We have had a great start to 2018!
Although it was a chilly month with a few "snow days" mixed in, we still had an amazing start to 2018 at Serving You! The cold meant that energy bills were higher and clients were still recovering from Christmas, so we had many opportunities to assist this month!
We were able to help families with $6,287.37 in utility assistance during the month. We also served over 155 families, with a total of 326 people, in the Food Pantry during January. This month, Serving You delivered over 200 Backpack Snacks to the students at Oliver Elementary. Thank you to all our volunteers, sponsors, and partners for helping to make this another great month!
We Have Exciting News!
God continues to bless Serving You Ministries through great church partnerships, faithful financial donors, and amazing volunteers. This month we had an additional blessing... The Church of the Highlands gifted Serving You the deed to the building! 6523 1st Avenue North now officially belongs to Serving You Ministries!
Through this gift, Serving You is hoping to use the building as a hub for ministries and services in the Eastlake and Birmingham area. Work Faith will remain with us, but we will be adding Hope Inspired Ministries and East Lake Initiative to our hub. It is going to be exciting to be able to offer clients even more services all under one roof!
Serving You also kicked off it's fundraiser in January! This year, in place of the silent auction, Serving You is going to use Donation Cards to help raise the money needed for the 2018 year. These cards contain dollar amounts from $1 up to $36. If you are interested in donating a specific dollar amount, you can give online or to any Serving You volunteer.
If you are interested in sponsoring us for the entire amount of one card, you may do so for a one-time gift of $700. You may also email John or Kathy to receive a PDF of the actual cards if you are interested in sharing what Serving You does with your friends and family and taking donations from them.
Our goal is to get 25 cards filled up by March! If we meet our goal of 25 cards, we will have raised over $16,000!
Thank you again for your support! You make this ministry possible!