Dear Friends of Our Kids in Care,
RUMMAGE SALE ALERT: 2019 United Methodist Women's Association Rummage Sale
First United Methodist Church1589 West Maple Road, Birmingham Michigan 48009
Wednesday, May 1, 6-9 PM Thursday, May2, 10 AM-3 PM Friday, May 3, 9-11 AM (Bag Day)
For those of you who live in Southeast Michigan, it would be worth your while to check out this gigantic rummage sale. There are great buys for you and those your serve. Here's a list of some of the bargains: Books/DVDs, Women's clothing, Accessories for women such as purses, scarves, belts, etc.,Maternity clothes, Shoes and boots for men and women, All men's clothing, including belts, ties, hats etc., Coats for men and women, Logo t-shirts-sports teams, colleges, etc., Clothing for infants to teens, Draperies, Electronics( Wide variety of items such as lamps, radios, vacuums, electric cookware, fans and much more), Home Stuff-An eclectic collection of items found around the home including furniture, rugs and luggage, Housewares-Large variety of dishes, cookware, glasses, silverware, vases, etc., Intimates/Active Wear for women, Linens, Picture Frames, Sewing/Crafts, Sporting Equipment, Toys
PLEASE NOTE that this rummage sale does not accept donations of baby equipment such as cribs, bassinets, strollers, high chairs, seats, gates, pack'n plays, etc. because these items are subject to safety recalls.
BEDDING FOR KIDSWhat is it like not to have a bed to sleep on?How can a child have a good night's rest and then be alert for school and other activities?
Organizations such as the Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan, The New Foster Care organization plus Sleep in Heavenly Peace are providing more than 15 beds and bedding sets to at-risk children every week. These go for children in the foster care system, transitioning from being homeless, and for other children living in poverty.
We need your help to collect 60 twin-size "Bedding in a Bag" children's bedding sets by May 30, 2019. These complete 5-piece sets are available at Kohl's, Walmart, Burlington and other stores, (both in-store and online), with standard pricing for some between $29.00 and $35.00 per set, and with occasional clearance or promotional pricing. These can be dropped off at our local FCC regional meetings or at our Faith Communities Coalition on Foster Care office at First Presbyterian Church, 1669 West Maple Road, Birmingham.
MEETINGS COMING UP
Thanks to our great Coordinators and Hosts!
Thursday April 18, 2019 5:30 PM Northern Michigan FCC Region, First Presbyterian Church of Gaylord, 513 Charles Brink Road, Gaylord, 49735. 5:30-6:00 PM Potluck theme: Luau followed by a 6:00-7:30 PM Parent Meeting / Training. Children gather separately from 6:00-7:30 PM with activities and games sponsored by the church. PLEASE RSVP at least 7 days prior to each monthly meeting / event. Contact Lori Hunt 989-370-6831, Marc Morrell 989-395-2144, or Donna Mooney 989-798-4762 to complete your RSVP. DHHS may also complete phone call / emails / and-or text message as a reminder. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Meets third Thursdays of every month.
TOPIC: Prime For Life is an Evidence-based experience helping people making high-risk Alcohol or drug choices to accept the need to change their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.
Motivational Interviewing and cognitive-behavior methods are woven into the program. Every element is designed to promote change and reduce problems.
Presenter: Lynda Rutkowski, Catholic Human Services
Tuesday, May 7, 5:00-7:00 PM, Heart of Detroit FCC, held in conjunction with The Michigan Children's Law Center and the Adoption and Foster Care Outreach of Fellowship Chapel, 7707 West Outer Drive, Detroit, Mi, 48219. Berlinda Good, coordinator, email@example.com. All Wayne County child welfare organizations are invited to display their materials and share information. Theme: National Foster Care Month with speaker the Honorable Judge Karen Braxton.
May TBD Northern Michigan FCC, ANNUAL GOLF OUTING. Contact Lori Hunt 989-370-6831, Marc Morrell 989-395-2144, or Donna Mooney 989-798-4762 to complete your RSVP. DHHS may also complete phone call / emails / and-or text message as a reminder. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Meets third Thursdays of every month. TOPIC: Golf Outing at Grayling Country Club, date to be announced.
Monday, May 13, 6:15 pm. Western Wayne Oakland Region, First Presbyterian Church, 701 Church St, Plymouth
We are thrilled to have Missy Miller-Parker with us. She will be sharing the story of the journey she has shared with her adopted son who had been held captive in an attic for years. He suffered unimaginable abuse for five years until his mother and boyfriend were discovered and arrested. The police were able to track down his biological father who had just married Missy. Missy and his father focused on learning how to help him heal, get an education and learn of God's love for him. His story RESILIENCY and HOPE was featured on WXYZ News on August 3, 2017. You can read this amazing story on line and hear what it was like for Missy in person at this meeting. Please join us ....and as always, agencies are invited to display materials and share their Lists of Needs for the children and youth they serve.Coordinators: Sheila Henderson 248-756-4721 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Peggy Fisher-Kmieciak 734-953-1044 (email@example.com)
Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 pm Macomb County FCC Region, Renewal Church 11174 E. Thirteen Mile Rd., Warren, 48088. Meets the third Tuesday every other month. Contacts: Pastor Wayne Stapleton, firstname.lastname@example.org,Susan Foster, email@example.com
Tuesday, June 4, 5:00-7:00 PM, Heart of Detroit FCC, held in conjunction with The Michigan Children's Law Center and the Adoption and Foster Care Outreach of Fellowship Chapel, 7707 West Outer Drive, Detroit, Mi, 48219. Theme: National/International Children's Day with Kesho Scott PHD.,Professor of Grinnell College, previously Owner of International Adoption Agency, and an Adoptive Mother. For more information contact Berlinda Good, coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org. All Wayne County child welfare organizations are invited to display their materials and share information