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Jeff Minton's Fundraiser:

Hope for the Homeless

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Jeff Minton via Crowdrise
December 24, 2010

"How can we worship a homeless man on Sunday and ignore one on Monday?" ~Shane Claiborne  See more

BENEFITING: CLEAN SOCKS HOPE INC.

EVENT DATE: Dec 01, 2011

HOURS PLEDGED: 500

Mileage Tracker: 250

Jeff Minton

THE STORY:

Hi guys, and thanks for checking out my Holiday Wish!

In his book, The Chronicles of Narnia:  The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis describes a land where “it is always winter and never Christmas.”  For many, this world is far too real.  The dark, cold reality of poverty has pressed upon many families for generations.  The missing ingredient is HOPE! Christmas is all about hope. In the eyes of a child, Christmas represents hopeful anticipation.  It is the promise that even though life may hard now, something good is over the horizon.

What we hope NOT-TO-BE: The traditional “Adopt-the Family for Christmas,” Ministry. Although the children are ecstatic, the recipient parents struggle with a severe loss of pride. In their own homes, their ineffectualness as providers is exposed to their children. Mothers endure this indignity for the sake of their children, but often it’s more than the fathers can take. The failure as providers is laid bare. It destroys what shreds of pride parents are managing to hold on to.

What we HOPE-TO-BE: Our dream for the Christmas Store is that in a small store front on Spring Street, the families of Midtown New Albany will feel that hopeful anticipation.  It won’t just be a place to get stuff.  It won’t just be a Christmas Store.  It will be a store filled with Christmas.  It will smell, taste, and feel like Christmas.  From the moment you open the door, your sense will be bombarded with the joy of the season.  Families will be able to provide some toys and goodies for each other, but moms and dads and grandmas and grandpas, will also receive the gift of dignity.

How it Works: Families are nominated or invited and can earn “credits” (HOPE Bucks) to purchase gifts, practice recipes together, and enjoy samples of Christmas goodies. Those that have no money can work at the store to earn what they needed to purchase gifts for their family, since cash flow would be generated through the sale of donations. A small price would be placed on each toy or article of clothing somewhere between a garage sale and a wholesale price and parents from the community would be invited in to the Christmas shop. Then on Christmas morning, parents in the city would experience HOPE again by watching their children open the gifts they secured for them from the efforts of their own hands.

How you can help? You are invited to be a part of the Christmas Store—HOPE for Parents.  Donations of toys can be made at Northside on Oak during regular business hours, or at Northside Christian Church’s weekend services through the month of November.  If you would like to make a financial contribution, you can make the check payable to Clean Socks Hope at (701 N Capitol Ave, Corydon IN 47112 or at this website and click on “Donate Now!” button.

We are also looking for volunteers to help during store hours, to sort toys and stock shelves, and to prepare Christmas recipes to share with our guests. If you have any questions, or want to join the party, you can reach us at 812.542.4079 (Northside on Oak) or at Clean Socks Hope. 502.533.1135.

Please consider giving to my Holiday Wish, and together we can make the world a better place. If you can’t afford to donate, I’d really appreciate if you’d share this page with your friends. Thanks so much!

God bless,

Jeff

“Because building relationships is the best way to build a stronger community; hope, love and a communal rhythm are great emancipators and essential because people will come from everywhere for the experience!”

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To This Fundraiser

$7,284

MONEY RAISED
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  • Gayle Mink

    $25

  • Rayvon Owen

    $10

  • Peggy Thrasher Bostelman

    $25

  • Johnnie Stone

    $10

  • Peggy Thrasher Bostelman

    $100

  • Steve and Cheryl Lewis

    $25

  • Peggy Thrasher Bostelman

    $150

  • Anonymous Donor

    $15

  • Oaklawn Health and Rehab

    $76

  • The Walmart Foundation Store #922

    $500

  • The Walmart Foundation Store #4851

    $500

  • James B. and Alice Minton

    $15

  • Oaklawn Health and Rehab

    $200

  • Anonymous Donor

    $5

  • Hilliard Lyons

    $2,500

  • PCA Pharmacy

    $2,879

  • Beth Nickelsberg

    $249

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49% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $7,284 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

CLEAN SOCKS HOPE INC.

Amount Raised

$6,145

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Minton

Amount Raised

$1,139

 

8% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Beth Nickelsberg

Beth Nickelsberg

DONATION: $249

4 years ago

Hilliard Lyons

Hilliard Lyons

DONATION: $2,500

5 years ago

PCA Pharmacy

PCA Pharmacy

DONATION: $2,879

5 years ago

Oaklawn Health and Rehab

Oaklawn Health and Rehab

DONATION: $200

6 years ago

Anonymous Donor

Anonymous Donor

DONATION: $5

6 years ago

James B. and Alice Minton

James B. and Alice Minton

DONATION: $15

6 years ago

The Walmart Foundation Store #4851

The Walmart Foundation Store #4851

DONATION: $500

6 years ago

The Walmart Foundation Store #922

The Walmart Foundation Store #922

DONATION: $500

6 years ago

Oaklawn Health and Rehab

Oaklawn Health and Rehab

DONATION: $76

6 years ago

Peggy Thrasher Bostelman

Peggy Thrasher Bostelman

DONATION: $150

6 years ago