Christmas in July launches next week!

We are having a month-long FUNdraiser, Christmas in July, to raise money for the many programs supported by AFL-CIO Community Services. These program include Adopt-A-Family, Soles for Christ, Cinderella’s Closet, Lions Club Eyeglasses and the Community Clothes Closet.

Because we are a small, locally based non-profit, we rely strictly on the support of the United Way and any donations made by our community members. We do not have the financial support of a national organization, so we are very limited on resources. The programs we administer are very important to this community and benefit so many children, seniors and families in this area. Your support will help continue these programs and help us build on our past successes.

The highlight of this FUNdraiser is the FUN part. The funds raised at these events all filter directly back into the programs. Nothing leaves the St. Joseph area and the funds will be used to help your neighbors who are in need.

Please consider attending one of these very FUN events. We hope there is something for everyone in our varied event schedule.

Toy Drive: June 29 – July 27th – Because the number of toys available to families in the gift room during the Adopt-A-family Christmas program is so limited, it was decided that a drive would be helpful. For every toy of a $10 value or more, donors are given a ticket. At the end of the month, a $500 winner will be drawn. Toys will be accepted the entire month at all events and daily at the office, 1203 N 6th St.

Zumba: July 13th – from 9 to 11 a.m. Exercise for your health and our welfare. We have secured the Firefighters Hall so we will have plenty of room. It will be $10 per person. To make a reservation, call 364-1131.

Blowout Sale & Mustangs night: July 20th – We  are having a special Community Clothes Closet blowout sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the offices, 1203 N 6th St. Come out and cheer the Mustangs on to their next championship title at their last home game of the season. Game time is 7 p.m. If we sale 250 tickets, we get a portion of the proceeds; at 350, we get half of the 50/50 drawing. For $6 tickets, or to donate tickets to the Noyes Home, please call 364-1131.

Trivia night: July 27th – Come test you knowledge at our holiday trivia contest. 7 p.m., Firefighters Hall. Each player is $15, with a 10 person per team maximum. Bring your own snacks and drinks. There will also be a silent auction and 50/50 drawing. To make a reservation, call 364-1131.

Come to any or come to all of these great FUNdraisers.
AFL-CIO Community Services can really use your support!

For more information, please call 816-364-1131.