Celebrated 72 Years On April 9
The Vision of the Gospel Center Rescue Mission
Newsletter 445 S. San Joaquin Street ° Stockton, CA 95203 ° 209.466.2138 ° 209.320-2322 fax ° www.gcrms.org
HEARTS OF GRATITUDE - OUR CLIENTS THANK YOU! Hi, my name is Lorrisa. I grew up in a domestically violent home. I was introduced to drugs and alcohol by a “friend” when I was 12 years old. I gave away my daughter 13 months ago because I needed to get Lorissa and her daughter help for myself. Today, I have custody of her again. outside the family shelter. At the Mission I have been learning: how to have a better relationship with God, how to live clean and sober, and how to be responsible and care for others. I am most thankful to you for: a safe place for my daughter and I, the opportunity to learn how to stay clean and sober, helping me with my education and showing me that there are people who care for us and that we are not alone. Hi, my name is David. I was raised in a functional alcoholic household and was introduced to my addictions by my older brothers. Before I came to the Mission I felt useless; nobody seemed to care about David biking to his truckme. I was living in my brothers car with him. God driving school classes. led us here. At the Mission I have been learning: patience, how to control anger, that God loves you unconditionally, and that living drug-free is healthy and you feel alive! I am most thankful to you for: sober living, friends, program graduations that let others know what you can do if you try, and board members, staff & God who make all of this possible! Hi my name is Jennifer. After being introduced to marijuana when I was 15 years old, I tried other drugs out of curiosity. I barely graduated high school and went to Bible School. Shortly after, I met someJennifer in the learning center. one, and began using drugs again. My life became a living nightmare. At the Mission I am learning: that my emotions are stemmed from not being able to use drugs and that I need to learn new ways of living, that God loves a recovering addict like me and can help me overcome my fears, and that raising a family takes hard work, but with love and care you can change and make life better. I am most thankful to you for: parenting and coping skills classes, Bible Study, and the learning center... Thank you again for your gifts which are helping the homeless this holiday season! Our Mission:
To minister to the needs of the homeless of Stockton and San Joaquin County including individuals suffering from addictions, without regard to race, gender, nationality or origin.
November 2012 Inside this issue: Hearts of Gratitude Page 1 Our Clients Thank YOU! From The CEO: Page 2 72nd Annual Fall Fundraising Banquet Thank You’s Chapel Schedule Page 3 Thanksgiving Food Needs GCRM S.H.A.R.E.S. Card Christmas Gift Wish List Tributes Page 4 Year-End Giving Thank You And Please Remember...
Oct. Daily Program Stats: New Life Programs & Hope Housing 31 Men, 23 Women, 12 Kids Life Skills Program 5 Women, 2 Kids Emergency Lodging 78 Men, 8 Women, 3 Kids Meals (For All Programs) 276 Meals Clothing Room 170 Pieces Representative Payee Program 17 Clients Respite Care 2 Men, 1 Woman Gleason House 10-13 Patients
For more information on our programs, events, ways to volunteer and give, please visit www.gcrms.org
Donate now online at www.gcrms.org/donations.htm
Our 72nd Annual Fall Fundraising Banquet Table Sponsors
A Special Thank You To Our 2012 Stockton Banquet Sponsors For Your Generosity! Bill Brown, CEO
Your gifts are helping the homeless and addicted to success!
Alan, a former client, now works at the Mission
BRONZE TABLE SPONSORS: Bear Creek Community Church
Brewer Direct, Inc
11171 N Lower Sacramento Rd Lodi, CA (209) 369-2202 Hollander Holdings, LLC (Van De Pol Family) 4895 S. Airport Way Stockton, CA (209) 608-5600
507 South Myrtle Ave Monrovia, CA 91016 (626) 359-1015
Lionâ€™s Den Ministries 5038 E. Washington, Stockton, CA (209) 639-4308
Community Medical Centers, Inc
Dave & Harriet Schaapman
7210 Murray Drive Stockton, CA (209) 373-2832 Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ
THANK YOU AGAIN!
