Love Esco

We Love Escondido!

Your hands, your time, and your gifts can have a deep and meaningful Kingdom impact on our city. We have projects for young and old and all skill levels. Read about some of our Love Esco projects and get involved! (Be sure to check back later as more projects are being added!)


GIVE:

Alternatives Medical Center (AMC) Baby Bottle Drive

Bring your spare change and help fill the Alternatives Medical Center baby bottles on campus on Sunday, May 9. All funds raised support AMC’s work of protecting preborn babies. (Change drive will take place at EFCC on Sunday, May 9.)

Annual Food Drive

Interfaith meets the basic needs of our community by connecting individuals and families to nutritional assistance. Last year alone, Interfaith distributed 147,682 meals to our community. Bring your canned goods to help fill Interfaith’s pantry and keep our neighbors fed. The food drive will take place on Sunday, May 16. Place filled bags behind your vehicle during Sunday services on May 16 and our team will collect your donations. CLICK HERE to see the list of needed items.

TransFARMation CSA Farm Box

At the Solutions Farm, students are taught important work values and prepared to re-enter the workforce. You can make a one-time purchase or subscribe monthly for Solutions Farm Boxes and get to be part of the solution to solving family homelessness!

Pre-order a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box of fresh, organic produce for your family and support others rebuilding their lives and overcoming homelessness. CLICK HERE to pre-order before Sunday, May 16, and pick up at EFCC on Wednesday, May 19, from 3-6 pm. All other orders will be available for pick up on Wednesday May 26, from 3-6pm.

Donate Blood

Donating blood makes a big difference in the lives of others. Register for our on campus blood drive taking place on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 1pm-7pm. CLICK HERE now to register and enter the code EFCC!


SERVE:

Food Drive Volunteers

Pick up donations during Sunday services and help load the Interfaith truck. Sunday, May 16, 9 am, 10:45 am, and 5 pm.

Park Landscaping Team

Help clear vegetation on popular running trails and around Tree Lake at Kit Carson Park. EFCC will bring a large team to support work crews from the city for this project. Bring your work gloves, rakes and your whole family to make our city beautiful! (Saturday, May 22, 8am-1pm.)

EUSD Laundry Love

Did you know that many families in our community struggle to provide clean clothes for their children? We can help provide access to this basic human dignity by donating and assembling laundry kits for needy families. Donate supplies and join the assembly team to make laundry kits. Each laundry kit needs to include: 10 laundry detergent pods, 1 roll of quarters, 1 bottle of water, 1 snack bar. Place all items in a 1 gallon Ziploc bag. (Kits are due back by Sunday, May 23.)

Hygiene Kits for Interfaith

Interfaith empowers our community by providing access to basic social services to achieve healthy and thriving lives. Every weekday morning, individuals have access to showers and laundry services. Help assemble hygiene kits and we’ll deliver them to Interfaith facilities. Please include the following new items in a 1 gallon Ziploc bag: toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, razor, deodorant. (Kits are due back by Sunday, May 23.)

Neighborhood Healthcare Volunteers

Assist healthcare workers and patients awaiting their COVID-19 vaccine. Volunteers will monitor waiting rooms, assist with patient check-in, and serve alongside medical assistants. Please CLICK HERE to sign up. Shifts available (times may vary slightly from the sign-up form): M-F, 8 am – Noon, 1 pm – 4 pm, and Saturday, 7:45am – 12:30 pm.

EFCC Blood Drive Volunteers

Assist with registration and greeting donors who attend the EFCC Blood Drive on Wednesday, May 26. Training will be provided.


Love:

Love Seniors: Cards and Concert

For the last year, our grandparents and elderly friends living in assisted living centers have been cut off from the rest of the world. Experiencing loneliness and boredom, our neighbors have missed out on regular visitors and social interactions. We are preparing an outdoor concert at one of our local senior care centers. We will also deliver handmade cards and notes of encouragement from our EFCC family to the senior residents. Involve your kids and spread a little kindness to our senior neighbors! (Please return cards by Sunday, May 9.)

Love Essential Workers

Express your gratitude to those who have sacrificed much. Write a thank you card to our local police department, healthcare workers, firefighters, and other essential workers. We’ll deliver! (Please return cards by Sunday, May 16.)

We Love Teachers

We love our teachers and want to express that in a simple and tangible way. Join the team that will compile all the best goodies and snacks and stock the teacher’s lounge at two neighborhood schools. Or donate fun snacks and treats to this project. We will fill their refrigerators and cupboards and leave encouraging notes showing that we are for teachers. (All items will be collected by Sunday, May 23 — CLICK HERE to view the wish list.)

Hope in the Streets

Share God’s love and compassion with those in need in our community.  This team builds relationships while meeting physical needs. Groceries and clothing are donated and the Gospel is presented. (This event will occur Saturday, May 22.)

Extraordinary Acts of Love

Get together with your Sunday school class or Life Group and identify one person or family in your social circle that really needs encouragement of assistance, then do it! EFCC will provide matching funds for your project. Submit your proposal and we’ll partner with you to really love our neighbors! (The application for proposals is open throughout May.) | CLICK HERE


To sign up for any Love Esco Event, please use the online sign-up form link below:

Love Esco Sign Up Form

Contact Outreach Ministries

VIA EMAIL or call (760) 781-2159.

CLICK HERE to learn more about our amazing community partners.