Is a program for Central American Refugees in the East Bay. Tulio Serrano, our beloved church custodian, is the Founder and President. A distribution of food to people in need occurs every other Friday in our parking lot. About 90 to 100 families from Oakland and Alameda receive food. CRECE uses Room 208 as office space to continue the work of helping Central American refugees in the East Bay. CRECE is working on expanding services in the following ways:
• A soccer program for 5-12 year old youth. We are presently searching for a new soccer field site to use for practice and games. • Development of a Father’s Group to educate about parenting, nutrition, financial literacy, and help finding resources for work and other needs. We need volunteers to teach about such subjects. • Increase food distribution to over 400 families at the Oakland and Alameda sites on alternating weeks. • Partner with Safe Passages on work with families and education. • Financing the Founder delivery trip, during which Tulio brings supplies and education to villages in El Salvador. We hope to send a delegation with him this year as we did pre-Covid to help. • Provide toys and other gifts to over 600 children at our annual Christmas event.
A group that supports the mission of Immanuel through fundraising, specials events, and fellowship together. The current president is Linda Ganfield. All are welcome to join!