You should all be very proud of the amazing year we had in 2011
CGNL "Paying it Forward"
Donated $3000 and 100 turkey dinners to the Cary Grove Food Pantry
Sponsored Reach In Reach Out in the Spring and Fall encouraging Random Acts of Kindness to our Police and Firemen in honor of 9/11.
Donated $1200 to our local PADS sites as well as turkey dinners
Served several local families with our Love Your Neighbor Team.
Assisted Prairie Hill school in packing and moving boxes
Served senior families who live in their homes with “Senior Connection”
Held 5 Men’s breakfasts at alternating church locations.
Held $1 Community car wash to show Random Acts of Kindness .
Held the Generous It Tea for 160 women
Sponsored the Kids Hope mentoring program in 4 local elementary schools
Ran 11 lemonade stands to raise money for our Feed the Hungry campaign
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR 2011 DONORS AND VOLUNTEERS
WHO MADE ALL OF THIS POSSIBLE
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DO NOT MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE OUR HOMELESS OVER CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS MORNING
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Cary UMC Emergency Shelter
Partnering with P.A.D.S. to provide food and shelter for the Homeless of McHenry County
Extended Hours for the Christmas Weekend
4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve – 1:00 p.m. Christmas Day
We are blessed with the opportunity to serve the homeless during the Christmas weekend. Celebrate the birth of the Christ Child by serving those in need.
Volunteer opportunities include:
¨ Early Open (4 minimum): 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
¨ Dinner Crew (4 minimum): 6:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
¨ 1st Shift (4 minimum): 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
¨ 2nd Shift (3 minimum): 11:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
¨ 3rd Shift (3 minimum): 3:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.
¨ Breakfast Shift (5 minimum): 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
¨ Gift and Sanctuary preparation (4 minimum): 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
¨ Christmas Service: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. All are welcome
¨ Gift Giving and Sanctuary Cleanup (4 minimum): 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon
¨ Lunch Shift and Cleanup (5 minimum): 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Gifting Opportunities include:
¨ Give a gift of warmth: Have a good warm coat you no longer need? We’ll find it a new home.
¨ Give a gift of comfort: Hats, gloves, thermal underwear and hand warmers are thoughtful gifts.
¨ Give a gift of mobility: Wheeled luggage and backpacks help the homeless transport their belongings as they move about the county.
¨ Give a gift of love: Purchase a sweater and a heavy pair of socks and wrap it. We will match your gift with a guest and put it under the Christmas tree. On Christmas Day, our guests will get a gift by name.
To volunteer, for more information, and a list of sizes and supplies needed, please contact us by email at email@example.com
.You can drop off gifts and supplies at Cary United Methodist on First Street during business hours. 9 – 3 M – Th and 9 – noon on Friday. Outside of those hours, arrangements would have to be made.
UNITED METHODIST CAN NOT DO THIS ALONE
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Despite deep recession, 12,000 Thanksgiving dinners donated
November 20, 2011- Cary Grove Neighborhood Life (CGNL) partnering with Willow Creek Churches Compassion and Justice Department Annual Local Outreach Project donated 200 turkey dinners to our community. These 200 turkey dinners were part of the 12,000 dinners that this local outreach project gave to communities around the Chicago regional area. Three local Cary Boy Scout troops participated in unloading 100 turkeys into the Cary Grove food pantry and storage into Wool Streets freezer; Troop 657, Troop 957, and Troop 160. The other 100 turkey dinners were distributed among; St. Vincent de Paul ministry of St. Peter and Paul, Project Success, Headstart, Safe Families, United Methodist P.A.D.S., and St. Peter and Paul P.A.D.S.
Not only were the turkey dinners given to the less fortunate, but a $3,000 donation was given by CGNL to help aid those who are hungry in our community and depend on our Food Pantry for weekly groceries. $3,000 was raised this year by CGNL with the help of the simple concept of Lemonade Stands which were run throughout the summer by local volunteers, Cub Scout packs, brownie troops, and various church volunteers. Over the last 4 years CGNL had donated over $13,000 to help “Feed the Hungry” in our community.
The boy scouts and adult leaders who participated in this event were: Troop 657
; Kam Johannesen, Stephen Gonzalez, Andrew Calhoun, Michael Hawker, Hayden Sklena, and Ryan Pinter. Troop 957
; Kyle Birr, Robert Birr, Eric Hertel, William Hertel, David Iaccino, Nathan Whitcome, Chris Whitcome, Debbie Whitcome, George Liautaud, Jenny Liautaud, Ryan, Sikora, Jeff Franck, and Andy Franck. Troop 160
; Frankie SanFillippo, Sam SanFillippo, Shane Sorg, Alex Feliciano, Carl Feliciano, Brian Feliciano, Evan Hutchings, Matt Hutchings, Ronald Hutchings, James Friend, Andrew Friend, Matt Friend, Russ Friend, Nate Dvorak, Mark Hughes, Tom Hughes, and Trey Nielsen.
Also Zach and Nona Arnold from Fox River Grove and TJ May from Palatine participated from start to finish loading and unloading turkeys from Willow Creek to Cary. A special thank you to Denny Ford for providing his truck for the delivery of the Turkeys.
Written by Matt Hutchings