Friday, February 16, 2007

Dance Party for 1,000 of Anything

Girl Scouts troops from Brookfield and Elm Grove, Wisconsin

1,000 of Anything

We will be trying to collect 1000 home improvement items for the Restoration Point Foundation. Their goal is to help restore or rebuild 1,000 homes for some of the neediest families, in the within the Katrina disaster zone over the next five years. They are asking for donations of a thousand of anything that can go towards rebuilding or repairing homes.

You Can Help!Please bring a new or “gently used” tool, construction or home improvement item to the dance party.

....THE RESULTS.....

I just wanted to let everyone know what a huge success the Dance Party was. The girls seemed to have had a fantastic time. The 1000 of Anything went over very well as the very first Whispering Willows Service Project. Thank you one and all for your help, input and supportive efforts. Brookfield Academy did a great job demonstrating the fun that can be had when we work toward a terrific service project goal. We collected 1004 items (YEA!!!), and made $167.25 (GIRLS ROCK!!!!!) that we will put into a gift card from Home Depot.

I will continue collecting donations- both items and money until we leave March 24th. If you have items for me to take please let me know so that I can be prepare the with the correct size vehicle to transport all of the goodies. Money, Home Depot or Lowes Gift Cards are the easiest to take with us unless I need to arrange to make space for multiple large bags of coins, jewels, gold or a vaults filled with cold hard cash… which I will gladly do. Please let me know if vaults must be returned. J

Again, thank you everyone for showing the shining stars of Brookfield Academy and Girl Scouts. Together we did it!

Desert Christian Fellowship Supports Recovery

Desert Christian Fellowship, Phoenix, AZ

Dear Erin,

I am the Senior Pastor of Desert Christian Fellowship in Phoenix, AZ. One of our members, Susan Pickering, challenged us to join with the One Thousand of Anything drive to help the cities of south Mississippi. We are glad to be a part of the restoration of your area and have felt a special drive to help with the Churches in the area.

I have included some of the pictures that show part of the 1,000 bans we collected over the Christmas Season and are pleased that we are able to send you a check for $1,101.48. The congregation would be blessed to see the information you could share with us about our gift and where it was used. We would also like to have any pictures that you have of the gift be given or used.

May God bless you as you continue to rebuild.

In Christ's Love,

Pastor Tom Haney