We were blessed to have the wonderful group of Alternative Breakers from Grand Valley State University with us this past week! The group of students assisted CareNet with the BackPack Program and volunteered at our Thrift Store!
Thank you guys and gals! You ROCKED IT!
Option 1 – You will receive $1.00 off on a ticket with any amount of canned goods dropped off at the time of ticket purchase. Minimum of 1 canned good per ticket but additional would be appreciated.Option 2 – You can purchase a ticket for the price of a child’s ticket ($3.50 off) with a voluntary donation to the Macon County Care Network. A suggested minimum donation would be $3.50 per ticket but any donation amount is greatly appreciated.UPDATE: Now this deal gets even better. MACON BANK is running a promotion of their own in that they are going to match local donations ($1 for $1) to CareNet up to $25,000 and we get to be a part of that. So, the monetary donation you make under this “God’s Not Dead” promotion is eligible to be matched by Macon Bank. How great is that! You get a discount to see a great movie just by donating to a great local non-profit organization which can now go twice as far with the help of a great local Bank. #winwin #carenet #maconbank
The options cannot be combined but both a canned goods and a monetary donation would be accepted and greatly appreciate!
** This special promotion is LIMITED to the 6:45 show on Saturday March 22, 2014 and the 6:45 show on Tuesday March 25, 2014 **
Seats for this special promotion will be limited and are on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE basis. So don’t miss out on seeing this great movie while helping your community. Get your advance tickets now! Advance tickets can be purchase at our box office window during normal operating hours
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The official totals from this year’s 30 Hour Famine are in! A total of 72 youth participated in the fast, with 4 children and 102 adult volunteers!
- 9 church groups participated
- Over 3,700 pounds of food was collected for CareNet
- $4,256.67 was collected for CareNet
- $1,400 for World Vision
- 390 BackPacks were assembled for the CareNet BackPack ministry, as well as, assistance with sorting, folding and cleaning at the CareNet Thrift Store as part of the Community Service Projects on Saturday, February 22
Thank you to all of those who organized, supervised and participated in this year’s 30 Hour Famine to support both World Vision and Macon County Care Network. A special thank you goes out to all of the youth here in Macon County who participated and the churches from which they represented: Franklin First United Methodist, Dryman’s Chapel, Asbury, Union, Mulberry, Memorial, Clarks Chapel, Cullowhee and the All Saints Epsicopal Community!
Join youth groups from the Franklin area churches this weekend as they participate in World Vision’s ’30 Hour Famine’ to raise awareness of hunger both around the world and right here in our community!
Youth will be collecting canned goods and monetary donations in the 4 “Boxville” collection locations:
- First UMC – corner of Main St. and Harrison Ave.
- Macon Plaza – near BiLo
- Westgate Plaza – near Ingles
- Commons Plaza – Walmart
For additional information, contact First United Methodist Church (828) 524-3010. For a list of items to donate to the CareNet Food Pantry, please print off our ‘Food Pantry Shopping List’.
- Contact CareNet with your interest in volunteering at (828) 369-2642 or print and complete our CareNet Volunteer Application
- Explain a little about yourself and your church affiliation
- Discuss your interest and how much time you can devote to our ministry’s mission
- Arrange for an interview and plan for your orientation/training day!
CareNet Crisis Ministry (Office)
- Data Entry
- Filing Assistant
- Pantry Clerk
- Warehouse Stocker
- Soup Cafe – Cooks & Servers
- Customer Service
- Merchandise Tagging
- Sorting Donations
We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to coordinate our volunteer schedules.
Please sign up for CareNet Volunteer Opportunities – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/jayS4S
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Please Note: We at CareNet respect your privacy and assure you that VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact the CareNet Office (828)369-2642 so that we can sign you up manually.
WE’RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE A SPECIAL PROMOTION…
Have you seen the trailer for God’s Not Dead?
Ruby Cinemas will be honoring $1.00 off ticket price with any amount of canned goods dropped off AND the child’s ticket price ($5.00 or $3.50 off) with a voluntary donation to CareNet.
The promotional is ONLY good for the following TWO showtimes:
* Saturday, March 22nd at 7:00PM
* Tuesday, March 25th at 7:00PM
SEATS ARE LIMITED, SO ACT FAST AND GET YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE!
Ruby Cinemas is located on Georgia Rd. in Franklin, (828) 524-2076 for more info. or contact CareNet at (828) 369-2642.
WHEREAS, worldwide, 870 million people – about 1 in 8 – are hungry; and
WHEREAS, malnutrition causes nearly half of all under-5 child deaths; and
WHEREAS, 23,181 people were served locally by Macon County Care Network in 2013; and
WHEREAS, there are 5,350 estimated ‘food insecure people’ here in Macon County; and
WHEREAS, 1 in 3 Macon County children are considered ‘food insecure’; and
WHEREAS, 18.3% of Macon County residents live below the Federal Poverty Threshold – Family of 4= $23,550 (annual household income); and
WHEREAS, the youth of Franklin First United Methodist Church are leading the 30 Hour Famine to raise awareness of the issues of world hunger among our youth, congregation and community and to:
* Collect money and food for CareNet to help address the need locally
* Collect money for World Vision to help address the need around the world
* To work together with others in the area doing “hands-on” projects related to hunger and poverty
* To fast by going without food for 30 hours to learn more about what many experience each day
Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the Town of Franklin hereby proclaims February as Hunger Awareness Month.
Be It Further Resolved that the Town of Franklin encourages all residents of Macon County to help address hunger by supporting the 30 Hour Famine and donating food and money to help address hunger both locally and around the world.
Mayor, Bob Scott and Town Alderman unanimously approved on this day, February 3rd, 2014
The first client ‘giveaway day’ of the new year was a HUGE success! Thank you to each and every volunteer and staff partner who showed up to help out yesterday!
For those unfamiliar with CareNet’s Giveaway Days, we use this as an opportunity to provide clothes, coats, furniture and various other items to families in need when we can no longer store items into our q-hut storage unit out back! We are able to do special events like this, thanks in large part to your ongoing support and wonderful donations to CareNet…keep ‘em coming Macon County!
Visit the folks at Liberty Tax Service today, they are offering customers $25 off tax preparation services and for each coupon (print the coupon in this post) redeemed at their office, they will donate $25 to CareNet in support of our ministry’s work here in Macon County!
* Disclaimer: CareNet in no way recommends or endorses the services being provided by Liberty Tax Service and are participating solely to promote support for our ministry.