April 29, 2015
Dear Friends of Family Promise,
We write to bring to your attention three very important fundraising opportunities this May, two of them next week. With your help in connecting to all of your own friends and colleagues all of these have the potential of raising some very significant funds for Family Promise of Missoula this spring.
1. On May 5th, we are one of 120 local non-profits participating in GiveLocal. All day, May 5th, log onto www.GiveLocalMissoula.org and donate to Family Promise of Missoula. The dollars that are received that day will be “stretched” to be a larger total than is actually raised. This web address will also be available on our Family Promise website and Facebook page. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THESE CONTRIBUTIONS MUST BE MADE ONLINE, ELECTRONICALLY, and are not available any other way. All other non-profits participating in GiveLocal are also listed so that you may choose to share your philanthropy that day.
2. On May 6, plan to attend “Biers for Benefit” at Bayern Brewing Inc. $.50 of every beer sold 5 and 8 pm will be
given to Family Promise of Missoula, as will cash earned from returned beer bottles. You will find a poster attached that you might use to send on to your fr
3. Our second annual Golf Tournament is May 28 at The Ranch Club. We are looking for golf teams, sponsors, items for the silent auction and guests for dinner. If you are not a golfer, join the winners and losers afterwards for a fine dinner in a lovely environment, a live auction and a silent auction, and to gather with others who love Family Promise of Missoula. Dinner is $20, reservations are preferred. A brochure for this major event is also attached.iends or post at your place of employment.
We are grateful for all those who support Family Promise of Missoula with their volunteer time and treasure in local congregations, who serve as local coordinators, and who give of their gifts so generously. Please be attentive to these coming opportunities to support our local affiliate financially. Thank you!
Board of Directors, Family Promise of Missoula
Newest issue, for December, a monthly Family Promise of Missoula newsletter is available to all member congregations for printing in weekly/monthly bulletins, on websites or through other distribution methods within each congregation. It is also available here. Thank you, Mike O’Lear, for editing, publishing and distributing. Member congregations are invited to send items for the newsletter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Promise of Missoula brings the faith community together to help families regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity. Family Promise is a partnership of religious congregations within our Missoula community helping families who are facing homelessness. Participation in this network offers an opportunity for volunteers of all faiths to reduce homelessness and transform lives.
Pick up any thesaurus and you’ll find hundreds of synonyms for the word “home.” Terms range from the most obvious—abode, dwelling, and residence—to the protective—shelter, refuge, and haven. More emotional and perceptual descriptions include roots, serenity, nesting, hospitable, relaxing, and anchor. The imagery for home is vast and complex, and usually involves more than a physical structure, with most of us associating the word with memories of family, feelings, experiences, and pivotal life events.
The mission of Family Promise of Missoula is to help families impacted by homelessness rebuild their lives through the compassion and dedication of hundreds of volunteers in the Missoula community. With this support, “home” is provided for families in need so they can move to stability and self-reliance in their efforts on their destination home.
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