Posts Tagged ‘fundraising’

I received this email from the Salvation Army’s Plymouth Corps.  Plymouth area volunteers should be proud of their accomplishments during this Red Kettle Campaign

Dear Friends:

We here at The Salvation Army – Plymouth Corps want to offer a warm and heart felt thank you to everyone who donated their time, talents and monies to help support our 2009 Thanksgiving and Christmas programs.

We have over 1,100 volunteers in the Plymouth Corps Volunteer First data base and it is through our volunteers’ commitment to The Salvation Army that we successfully completed another blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas season.

We wanted to share with you an update on the current status of our fund raising campaign and holiday assistance given to those in need.

The overall Christmas fund raising goal is $315,000. We have received $272,069, or 86% of the goal to date. We will wrap up the fund raising campaign at the end of January 2010. With your help, $212,104 was collected in the Red Kettles; additionally, we have received $59,965 in cash or check donations at our Corps office in Plymouth.

Just to share some seasonal stats:
Our Christmas Toy Towne assisted 354 families which included 1,215 children.
Our Christmas Food for Seniors & Singles assisted 29 families.
Our Thanksgiving food distribution assisted 358 families including 1,268 children.
Our Coats 4 Kids assisted 130 families including 296 children.
Our Back 2 School Blitz assisted 140 families including 307 children.

And to recap our volunteered hours:
Our Thanksgiving programs:
17 volunteers packed boxes for a total of 42.50 hours
42 volunteers assisted with the distribution for a total of 91 hours

Our Christmas programs:
Toy Towne Preparation 99 volunteers with a total of 594 hours
Toy Towne Distribution 213 volunteers with a total of 1,491 hours
Christmas Application Processing 7 volunteers with a total of 60 hours.

Additional Front Desk coverage 9 volunteers with a total of 145 hours.
Food Pantry Assistance 8 volunteers with a total of 20 hours.

And let us not forget those brave and hearty individuals, who stood in the cold, rain and snow to ring bells during the Red Kettle Campaign.

Once again, our community is blessed with wonderful volunteers!! Thank you for stepping up to help those in need. Without your continued support, we would have never been able to assist the many families and individuals during this past holiday season.

Have a Blessed and Happy 2010

The Plymouth Corp Staff
The Salvation Army – Plymouth Corps


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I just found a flyer for a talent competition to take place on October 15, from 5-9 p.m. at Kellogg Park
Here are the details:

  • Grand Prize — $300
  • Register — get a form by emailing plymouthrockstalent@gmail.com and return it by mail to PO Box 6409, Plymouth, MI 48170
  • Entry fee — $30
  • Eligible contestants — ages 11 to 25
  • Proceeds — to the new teen center in Plymouth

There’s not much time so register now if you are interested!

This could be quite an interesting event to see even if you aren’t competing.

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I just received this message from the Plymouth Downtown Development Authority and I figured I would pass it along:

Come to the Plymouth Purse Benefit on Saturday, September 19th at the Plymouth Historical Museum! Over 1,000 purses and accessories will be sold. 30% of the sales will go back to the museum. Admission is free!

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I, personally, could do without the carnival and rides.  I understand that the midway hauls in a lot of money for the City, so it has some value.  But as entertainment, it’s a bit overwhelming.  It is certainly not a good value for people with children.  The more exciting rides cost about $4.00 per ride.  Day passes can only be purchased on Sunday.  We probably spent nearly $70 for rides this weekend and we’re fortunate to be able to do that.

The games of skill and chance are rip-offs, as everyone one knows.  The music and the rides, after a few hours, are taxing on the system.  I have a pretty high tolerance for noise and crowds, but I found myself wishing there were quieter entertainment options.

We did get a chance to see the O’Hare Irish Dancers, from Plymouth’s own O’Hare School of Irish Dance, and they were fantastic.  Other musicians and performers did hit the bandshell/stage over the weekend.  If I had my druthers — perhaps I should try to get on whatever committee puts on the fest — the festival would be all that kind of entertainment and no midway.

But that’s just me, maybe.  Despite having some gripes about the carnival, I loved the Fall Festival and had a great time.  It’s still my favorite yearly event.

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The Escape, always looking for ways to raise funds to stay on the air, is having a can and bottle drive this Saturday, February 7, from from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the east entrance of Salem High School (near the student parking lot).

The Escape is also willing to pick up your cans and bottles at your home.  If you are interested in that, call 734-416-7732.


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