Metro - Birthday in
a Bag Fundraiser
On November 25th Lee Poirier
held a book fundraising event
at the Anoka, Mn office and raised $102
for the Birthday in a Bag project for the local Metro Food Shelves.
AUGUST 6 WAS A GOOD DAY FOR
Birthday-in-a-Bag committee chairs Pat Jeukens and Lee Poirer served up a nice picnic lunch of Hot Dog, Chips, Cookies, Soda and Popcorn to St. Paul employees.
The lunch was a big hit and picnic customers donated generously to the fundraiser to replenish funds to purchase items to fill our bags which hold everything a family would need to provide a birthday celebration for a child.
Many items are donated by employees and businesses with party goods. Bags contain cake mix, frosting, candles, plates, spoons, cups, a birthday card and a small gift.
The fundraiser netted just over $400 and per Pat Jeukens that is enough to provide about 100 Birthdays in a Bag to area foodshelves.
The following day Kathy Hanson, Chapter President, delivered 10 Birthday Bags to the IOCP food shelf in Wayzata. That food shelf serves northwest suburbs and was looking for birthday items so a good match was made.
|Lee Poirer is dishing up a dog||Kathy Hanson delivered several Birthday Bags to IOCP Food Shelf which serves northwest suburbs of Henn County|
|Dorothy Askew received her lunch from Kathy Asmus while Jo York and Lee Poirer wait for more customers||
Jeukens and Paul Blom are ready with the sodas
From Pat Jeukens
Thank You each and everyone who supported
Qwest Pioneers Fundraiser yesterday
for "Birthday in the Bag"
we raised enough money to complete about
100 Birthday Bags to be delivered
to metro area food shelves.
Our goal is to have 400 gift bags in the
area food shelves by the end of 2008.
As of August 1st, 2008 we have done 265 gift bags.
Thank you all again and our great helpers.
Kathy Hanson State Pioneer president
Lee Poirier Co-Chair
Mary Jo Huseby
|Mary Jo Huseby serves Paul Stanke his hotdog|