Volunteer Appreciation Newsletter

At Emmanuel's Closet we love and appreciate our volunteers!

Spring was a success thanks to you!

Thanks to our generous and loving volunteers and their families, God's mission -Emmanuel's Closet, is now reaching approximately 30-35 homeless and FIT (families in transition) on the first Saturday of each month, 70-90 families on the 2nd Saturday, and 50-70 families on the 4th Saturday. Our private shopping days allow us to serve an additional 20 families per month. That means our volunteers are assisting 170-215 local families every month! We are beyond grateful for your dedication to God and this mission! Donations are pouring in from our very generous community and we are grateful to God for all he is doing here in Flagler County. We'd also like to welcome all of our new volunteers who've just joined us this spring and want you to know that we're glad you're part of our family now.
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Valentine's Day Volunteer Appreciation Ice Cream Social

We had a great time at our party! The kids had even more fun than the adults. Sandy organized fun games for everyone and put together beautiful prizes for all. Thank you to Sandy and to all the families who came out and brought delicious food.

We've been blessed with a $1,000 grant from the United Way Women's Initiative for Project Polo!

Wow, our very first grant! Every school year parents come to us in need of help getting the school mandatory polos for their children and we never have enough to match the need. The funds from the grant will be used to purchase hundreds of inexpensive school uniform polos that will be given to families in need of a hand up just before school starts in August! We're looking for three dedicated volunteers to lead this team to success! Please email Brandi at emmanuelscloset@gmail.com today!

Fashion Show Committee now forming!

We are planning our next fundraiser fashion show and are forming a committee now! We're looking for 12 people who love fashion, entertaining, fundraising, and/or decorating! Email Brandi at emmanuelscloset@gmail.com today! This committee will meet just once a month and the show will not be until March of 2017. Lots of time for us to prepare and make it great!

Prayers for Patti and Her Family

We are heartbroken and would like to ask for prayer... One of our volunteers, Tom Dolan, passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident on US1 a few days ago when a car pulled out in front of him with no warning. Tom and his wife Patti have been volunteering here for almost two years. He was always happy to serve and eager to help. He had such a caring and kind heart. ❤️ Patti and Tom were also both a huge help in making our fashion show fundraiser last year a success. Words cannot express how grateful we were to have them on the team and how saddened we are. Our hearts go out to Patti and their family. We'd like to ask you to please pray for Patti and her children as God guides them through this very difficult time.