area to join you in a party!
Put together small “After Dinner” packets that contain moist toilettes and mints. As people finish their meal and are leaving local restaurants, offer them a package. Everyone loves clean hands and fresh breath after dinner.
Visit nursing homes weekly or bi-weekly with teams that can consist of any age group. A normal outreach to the nursing homes would consist of visiting residents by going door to door, painting fingernails, having WII tournaments, and having worship sing along. You could also hold monthly church services in some of the nursing homes that you visit.
An emergency room outreach is mainly geared toward the faculty and staff of the hospitals. In realizing that many of the nurses and doctors work crazy long and exhausting hours, we decided to bring them Starbucks coffee, Red Bull and a variety of snack items. This outreach is normally done in the late or early morning shifts.
This outreach is primarily geared toward helping local special needs organizations put on their annual festivals, parades or 5k runs. An example would be to partner with Special Olympics in your community and help with one of their events. These outreaches are for all ages and are great to bring your family too.
Visit your local parks during the summer months and bring water and snacks. Hundreds of people are out at parks with families and friends on Saturdays. Even though this outreach can seem really slow sometimes when you do talk to a family about why you are doing this, it will shock you how much this means to them.
This is a great outreach to involve the women in your church. Most cities do have a “safe house” or “woman’s shelter” but they are not always easy to find. If you do know of one in your city, try visiting them and possibly helping them with a meal, spring cleaning, manicures, or just a little fellowship time. The cost is very low for the amount of impact you will have on the lives of the women.