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Year-end Appeal: help us raise funds for a new phone system and computer upgrades.

Care Net and #GivingTuesday

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#GivingTuesday Just 1 Week Away!

Care Net and #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is just one week away. Pretty soon, those on our mailing list will be receiving a letter regarding our #GivingTuesday and year-end request. But you don't have to wait!

Get involved now by making a prayerful donation to Care Net Pregnancy Center of the EUP through this website. Click on the Get Involved tab, then select Support Finacially. A number of ways to partner with Care Net are outline for your information. At the bottom of the page, is a donate button. 

 

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Join us November 27 for an online global giving movement.

Care Net and #GivingTuesday
Dear Friends,
 
We are so thankful for a community that encourages life by supporting Care Net Pregnancy Center of the EUP.  Please join us this year for #Giving Tuesday, November 27. This global giving movement is celebrated after Thanksgiving and the corresponding shopping days. 
 
At the end of each year, Care Net asks for donations for a specific project or need. This year our #GivingTuesday and year-end gifts will be used for a new phone system. The phones at Care Net are a wonderful tool for us to be able to communicate with clients. Lately, we have experienced some difficulties. One of the phones no longer connects with the others. The voice mail feature of the system no longer works. While we have a new fax machine, the phone system is too old to recognize the more modern technology of the fax machine. Finally, since the system is over 15 years old, there is no customer service or repair service available. While we have been able to work around all these issues and continue to operate almost effectively, we realize that these issues will continue to compound. 
 

This #GivingTuesday and Christmas season we are asking you to help us share the message of great joy. Help us communicate well and efficiently with women and men considering abortion. We ask you to consider a special year-end gift to help purchase and install a new phone system that will serve us for the next 15 years. Quotes we have collected place the cost of a 6-phone system at about $5,000. Any funds donated above what is needed for a phone system will be used to begin upgrading the computers.

 

Please begin planning what you will give at the end of this year. To donate toward Care Net's phone system, simply write "phones" in the memo of your check or type "phones" as the special designation when making a contribution online at www.eupforlife.org/Support-Financially, at the bottom of page.

 

Thankful for wonderful partners in LIFE,

 

Noel K. Rupprecht

Executive Director

Care Net Pregnancy Center of the EUP

P: 906-635-1103

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The next item up for auction ...

Fall Auction Items 2018

... is a Little Tykes Cook With Me kitchen! This kitchen produces real "cooking sounds" and comes with 20+ kitchen accessories. Fun for ages 2 and up, get your little chef started right!

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The next item up for auction is ...

Fall Auction Items 2018

... a whimsical lighted log cabin. This wonderful, handcrafted cabin comes complete with a cobbled walkway, Christmas lights on the porch roof (that actually light up), and a spotted fawn that has stopped in for a visit. Thank you, Margaret Mathews, for this unique piece!

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Planting Seeds; The Value of a Magnet; Faithful Stewardship; How Did You Hear…; 2018/2019 Calendar of Events; Baby Steps 5K Update; Summer Events Update; Make a Joyful Noise; Annual Garage Sale; Medical Center Update; Community Corner; From Noel's Perspective; Needs List; Prayer List

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Join us for an evening of Dessert and Auction fun at St. Joseph's Church in Sault Ste. Marie on Thursday, October 11. Many handcrafted and unique items are available for both silent and live auction. Items available for auction will be posted on this site starting October 1. Bring your friends and family to support life in the EUP!

Fall Auction & Dessert Benefit 2018

St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Sault Ste. Marie is hosting the annual Care Net Pregnancy Center Fall Auction & Dessert Benefit. All proceeds benefit the ministries and programs we provide to women and men facing unplanned pregnancies and seeking parenting support. 

St. Joseph's church is located at 1101 Minneapolis St., Sault Ste. Marie. The auction starts at 6:30 p.m. Tasty desserts and beverages are being supplied by the ladies of St. Joseph's. 

Cash, check and credit card donations will be accepted at the auction. Peruse the items being posted to this site and make your list of MUST HAVES. 

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The Charlotte Lozier Institute has released a pregnancy center service report detailing the work of pregnancy centers like ours across the country for the past 50 years. Check out the report!

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Help us keep our center looking attractive and welcoming! Join us Saturday, July 21 at 9:00 a.m. at the center. We have a few quick projects and a few that require a little more time. Bring your tools and help us spruce up our building. We can also use help weeding the front flower beds.

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Two and a half days, lots of donations and helping hands - it all adds up to another weekend of ministry.

Big Sale - Big Thanks!

Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 we held our annual Garage Sale fundraiser at Care Net. We started collecting items for the garage sale the month before, and were blessed by many nice things. 

Thursday evening, set up began. We raised canopies over tables, hauled in the furniture and other items for sale, started sorting them onto tables and did our best to prepare for Friday. 

The sale techinically ran from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. However, when we arrived back at the center at 8 a.m. Friday, there were already people lined up to shop - and shoppers were non-stop through the end of the day Saturday. We had 3 trucks with trailers to deliver larger items for those that needed delivery. We had young, strong backs to lift and carry items to vehicles. We had others continuing to sort and put out more items as space was made available on the tables. We also incorporated a bake sale this year, with pies, cupcakes, and breads for sale. 

One of the best features of this sale as that no items are priced. A few of the pricier items have a suggested minimum donation, but nothing is priced. Each shopper gives what they feel is fair for the items they purchase. "Take what you need - give what you can." While some people do take advantage of this, others are very generous. When shoppers ask for prices, it also gives us an opportunity to let them know this is a fundraiser for Care Net. Then we also get to share what services Care Net offers to our community. 

Each of the past years we have held the garage sale, God has used it for ministry purposes. This year, while we don't have a specific story to share, there were a number of people that said they were so glad we had this sale each year. They look forward to being able to get the things they need yet can't afford. We are so greatful that God uses us to meet the needs of our neighbors and community this way. 

Thank you to all who donated items for the sale. We would like to specifically thank all those that came out to help over the weekend:

Tom and Valli Lawlor

Kathy Alexander

Adam Valeski

Jack Scott

Jadon Lawlor

Brianna Peterson

Maggie Jentoft

Janice Connelly

Sharon Lawrence

Carolyn Trumble

Bob Novac

John Payment

Shelva Johnson

Martha Hutchens

Amy Lane

Joyce Mastaw

Daniel Twining

Tim Twining

Turner Callaghan

Hannah Brood

Candy Blotcher

Deb Kobes

Norm Sampson

Phil Becker

Don Cole

The Rupprecht Family

The Carl Cole Family

The total raised for this year's garage sale is $4106.02. This will be used to continue to serve women and men facing unplanned pregnancies in the EUP.

 

 

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