About Friendship House
Friendship House, a relief ministry sponsored by First Baptist Church of Garland, in conjunction with local churches and community organizations, was organized in 1977 to help meet the physical needs of those who were out of work, physically disabled, or low income for a variety of reasons and circumstances. We serve the Garland, Rowlett and Sachse communities.
We have eight apartment complexes who have indicated they would like the Mobile Friendship House to minister to their residents. We are currently ministering to twelve complexes. Providing for these new complexes will entail recruiting more volunteers. The MFH currently delivers to the apartments on Friday mornings from 10:00-12:00. We are looking to expand the days/times to share the gospel with this ministry. The Mobile Friendship House provides clothing, food, household items, linens, Bibles and ministry information for our church.
If you would like to join this exciting ministry and have 2-3 hours a week to share the love of Christ to our communites, please contact Keith Christie at [email protected].
What Does Friendship House Provide?
How Can I Help?
- Donate usable clothing, household items, food and toys (click here for current food needs)
- Plan and/or participate in a food, coat, blanket or toy drive at your school, workplace, or church
- Donate funds for food
- Work as a volunteer
Monthly Mission Projects
The Friendship House is currently providing monthly mission projects. We will publish a list of needed items each month. This list will appear on the web, in the monthly issue of Connect, and on the Sunday morning announcements during worship services.
Items can be donated at the Friendship House on Mondays and Tuesdays 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. or in our after hours drop-off bins, 24/7.
Friendship House February Mission Project
The Friendship House monthly mission project for February is peanut butter. We are in need of adult and travel bar soap. Sunday School departments may collect these items as your mission project
Mobile Friendship House
God used the pandemic to change the direction and ministry of the Friendship House. While everything was closed during the pandemic, our members were faithful in their giving to FBCG. Because of their giving, the Lord provided the Friendship House with a box truck with a hydraulic lift. The Mobile Friendship House began with one apartment complex allowing us to minister to the residents.
We fill our truck with food, clothing, household items, linens and other donated items and deliver it to participating apartment complexes. The residents go shopping and can get what they need. Along with the free donated items, we also provide bibles, and church activity information. Our Friendship House volunteers, along with our Hispanic Ministry team assist the residents with their shopping while having spiritual conversations with the residents.
We currently have 4 cell groups studying God's Word in the apartments. We are looking for church partners to participate in this Kingdom work. The mobile FH provides the donations, and the church partners provide the volunteers to minister to the residents. Through this partnership, the churches have the opportunity to minister to the residents through their VBS, children’s activities, bible studies, etc.
The Mobile Friendship House currently serves several apartment complexes serving over 300 families a week. We invite other churches in the Garland, Rowlett, and Sachse communities to partner with us to serve God’s kingdom together.
620 W Avenue B, Garland, TX 75040
Donations accepted at 24-hour drop boxes and during the hours below.
Hours of Operation:
Mondays: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Walk-in Clothing; First Come, First Serve - Donations accepted and receipt available
Tuesdays: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Walk-in Clothing; First Come, First Serve - Donations accepted and receipt available
Wednesdays: 9 a.m.–Noon Open for food/clothing for homeless only
Thursdays: 10 a.m.–11 a.m. Drive thru food distribution, Office Closed for Warehouse Preparation
Fridays: 9 am –3 pm Walk-in Clothing; First Come, First Serve
9 a.m.–11 a.m. Food Donations only
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Mobile FH at apartments