|Blankets Collected from Olivet Baptist Church 2011|
Thanks for your Support
The members of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church collected well over 400 blankets for homeless people in Cleveland this summer. This was a part of their "Christmas in July" celebration. We have already delivered half of the blankets to the Bishop Cosgrove Center and to Care Alliance. Tonight we will give out the rest to the outreach teams who go out every night and serve those resistant to shelter in Cleveland. Each of the blankets has a gift tag with the name of the donor. Thanks to the Adams', the Lawsons', and to Ms. Pitts, and the hundreds of other families who contributed a blanket from the church. Our volunteer coordinator, Larry Davis, was overwhelmed with the large number of blanket the members of Olivet collected when he picked them up this week.
This reminds us that winter is right around the corner, and we have a goal of collecting 5,000 blankets this winter up from 3,000 last year. As part of this blanket collection, we are collaborating with the Bishop Cosgrove Center on a kickoff luncheon on October 21, 2011 called the Hand Up Gala. For everyone who donates their name will be entered into a fabulous auction. All proceeds that we raise from the fundraiser will go to the collection and distribution of blankets and winter items over the next six months. You can donate to this fundraiser on-line and indicate "hand up gala" in the purpose line by clicking here.
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