Acts of generosity, serve globally while local! We recognize and appreciate as a loving community that God brings the nations to our doorstep. Apart from one-on-one friendships, we always grab the blessing of ministering Christ’s love by volunteering to serve during international students’ events like parties and furniture giveaway.

For more information, along with other ways that you can get involved, contact ISM office 714-257-4333,

American Friendship

From the furniture giveaway and student parties, we encourage the development of organic friendships with the students as an opportunity to share our time and faith. This happens by exchanging contact information for further communication.

Parties & Events

We have a number of events throughout the year, which provide a great opportunity to engage with the students and learn some fun things about each other's cultures.

  • Unite our Cities Serve Day - Saturday, April 28
  • Furniture Giveaway - Saturday, August 18
  • Fall Kick Off Party - Saturday, August 25
  • International Student Christmas Party - November 30

Hospitality Host

We love extending a special invitation to students around the holidays of Easter and Thanksgiving. This gives us a chance to not only enjoy a meal together and build a friendship but also share about the true meaning of the holiday. Click here to complete a Hospitality Host Application.

Furniture Giveaway

At the beginning of the fall semester, we host a Furniture Giveaway where we are able to gift newly arriving international students with furniture and home good items to help get them started in their new homes in America. This is a huge blessing to students, as they often arrive with little and it can be quite costly to furnish and supply their apartments with necessary items.

Countless volunteers are needed from 7:00am-noon on August 18 to make this event a success, truck drivers (and trucks), furniture movers, delivery loaders, home good personal shoppers, giveaway guides, shuttle drivers, hospitality hosts, and more. You can be a link in the relationship chain that connects the transforming power of Jesus to a visiting scholar by being friendly and helpful, while they gather items for their homes. Come be a part of a team that desires to meet these student's needs and display Christ-like love. Please email to find out more or volunteer.

Furniture Donations

We collect hundreds of pieces of furniture and home good items so that we can make the Furniture Giveaway happen. Students appreciate small sofas, love seats, small stuffed chairs, vertical dressers, small to medium bookshelves and kitchen tables, end tables, coffee tables, small desks, Kitchen and office chairs, and lamps. We also collect home good items that are in reasonable shape like dishes and silverware, cooking pans, bowls, utensils, glassware and small appliances such as microwaves, toasters and dorm size refrigerators and bikes.

We are unable to accept recliners, beds, mattresses, large desks or tables, entertainment units or other big items, the students do not choose these items. To donate any furniture or home good items, call the missions office at 714-257-4333

Thank you again for your interest in and heart for international students. We look forward to meeting you and finding a place for you to serve! If you would like more information about this cross-cultural ministry or have questions, please contact or 714-257-4333.

To sign up to help with the Furniture Giveaway you may go to