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Old 06-13-2022, 02:13 PM   #1
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2022 Charity Event

ARE YOU COLLECTING ITEMS YET?? HOPE SO!

Time to start collecting items for the Goshen Rally! Each year, our generous Montana owners have supported a local Goshen charity, Church Community Services (CCS). CCS was created 54 years ago as a program to address the issue of poverty in the Elkhart/Goshen community. CCS is a faith-based agency, with over 50 churches working together helping local people weather life’s storms (and pandemics) and build more secure futures through emergency assistance and intensive job and life-skills training. Along with training, they support a large food bank, have vegetable gardens and have a store that offers numerous items. Their website is www.churchcommunityservices.org if you would like to learn more. They also sell gift baskets, soup/cookie mixes and warm hand-made mittens.

They are in specific need of the following items:
• canned meats: tuna, ham, spam, chicken
• starches: pasta, rice, hamburger helper, boxed potatoes
• hot and cold cereals, oatmeal, pancake mix, syrup
• peanut butter and jelly are always favorites

While not listed, they can always use:
• Diapers, wipes, baby shampoo, body wash
• Toilet paper, soap, body wash, shampoo, deodorant
• Feminine hygiene products
• Toothpaste and toothbrushes
• Monetary or gift card (Meijer) donations would also be greatly appreciated!

We will be collecting these items during Rally week and will have a clearly marked area for donations.

Thanks in advance for your participation and here’s to another very successful giving campaign! Just for reference in 2018 we had 565 lbs., 2019 1020 lbs., 2021 2721 lbs. of food and personal care items! The challenge for 2022 is on!!

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Old 06-14-2022, 09:00 AM   #2
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Thank you for the heads up for this years charity items! We will start collecting !
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Old 07-10-2022, 10:32 AM   #3
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Thanks for heading this event again this year. We have started collecting a variety of items for donations.
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We are collecting thank you for heading this up again.
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Mary,
We will be collecting items for the charity. Thank you for doing this wonderful event again this year!
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Thanks for heading this up again
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We’ll gather up some stuff!
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Old 07-17-2022, 12:00 PM   #8
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2022 Charity Event

Hi Mary,
Happy to help collect for charities. A great opportunity to help out the locals!
See you in September!
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Old 07-17-2022, 06:36 PM   #9
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As always, thanks for organizing this event. I will start gathering items.
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Reminder that donations will be accepted during Rally week, so if you don't have time to shop/gather items or don't want to travel with extra weight, you can always do a little shopping when you get to Goshen. There is Kroger, Walmart, ALDI, Meijer, and more stores for your convenience. I know that is what we did last year and was able to get some "heavy" items from the list provided by Mary.

Such a great cause and look forward to seeing how successful we will be this year.

Thanks Mary for organizing this on behalf of us all!
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Old 08-19-2022, 09:03 AM   #11
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Less than a month to go!! Please start collecting the listed items for our charity! As always, appreciate your generosity!
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Old 08-19-2022, 03:45 PM   #12
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Thanks Mary for reminding everyone about the charity and what we can all do to help! Looking forward to seeing everyone in Goshen!
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Reminder that donations will be accepted during Rally week, so if you don't have time to shop/gather items or don't want to travel with extra weight, you can always do a little shopping when you get to Goshen. There is Kroger, Walmart, ALDI, Meijer, and more stores for your convenience. I know that is what we did last year and was able to get some "heavy" items from the list provided by Mary.

Such a great cause and look forward to seeing how successful we will be this year.

Thanks Mary for organizing this on behalf of us all!
Reminder to grab some items for the Charity Food Drive!

Don't worry if you didn't bring them with you, you should have plenty of time to go out to the local shops to get items.

To name a few:

ALDI 2036 Lincolnway East
CVS 410 South Main Street
Kroger 209 Chicago Avenue
Meijer 4522 Elkhart Road
Menards 1925 Lincolnway East
Target 3938 Midway Road
Tractor Supply 2323 Lincolnway East
Walgreens 1755 Lincolnway East
Walmart Supercenter 2304 Lincolnway East
Walmart Supercenter 4024 Elkhart Road

Thanks in advance!
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Thanks for the reminder!!!!


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Reminder to grab some items for the Charity Food Drive!

Don't worry if you didn't bring them with you, you should have plenty of time to go out to the local shops to get items.

To name a few:

ALDI 2036 Lincolnway East
CVS 410 South Main Street
Kroger 209 Chicago Avenue
Meijer 4522 Elkhart Road
Menards 1925 Lincolnway East
Target 3938 Midway Road
Tractor Supply 2323 Lincolnway East
Walgreens 1755 Lincolnway East
Walmart Supercenter 2304 Lincolnway East
Walmart Supercenter 4024 Elkhart Road

Thanks in advance!
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