Annual three-night event for our “eager to learn” Curbside Kids. Our theme each year is a Bible Boot Camp, where our attendees are considered “Curbside Cadets” and each volunteer a “Curbside Corporal.” Our Cadets, being a young trainee of Curbside, will learn the fundamentals of becoming a follower of Christ.
Throughout the week, Curbside Cadets will rotate through stations, which include: crafts, games, Cadet Training, and Bible lessons. Each station is specific, yet repetitive, in bringing home the Bible Bootcamp theme.
We encourage youth groups, small groups, Sunday School classes, College students, ALL, to jump in and help us put on this extremely fun event!
Back 2 School Water Night
Water Night is purely a night of fun and frenzy. Curbside provides water guns, kiddy pools, water games, water balloons, and a MEGA Slip N’ Slide. We grill out for all of our neighbors, and have a messy night of FUN!
Chair 2 Chair Candy Craze
Envision your local church’s “Trunk or Treat”. Spinning off of that idea, Curbside simplifies this by eliminating a car, and replace with a lawn chair and a person. This method ensures our volunteer a face2face opportunity with each child that participates in the candy craze.
Feel free to decorate your lawn chair, or keep it simple. Volunteers are encouraged to wear a kid friendly costume, and bring your own candy/goodie to hand out. (i.e. SpongeBob is always a HIT!!!)
Curbside provides each child with a candy bag. We ask that volunteers are prepared to distribute candy to over 200 kiddos.
Bag of Blessings
Bag of Blessings started as a spin off of Operation Christmas Child. In 2011, while distributing simple Christmas presents, Curbside volunteers began to notice a larger need: shoes. While standing and waiting to receive their Christmas present, most of the children were barefoot in the cold. This was when we knew Bag of Blessings must grow to more than just presents.
Since 2012, Curbside’s Bag of Blessings has given each person, child and adult, that walks in our door a new pair of shoes, as well as a free toy and household needs.
We partner with several community churches and small groups to receive donations of the toys and household items. We rely FULLY on community involvement for toy donations. While families wait their turn to receive their “Bag of Blessings”, we provide holiday treats and dancing with the DJ! Santa Claus makes a special appearance, and the option to have a photo with him is available.
We need all hands on deck for this event, so join us as we bless our neighbors this Christmas!
The idea of Embrace Empathy evolved from all the division and diversity we, as Curbside, encounter on a weekly basis. Thus, it became obvious to our leadership that we needed to address the negative mindset of our community.
Embrace Empathy is exactly that: we embrace empathy. Through Bible lessons and relational talks, we learn how to put the interest of others over our own interest. Curbside kids and volunteers are able to share WHAT that practically looks like at work, school, and play.
Due to such a huge success of this on the streets over one month of the year, Curbside was asked to partner with a local elementary school to continue sharing this practical way of living each week. Every Monday, Curbside is given a platform to talk about Embracing Empathy at Parker Bennett Curry Elementary School. We spend 5-7 minutes teaching the students how to put others before themselves.
Curbside hosts this “buffet style” Thanksgiving meal to the children and their families in the Parker Bennett community. This is the ONE TIME activity that our volunteers are treated, as well as our Curbside kids and families. The goal is for more intentional fellowship for both parties.
Once more, our goal is to meet them right where they are. Therefore, the atmosphere is casual and comfortable. This celebration itinerary varies from year to year, but you can always expect great food and even better fellowship.
Old and New! We want to meet you! Join us at our semi annual gathering as we talk about upcoming events and prepare you for the next season at Curbside.
Volunteer Gatherings are training for YOU! The best way to know how to serve on the streets is to attend this get together. If you or any of your peers are interested in getting involved, this is the START! Come join us as we celebrate all God is doing on the STREETS!