About Community Impact - OBY
Looking to the future, we recognize that we live in a place of incredible beauty. People come from all over the world for weeks and months at a time. In a resort community such as Vail, it’s easy to overlook the local community – the people and families who live, work, and play year-round.
What we’ve found is that although we call this place “Happy Valley,” there is a more challenging reality underneath. Our valley is filled with a lot of brokenness and spiritual darkness. So Jesus calls us into the midst of it all not simply to do social good but to do gospel good. We want to love our neighbor and meet their needs with the goal of bringing our valley the good news of Jesus Christ. While the local ministry initiatives are already emerging (food bank, elderly support, youth outreach and Bible study) the potential to impact our community remains significant.
If you are interested in volunteering with “Our Back Yard”, contact Patrick Herbert, our Community Impact/OBY Director.
Visit our Community Board to make various connections in housing, needs and interests within our community.
If you would like to donate to our food pantry, here is a list of goods that we continually need to restock.
The Vail Church will once again be a drop off location for the Catholic Charities and the Eagle County Law Enforcement Immigrant Advisory Committee Annual Fall Coat Drive. Over the last several years, this coat drive has distributed over 3,500 coats to local kids and families in need. Please drop off your clean coats that are in good condition anytime during TVC business hours 8am-4pm M-F or on Sunday mornings now through October 31st. The collection box is in the church foyer. This year they are especially in need of children’s winter jackets, snow pants, hats, gloves and boots. People in need of a coat should contact the Catholic Charities at 970-384-2060.
Complete list of drop off locations:
- Vail – Vail Police Department, 75 S. Frontage Road
- Eagle-Vail – The Vail Church, 39209 Hwy 6
- Avon– Avon Police Department, 0001 Lake Street
- Edwards – Eagle County Sheriff’s Office Substation in the WECMRD Fieldhouse, 450 Miller Ranch Road
- Eagle – Eagle Police Department, 200 Broadway
- Gypsum – Gypsum Recreation Center, 0052 Lundgren Blvd.
- All Eagle County 1st Bank locations
Sundays @ 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am
Childcare for 0-3 years old at 8:00am
Full childcare available at 9:30am & 11:00am
Want to reach out? Start here!