Clubs Collecting for Communities
NECMA Community Services -
Chair - Marilyn P. Sams, CCM
NECMA Celebrated Community Services Programs 2012-2013
This annual community services event has helped thousands of needy people each year since its inaugural year in 1993. Through the campaign, we make a significant difference in the lives of the people within our local communities by pulling together to collect food, clothing and toys for those who do not have the money to spend on these items.
We will be collecting gently used “SHOES” at each of our meetings:
Monday, September 30th NECMA/MCC Joint Education & Business Meeting
Our “Spring” project will be to collect gently used or new shoes for “Soles 4 Souls” a Nashville based charity that collects shoes and distributes them to victims of natural disasters and poverty around the world. This charity began in the aftermath of the Southeast Asia’s 2004 tsunami and again after Hurricane Katrina.
Over 14 million shoes have been donated from over stocked shoe companies and shoe drives across the country. Also by donating used shoes, instead of throwing in our landfills which the toxic glue can leak into water supplies. Shoes that are past worn go to the “Micro-Enterprise Program” for people in developing countries to start a business. They in turn clean them, refurbish them and then sell them for a profit or trade then for goods they need. This gives these people a trade and a chance to make a living for their family.
About Soles4Souls®, Clothes4Souls®, and Hope4Souls™
Soles4Souls collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support micro-enterprise efforts to eradicate poverty. Soles4Souls’ other two divisions, Clothes4Souls and Hope4Souls, provide the same relief and support through clothing and other necessities. Donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit www.giveshoes.org, www.clothes4souls.org, or www.hope4souls.org for more information.
NECMA Members are asked to bring their canned and nonperishable food items to the following NECMA meeting sites:
DROP OFF LOCATIONS:
The New England Club Managers Association will continue its food drive through March 2013.
Mar 5, 2013 - Annual Wine Dinner/Education - Winchester Country Club
Feb 26, 2013 - NECMA/PCMA Joint Education/Meeting - Brown University Faculty Club
Jan 15, 2013 - NECMA/HTFP Joint Education/Business Meeting - The Country Club
The Greater Boston Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in eastern Massachusetts. By 2013, our objective is to distribute enough food to provide at least one meal a day to those in need. Learn how to help.
The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. Last year, we distributed almost 35 million pounds of food, enough to provide healthy meals to as many as 545,000 people at risk of hunger.
GBFB acquires food through food industry product donations, food drives and financial contributions that enable us to purchase additional high nutrient quality food. We also benefit from the generosity of over 14,000 volunteers annually who help to sort and distribute donated food products.
NECMA is proud to continue its support Community Servings' Pie In The Sky as part of its Community Services Program - Clubs Collecting For Communities.
NECMA Member Clubs are ask to bake and donate pies to Community Servings' Pie In The Sky
More information | Baker's Donation | Volunteers
More than a fundraiser, Pie in the Sky fosters community spirit and engages the public in the mission of Community Servings -- Massachusetts' free home-delivered meals and nutrition program for the critically ill.
Each November since 1993, Boston's best restaurants, bakeries, caterers and hotels donate thousands of pies that over 500 volunteers then sell to family, friends and colleagues. Each pie costs $25, providing a week's worth of hearty home-delivered meals to a Community Servings' client and a tasty Thanksgiving treat to the buyer.
Corporate donors provide financial support and donations of in-kind services. Thanks to the dedication and generosity of our pie sellers and volunteers, $.92 of every $1.00 raised in 2009 went directly to feeding Community Servings' clients.
Rest assured, when you support Community Servings through Pie in the Sky, your contribution goes directly to our neighbors in greatest need -- homebound individuals and families struggling with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.
CLUBS COLLECT TOYS FOR THE U.S. MARINE CORPS' TOYS FOR TOTS PROGRAM
NECMA Managers donates toys to the US Marines Corps' Toys for Tots Campaign at its Annual Meeting on Monday, November 12th at Winchester Country Club.
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Toys for Tots first began in 1947 when Major Bill Hendricks, USMCR, and a group of Marine Reservists collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children. This campaign was so successful that the Marine Corps adopted Toys for Tots in 1948 and expanded it nationwide. Marines have conducted successful nationwide campaigns each year since 1948. And since 1980, Marines have distributed only new toys.
Today, Toys for Tots campaigns operate in more than 290 communities throughout the United States. Marines collect new, unwrapped toys in October, November and December. Thereafter, Marines distribute toys to the needy children of their communities through local social welfare agencies and church groups. The 2003 Toys for Tots campaign was the most successful campaign in the 56 year history of the programs. Marines distrubuted 15 million toys to 6.5 million needy children
The most common methods of community participation are:
Public Drop-off Site
As a Public Drop-off Site, representatives set up receptacles in their organizations to collect toys or case donations and allow the public to "drop off" toys throughout the campaign. Promotional materials are provided to help advertise their participation in the collection drive. During the campaign, the organization's personnel periodically count and bag the toys. They then deliver the toys to one of the consolidated pickup site, or call the T4T HOTLINE to arrange for Marines to pick them up. The T4T HOTLINE is publicized throughout the campaign and donors wishing to be matched to the closest public drop-off site will call this number and be referred to your location.
Private Toy Drive
The methods of operating a Private Toy Drive are the same as for a Public Drop-off Site except they are not open to the public.
Single events range from a holiday party to a softball tournament. Admission to the event may require the contribution of either a toy or cash donation. Sponsors of these events can receive promotional material and coordinate the pickup of any contributions made. Marines may be invited to attend the event to further promote the campaign.
Consolidated Pickup Site
The logistics of transitioning the National Capitol Area picking up toy donations are grand in scale. A major contribution to these efforts could be made by becoming a Consolidated Pickup Site. Your location would be given to others who wish to donate toys they've collected, but who don't have the means of storing or transporting them to the Marine Reserve Training Center. They would then deliver the toys to your and a Toys for Tots representative will coordinate with your to schedule.
To have your Club be designated as one of the areas, to get the information you need to launch your toy drive or to schedule uniformed marines to come to your event and collect the toys, please visit www.toysfortots.org for the contact information in yoru area.
If you have any questions, please contact Erica Buschner at CMAA National Headquarters at (703) 739-9500.
NECMA plans Habitat for Humanity projects in Spring 2013.
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