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This picture was taken at our August 6th Golf Outing!

A MAKING KIDS COUNT E-NEWSLETTER

AUGUST 2011

From Our Desk to Yours We can’t believe it’s already the last month of summer! We’ve had such a busy last three months that June through August have just come and gone. Over the course of June through August we’ve had: a Community Garage Sale, 3 birthday parties, 3 Volunteer Days, 3 newborn basket drop-offs, and a Golf Outing Fundraiser! Among all of that, we have also had our 3,000th hit on our website, thanks to all of you! During the summer months, the children at the Beatitude House like to venture outdoors and do activities at the monthly birthday parties. Dairy Queen in Cornersburg has been so gracious to donate dilly bars for the

children to enjoy outside instead of cake! On top of that, Chick-fil-a on Boardman-Canfield Road has supplied us with a medium tray of nuggets for each party! It’s been such a nice treat for the children and the support of local businesses like Chick-fil-a and DQ have made these parties all the more special! At our Volunteer Day on August 2nd, we were able to make 18 baby baskets for the Pregnancy Help Center, 3 sets of cards, 25 “Back to School” bags for the children at the Beatitude House locations in Youngstown and Warren, and get things ready for our Golf Outing that was only 4 days away!

Our Mission:

Make sure to check out the next page for an upcoming fundraising event. Thanks again for following our cause. We really appreciate all of your support. Have a great month! Shelly and Jana

In this month’s edition: Golf Outing Stamping For A ‘Cause Special Thanks Calendar

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To make the lives of children and their families a little brighter by focusing on their individual needs with the help of volunteers.


Making Kids Count

July 2010 - - - Date of Incorporation

Website: www.makingkidscount.org

at a Glance

100% - - - the amount of fundraiser proceeds that go to our programs

E-mail: mkc@makingkidscount.org Phone Number: (330) 518-4371

21 - - - Monthly Birthday Parties Celebrated at the Beatitude House 5 - - - Planned fundraisers for 2011

Events of Special Interest Stamping for a ‘Cause A few months ago we were approached by a woman named Judy Lawton. She puts on different fundraisers for organizations and chose us for her next endeavor! She will be having a fundraiser for us at the end of August called “Stamping for a ‘Cause”. It will be on Saturday August 27th from 10am-12:30pm at The Community Center at the Links of Firestone Farms. Judy will provide all of the supplies for the 3 different cards you will get to assemble & take home with you as well as lunch! If you want to only come for the card making or only attend the luncheon that is fine too! $20 for both or $10 each! We have attached the PDF with information on the event! Please contact us or Judy (jclawton@comcast.net) no later than August 18th if you plan to attend!

First Annual Golf Outing Our Golf Outing Fundraiser on August 6th was a huge success. We had so much support from both local and national businesses! Along with 15 Hole Sponsors, we also had 21 baskets for our Chinese Auction, and a $1,000 in Airtran Airways ticket vouchers up for grabs! Catullo Prime Meats of Boardman was our luncheon sponsor supplying us with the sausage & peppers, pulled pork, and potatoes for the event! They were among 6 food donors for the event (Kravitz Deli, The Landmark, White House Fruit Farms, Outback Steakhouse, and Schwebel’s being the other 5 generous donors)! We were able to raise over $3,700 for the event! A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers, golfers, and businesses who donated to help our Making Kids Count First Annual Golf Outing a successful one! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Making Kids Count, Inc. P.O. Box 3594 Youngstown, Ohio 44513


Special Thanks! We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the following people and businesses for their dedication to Making Kids Count, Inc. Please thank these great businesses!

Golf Outing Food Donations 1. Catullo’s Prime Meats

Golf Outing Raffle Donations 1. Cleveland Browns - Autographed Football

Sausage & Peppers; Pulled Pork

2. Cleveland Indians - Tickets

2. The Landmark

4. Pittsburgh Pirates - Tickets

Donuts

5. Lowe’s Boardman - Gift Certificate

3. Pittsburgh Steelers - Hines Ward Autographed Photo

6. Dick’s Sporting Goods - Gift Certificate 3. Kravitz Deli 3 Dozen Bagels

4. White House Fruit Farm 1/2 Bushel of Apples

5. Giant Eagle Gift Certificate

7. Davidson’s Restaurant - Gift Certificate 8. Bellino’s Lube Plus - 2 Car Wash and 2 Oil Change Vouchers 9. The Lodge and Conference Center at Geneva - 1 Night Complimentary Stay 10. Airtran Airways - $1,000 Ticket Vouchers 11. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum - Tickets 12. Mahoning Valley Scrappers - Tickets 13. Buffalo Wild Wings Boardman - Gift Certificate

6. Outback Steakhouse

14. Superior Beverage - Miscellaneous Beer Promo Products

Salad

15. Melanie Stoops - 2 Autographed Footballs (Bob Stoops & Bo Pelini)

7. Schwebel’s Hoagie Buns

16. Keith Goralski & ESPN - ESPN Mike and Mike Autographed Football

Golf Outing Hole Sponsors 1.Armstrong Cable

9.Four Wheel Drive Hardware

2.First National Bank

10. The Sue Hammer Family

3.Handel’s Ice Cream

11. Packer Thomas

4.Cohen & Company

12. Thomas Fok & Associates, Inc.

5.Marlowe’s Coffee

13. Youngstown Service Shop

6.Bodine Perry & Associates

14. RC & Sons Lawn and Landscaping

7.Zid Realty

15. Catullo’s Prime Meats

8.Kentrol, Inc.


august/ september

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Volunteer Day - 10 AM Pregnancy Help Center Newborn Basket Drop Off

Golf Outing

Beatitude House Parties

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September 6

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“Stamping For A Cause” Event

Volunteer Day - 10:30 AM at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley Community Room

Pregnancy Help Center Newborn Basket Drop Off

“Coin Collectors” Fundraiser! One of the programs that we hope to spread the word about is our “Coin Collectors” fundraiser. We will be putting over 150 blue pails (see image at right) at local businesses in hopes to raise money by collecting spare change. If you and your business would like to help us by having one of our pails at your location, please e-mail us at mkc@makingkidscount.org and we will get you a pail as soon as possible! Change really does add up and we appreciate your support in this fundraiser!

Upcoming Events August 27th - “Stamping For A Cause” Event. See next page for more information. Hope to see you there!

Join Our Facebook Group and Follow Our Blog See website for link - www.makingkidscount.org! Thanks for all of your support!

Newsletter If you would like to be included in our monthly e-newsletter list, please send an e-mail from the account that you would like to receive the enewsletter to shelly@makingkidscount.org! If you would no longer like to receive the “Monthly Change” e-newsletter, please send an e-mail with “Unsubscribe” in the subject line to shelly@makingkidscount.org and you will be removed from the distribution list as soon as possible!

Gather Your Recipes! We will be putting together a recipe book to sell as an additional fundraiser for Making Kids Count. We want your personal recipes! Send an e-mail to us at mkc@makingkidscount.org with "Recipe" as the subject and we will send you information on how to submit your recipes! Thank you!


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