What a month May was !! We are so close to Operation School Bus!! If you are interested in sponsoring a teen, our party, or shoes please let me know ! We helped families find resources, delivered birthday project bags, supplied diapers, gas cards, feminine hygiene items, and started gearing up for Operation School Bus.
We received our first award too! Our organization earned a 2018 Silver Seal of Transparency on @GuideStarUSA! Now our community, potential donors, funders, and key decision makers can tangibly see our commitment to financial accountability. Check us out: https://www.guidestar.org/profile/81-3028700
Without People like you, we wouldn’t be able to help people like Amy and her family !
Here is her story... “I came to Seasons of Hope desperate for help in so many ways. We had no food, diapers and I just didn’t have a great outlook in life. Seasons has change our lives they helped us get through a rough spot with making sure we had food, gas, and we even had toilet paper and new shoes for our kids ! Every month we get diapers through the diaper pantry, and I volunteer to earn more diapers and have learned to give back to my community through this program. Seasons helped us find mental health resources, and other local resources that have helped our family cope with so much going on in our lives. Our oldest is autistic and Katy has been a resource of information to help us get him more help. I am pregnant, and instead of judging me for being pregnant. Katy listened to our situation and helped me find maternity clothes, baby items, and even had a business come help me clean for inspection day at our apartment. I am so thankful for a organization like Seasons of Hope.”
Size 5/6 diapers
Feminine hygiene needs
Gas and grocery gifts cards
The Birthday Project needs birthday gift bags, cake mix and icing
A box truck or trailer for a mobile pantry
Office space for free or cheap
**We have two teen boys needing clothing now.
Medium shirts and size 32 shorts. We think he is a size 14 shoe and the other is a 13.
Volunteers Needed :
June 23 9 am till 5 pm Pink firefly
July 14 Ladies Night Auction
July 24/25 get ready for OSB
July 26 osb and Diaper Pantry
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:
Diaper pantries twice a month one in Johnson City,TN and one in Kingsport,TN ( soon to be 2 in Kingsport)
The Pink Firefly Market
We need bake sale items, silent auction donations
People to help that morning unload vendors , assist with set up etc
Operation School Bus
Hair stylists,makeup artists, nail techs
We need people willing to help With serving and providing food ( taco bar)
People to host drives in there businesses ( jeans for teens, shoes, dignity drives, school supplies)
We will need help with set up and distribution.
Ladies Night Out: Pearls & Purses
Purses & Pearls will be a silent auction, dinner and more hosted by Hannah Ayers, afternoon DJ on 97.3 Love FM. With comedy performance by by Beth Street.This Event is July 14,2018 at &:00 pm at Rose Hill Ballroom in Johnson City,Tn We will be hosting a auction of purses and jewelry. Each purse will contain a pound of something .. but you will not know what till you win it! Wear your favorite pearls & be prepared to enjoy some much need girls time! Tickets are $25 each or sponsor a table for $250.
I am asking you to consider donating jewelry, or a brand new purse or designer gently used purse filled with one pound of a surprise item. It can be jewelry, candy, bath products, leggings, socks, gift cards, hair products, makeup, skincare, cookies, books, picture frames, anything you can think of!
Important Email addresses:
Anything related to hosting drives
Jennifer Grindstaff Freeman
Anything related to the birthday project
Anything community involvement related