Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Shop and Share

For all of your online shopping needs - visit www.shopandshare.org!

Welcome to the latest revolution in convenient and compassionate commerce. Shop and Share is an innovative approach to increasing your purchasing power on the World Wide Web. Every time you stop and shop at www.shopandshare.org you are automatically contributing to a variety of worthy causes across the community and around the world. It doesn’t cost you any additional time or money, but while you are shopping for your own needs you are automatically investing in the needs of others.

All proceeds from sales that are generated from the affiliate links on this site will go to different charities that will be featured monthly here at Shop and Share. Please access the Shop and Share Blog for monthly earnings updates. This way you can see how much your shopping is sharing with those in need. Invite your friends and family to Shop and Share. Together all of us can make a significant difference in the lives of those less fortunate than we are.

Life is too short to just stop and shop; that’s why I love to Shop and Share. You will too. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that your buying is actually another way of giving here at Shop and Share.

Friday, October 24, 2008

November's Serving Our Generation Event


The Serving Our Generation Ministry needs your help in preparing special “We Care” Christmas packages for a Marine Corp troop that have been deployed to Iraq. We will require enough supplies to provide for 30-40 service personnel.

Won’t you help us thank the men and women that are protecting our freedom by contributing some of the items listed below or assisting us monetarily to help defray postage expenses?

If someone in your family is also serving overseas or away from home, please provide their name and service address by November 1st to Donna or Mike Zappala, so that a package can be prepare especially for them.

Items needed:

Lotions, Hand Creams & Sunscreen Lip balm
Shaving gel/cream & razors Facial wipes
Saline nose spray & Eye drops Hygiene & deodorant products
Toothpaste/Toothbrushes Mouthwash & dental floss
Foot powders/sprays Moleskin & bandages for sore feet
Tylenol, Blue Ice, Tums Neosporin & Anti-itch creams
Bath gel & Anti-bacterial soaps Kleenex & Toilet paper
Pens, Stationary, Envelopes Shampoo & Conditioners
Gatoraid, Kool Aid envelopes Gum, Tic-tacs, candies
Small cans of meat & fruit Small envelopes of sugar
Envelopes coffee & creamer Pistachios, nuts & beef jerky
Small flashlights with batteries Energy bars
White Cotton Socks Sponge footballs, balls
DVDs (new or used) Music CDs (new or used)
Magazines, comic books, crosswords Paperback books
Hand-held video games and batteries Hand-held mirrors & combs
Sunglasses Nail Clippers & tweezers
Matches & lighters Sewing kits
International phone cards (available at Sam’s and U.S. Post Office)

Please have your items to us no later than November 2nd.

The Serving Our Generation team will need help in assembling the packages also. We will meet at the Community Center at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 8th to assemble packages. Come out and join us!

Refreshments will be provided by our Get Healthy Stay Balanced Ministry.

Please RSVP to Christie if you plan to join us on Saturday, November 8th at 9 a.m.

Thanks again for supporting this very worthy cause.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

October's Ronald McDonald House Newsletter

Hi Ronald McDonald House Supporters!

Happy Fall to you all! During this beautiful time of year, I hope you have a chance to go to the fair, cheer on a football game, take in the pretty scenery and enjoy upcoming Halloween celebrations.

This month our top needs are:

1 – Single serving sweet snacks (ex. Little Debbie cakes, cookies, etc.)

2 – Items for breakfast (pop tarts, cereal bars, etc.)

3 – Coffee creamer – we are out!

4 – Windex glass cleaner

5 – Single serving chips

Light a Luminary Project 2008

The Ronald McDonald House and luminaries have been synonymous in Winston-Salem for the past 22 years. In 2007, despite the enforcement of a statewide burning ban, more than 12,500 luminary kits at $5.00 each were sold. Luminary kits contain six bags, six candles, and a bag of sand. Luminaries are placed on the curbs in neighborhoods and are lit on December 24th in honor of families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House.

Each year, volunteers help us assemble the luminary kits. We have opportunities for adults only (21 and up) to help with the project this year on Tuesday, November 18th, Wednesday November 19th and Thursday November 20th. For those three days, school groups are scheduled to help assemble. Adults are needed as helpers/group leaders with the school groups those three days from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Habitat for Humanity Warehouse (339 Witt Street, Winston-Salem). No sign up is required, you are welcome to stop by and help, for a lunch break or more!

Holidays at the Ronald McDonald House

It is now October and time for us to begin planning the holidays. If you would like to spend some time with our House guests we would love to have help from you and your family. Over the holidays, volunteers help by collecting items for general family gifts (our wish list is attached), adopting families and helping in the office. The office will be closed on major holidays, but we always need someone in the House in case of emergencies. Last year, volunteers who helped cover the office spent time visiting with families, sorting donations and tidying in the kitchen. Open shifts at the House are on the following days:

November 27 (Thanksgiving)

December 13, 14, 20, 21, 24, 25

January 1

Those who have volunteered on past holidays guarantee that is a very rewarding experience. Please let us know if you have any questions, or would like to get involved with our holiday opportunities!

Abby Bowman
Director of Volunteer Services
The Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem
336.723.0228 x11

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Yard Sale Pictures

The Community Center the night before the Yard Sale

Sis. Jamie creates new signs to get the word out about the Yard Sale

7 a.m. Saturday morning

Sis. Marianne and Sis. Jill help the shoppers

Sis. Peggy directs traffic

Pastor Dan, Sis. Jamie and Sis. Renee talk about the new weight set for the Community Center

Bro. Aaron and Sis. Carla share their thoughts on the progress of the day

Pastor Brian and Aaron share a moment of warmth - it was so cold Saturday morning!

Pastor Brian, Bro. Chris and Bro. Herman talk over the price of the trailer

Sis. Carla and Sis. Jill replenish the clothes supply

With God's help we raised $4,300 that will be sent to help our missionaries around our world.

We are sharing the freeing message of Christ to see lives changed.

If you would like to know more about our efforts to reach out please email Christie.