Our Good Samaritan Ministry, or “Good Sam,” provides food assistance for people living in Stanislaus County. The name comes from Luke 10:25-37, where Jesus teaches what it means to “love your neighbor as yourself.” In this biblical parable, a traveling Samaritan saw a man in great need and he showed him compassion. This Good Samaritan cared for the man and met his practical needs.
Appointments are scheduled 9:30AM-2:30PM, Mon-Thur. Our Good Sam building is located on the Big Valley Grace Campus behind the rear east parking lot.
This is BVG’s newest REACH Ministry. We will be helping refugee and other vulnerable families with a home and hope. Currently we are collecting household items and other necessities for families who have fled Afghanistan and are being resettled in Modesto. An average of one family per day is being settled in our community. The need is massive, and our help and influence is desperately needed.
Donations can be delivered during the Weekend Gatherings or during Church Office hours, Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm.
The purpose of Olivianna’s Closet is to provide assistance to any qualifying parent or guardian of infants and toddlers through bi-monthly appointments. We gather gently used items and newly purchased items to distribute to those in need. We also support other local community organizations that would benefit from our storehouse of resources.
Olivianna’s Closet is open by appointment to the people of our community who need assistance. Please call 577-1604 ext. 210 (voicemail) and leave a message to schedule an appointment.
Ongoing Donation Needs:
Gently Used Items:
Newly Purchased Items:
Sizes: up to size 5T
PLEASE NOTE: We are accepting donations of strollers, walkers, high chairs, cribs, pack n plays, toys and books. We cannot accept car seats and drop side cribs.
Drop off locations
There is a permanent accessible drop-off site for donations. Look for the white crib with the Olivianna’s Closet signs in the hallway next to the infant check-in area.
The Care & Visitation Team regularly calls and prays for people on our prayer list who may be in the hospital or ill at home. Amazingly, this list averages close to 200 names each week! If you have a medical issue for which you would like prayer, or if you or a family member is ill at home or in the hospital and would like a visit, please contact us!