24 S Grant St, Stockton, CA (209) 463-1630
A Special Thank You To Our 2012 Ripon Banquet Sponsors For Your Generosity! Bill Brown, CEO
Your gifts are helping the homeless and addicted to success!
Anna will be attending Delta College in Jan.
SILVER TABLE SPONSORS: Jacktone Shelling 18665 Jacktone Rd, Manteca 209.599.2430
Swier Tires - Napa Auto Parts, Inc. 121 W. Main St., Ripon 209.599.7512
BRONZE TABLE SPONSORS: Bob Leonard & Associates 1325 El Pinal Dr., Suite D-4, Stockton / 209.931.4625
Boersma Bros., Inc. 15326 E. Hwy 120, Ripon 209.599.3470
Bonnie Morehead Valley Oak Dental Group 1507 W. Yosemite Ave., Manteca / 209.823.9341
Holfman & Son, Inc. 12191 E. Louise Ave., Manteca 209.825.4949
LP Van Dyken Farms (In Memory Of Bert Van Dyken) 20921 S Austin Rd, Manteca 209.239.6031
Mid-Valley Agricultural Services, Inc Po Box 593, Linden 209.931.7601
Pentecostal Church Of Jesus Christ 24 S. Grant St, Stockton / 209.463.1630
Roorda Ranches, Inc 25926 S. Austin Rd, Ripon 209.599.3029
Marvin & Edith Den Dulk
Paul & Norma & Severn Dole
Friends of the Mission
Leroy & Jane Gleason
Jake & Ruth Sonke
Brian & Lynette Vos
Doug Van Dyken (In Memory Of Bert Van Dyken)
Dan & Pat Van Groningen
THANK YOU AGAIN for your gifts which are helping the homeless and addicted to success!
Volunteer Opportunities online at www.gcrms.org/volunteers.htm
December 2012 Volunteer Chapel Schedule Sun
1Lighthouse of the Valley
Thank you for your faithful service! If you are interested in leading a Chapel Service, please e-mail email@example.com. 2
W.C. World Outreach
4 Bethany Temple
5 Amazing Grace Ministries
6 Zion Untd Reformed Ch / Ripon
7 Freewill Baptist Church
8 Polish Christian Society
9 REACH Worship Center
10 Stockton Baptist Church
11 The Seekers
12 Stockton Covenant Church
13 Promise Land Ministries
14 Horton Ministries, Inc
15 Harvest Bible
16 Ambassadors For Christ
17 Bethany Christian Church
18 Mich Heights Baptist
19 Amazing Grace Ministries
20 Good News Christian Center
21 Bansuk Korean Pres Church
22 Polish Christian Society
23 His Raft Ministries —————— 30 To Be Filled
24 Great Valley Bapt —————— 31 Pntcstl Ch of JC
25 Faith Assembly of God
26 Hilliard Chapel
27 Calvary Reformed Church
28 Word of Life Church
29 Billy Kemp
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———–————— Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, etc. at www.gcrms.org ———–————— Thanksgiving & Christmas Dinner Needs Needed
If you have questions please call Erick Pradia, Food Services Director, at (209) 320-2316.
Introducing GCRMS S.H.A.R.E.S. Cards
Please help us fill the stomachs of the homeless this Thanksgiving:
Remember to use your GCRM S.H.A.R.E.S. Card when doing your holiday shopping! With this card, a percentage of your grocery purchase will be donated by Save Mart to us. To have one (or more) cards mailed to you at absolutely no charge, please call (209) 320-2329 and provide your name, mailing address and the number of cards that you would like. Thank you!
Turkey or Ham Mashed Potatoes Sweet Potatoes / Green Beans Lettuce / Tomatoes / Cucumbers Salad Dressing / Rolls Coffee / 100% Juice / Whole Milk Pies / Cookies / Whipped Cream Sugar / Brown Sugar / Butter
Give A Christmas Gift To The Homeless... CHILDREN & TEENS:
Sweat Shirts & Pants Socks (boys & girls) & Tee Shirts Boys & Girls Underwear Toys (no small parts) Board Games, CD Players WOMEN Sweat Shirts &Pants Sweaters / Blouses Socks & Hose / Undergarments Perfume / Lotion
PURCHASE IN PERSON OR ONLINE
Under-shorts / Tee-shirts Sweat Shirts & Pants Flannel Shirts Turtle Necks Cologne or Aftershave Shaving Crème Socks, Hats & Gloves All sizes from Small to 3x are needed for men, women and children. Thank you!
