What is Fresh Beginnings Ministries?
Fresh Beginnings Ministries, in Orange County, CA, is a 501(c)(3) faith-based, multi-denominational volunteer organization that is seeking to provide assistance to individuals and families in need. Under the direction of its founder, Bill Nelson, the vision of Fresh Beginnings is to create a strong foundation in the area of faith and forgiveness. In the course of its mission to bring God's healing power to people who are experiencing the pressures of today's world in personal relationships and experiences of daily life, Fresh Beginnings Ministries has grown immensely since its birth.
Because you are a faith-based organization, does that mean you only serve those affiliated with a religious organization or church?
Not at all. Although we serve churches of every denomination, we also whole-heartedly serve organizations who have no religious affiliation.
What, exactly, does FBM do with the donations it receives?
With the financial donations we receive we do the following :Purchase non-perishable food items for the warehouse, purchase family items (baby food, diapers, toiletries, etc.), provide paper goods to the soup Kitchens we partner with, Provide assistance to shelters working with the homeless (i.e. purchasing cold weather clothing and gear)
How can I make an item(s) donation to the warehouse? (food, clothing, basic needs, etc.)
You can drop off any items to our warehouse Monday-Friday from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. Someone will be available to assist you.
Can I volunteer with FBM?
Yes. We welcome volunteers, however, the schedule varies. If you are interested in volunteering please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with one of our team leaders, and if our schedule does not permit working with us, we have a list of partnering organizations who always need volunteers.
How often does distribution take place?
Distribution is done on a need-basis. It is also determined by the organizations who contact us with what they need. This could happen every other day, once per week, or once per month.
What are Piknik Packs?
Piknik Paks are a one-meal provision for those with no home. It comes with a nutritious meal and a bottle water. It also contains what we call a “sanitary pak”, which contains hand sanitizer, toothpaste and toothbrush, and a washcloth. We pack as much as we can into a one-gallon ziplock bag.
What are Family Packs?
Family Paks are boxes containing one week to ten days’ worth of food for two people. The size of the family determines how many boxes they receive. For example, a family of five could receive up to three boxes. The contents vary, mostly containing non-perishable food items, such as pasta, soup, canned meats, beans and rice, and canned fruits or vegetables.
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