You racked up on all of the sweet deals this Black Friday and Cyber Monday for your Christmas shopping…the presents are wrapped, under the tree and ready for Christmas morning! What’s that? You haven’t had time to wrap them all!!!! Quick…to Outdoor 76 tomorrow from Noon-4PM and Macon County Care Network will be happy to help! (both food/monetary donations will be accepted) Let us wrap your presents while you enjoy Christmas music, cookies and coffee and for those of you who still have some shopping to do you can browse the awesome inventory of Outdoor 76 & Smoky Mountain Bicycles…chances are, if you have an adrenaline junky on your list you are sure to find the perfect gift with these guys : )
Can’t visit us on December 7th, check out the line-up for supporting other local not-for-profits:
Dec 14 Smokey Mountain Pregnancy Center
Dec 21 Macon County Humane Society
Please come out and support your community. Thank you to all those support us!
Join us on Saturday, December 7th at 3:00PM as First Presbyterian Church (26 Church St. Franklin, NC) plays host to an evening of what’s sure to be an evening of spectacular Christmas music, performed by the First Presbyterian Chancel Choir, The Carolines, Men Macon Music and other local musicians. Donations will be collected (and matched up to $1,000) to benefit the ministry of Macon County Care Network.
Light refreshments will follow the concert.
CareNet has partnered with the organizers of the Santa’s Gift Shop to conduct a food drive to help replenish the shelves of the CareNet Food Pantry. The food drive will be held at the annual Santa’s Gift Shop on Friday, November 29th from 9AM-5PM and Saturday, November 30th from 9AM-4PM at the Macon County Community Facilities Building on Hwy 441 S (Georgia Rd.) in Franklin, NC.
Mark your calendars and go through your food pantries to bring a non-perishable food item for a free admission into the Santa’s Gift Shop! Not only will you help your community but this will also give you the opportunity to get an early start on your Christmas season shopping!
For more information about Santa’s Gift Shop you can contact MV Craft Shows at 828-497-9425 or 828-736-3245 or visit the MV Craft Shows website!
So we’ve been pretty busy at CareNet…from our most recent fundraiser- “Feed the Need 5k” to revisiting our foundations for which we operate to help us assist more families than ever before. We have recently been asked to provide in-depth information on our program/services as it relates to “how much money actually goes back into the community” (i.e. The cost of each program in comparison to donations being received) while this information is currently being developed for your viewing pleasure….please click on the tab above ‘Resources’ to assist you in your next fundraising endeavor or as ‘food for thought’ when making your next contribution to our ministry!
“Feed the Need 5k” Overall Race Results:
“Conquer the Mountain Half Marathon” Overall Race Results:
Race Day is upon us…
If you haven’t registered yet…better act fast! ←These little gems are going quick! You can register for the Half Marathon online using the link below…
CONQUER THE MOUNTAIN HALF MARATHON
(Online Reg. for the Half closes TODAY!)
To register for the FEED THE NEED 5K, stop by CareNet (130 Bidwell St.) to fill out a registration form and you can pay by cash/check (please make checks out to “CareNet or Macon County Care Network” and in the memo line: Feed the Need 5k). Reminder that registration will be open until tomorrow morning prior to the start of the FEED THE NEED 5K at 8:00AM…get there early if you haven’t registered! See you bright and early at the Tassee Shelter!
Biltmore Baptist Church of Franklin and CareNet are teaming up to LOL… (Love Out Loud) this Christmas. On December 15th members of the Biltmore Baptist Church will be providing meals to families in need here in Macon County. CareNet will be assisting Biltmore Baptist Church in referring families that we serve daily and providing them with ‘invites’ or tickets to attend the December 15th event. Pastor Patrick and members of the Biltmore Baptist Church family will be extending and sharing God’s love, while providing a holiday meal box!
CareNet is honored to partner with Biltmore Baptist Church to serve all of God’s children right here in Macon County!
As a leader of one of the numerous not-for-profits here in Macon County that provides assistance to families in need during times of crisis, we find that we are failing to assist the very families we support in a basic approach to better managing their finances, learning tips/tricks for saving money (insert crazy couponing story here) or just providing the education and tools necessary for families to make sound financial decisions. We realize some may say that the very families that Macon County Care Network (CareNet) and partnering agencies work with tend to not have many funds, if any, for which to budget. How then could we ever “teach” or “show” someone how to manage said finances? The answer is simply to show each individual the “Power of Stewardship”.
There’s an old adage that says, “Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”. The endeavor we set forth to incorporate budgeting workshops/counseling at Macon County Care Network (CareNet) will not be an easy task; however, with the support and partnership of a key player within our beloved community, Carrie Hahn – THE Financial Freedom Coach, we aim to reach the very precedent this adage portrays.
Won’t you please consider joining us in our efforts to “bridge the gap during times of crisis” in our new approach to offering some unique and advantageous workshops to aide families in their attempt to provide for their loved ones. If you are willing and able, we would welcome assistance with donations for door prizes, financial support for workshop materials, feedback and ideas on different classes that would benefit our community, as well as, assistance with announcing this new endeavor to assist families here in our community! Remember, all donations are tax deductible!
Volunteers are needed for ALL areas at CareNet…interested in learning how you can help!? Please call/email/or stop by and visit with us! Please share this flier with family and friends…the more who know, the more we grow!