You are welcome to deliver these to us directly at 445 S. San Joaquin Street, Stockton, CA 95203 between 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday. You may also purchase these items online through our Walmart or Target gift registries by clicking the “Donate Now” button on our website’s homepage. For more information, call (209) 320-2311.
Up-to-date information is always available online at www.gcrms.org
Memorial Gifts In Memory Of. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A Gift From Bill Heinz Dorothy Heinz Maria G Rosario Pedro Rosario Patricia March (Grandma) Jennifer March Lorraine Ridenour Joseph & Evelyn Jaeger Karen “Baby Girl” Maxine Davis Douglass W Wilhoit, Sr Carolyn & Joe Lawrence Paul W Stack Judy L Stack Patsy Monk Bill Foust Dahlia Macavinta Ivy Gregory & Evelyn Oliveira Esther K Siders (Mom) MaryAnn Henderson And Sharon V Siders (Sister) Alice Griggs (Mother) Lorraine Wolf Patsy B Monk (Wife) Robert Monk And Steve Mize Amy Heckinger Henry Moreno Lois Schmidt Mahlon Schmidt Core De Jong Clarence & Juliana Schuiling Marvin & Dorothy Van De Pol Janet Garcia Danny Sullivan Anita Sullivan Clarence Eggink Alice Eggink Ed Brodehl Carol Rash David Walker Sharon Walker Martha Hathorn Charles D Ford Don Adam Everett & Joy Baer Nellie Van Dyken Tony Fernandes Elvin Collier Tony & Virginia Mello Mary Weeks Henry Moreno Carl Henderson, Jr Wayne, MaryAnn, Esther, Phil, Karen and Roger Hortense R Cardona Brenda Castellanos Ed Brodehl Carol Rash Trista King Cynthia Pinheiro Don Adam Everett & Joy Baer, Jr Jennie Dole Severn Dole
Honorarium Gifts In Honor Of. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A Gift From Dave Costa Carmen Costa Max Paulson Victor C Wykoff, Jr Michelle Bobrow (My Loving Wife) James Bobrow Michelle Bobrow (My Daughter) Cynthia Pinheiro Helen Brum (My Wife) Joseph Brum Nick Van Dyken Tony Fernandes
Remember a loved one or honor their birthday, anniversary, etc. by donating a gift in their name to the Gospel Center Rescue Mission. Please call (209) 320-2311 if you have questions.
TAX DEDUCTIBLE YEAR - END GIFTS... Thank you for your faithful giving throughout this year! In light of the fact that we are still recovering from our “Summer Slump” in funds please consider making your year-end charitable donation to the Mission to help homeless men, women, & children. For Annual Giving Receipts, please call (209) 320-2311. Thank you!
THANK YOU AND PLEASE REMEMBER... Prayer Requests
On-Going Mission Needs
Please ask your office or small group to collect the following items for the homeless. Thank you!
success in their recovery Our financial needs Safety, wisdom, & strength for staff, volunteers & Board Members
Donate Online Now Go to www.gcrms.org and click the “Donate Now” Button at the top of the homepage to donate using
Save These Dates
November 2012 - December 2012
Winter Gear & Holiday Gift Items
Volunteers needed to help serve meals 4:30pm-6:15pm daily
Winter Gear & Holiday Gift Items
Sat, Nov.17, 2012 @ 8:30am New Life / Life Skills Program Graduation (You’re Invited!)
Disposable Razors & Twin Sheet Sets
Questions? Call 209.320.2311 Cars, Trucks, Livestock, Property or Stock Donations Are Also Tax-Deductible!
Tues, Dec.13, 2012 @ 7:00pm Volunteer, Board, Staff Christmas Party (You’re invited!)
For more info, please go to www.gcrms.org/events.htm, call 209.320.2329 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org