Safeway Feed the Need Holiday- Going on right now is Feed the Need for the Holidays with Safeway. IFM will be the agency that will benefit from the national campaign to end hunger during holiday season, all over America. With just $10 you can donate at either Safeway’s in Grass Valley while checking-out to make your contribution. Safeway takes care of the rest.
Facebook Fundraisers- If you’re on Facebook and would like to easily share IFM with your friends and family, invite them to donate via our latest Sponsor A Family For the Holidays Facebook fundraiser. Facebook is a great way for IFM to raise money because so many people have the capacity to see your shared info at once and can then be inspired to share with others. Or make a contribution and let your friends know why this is important to you. Click here for FB Fundraiser .
The season of giving is upon us. Would you like to donate money to IFM in someone else’s name? Go to our Network For Good IFM Donation page and dedicate your contribution to someone you care about.
‘Round-It-Up’ at Briarpatch- For the whole month of November you can round up the dollar number on your purchase total at Briarpatch and they will donate the difference to IFM. We are thankful for the opportunity and to Briarpatch for kindly making us the recipient of their non profit fundraiser on the advent of the holiday season.
Marc Cuniberti, Money Matters Video Series "Investing in Community" was kind enough to film our operations with his Co-host Jen Ayala on one of the days we were experiencing an outage and filmed a Heavy Hitter video challenge. Marc posted a donation of $1000 and challenges others to do the same! See the amazing video here and share it with others who’d be interested in helping their community!
Giving Tuesday- Giving Tuesday is a global effort to raise money for one’s favorite cause or non profit that happens on December 3rd and is fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
IFM will have an Giving Tuesday fundraising party with raffles, educational games, demonstrations, food, beverages, and live music at IFM on December 3rd during the day. This will be a fun time to come down with your friends and contribute to IFM, so please mark your calendar and stay tuned for more info!
United Way BBQ was last month and IFM board vice president Rick Kahil was there to represent IFM and take part in the BBQ contest. The team consisted of Chef Rick Kahil, Chef Chris Fagan from Hospitality House, and Neil Hendricks an IFM volunteer. This year they took second place in the official Judge's Choice category and third place in the People's Choice category. Rick says “We were the only team to place in the top 3 in each category. On a side note, we couldn't have planned our cooking quantity any better, as the tasting went from 12-2pm and we ran out of ribs at 1:55.” What a great way to represent IFM, Rick! We sure are glad he was there to lend his cooking expertise along with Chef Chris. The United Way BBQ has been one of United Way’s signature fundraising events for many years and it’s held in Penn Valley’s Gateway Park, complete with a car show, BBQ competition, disc golf tournament, games, and fun for the whole family.
Last month Grass Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church scout clubs, Pathfinders and Adventurers delivered food to IFM collected from a food drive they held last month. The scouts had a chance to tour IFM’s facility with IFM board vice-president Rick Kahil and his wife, IFM volunteer Rita Kahil. The kids also took part in sorting the food that was collected in their food drive and seeing how it would then be distributed to clients.
Interfaith Food Ministry gives a big thanks to Seventh Day Adventist for the food donation and especially for giving IFM the chance to show their scouts the important work that it means to give back to their community and helping those in need.
The Union featured the Monday crew on the front of an article they wrote about it which can be viewed here.
IFM SENDS A BIG THANKS TO TWIN CITIES!
IFM spends a lot of money on outsourcing printed materials. Unfortunately, we have not had the additional resources to purchase our own professional office printer. When we got the call from Twin Cities Church that they wanted to donate their printer to us along with two office Mac computers, we were very excited about all the money IFM would save once it’s up and running. In addition, the two computers will be used by Phil Alonso, Executive Director and Naomi Cabral, Development Director who currently use their own computers for IFM work. We send a big thank you to Twin Cities for this thoughtful and much needed contribution to our operations.