Together, we can serve 100,000 hours this year!

Fairhaven’s resolution in 2016 is to be a church of people who are intentional about love. During our Intentional Love sermon series, Lead Pastor David Smith challenged us to demonstrate the love of Christ by intentionally loving our community through serving. If we each serve just a few hours each month, together we can give 100,000 hours of love to our community!

Log Hours

Our Dayton Partners

African Christian Community Center

All Campuses

Help support the African refugee and immigrant communities in the greater Dayton area by teaching English, tutoring youth, providing transportation, assisting with immigration issues, interpreting and translating or teaching computer or cooking skills.

Kirk Lithander

American Red Cross

All Campuses

Provide aid to victims of devastating natural disasters or home fires, locally or nationally. Training required.

Visit Red Cross to learn how to become a volunteer.

Backpack Food for Friends Ministry


Three years ago, the Northmont Campus started a Backpack Ministry that helped feed children by sending backpacks full of food home with them on the weekends to make sure they have food to eat. The number has grown beyond the point where one church can supply the need, there are now 10 local churches involved in this ministry. Join us in helping pack backpacks with food. You must be 16 or older to serve in this ministry.

Doug Carroll

Because of God’s Grace


Because of God’s Grace (BOGG) Ministries is a non-profit organization that helps provide people with food, clothing, and other essentials to sustain a healthy lifestyle. This ministry has trailers that haul food supplies to local parks and neighborhoods. Volunteers come on specific days to serve groceries, food items and share the love of Christ.

Visit BOGG for more information.

Circles Kettering

All Campuses

This local, faith-based chapter of the national Circles USA campaign to eradicate poverty, is working to help under-resourced families break the cycle of poverty through a holistic approach. Circles builds a community of support that comes alongside families as the work to achieve their goals for a sustainable and thriving life. Serve by modeling relationships, sharing your skills,helping with a dinner, being a greeter or working with the youth program.

Visit Circles Kettering for more information.

Lisa Magoffin

Crayons to Classrooms

All Campuses

Crayons to Classrooms is a free store for teachers from under-funded K-12 schools that serve children in need in our community. You can volunteer as a check-out, office or warehouse assistant, or help with other projects for classrooms.

Visit Crayons to Classrooms for volunteer opportunities and information.

Dayton Christian Center

All Campuses

Provide essential and supportive services to individuals and families seeking better lives. Help with meal preparation and delivery, kitchen cleaning, menu planning, food bank pick-ups, building and ground maintenance, office work, classroom tasks, tutoring, data entry, basic tax return assistance and more.

Visit Dayton Christian Center or call 937-275-7174 for more information.

Dayton VA Grotto and Gardens

All Campuses

If you enjoy gardens and working in them, why not serve with The American Veterans Heritage Center and the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center to help maintain the many gardens within the historical Grotto and Gardens located at the Dayton VA Medical Center. Work with the OSU Master Gardeners as you plant, clean up and complete other work around the grounds. The season runs from early April to late October.

Visit AVHC for more information.

Feed Friends Food Pantry

All Campuses

This joint community effort of three churches provides volunteers to feed underserved families in our community. Help fill boxes of groceries for their clients.

Visit Feed Friends or call 937-434-3941 for more information.

Franklin Area Community Services


Their mission is to provide emergency assistance to residents of the Franklin, Springboro, and Carlisle areas. Assistance is needed for food collection, sorting, distributing, etc.

Visit Franklin Area Community Services or call 937-746-7791 for more information.

Great Miami Levee Deck


This bicycling and kayaking club engages the community with family-friendly, outdoor activities. Lead group activities (bicycling rides and kayaking and fishing floats), mentor students, help with construction projects or with bicycle/kayak maintenance, cleaning and repair.

Davonna Sillaman

Habitat for Humanity

All Campuses

Help one of our Circles Leaders reach the goal of homeownership when you volunteer at Habitat for Humanity. Volunteer to work at a build site or at the ReStore and register your time for the “Kriss Day Family.”

Visit Habitat of Greater Dayton for more information.

International Friends

All Campuses

The local chapter of this national faith-based organization provides services that address the social, cultural and spiritual interests of international students. No visa or foreign language required. Serve as a local friend to an international college student through emails or phone calls and occasional social meetings (meals, holidays, events, etc.)

Kirk Lithander

Kids in New Directions (KIND)

All Campuses

KIND is a faith-based youth program that provides Dayton area children, ages 4-17, with activities, field trips, tutoring, nutritious meals, guidance, mentoring and friendship. The KIND program strives to make sure that each and every child knows that they are cared about and provides them with a positive Christian influence in their lives. Volunteer as a mentor or tutor, or assist with their summer programs.

Visit KIND or call 937-253-9826 for more information.

Life Enrichment Center

All Campuses

This local faith-based, non-profit organization is dedicated to changing lives and improving our community. The center, located in East Dayton, provides meals, groceries, and educational opportunities while focusing on spiritual growth and individual wellness. Volunteers and servant leaders make this ministry possible and your help is needed. Individual, family, group, and special event opportunities are available.

Visit Life Enrichment Center or call 937-252-5700 for more information.

Miami Valley Women’s Center

All Campuses

The Women’s Center helps young women in our area find answers and faith-based help with issues surrounding unplanned pregnancies, abortion and other life issues. Be a client advocate, support group leader, middle school mentor, men’s mentor or childcare provider, or participate in a prayer team, diaper drive, event committee or baking team.

Visit Miami Valley Women’s Center for more information.

Nursing Home Outreach


We will team up with the Sonshiners ministry on the third Sunday of the month from 2:30-3:30 PM for music, devotions and fellowship at the Hillspring Nursing Home in Springboro. We allow residents to enjoy a Sunday service as we bring church to them! Kids and youth are invited as well.

Heather Barch

One Bistro


Help cook, serve and clean at this community-minded restaurant in Miamisburg.

Visit One Bistro or call 937-856-1165 for more information.

Rebuilding Together Dayton

All Campuses

Rebuilding Together Dayton provides home repairs at no cost for low-income, elderly homeowners living in Montgomery County, with a preference to those in their homes for a minimum of 10 years. They also provide urgently needed safety updates, such as wheelchair ramps, grab bars, and hand-rails, by skilled tradespeople.

Visit Rebuilding Together Dayton for more information.

Springboro Community Assistance Center


The SCAC assists families in need of food and other services. There is a food pantry and backpack program for children in need. Assistance is needed for helping with the food collection, sorting, distributing, etc.

Visit SCAC or call 937-572-6488 for more information.

St. Vincent Homeless Breakfast Team

All Campuses

Cook and serve breakfast on a Saturday morning for this Dayton faith-based organization assisting the homeless and impoverished.

Visit St. Vincent or call 937-222-7349 for more information.

Tom Holley

Target Dayton Ministries

All Campuses

Be a part of this inner-city church for the underserved and homeless in Dayton, by serving delicious hot meals for Sunday dinner. Help in the kitchen or transport guests in Target Dayton vans to and from various shelters. This is a great opportunity for individuals, families and small groups!

Visit Target Dayton or call 937-223-3783 for more information.

Vineyard Downtown Help Center


The Vineyard’s Help Center offers a clothing store, food pantry and a free hot meal every Saturday for assisting families in need. You can donate food, clothing and kids items, or assist with serving the hot meal on Saturday’s for lunch.

Visit Vineyard Downtown Help Center or call 937-746-1435 for more information.

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