Friday, August 20, 2010

180 Film Festival

It's been 41 years in the making and now it's HERE!! A fundraiser event that benefits the operating agencies of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks (including Ambassadors for Children).

Check out the 180 Film Festival & Reverse Auction, October 9th from 5-8pm at Remington's in Springfield, MO. We'll have film premieres, awards, live and reverse auction, food and kid's activities.

Enter your 3 minute film and you could WIN $2,000!!! Films are due 9/18/10--so HURRY! This is great for individuals, Churches, Youth Groups and much more. Be part of an innovative community event that supports charity for children, seniors and people with disabilities:-)

Project Self-Esteem Gets Support

We are very proud to have received a $2,000 grant award from the Ozarks Health Advocacy Foundation to provide physical and medical self-esteem enhancing items for foster children through our Project Self-Esteem program!

Potential items we can fund include: eye glasses, contact lenses, eye exams, partial braces down payments, dental costs not covered by Medicaid, infant circumcision costs not covered by Medicaid and developmental disability equipment. All items are for children placed into foster care from Greene County, MO and must be requested by the child's foster care Caseworker.

For more info: Sondra Uzzell, Ambassadors for Children Director
862-3586 ext. 236

Winning Ticket!

Yes, you saw that correctly. Ambassadors for Children sold the winning ticket for the 2010 Mustang given away through the Price Cutter Charity Championship on August 15th!

Congratulations to Mr. Jerry Hatfield! We sold approximately 252 tickets this year, raising $6,300 unrestricted dollars for our organization. We are so grateful for the Price Cutter Charity Championship and the opportunity it provides us to raise money and strengthen relationships with other children's charities.

This is me after learning we sold the ticket. It was about 100 degrees on the golf course. To my knowledge, this is the first time Ambassadors for Children has sold a grand prize winning ticket since we joined the tournament about 7 years ago:-)