OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES – 2016!!
If you have been following the blog for long, you know we provide a monthly meal for the homeless/less fortunate and we also started a FREE Laundry Project, where we go to local laundromats and provide FREE Laundry for families in need. It has become a cool thing watching God at work and lives impacted. We have the 2016 Outreach Opportunity Schedule. In addition, this year, we have added a special monthly project to bless an organization in our area, etc. We are very excited about this. Each month, I will post a sign up sheet for the events. For the meals I am just posting the main dish, but we always provide a large selection of side dishes for each meal. We are also always in need of monetary donations to help with the outreaches.
All donations can be made via our Miraclechristmas.com site and just click on the “donate now” tab and donate (or click on link below)- we need to raise $15,000 to provide all these outreaches for 2016. We are currently a nonprofit, but have also just applied for our 501(c)3 January 1st so should receive that acceptance letter in the next few months 😉
I have several that have signed up to have a certain amount donated monthly. This is such a huge blessing that we appreciate so much. Remember none of us can help everyone, but ALL of us can help someone, and when we do, we serve Jesus!! We can do this together!!
Below are the dates:
24th – Monthly Meal – Meatloaf
SPECIAL MONTHLY PROJECT – Donating diapers and wipes to a Pregnancy Center, Heartbeat of Toledo, or a family you know in need for Sanctity of Life Month – most of you know my story of abortion.
21st – Monthly Meal – Pot Roast
SPECIAL MONTHLY PROJECT – We will be making up Birthday Boxes (filled shoeboxes)- similar to Operation CHRISTmas Child, but they will include a Birthday Cake, frosting, candles, and a few gifts for boys and girls. We have many children that come to our FREE Community meals that tell us it is their birthday, so this is a cool way to celebrate with them.
5th- Free Laundry Day – Toledo Laundromat, Monroe Street (by Toledo Hospital)
20th – Monthly Meal – Ham and cheesy potatoes – Easter theme (Will hand out 100 Easter Baskets and 150 care packages)
SPECIAL MONTHLY PROJECT – Hygiene Care Packages (Blessing Bags) and Easter Baskets for our FREE Community Easter Dinner.
17th – Monthly Meal – Italian – lasagna, fettuccine, and spaghetti
SPECIAL MONTHLY PROJECT – Seeds for Community Garden
7th – Free Laundry Day – Super Suds, Alexis Road
No monthly meal
SPECIAL MONTHLY PROJECT – Flip Flops for Orphanage in Haiti where kids do not have shoes
19th – Monthly Meal – TBD
SPECIAL MONTHLY PROJECT – Donate Laundry Detergent to Broken Chains Church. This is a church that ministers to many homeless people. They have a washer and dryer and allow these people to do their laundry for FREE at their church. I would love to bless them by supplying all their laundry detergent, etc for a year.
24th – Monthly Meal – Pork Chops and Rice
SPECIAL MONTHLY PROJECT – Our annual backpack drive for our FB and blog family
6th – Free Laundry Day, Reynold’s Road Laundromat (Jesse James Plaza)
14th: Monthly Meal – Community Back-to-School Picnic (Will hand out 150 backpacks)
SPECIAL MONTHLY PROJECT – PJ/Book/stuffed animal Drive to give to less fortunate children
3rd – Free Laundry Day – Location TBD
18th- Monthly Meal – Smothered Chicken and red potatoes
SPECIAL MONTHLY PROJECT – Feminine Care Products for our friends at Glenwood Elementary. Many of the children at this school do not have access to these products.
16th – Hamburger Stroganoff
30th or 31st – Trunk or Treat at St. Lucas Church
SPECIAL MONTHLY PROJECT – Trunk or Treat to be held at a local church (an alternative to going out trick or treating) – will need candy and other items
5th – FREE Laundry Day – All Wash Laundromat
20th – Thanksgiving Dinner (Will hand out 150-200 care packages)
SPECIAL MONTHLY PROJECT – Hygiene Care Packages (Blessing Bags) to hand out at our FREE Community Thanksgiving Dinner
18th – Monthly Meal – Ham and all the fixins
23rd – 19th-annual Miracle CHRISTmas (helping 20-25 kids) on the Blissfield Train – $6,000 needed to fund this 🙂
SPECIAL MONTHLY PROJECT – Blankets, Scarves, hats, gloves, socks, chapstick for our 2nd annual Warm the City of Toledo Project where we will be tying these to trees for our homeless friends.
Below is a list of how much it costs to put on each event for the year:
FREE Community Dinner: $4000
FREE Laundry Project – $5000
Miracle CHRISTmas – $6000
We appreciate all the support & prayers we have received and have been so blessed to meet so many of the volunteers, and get to know so many of you personally. Thank you so much for your continued support. We would appreciate all the prayers for the 2016 outreaches as well. May God be glorified in all that we do! These are all cool ways to give back and be the hands and feet of Jesus. Love you guys!
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