For the month of May, Family & Children’s Council of Black Hawk County was given a challenge by an anonymous donor to raise up to $5,000 that this donor would match. This challenge was not an easy task to accomplish, but with the help of some gregarious sponsors FCC was able to reach its goal by the end of the month.
The importance of this fundraiser for Family & Children’s Council results in a vast amount of programming that FCC would not be able to do otherwise. With the summer months being slower in donations for FCC the contributions that came through could not have come at a better time. The challenge that was set for FCC could have been difficult, but with the individuals and organizations that donated FCC was able to reach pass the challenger’s goal.
The importance of the donations that were received reaches beyond Family & Children’s Council, and is able to touch the lives of many in our community. With the money that was raised and that is matched will go towards the continuation of school programs for children and classes to strengthen families. “The need for both sets of these programs are vital to the community because with strong families, comes a stronger community and that is what our focus is here at Family & Children’s Council,” says Shelly Smith, Executive Director of FCC.
Family & Children’s Council strives for the betterment of the community, but without donations such as the ones received for the May Challenge it would not be able to have the impact that it does. Family & Children’s Council would like send out a big thank you to all of the donors that helped raise over $7,300! The anonymous donor will match the first $5,000 dollars, totally over $12,000 to help run programs to better the community. “Words cannot describe how pleased I am with the May Challenge outcome! I just want everyone that donated to know that myself and all of FCC is very grateful to have such great people willing to help our organization,” says Smith.
Family & Children’s Council would like to send out a special thank you to the following people and organizations who are the reason that FCC was able to reach its goal:
Belinda Alexander, J. Philip East, Louis Hellwig, Rick & Bea Koontz, Chastity & Eric Mueller, Susan Runkle, Marilyn Teig, Mary Ellen Warren, Wendell & Betty Wexter, and Cathy Young.
BH Retired School Personnel, Sunrise Exchange Club, Tyson Foods, UAW 838, and Westminister Presbyterian Church
For the month of May, Family & Children’s Council of Black Hawk County was given a challenge by an anonymous donor to raise up to $5,000 that this donor will match. This challenge is a difficult task to accomplish, but with the help of United Auto Workers 838, FCC is getting closer to their $5,000 goal that must be complete by May 31st, 2013.
The importance of this fundraiser for Family & Children’s Council results in a vast amount of programming that FCC would not be able to do otherwise. With the summer months being slower in donations for FCC the help that UAW is able to provide comes at a perfect time. The goal set by our gracious friend is a challenge that FCC intends on being able to accomplish, but with the $1,000 donation given by UAW the goal is within our reach.
The UAW 838 and the FCC have similar interests due to the fact they both are set on the betterment of the local community. The UAW 838 Community Services Committee works hard to connect people to services in our community for both members and non-members to ensure the advancement of our community.
With the $1,000 donation that UAW 838 is giving towards the $5,000 match challenge gets FCC closer to being able to accomplish the goal that is set for them. With this funding FCC will be able to provide programs to help prevent child abuse and work to strength families.
Family and Children’s Council would not be where it is today without generous donation, such as the one from UAW, to be able to provide the services to the community that it currently does.
For more information on Family & Children’s Council or the May challenge please contact executive director Shelly Smith at 319.234.7600, ext. 17 or email@example.com.
Family and Children’s Council of Black Hawk County has been presented with a challenge from an anonymous friend to raise $5,000 during the month of May. This friend’s promise is to match the amount of money that Family and Children’s Council is able to raise up to $5,000, with the deadline being May 31st, 2013. The importance of this donation is vital for the funding of programs that FCC provides for the summer. Due to the slower tendency of donations during the summer months this friend’s offer comes at a perfect time.
By having this challenge set for Family and Children’s Council it motivates our organization to work even harder to help the community prevent child abuse and strengthen families. This generous match offer is only available to FCC if funds are raised these next two weeks. Being able to create these funds amplifies the progress that FCC is able to make in the community for betterment of families in Black Hawk County.
Donations can be given in the form of cash, check, or a pledged commitment to Executive Director Shelly Smith. Donations can be dropped off at our office, mailed in, or by visiting our website at www.fccouncil.net and going to the “Donate Today” tab at the top. For mailing purposes our office is located at 500 East 4th Street Suite 414 in Waterloo.
Family and Children’s Council is a local non-profit agency working to prevent child abuse and strengthen families. Providing hospital screenings of new families, parenting classes, empowering mother’s and father’s, a school based sexual abuse prevention program that teaches children personal protection strategies and providing baby safety equipment to struggling families are all services that are provided free of charge.
For more information on our fundraising opportunity or on Family & Children’s Council, please contact Shelly Smith at 319.234.7600, ext. 17 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 24, 2013
Dear Friends of the Cedar Valley:
Tyson Fresh Meats and Tyson Prepared Foods are once again providing sack lunches in order to benefit local non-profit organizations. This season, we are excited to partner with the Salvation Army and the Family and Children’s Council to assist the needs of numerous individuals and families within our community. Sack Lunch 2013 order form Tyson
We are asking local businesses to participate by ordering lunches for delivery on May 16 and May 17, 2013. The lunches will be delivered to your offices. Please use the order form attached to this e-mail and return it via e-mail or fax.
Also, in order to create a larger and more powerful network for a successful fundraising event in the Cedar Valley, please forward this e-mail to anyone you know who may be interested in purchasing a sack lunch to help these wonderful organizations!
Tyson Fresh Meats
501 North Elk Run Road
To prevent child abuse and strengthen families.
ABOUT FAMILY & CHILDREN’S COUNCIL
Family & Children’s Council (FCC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent child abuse and strengthen families. FCC works towards its mission through prevention education programs in the schools, parent education, and support for families and training for professionals and community members.
Consisting of program volunteers, local leaders, Exchange Club members and human service professionals, FCC has proudly served the Black Hawk County community for over 25 years. All programs and services provided by Family & Children’s Council are free to participants.
To report any suspected child abuse in Iowa call: 1-800-362-2178
Family & Children’s Council 500 East 4th St. Suite 414 Waterloo, IA 50703
Voice: (319) 234-7600 Fax: (319) 236-3825 E-mail: email@example.com