November 19, 2013
11am-6pm at the Holiday Inn in Big Rapids.
Baseball trivia fans: Try this one on for size! On May 15, 1941, pitcher Eddie Smith gave up an RBI hit in a game between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees. Who drove in the run and why is this important?
Answer: This was the first day of Joe DiMaggio’s historic 56 consecutive game hit streak. Ever since Babe Ruth’s 60-homerun record was broken, the Yankee Clipper’s achievement remains baseball’s most honored record.
We at Angels of Action are seeking to imitate Joltin’ Joe’s famous hit streak by beginning one of our own. We can help end childhood hunger in our community- one backpack at a time. Did you know that 60% of the children sitting in classrooms across our community are enrolled in the federally subsidized lunch program? For many of the Mecosta County youngsters, this is their only source of good nutrition. Research indicates there is a direct link between sound nutrition intake and the ability to absorb and retain information that results in positive school performance and a healthy sense of well-being. What happens when they go home and there is little or no food to eat- especially over the weekends? That is where Angels of Action and “Backpack Blessings” come up to bat. We filled 425 weekend backpacks with nutritious, shelf-stable food for K-4 Mecosta County students last school year. Our goal is to fill at least 600 backpacks during the 2013-14 school year in Mecosta, Big Rapids and Barryton elementary schools. As funds permit, we plan to expand to Morley-Stanwood.
Angels of Action is teaming up with the Mecosta County Community Foundation (MCCF) to build on our success. MCCF is offering organizations that would benefit from the long-term investment of an endowment fund, an opportunity to start it on Match Day. A “Build-a-Fund” program would allow organizations to begin with a smaller investment toward an endowment fund, and the foundation would give them five years to build up the $10,000 minimum required to start an endowment fund. (An endowment fund is made up of gifts and bequests that are subject to a requirement that the principal be maintained intact and invested to create a source of income for an organization in perpetuity, or for a defined period of time, or until sufficient assets have been accumulated to achieve a designated purpose.)
Match Day 2013
November 19th, 2013
at the Holiday Inn in Big Rapids
This year, Match Day season stretches from now through November 19, 2013. Any donations received during that time will be matched up to 50% by MCCF. This is Angels of Action’s Field of Dreams; we trust as we begin to build it, “you will come.” Our goal is to build an endowment fund to show how strong our TEAM is and that we intend to stay in the record books. I believe many of you would like to help us build on the success we have with our program. You can now do that by joining our team and giving to our endowment fund for Match Day on November 19.
Unfortunately, childhood hunger isn’t going away anytime soon, and we want to make sure our program and TEAM is here to help these children in need. We are hoping that you will join our TEAM to help ensure the future of our youngsters by contributing to our endowment fund. Leave your legacy and feed the future by helping us hit this one out of the park. Joltin’ Joe’s record was 56 consecutive successes. We want to be successful for 56 months – even 56 years. As long as there are hungry children, we will be filling backpacks. An endowment fund will ensure that we can.
You can help by doing the following:
- Mail your donation to Angels of Action P.O. Box 1020 Big Rapids Mi 49346
- Visit us at our booth on Match Day November 19th at The Holiday Inn in Big Rapids from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and bring your donation.
- Visit our website to find out more information: www.angelsofaction.org
Donations for Match Day will be for our general operating budget. Any amount will help us in our quest to feed youngsters in our own backyard. You can sponsor a child for an entire school year for $195.00.
Checks for Match Day endowment fund should be written as follows: Angels of Action Endowment/ Memo line MCCF Endowment
Checks for our general operating budget should be written as follows: Angels of Action
To find out more information about Angels of Action call 734-716-2121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org