Rai$ing Green for Kids in 2020
Dear friends, neighbors, community supporters, donors and members,
As we all continue our stay-at-home practices, I hope that you are well.
I would like to inform you that the Christ Child Board has made the decision to postpone our July 26, 2020 fundraiser until July 25, 2021. This was not an easy decision because our annual fundraiser is the heart-and-soul of “Raising Green for Kids.” However, we know that even when the pandemic has subsided, many businesses and individuals who help make our event happen will be struggling.
We now must think outside of the box to raise the necessary funds to continue serving the underprivileged children in Northern Michigan, who need us now more than ever. Babies will still need layettes and diapers, children will still need Christmas gifts, back-to-school clothes, backpacks, and blankets. And, there will be new needs that we will be asked to meet.
Kathy Schroeder, chapter president
$1 million for kids: Christ Child Society’s fundraiser raises money for children
From the Petoskey News
July 1, 2019
BAY HARBOR — At the end of this year’s “Rai$ing Green for Kids” July fundraiser, the Christ Child Society of Northern Michigan is expected to surpass the $1 million mark in money raised for kids during the past seven years. All of the money goes toward the support of area children organization officials said.
With an evening of dinner and music, the 37th annual Christ Child Society’s major fundraiser is set for 6 p.m. on July 28 at the Lange Center at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club. Featuring music by Pete Kehoe, dinner and cocktails and a view of the bay, the highlight of the evening will be both a silent and live auction.
The fundraiser will mean more support for every child in need and a call to action for Christ Child Society members and the community, organization officials said. Society members help address these needs all year long by providing support in the way of: a warm winter coat, layettes for newborns and a diaper pantry, a hand-made blanket, new school shoes and books, tutoring in area schools with books for the children to keep and take home, nutritious food to take home for the weekend, a backpack stuffed with school supplies, a new holiday toy and gifts and much more. Christ Child Society also provides special support to Wolverine Schools and Camp Quality and Spirit Camp.
This annual fundraiser is the main support for the funds needed to provide these services and items. With more than $950,000 raised during the last six years, Christ Child Society of Northern Michigan is poised to exceed the $1 million mark.
Items up for bid include: A pig roast for up to 30 people on Walloon Lake; a chance to go to the top of the Mackinac Bridge; a Park City, Utah, ski week vacation including condo and airfare voucher; a Hemingway discussion and dinner hosted by Ernest Hemingway’s nephew and his wife; a Charlevoix package including two nights at the new Hotel Earl, golf, air sightseeing tour and a cocktail cruise; and a one-of-a-kind custom PEcado men’s travel duffle bag by designer Alone Kelly. And the signature piece of the auction will be The Red Wagon “Prestige” package of “Games People Play,” which includes a huge assortment of lawn and board games plus Adirondack chairs and table and a special table for eight at next year’s Christ Child gala fundraiser.
Tickets for the fundraiser are $200 each and can be purchased through the Christ Child Society of Northern Michigan’s website at www.christchildsocietynorthernmichigan.com or by calling (231) 526-7271. If you are unable to attend, a donation in any amount would be welcome.
Wolverine library thanks
I would like to give my sincere gratitude once again for your generous gift and support to the Wolverine Community Library and the Summer Reading Program. With your donation we were able to purchase all the books, crafts supplies, and snacks needed for all of the children and teens that attended. We thank you so very very much! — Kristina Yost, Children’s Librarian
Thank you for Food 4 Kids
Thank you for your generous donation to the “Food 4 Kids” Backpack Program. Your support allows Manna “to feed the hungry throughout northern Michigan” and help provide for their families’ emergency needs. — The Manna Food Project
Although you may never know
Although you may never know exactly how profound the impact is on the families that you have helped, I can tell you it can and does change lives. — Vicki Ulrich, Department of Human Services
Let US be known
Let US be known for our generous acts, our generous words and our generous eyes. — Monica Crawford, CCS of Northern Michigan
Proverbs He Who Has a Generous Eye
He who has a generous eye will be blessed, for he gives of his bread to the poor. — Proverbs 22:9
Quotes: Take My Hands
Take my hands and let them work for you; take my mind, my memory, my will and make me use them all to do Your will on earth.
— Mary Virginia Merrick
Quote: This service was a joy to me
This service was a joy to me, for I would see the Christ Child in the least of them, and their pleasure was His thanks.
— Mary Virginia Merrick