Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Raffle Ticket Mania!!

We are currently selling raffle tickets for the Marlin Network Charitable Fund Charity Sweepstakes as part of our participation in the 20th Annual Price Cutter Charity Championship golf tournament this year.

Each ticket is only $25 and includes a 4 day tournament pass and enters you to win a 2010 Camaro or $10,000 cash and one of four hundred gift certificates valued at $25. We are one of forty-three other local charities trying to sell a maximum of 4,000 tickets, so competition is steep! Each ticket has a 1 in 10 chance of winning a prize. Ambassadors for Children receives 100% of all proceeds for every ticket we sell. Please help us continue our mission of serving local abused & neglected children.

To purchase a ticket, click here and complete the order form and listed instructions. Or simply mail your check (payable to PCCC) to Ambassadors for Children at 627 N. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65802.

Thank you for your support!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Ronald McDonald House Volunteer Dinner

'Tis the season for annual banquets!! The Ronald McDonald House annual Volunteer Dinner will be held Thursday, May 7th. Ambassadors for Children operates The Kid's Clothes Closet program in collaboration with the Ronald McDonald House to provide free brand new clothing items and shoe gift cards for children in state custody in Greene County jurisdiction.

This event provides an opportunity for Ambassadors for Children to acknowledge the efforts of Ronald McDonald House volunteers throughout the year to help organize The Kid's Clothes Closet and facilitate appointments with foster parents and foster children. I will also be sharing some exciting upcoming changes to the program to allow appointments to run more smoothly and be more time efficient.

The Ronald McDonald House has a special place in my heart, as I worked there from 2001-2004 and have continued to volunteer 3 hours/week since. My son was also born 4 weeks premature and spent nearly 1 week in the Intensive Care Nursery a couple years ago, so I more than appreciate the special services they offer in addition to being a partner with Ambassadors for Children.

Thank You Ronald McDonald House Staff & Volunteers!!!

Foster Parent Appreciation Dinner

The annual Foster Parent Appreciation Dinner will be held on Thursday, May 7th at First Baptist Church in Springfield. This event honors foster parents from Greene County and their willingness to open their hearts and homes to local abused & neglected children.

This event is organized by a variety of area agencies, including Ambassadors for Children. The event will feature free food, entertainment, guest speakers, and child activities for the kids. Area agencies also donate "theme" baskets for giveaways to each foster family. This year, Ambassadors for Children is pleased to donate a "Game Night" theme basket. I hope the receiving foster family has as much fun playing with these games as I had picking them out!