Careworks is a ministry of caring and practical help that reaches out to people in need or those in financial crisis both in our church body and in our community.
Careworks operates the Vineyard Resource Center located at 41 Pottle Street in Kingston. The hours of operation are Mondays from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. If there is questionable weather, please call to see if we are open. We will not put our volunteers or our clients at risk driving.
Emergency food assistance
Clothing and household goods
Emergency financial assistance (when available)
Referrals for social services
People with a heart to reach out to the poor and those in need. We are always looking for men and women with genuine compassion and a vision to reach out to the poor.
Interested? Contact Karen Hernandez at 781-585-6897 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mondays from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Tuesdays 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Vineyard Resource Center to stock our food pantry and minister to clients who come for assistance.
Food Pantry Help:
Careworks receives a food delivery from The Greater Boston Food Bank on the first Wednesday each month. This food delivery is in the morning and varies from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM. We need help transporting the food order from Plymouth to our food pantry in Kingston. We also need help unloading the food boxes and also restocking the shelves. This does require lifting boxes that can weigh from 5 pounds up to 50 pounds. The unloading and restocking usually takes about an hour. If you can help, please call Careworks at 781-585-6897.
Our food pantry needs non-perishable food, paper products, cleaning supplies and toiletry items. Please note: We do not accept out of date food. We also need clothing for men, women and children, along with sheets, blankets and towels. We accept clothing in good to excellent condition and in current style. We accept food and clothing donations during our hours of operation. New items of clothing and household items will be used for our annual Christmas season giveaway where clients can choose new items either for themselves or to be given as a gift.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Community Assistance and Resource Evangelism Ministry
On behalf of the Careworks Ministry, I would like to THANK YOU Church, for your generous donations to our food pantry and resource center. Your donations are very much appreciated and do assist the many families that use our food pantry. We are solely dependent upon your donations to maintain this evangelism ministry. We are completely run by volunteers and every penny that is donated goes to providing people in our community, with food, clothing and sometimes finances to prevent eviction, electric shut-offs, canceled insurance and to provide heat. There are so many families that are struggling just to make ends meet due to today’s economic conditions. We also have seen an increase in our rent, utility bills and cost of food and toiletries.
Careworks has been helping families in need since 1990 and has many families needing assistance each year. In 2017, we had over 1000 people come through our doors providing food for around 3000 adults, children and elderly from Plymouth, Kingston and surrounding communities. We distributed over 7000 bags of food and over 1000 bags of clothing in 2017. With the rising costs of rent, utilities and groceries, we see more new families each week that are in need of assistance. There are some families that must choose between paying bills and buying groceries. Reports show that one in nine residents of Eastern Massachusetts struggles to afford healthy meals on a regular basis.
Our Careworks clients come in need of food and clothing but they also come in need of a touch from our good God. For many of our clients, we are the only church they know!! We provide our clients with our testimonies of Jesus and prayer. We try and show them the love of Jesus in a way that they can believe how real He is. We offer prayer to everybody who comes through our doors and I would say 80% say “Yes.” This gives us an opportunity to share Jesus and invite our God into their lives. Come Holy Spirit!!! Many have experienced physical manifestations of His presence as well as healings and seeing prayers answered.
The Careworks Ministry and its volunteers are pleased to serve our God and our community by providing food, clothing and His Kingdom come for these families in need. THANK YOU for every dollar you put into that striped collection bag. THANK YOU for every donation made on our website thevineyardkingston.tv. THANK YOU for every piece of gently used clothing… etc. that is put in the bin in the coat closet. THANK YOU for your prayers for this ministry. We cannot do it without YOU!!……There are many families blessed because of you!
If you know of anyone who is in need of assistance, Careworks is located at 41 Pottle Street, Kingston. Our telephone number is 781-585-6897. We are open Monday Nights 5-8 pm and Tuesdays 10am -1 pm. We pray God blesses you in this New Year 2018!
His servants, John and Karen Hernandez
Christmas Blessing Thank You
THANK YOU Church!!! Thanks to your generous hearts…we blessed children in our community with 50 gifts and over $700 in gift cards, We were also able to provide 28 residents at Life Care nursing home with gifts to open Christmas morning. Without your generosity, these children and elderly may have received nothing! I want to thank the people who donated extra gifts and money, People who came into Careworks in desperate need were blessed because of your generosity. They were able to experience a God who provides what they need. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU Church!! God Bless you in this New Year!