Letter from John Hamilton
Clothe A Child Coordinator
I wanted to update you on our goals and express our appreciation for those that have signed up, donated or both. We completely understand that we are all being called to help with many efforts. I have one week before I officially have to cut several hundred kids from our program, and so I have to send my final plea and be at peace.
St. Francis has an individual goal to clothe 350 kids, each with a $125 shopping voucher. Our goal is to raise $43,750. We currently have collected $30,465, which is enough to clothe 244 kids.
You can donate via Web, Text, App, E-Banking or Pew (write check to clothe a child and put it in the basket). Please visit www.stfoafrisco.org and select DONATE, please select the Clothe a Child Fund. St. Francis has a volunteer goal of 350 volunteers (age 16 and over please). We currently have 216 volunteers signed up. To sign up to volunteer, please visit http://cacfrisco.i-volunteeronline.com
At this point, we need more volunteers to handle the kids we are able to clothe. Below is the important letter we are sending out, that we needed to share with everyone.
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Dear Clothe A Child Frisco partner -
We have had to make some critical changes to the 2017 Clothe A Child events due to circumstances out of our control. We have applications for assistance from approximately 3,000 children, and at this point, we anticipate clothing about 2,200.
First, we are working to prioritize the children and serve those with greatest need first because we are unable to serve ALL the children from whom we have received applications. Second, we made the difficult decision to cancel the third week of the 2017 events and reorganize our families to be served on the first and second weeks only.
Our team will work to reorganize our events as follows:
- Week 1 - Saturday, October 14 - primarily serving Frisco and a portion of children from Little Elm
- Week 2 - Saturday, October 21 – children from Prosper and Celina, plus a portion of the kids from Frisco and Little Elm that were not served week 1
If you have registered to volunteer the third week, please consider volunteering either the first or second (or both) weeks. We are short approximately 300 volunteers for each week. To update your serving date, just go to our Website: clotheachildfrisco.com , select the ‘Volunteer’ tab and then Register for Week 1 or 2 or BOTH!
You can also access through this link: http://cacfrisco.i-volunteeronline.com We have rescheduled the Little Elm volunteer meeting for Tuesday, Oct 17 at 7pm, Cross Ridge Church. We remain in dire need of both volunteers for these two weeks and for continued giving to address those that we are currently not able to serve. We need your help to make this happen.
We appreciate you, and we pray for you, our partners, daily. Thank you for walking alongside us.