Thank you for supporting the 13th Annual Sock Hop. The Sock Hop is more than just a fun-filled day of fellowship, good music, and fantastic food; it is the one and only fundraiser for the missions and outreach budget. Supporting the mission trip, missionaries, charities, and other deserving outreach projects is all possible because of the funds raised each year at Sock Hop and additional contributions that you may make during the year via weekly envelope donations (when/if you designate “Missions and Outreach” on your envelope).
We were able to support many worthy causes last year. We say “last year” because unlike every other group at TTUMC, the Outreach Council’s year runs from Sock Hop to Sock Hop. After everything has been accounted for (look for Nancy Maffeo’s Sock Hop report), we create a budget and vote on what we want to support.
To give you an idea of all that was accomplished over the past year, we (Trinity Tower United Methodist Church) were able to financially support the following:
- TTUMC annual mission trip
- The Blessing Board
- CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ) – Danielle Allison
- CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach) – Ken Wagoner
- Young Lives
- The Neighborhood Academy
- Sojourner House
- Preston John Streiff Memorial Golf Outing
- Military Connections
- Homeless Shelters, including the purse ministry
- Pastor Jarrod Caltrider’s Church in West Virginia (for flood relief)
Please don’t forget that we have collected car loads of donations from you for additional local organizations during Lent and throughout the entire year. In addition, the Christmas Alternate Giving Program financially supported eight organizations! And finally, last fall’s “Fair Trade Fair” not only supported fair trade businesses, but also allowed us to send a donation to the WPAUMC Advance for Anti-Human Trafficking.
We, the Outreach Council, are so grateful for all of your support. And we send out special thanks to Nancy Maffeo and the entire Maffeo family for all the time invested in organizing our sole fundraiser. If you would like to get involved with the Missions and Outreach team, we’d love to have you. If you have any questions about getting involved or any of the organizations and/or efforts, please don’t hesitate to contact Sylvia Reese or LaVerne Sembower.