COMMUNITY CONNECTION - August 2022, Vol 3, Week 2
COMMUNITY CONNECTION SUPPORTING FAMILIES IN NEED
August 2022 | Vol.3 | Week 2
Reminder that...We're Moving! We have work parties planned for the Friday, Saturday & Monday of Labor Day Weekend. We are very hopeful that we'll get enough done that we can shorten or cancel Monday's work day altogether. We have the three work events posted on Facebook (see links below) if you'd be free to help us with our move. Many hands make light work! Friday: https://fb.me/e/2GHLxBo2I Saturday: https://fb.me/e/2RSfNy6CP Monday: https://fb.me/e/2tkypW1Md If you can help, please respond to the corresponding FB invite as "going" and then comment the hours you think you can help. We greatly appreciate it! Because we are moving... 1) Please DO NOT donate any large equipment to us until after our move (unless we've communicated to you already, or have posted a specific need). 2) We will be CLOSED for services from September 1 through Sept. 11. We will re-open on Sept. 12. If you are a client, and your service date falls in this window, we will gladly give your services early.
SAVE the DATE - DINNER & AUCTION SAVE the DATE - DINNER & AUCTION Finally, if you're planning on attending our auction, tables are selling fast. We only have a few tables left. Please don't let the menu choices overwhelm you. It's not required to purchase your table. It just makes our job easier if you already know. If you have any questions about table purchases, etc., you can email April Chapman at email@example.com. If you'd like to donate to our auction, please email Lynnette at firstname.lastname@example.org. RESERVE YOUR TABLE! You can print the flyer out below, just follow this link or click on the image! Bambinos 14th Annual Dinner & Auction Flyer
14th Annual Bambinos Fundraiser Banquet & Auction! Sunday, October 2, 2022 Salem Convention Center 200 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97301 We're so excited to share that our upcoming auction in October is already fully sponsored! Our auction sponsors are: Event Sponsor - Western Interlock Auctioneer Sponsor - All Oregon Carpet Cleaning Wine Pull Sponsor - Jackson Basey Construction Whiskey Pull Sponsor - Anderson Clan Inc. Balloon Pop Sponsor - Dallas DQ Speaker Sponsor - Jeremey Santee-Malloy, Edward Jones Media Sponsor - Myerz Media We do still have table sponsorships available, so please visit our website at www.bambinosoregon.org to reserve your table ASAP. They're going fast! Our table purchasing process is slightly different than last year so this might help. RESERVE YOUR TABLE NOW!
F.A.Q. Q: What if I can’t fill my table? A: Please place the words “available seat” in as the guest name, your phone number, and then a meal choice. Then please contact April Chapman at email@example.com, and let her know how many empty spots are at your table. Q: What if my table guest changes their meal choice after I have entered it? A: April will be contacting everyone by Labor Day for final choices. Q: What if I need to switch a table guest from who was originally entered? A: Please contact April at firstname.lastname@example.org, with any changes. No changes will be made after September 16th. Q: What if I can't afford to sponsor a whole table? A: We strongly encourage you to go in on a table sponsorship with a friend group. If that doesn't work for you, please contact April at email@example.com. She will reach out to table sponsors with extra seating available to help coordinate. Also! We need gift cards for our auction! Do you have extra gift cards lying around you know you won't use? Do you own a business and have the ability to donate a gift card or two? Do you have some extra funds to purchase a gift card or two to donate to our auction? If you said yes to any of the above questions, we would GREATLY appreciate your donation and we have tax receipts available for you! Please email or call us to coordinate a drop-off. Thank you so much for your ongoing support! We are pleased to share that as of the writing of this letter, we have served over 100 new children just since our last auction! This brings our families served since 2008, to over 500 families (this includes over 800 children)!
We would greatly appreciate your attendance at this exciting event! Table sponsorship can be purchased for $300.00. As with last year, we will not be selling individual tickets this year. Table sponsorship includes advertising, plus appetizers, salad, entrée, and dessert. Coffee, tea, and water will be served, and a no-host bar will also be available. Our theme this year is, “The Harvest is Great.” Our ministry has been EXTREMELY busy with formula shortages and the ongoing after-effects of supply chain issues due to COVID. We, however, have had neither a shortage of supplies nor of clients who have expressed great need, both physically and spiritually. In turn, our greatest need is for volunteers to join us in the work we’re doing. We recognize that you may not be called to volunteer in our office, but if you pray, we ask that you join us as we pray, according to Luke 10:2, that “the Lord of the harvest…would send laborers into his harvest.” Did you catch that? It’s HIS harvest. Not ours. That’s a comfort for us. He sees the need, so we can have confidence that He will supply the workers if we ask Him.
We look forward to spending the evening with you to share about what we have to celebrate and where the Lord has brought this ministry over the past year. Thank you for your ongoing support, Bambinos, OR Board of Directors
AMAZON SHOPPING? Also, a friendly reminder with Christmas shopping upon us...there’s another easy way for you to help! Simply access your Amazon account by shopping through Smile.Amazon.com when doing your normal purchasing. All your account information will stay the same, but Amazon agrees to put 0.5% of your purchase amount towards the charity of your choice. Just select Bambinos Or in the upper left hand corner to make us the charity of choice. It's that easy.
Another great way to help us while shopping on Amazon is to just add a pack of diapers and/or wipes to any order and have it shipped to us! We appreciate any way that help is given.
When we as the Bambinos board lists the people and things we're most thankful for this Thanksgiving season, you're on our list!
HELP SUPPORT BAMBINOS We are always in need of people who can pledge to send us a monthly gift that we can put toward our expenses. We call these wonderful people "Bambinos Builders." A pledge as little as $5 per month can still make a big difference.
For more information regarding our services and available community resources, visit us at www.bambinosoregon.org