Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Samaritan Ministries - Penny Campaign

The Penny Campaign at Samaritan Ministries

Many people consider the penny an insignificant amount with no buying power.

In 1992, Samaritan unleashed the power of the penny with its first Penny Campaign. This effort for increasing awareness of hunger and homelessness in our backyard while raising money for Samaritan has become a community event.

The annual Penny Campaign is Samaritan’s major fundraiser. Beginning October 1st and continuing through November, schools, churches, families, individuals, civic organizations and corporations across the Triad, all join in saving their pennies and spare change for the Samaritan Soup Kitchen and Inn.

The Penny Campaign collection day is held the first Saturday in December. All unrolled collected coins are dropped off at the Thruway Center in Winston-Salem. It’s a fun filled day with WXII’s Cameron Kent and the Samaritan team. Jar stickers, posters and other marketing materials will be available July 2008.

Contact Courtney Atwood at samaritan@triadbiz.rr.com or by calling 336.748.1962 ext. 25.

The Cake and Pie Auction was a HUGE SUCCESS!

Our congregation did a wonderful job putting their confectionery skills to work.

We had a wide variety of sweets to offer: 4-layer Pumpkin Cake w/ Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse filling, the Zappalas Famous 5-Flavor Pound Cake (2 of them - each sold for $120), Pecan Pie, Key Lime Cake, Tropical Cheesecake with Coconut Crust, Butterfinger Toffee Cake, etc...

It was a lot of fun with several bidding wars (I think Bro. Herman won the war on two cakes and Sis. Peggy is still trying to figure out how he missed her cut off signals).

Our people really got into the whole spirit of it and in just a short time of about 45 minutes we had raised $2500.

We are so thankful for all those who baked and for all of those who purchased pies/cakes for such a worthy cause.

The funds collected through this fundraising endeavor will help missionairies across the globe!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Serving Our Generation Yard Sale in October!

Mark your calendar!

Saturday, October 4th, 2008 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.
1410 West Clemmonsville Road, Winston-Salem
(336) 784-8735

The funds raised through this yard sale will be used to help various ministries around the world.

The individuals of Heavenview are preparing to donate (at least) three items each to this yard sale based on the following criteria:
  • I will give something that I love.
  • I will give something that I like.
  • I will give something that I no longer need.

If you have any questions regarding this event or if you want to sign up to help in any way, please contact (336) 784-8735.

Support Ronald McDonald house by shopping at Macy's

Support the Ronald McDonald House by shopping at Macy’s!

Selected organizations (RMH is a selected organization!) have been invited to sell $5.00 Shop For A Cause passes on Saturday, September 20th. These passes allow shoppers to receive discounted purchases.

100% of every pass sold by a RMH volunteer goes to RMH!

We need volunteers to help! Volunteers must be at least 18 or have their legal guardian work with them. Last year it was a lot of fun – talking with shoppers and telling them about the Ronald McDonald House. We expect to have inflatable Ronald at our table, along with information about the House.

Ideally, we need three people per shift and the shifts are below:

10:00 am – 12:00 noon
12:00 noon – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please respond to Mindy Bloom, at the House {(336) 723-0228 x19; mindyb@rmhwinstonsalem.org} with your email address, shift preference, and cell number if you are interested. Mindy will confirm your shift via email.

Thanks so much for your support!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

September's Serving Our Generation Efforts

Recently we had a Serving Our Generation event that was a little more intimate than some of our larger community efforts. A family in our community has not been able to make it to church because of medical situations, so we took the church to them.

Here's what happened: We believe that God honored our efforts by showing up. His presence was so sweet and refreshing to all of us.

They had been feeling down and not as close to God as they had felt in the past. They told us that they were encouraged by our visit and really appreciated us giving of our time to be with them.

We truly CAN make a difference in our community.

October's Serving Our Generation Event will be a Yard Sale at the Community Center, 1400 West Clemmonsville Road in Winston-Salem. If you have items that you would like to bring or if you are interested in helping on Saturday, October 4th, please contact me.