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August 2017 – E-News – “hands on compassion”  <http://www.missionwaco.org>

“While we are experiences 100 degree weather in Waco, a select 17 of our Mission Waco lower-income youth are celebrating a 75 degree day in San Diego, CA. They are there because of our outstanding youth leaders who continue to stretch their horizons and because these urban teens sold thousands of dollars of candy so they could go to the Grand Canyon, San Diego zoo and the naval base. Last year, they spent a week in Washington, D.C. The impact of what they are learning here in Waco, physically, mentally and spiritually, is motivating them to become mature and healthy despite their poverty. I am so thankful for our staff who love so compassionately. Hope you will read below about several important events coming up. ” Jimmy Dorrell, executive director

 


 

School Supply “BACKPACK SALE” @ 80% Discount or $5/each

Parents can qualify on August 5 (8:00am) or August 8 (

Offered by Mission Waco for $5 or an 80% discount for Waco ISD and selected other schools. Parents (w/o children in attendance) must attend the 1-hr ”Resource Fair” first (English or Spanish) on Saturday, 8/5 (8:00-10:00am) or Tuesday, 8/8(5:00-7:00pm) to qualify. Call 753.4900 for questions. (Max 4 children/family). Volunteers welcome, but call the office first.


 


Shoes for the Homeless- $45/pair

Annual event allows them to choose their own shoes.

Those our streets and in shelters always look forward to a new pair of shoes. After registering at the Meyer Center, 1226 Washington, they get to go shopping for their choice of shoes, which are later distributed on Sunday, September 17, 8:00am, at the Meyer Center at the beginning of the Walk for the Homeless. If you would like to buy a pair of shoes for one of them send your check to Mission Waco, 1315 N. 15th St, Waco, 76707 or online. Please designate “shoes for homeless.” Everyone is invited to attend the Walk for the Homeless, a 1.2 mile educational/prayer walk that stops at six local sites. No registration needed for the Walk. Donated hygiene items are appreciated.


Mission Waco seeking to raise “capacity funds” and your gift helps

Renovation of three buildings and additional needs possible through your generosity


 


 

 

 

MW Champions for Christian Service Breakfast-Tables Available Now

September 136:45- 8:15am, Waco Convention Center 

Gold Sponsor- $2000

Silver- $1000

Bronze- $500

Table Only: $350

Individual- $50

Contact: 254.753.4900 or <jbrammer@missionwaco.org>

 


Haiti Children School Sponsorships

For less than cup of coffee each day, you can change a life.

270 children already sponsored to enter school this fall. 40 more are waiting. $228 a year allows parents the help needed to pay entrance fees, buy school uniforms, shoes, and books, and even provide bags of rice and beans to cook their children’s meals. Many of the parents are in our micro-credit loan classes and finding ways to earn more money to survive the extreme poverty of NE Haiti. Your investment makes a lifetime of difference. Want to know more? Contact Janet or Carolina at Mission Waco (254.753.4900). And see http://missionwaco.org/haiti-sponsorship/ for more details.


Urban R.E.A.P “GRAND OPENING”

Tuesday, August 2210:00am, 1505 N. 15th, next to Jubilee Food Mkt

Come see the aquaponics greenhouse, solar panels, commercial composter and rainwater catchment system. You can even buy flowers. Pizza Hut pizza and Dr. Pepper provided. No registration necessary.

 


Jubilee Food Market “Oasis Cards”

$5 add-on for each $25 spent for neighbors within one mile

The neighbors came from each direction to get their new Jubilee Food Mkt “Oasis Loyalty Card.” With it, customers living within one mile of the new non-profit grocery store get $5 added to their card for each $25 they spend. Those who complete a special health self- survey offered by Baylor’s Health, Human Performance and Recreation Dept get an additional $5 added to their card.


 


Children’s Center Renovation Begins Thanks to Next 25

Added space necessary with a waiting list of kids wanting in program

One of Mission Waco’s most used buildings is finally getting some help. Because of the generosity of some of our donors who support the importance of our outstanding children’s program, the old facility is being upgraded and expanded over these next few months. If you are interested in helping with this significant project, let us know.