Charities and Services Ballots – November 2012

Charities and Services Ballots – November 2012

BALLOT #1—-PASSED!  

Funding and Service:

The Salvation Army of Hancock County on Center Street is seeking organizations to sponsor its soup kitchens to assist the homeless and those people in need from Hancock County.  The responsibility of the sponsor would be to provide food, as well as volunteers to serve the food, and clean up after the meal.  The recommendation is that Findlay Service League serves as a sponsor for 3 of these soup kitchen dates on:  Wednesday, January 23, 2013; Friday, February 22, 2013 and Wednesday, March 27, 2013.  The meal would serve approximately 60 people and the amount of food costs for each meal date would be $250.  Findlay Service League would also need to provide 3 to 4 volunteers for each soup kitchen date.  One volunteer would need to pick up the food from Great Scot on Broad St. at 10:30am, transport it to the Salvation Army and help set up.  Two volunteers would be needed to assist in set up at 11am as well as serving at 11:30am and one volunteer is recommended for clean-up after the meal at 12:15pm. 

C & S is recommending $750 total in funds and 4 volunteers on each date (total of 12) for this Salvation Army Soup Kitchen Project.

Rationale:

1.       We would be participating in a project that we have successfully participated in over the last few years.

2.      We would be providing service and food to many needy community members.

3.      We would be providing our members a valuable opportunity to serve.

**Please contact Jennifer Stamper, our Salvation Army-Soup Kitchen chair if you’d like to volunteer for any one of the three dates listed above.**

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BALLOT #2—-PASSED!

Funding and Service:

Hope House, in Findlay, Ohio, is a family driven organization with a mission to eliminate homelessness and alleviate poverty in Hancock County through individual and community education, affordable housing and advocacy.  Each year they provide the “Ages of Hope” Christmas party for their client’s children.  They are asking Findlay Service League to provide the gifts for the children at this party which will take place on Monday, December 10th.  FSL’s responsibility would be to shop for, wrap, and deliver the gifts to the Hope House by December 6, 2012.  There will be approximately 30-40 children.  Charities and Services is hoping to spend between $20 – $25 per child and our organization would need approximately 16-20 volunteers to shop for and wrap/deliver the gifts.

C & S is requesting, at most, $1,000 in funding and 20 volunteers for the Hope House Christmas Present Project.

Rationale:

1.       This is a project that we have successfully funded and participated in over the last several years.

2.      It provides an opportunity to make Christmas happy for children and families who may otherwise not have presents for their children.

3.      It provides a valuable service opportunity for our members.

**Please contact Bridget Hammer, our Hope House-Ages of Hope chair if you’d like to volunteer to either be a buyer (which you will be reimbursed!) or a wrapper (which you would drop the gifts off at Hope House!).**

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BALLOT #3—-PASSED!

Service:

Donnell Middle School Band is requesting volunteers from Findlay Service League to assist the group on an unknown date in December to move band instruments and equipment from Central Middle School to the new Donnell Middle School.  Band Parents will also be asked to assist in this move; however, the group anticipates the need for additional help.  The Donnell Middle School band director will have a date and time available as soon as the school principal posts a moving timeline.

C & S is suggesting Findlay Service League to provide volunteers for the Donnell Middle School Band Move.

Rationale:

1.       This is an opportunity to provide service to an organization we have only in the past assisted in funding.

2.      It may open a door to future opportunities for service.

3.      It gives our membership another avenue for volunteer service.

**Please contact Amy Fisher, our DMS Band Move chair if you’d like to volunteer for this service sometime in the month of December 2012.**

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BALLOT #4—-PASSED!

Funding:

Shockwave, Findlay’s Middle Schools Indoor Drumline, is requesting $300 in funding for 2 new Roland Rhythm Coaches.  Findlay’s middle school drumline is the only one in the area to compete in competitions in the Midwest.  They have the challenge of competing against even high school drumlines.  The goal of the Findlay band is to help advance their members to their maximum potential and continue to reach their goal of winning state competition, as they have in 2 of the last 3 years.  The new equipment helps their percussionists to have more accurate rhythms during practice and gives them instant timekeeping feedback.  They would rotate these devices throughout the group and be able to use them each year.

C & S is requesting $300 for the funding of 2 new rhythm coaches for Findlay Middle School’s Shockwave.

Rationale:

1.       We would be supporting an organization we have assisted in the past.

2.      We would be reaching out to many local students.

3.      The school system would be able to use these devices for years to come.

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BALLOT #5—-PASSED!

Project Request:

The Findlay Service League is needed to support local Salvation Army Soup Kitchens on an on-going basis.  FSL has participated in this project with both funding and volunteer service for at least the last 3 consecutive years.  Details with this project may be subject to change in regards to dates, timeframes, and even potentially the food vendor; however, the project shall remain consistent with 3 dates per service year, number of volunteers at 3-4 per date and funds requested as $250 per date.  Any changes to these criteria will require a new ballot for approval by the membership.

C & S is requesting that the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen become an on-going funding and service project for Findlay Service League.

Rationale:

1.       Findlay Service League has sponsored this project for the last 3 consecutive years with a great outpouring of support.

2.      FSL only has two current on-going projects and we’re in need of more projects.

3.      FSL will be helping a worthy local organization.

4.      FSL will be providing its members with a reliable volunteer opportunity each year.

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BALLOT #6—-PASSED!

Project Request:

The Hope House “Ages of Hope” Christmas party is an event that FSL has sponsored for the last 3 consecutive years, as well as previous years when requested.  Findlay Service League is needed as an ongoing sponsor for this project.  The number of children and funds needed, as well as number of FSL volunteers should remain consistent with the amount requested in the ballot above (30-40 children, 16-20 volunteers, $1000 max).  If there would be a need to make changes from the 2012 ballot, a new ballot will need to be proposed to the members.

C & S is Recommending that the Hope House “Ages of Hope” Christmas party be made an on-going project for our Findlay Service League.

Rationale:

1.       Findlay Service League has sponsored this project for the last 3 consecutive years with a great outpouring of support.

2.      FSL only has two current on-going projects and we’re in need of more projects.

3.      FSL will be helping a worthy local organization.

4.      FSL will be providing its members with a reliable volunteer opportunity each year.