Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Recently Restocked

Former Director, Kate Baldi, and I went shopping last week to restock the shelves of the Kid's Closet. We were nearly out of summer pajamas and boys toddler clothing. Now the shelves look great and are ready for local foster children and foster parents to go "shopping" for summer items!

A huge THANK YOU to all who have donated or contributed to the success of this program. There were a total of 465 visits to the Kid's Closet in 2007 and we served 335 Greene County foster children.

The boys shelves are restocked and additional outfits hang in the back of the Closet. As you can see, we are still needing toddler clothing. Please see our "Wish List" section for details. Clothing can be donated to the Council of Churches office or to the Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks on Primrose. All donated clothing items must be brand new with tags attached. These new clothing items help to enhance the self-esteem of foster children.

This is the view foster children, foster parents, caseworkers, and volunteers first see as they enter the Kid's Closet.

Special "Thanks" to the staff and volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks. They help organize the clothing, help families find clothing, schedule appointments, and track monthly statistics. This program would not be possible without their wonderful partnership and support!


This blog is a new and exciting way to keep you updated on our programs, events, news, and fundraisers. New posts will be added weekly (or more often). I look forward to sharing our progress, success, and even obstacles as we strive to fulfill the needs of local child victims in the Ozarks.

We have also started a free monthly e-newsletter called "Kidz Biz" that will highlight stories and feature an Ambassador of the Month! To subscribe, simply email suzzell@ccozarks.org

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Charity Sweepstakes Tickets for Sale

Ambassadors for Children is participating in the Marlin Group Charitable Fund Sweepstakes as part of the 19th Annual Price Cutter Charity Championship golf tournament July 17-20th.

Tickets are $25 each and enter you to win a 2008 Pontiac Solstice Convertible, $10,000 cash, or one of 400 $25 gift certificates. We receive 100% of proceeds for all the tickets we sell! You do not need to be present to win.

To purchase a ticket, contact Sondra at 417-862-3586 or at suzzell@ccozarks.org

We are also looking for companies/organizations to sponsor our agency in the golf tournament Spectator Guide. Sponsorship is $500 and provides a full-page color ad for Ambassadors for Children, as well as the full-color sponsoring company logo at the bottom of the ad page. Approximately 12,000 Spectator Guides will be distributed. Ambassadors for Children receives $300 from each $500 sponsorship! Contact Sondra at 417-862-3586 or suzzell@ccozarks.org for more information.