We are gearing up for a very busy summer here in the Eastern U.P. We truly enjoy getting out and interacting with those living in this area. This is important to being visible in our community and helping young women and men realize we are available to help.
Our summer begins with our 4th Annual Garage Sale here at the center. We are looking for many helping hands to set up Thursday, June 27 at 5:00 and work Friday, June 28 or Saturday June 29 for a few hours between 9 am and 4 pm. Most items will be for sale by donation, but some of the larger/more costly items will labeled with a suggested minimum donation. Please let us know if you can donate some time to help. Garage Sale Volunteer Form
July 4th we are hoping to participate in parades in Sault Ste. Marie and St. Ignace. Downtown Days takes place in the Sault on August 2nd and August 3rd. Then we will be at Lakerpalooza on August 23rd. Finally, we will be staffing a booth at the Chippewa County Fair from Tuesday, August 27th through Monday, September 2nd. At each event, we hand out brochures and printed materials to give potential clients an overview of our services, our hours, and our ministry. We are also looking for ways to attract interest in our booths. Therefore, we are looking for donations to enable us to purchase gift cards or similar items that appeal to potential clients. We would hold a drawing for these items for those that complete a survey.
The costs for these summer activities usually runs around $3000. This includes printing brochures, reservations for booths, handouts, and candy for the July 4th parades. Would you prayerfully consider partnering with us to spread the word that Care Net is here to help families with unexpected pregnancies and parenting information?
We are also looking for volunteers willing to represent our ministry at these events. I am including an information sheet about our volunteer need for the Chippewa County Fair. We are planning to have our booth staffed for at least 74 hours during the week of the fair and we need help covering those hours! If your church or organization would like to take responsibility for a block of time, I would be glad to come "train" at your location. Thank you in advance for any way you can help. Please be sure to stop by any of our booths or activities and introduce yourself. I am excited to meet more of you, our faithful supporters.
God Bless You,
Noel K. Rupprecht