Fund Raising

Johnny Holm Band to Perform for Manna for Malawi this weekend!

 

Johnny Holm will turn 70 this year. Yeah, 70 going on 35.

And he and the band will be in Cuyuna this weekend. The Johnny Holm Band will perform at this year’s Manna for Malawi fund raiser on Sunday, June 23rd at the Woodtick in Cuyuna, Minnesota. There is no admission to the four hour event, only a free will offering. The event runs from 4-8pm.

Holm is starting his show these days with the admission that he’s been doing this for 50 years. And thinks he’d like to stick around for another five or six! Holm says he feels good, pays attention to his health, and has even begun a yoga practice. As if running around on and off the stage during the show band’s rock and roll performance isn’t enough exercise for anyone, especially someone who is closing in on seven decades on the planet.

The regional band has been attracting audiences around the United States, primarily in the five-state area around where he began. Holm began his musical journey just down the road where he went to high school in Brainerd. One memory has it that Johnny was taking classes in Fargo for something or other and playing guitar in a local club. And the money was better at the club. Fast forward fifty years through countless bars, county fairs, bowling alleys, proms and late night private parties and the energy is as strong, infectious and invigorating as its ever been. Bring your dancing shoes. Johnny will insist on it.

Manna for Malawi 2019 runs from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. In addition to music, those who attend get to eat Italian food from Maucieri’s while they’re checking out the silent auction items.

Pastor Paul Mattson said his heart was touched as he saw first hand what Manna for Malawi has done and continues to do. Malawi is in southeastern Africa, the poorest nation in the world. Average income is less than $2 a day.

“When we were invited to help the mission 13 years ago, volunteers fed 400 hundred, once a week. Now, feeding takes place six days a week and gives up to a thousand African orphans get their only meal of the day,” Mattson added. Last year’s event raised more than $35,000 to help the organization buy a tractor for the farm bought the year before. Money raised this year will go for the feeding program, farm equipment, and education for orphan children.

Shoe Drive 2018

What do our shoes and food for children in Malawi have in common?

For every 5 pairs of shoes donated to Malawi Orphan Care Project through our shoe drive, we can provide 4 meals for children in Malawi! That sounds simple. Find your unwanted yet still usable shoes and bring them to any of our drop off locations.

 


The shoe drive is from November 4 – 18 at:

309 Fit Club

Crowe’s Shoes

First English Lutheran Church

Lexington Church of the Cross

 

and from November 1 – 30 at:

Bellville Post Office

Butler Post Office

Stoodt’s Market

 

For more information call or text 419-512-9710

Blankets for Life

We are raising money to purchase blankets for orphans and other vulnerable children in Malawi. You can help us get $10,000 by voting for our cause at KIND Foundation. Ten thousand dollars will purchase over 700 blankets. PLEASE vote for our cause at https://www.kindsnacks.com/foundation/causes/cause/blankets-for-life/ This is such an easy way to help kids be safer and healthier. PLEASE VOTE!!!!!

To vote you commit to do a kind act. Then you can increase the number of your votes by sharing via email, twitter, and facebook for a total of three additional votes. We need all the votes that we can get by the last day of July.

Blankets in rural Malawi are a luxury. Malawi is one of the world’s most underprivileged countries. About 85% of the population of Malawi lives in rural areas and depends on subsistence farming. These families focus on basic necessities for their survival. A blanket is not considered a basic necessity. When these families take in orphans and other vulnerable children they share what little they have with even more people. In the colder months of May – August it is not uncommon for families to have fires inside their huts to keep warm. These inside fires are unhealthy and it is not uncommon for children to burn themselves because they slept close to the fire or for the hut to catch on fire. During the colder months school attendance drops by 25% due to preventable illnesses from the cold.

Please help more children attend school. When they have a blanket the children will be more rested, healthier, and better able to learn. As they grow into their future years, the children will be in a better position to make a positive impact in their communities. In their culture they will ‘pay it forward’ and provide for others in their community.

 

PLEASE vote for our cause at https://www.kindsnacks.com/foundation/causes/cause/blankets-for-life/ This is such an easy way to help kids be safer and healthier. PLEASE VOTE!!!!!

Please note that KIND Foundation has been having difficulty with their method of voting through Facebook. If you cannot vote through Facebook please vote through an email address.

Hoops that H.E.L.P.


Hoops that H.E.L.P.

Hoops that H.E.L.P. is a Free Throw Shooting Fundraiser Challenge that will be on Sunday, August 20th, at the Ranger Gyms (Time TBA) in Crosby, MN.

HELP—to improve shooting ability and development as a basketball player
HELP—to develop skills to potentially win close basketball games in the future
HELP—to provide life-changing high school education for those in desperate need in world today
HELP— to become a better basketball player, teammate, and citizen in our community and world

Here’s how you can HELP:
• Sponsor a player/shooter
• Bring Food Shelf item(s) the day of the event

Money raised will support C-I Basketball and the children of the Malawi Orphan Care Project (MOCP). With many household incomes at about a dollar a day, families simply cannot afford to send their children to school after 8th grade at the cost of $150 a year. (The government pays through 8th grade).

Will you HELP?
H– Helping
E—Everyone
L—Live
P—Productive Lives

Thanks in advance for your HELP!!!