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 email@example.com.
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 of each month at 7:30 am and consists of 4000 lbs. This food delivery is in the morning and varies 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 take 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, toiletry items, and household 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 Please note: We do not accept out-of-date food.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 the 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.
2022 CAREWORKS 2022
Community Assistance and Resource Evangelism Ministry
THANK YOU Church!
On behalf of the Careworks Ministry, I would like to THANK YOU Church, for your generous donations to your food pantry and resource center. We are solely dependent upon donations to maintain this evangelism ministry. We are completely run by awesome 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 etc.
Careworks has been helping families in need since 1990. In 2022, we served 1748 families from Plymouth, Kingston, and surrounding communities. This is 511 more families than in 2021. These 1748 families represent 2947 adults, 1798 children and 390 seniors for a total of 5737 people helped. We distributed 9180 bags of food and 2121 bags of clothing. This is 1905 more bags of food and 450 more bags of clothes than last year. Thankfully Boston Greater Food Bank and Plymouth Food Bank receive funding from state and federal grants that enable us to receive food for free to be distributed. Last year we received 3000 lbs per month from GBFB. They have raised our limit for 2023 to 4000 lbs. We also receive food from Cumberland Farms, Roche Brothers, Food Drives, and Plymouth Food Bank. Due to the rising costs of rent, utilities, and groceries, we see more new families each week that are in need of assistance. Our families are hardworking single moms, disabled or seniors living on a fixed SS income, and hardworking Brazilians. Most do not qualify for food stamps. Some have experienced unexpected illness or injury that prevents them from working. Reports show that one in eight residents of Eastern Massachusetts struggles to afford healthy meals on a regular basis.
For many of our clients, we are the only church they know!! Our clients come in need of food and clothing but more than that, they need to experience God. We provide our clients with our testimonies of Jesus and prayer. We show them the love of Jesus. We bring the good news to the poor. We offer prayer to everybody who comes through our doors and most say, “Yes!” Some people come JUST for prayer! Praying 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. We have seen families become part of church families after experiencing God at Careworks.
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 the Careworks Box. 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 awesome volunteers! THANK YOU for your prayers for this ministry. We cannot do it without YOU!!…There are many families blessed because of you! Thank You, His Servants, John and Karen Hernandez
2022 CAREWORKS Report 2022
How Can YOU Give?
We need people to partner with us in supporting Careworks. We are totally dependent on donations to maintain your food pantry and resource center. There are a few ways you can give. You can go to thevineyardchurch.tv, click on Give Online on the right, click on Gift to Careworks, fill out the amount, choose monthly donation or one-time gift, and choose to pay by PayPal, debit, or credit card. You can go through your online banking account and set up an automatic donation or you can put your donation into the donation box on the table on Sunday. Every penny donated goes to providing assistance to the poor. We are completely run by a team of awesome volunteers. Please pray about how you can partner with God’s plan for Careworks. You can’t out-give God!
Where Does The Money Go?
The total Donations for 2022 were $24,177. Our Expenses for 2022 were Rent $14,400, Electric $1768, Phone $360, Heat $1402, Food $437, Supplies $127 for a total of $18494.
We blessed people with financial help. $1469 for rent, $562 for car insurance, $841 for electric, $521 for phone, $290 for heat, $118 for excise, $200 to help someone into a sober house, $378 motel rooms for homeless families in transition, $50 tent for a homeless man, $754 for car repairs, for a total of $5183. Total expenses for 2022 were $23,677. We would like to be able to help more.
We blessed Families at Christmas with gift cards, over 70 gift items for the children, and a beautiful Christmas Blessing Dinner party hosted by our Brazilian Church. There were many happy children. Thank You Church!
Would you like to be part of the Vision for Careworks Future?
We would love to buy our own building. There is grant money available for this BUT we need people who can apply for the grants. Is that YOU? In order to buy a building we need to have people who will commit to partnering with us financially on a monthly basis. Is that YOU? We need people who would like to be part of our volunteer team. Is that YOU? We need people to pray for this Community Assistance and Resource Evangelism Ministry Is that YOU? If you feel like God is poking your heart to be part of what He is doing in this ministry for the poor, please contact John or Karen Hernandez. God Bless You!