Santa Shop is Coming: Contribute Now
Dear Santa Shop Donors,
Because of your generous support over the years, we will be celebrating our 19th year of providing holiday gifts for the children of Hospitality House Food Pantry clients through our Santa Shop event.
Due to an abundance of caution surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Santa Shop planning team has been forced to reevaluate the event. The traditional trimmings and personal contact with our clients that we have cherished in past years is just not an option this year. We will work diligently to creatively bring the Christmas spirit to all the children and, at the same time, protect the health of everyone involved.
As you know, in the past our main mission was to collect hundreds of toys and gifts for children who were guests of the Pantry. In lieu of specific gifts this year, we will offer gift cards to the parents of these children so they can purchase appropriate items. Within this system, we believe we can ensure that not only will children receive gifts but that families can prioritize for their specific needs as we all struggle with the uncertainties of what the pandemic will bring in the future.
In August, we kicked off a fundraising campaign to support the purchase of gift cards for every Hospitality House client family with children between newborn and 18. If you are willing and able to support Santa Shop this year, we are providing two options which will hopefully make that process easy for you:
- Use the Santa Shop GoFundMe campaign to make an online donation
- Mail a check payable to Hospitality House Food Pantry (put “Santa Shop” in memo section) to:
Hospitality House Food Pantry
PO Box 284
Walled Lake, MI 48390
If you would like to host a fundraiser through your organization or business using Facebook or GoFundMe, we would be glad to assist you. An option would be simply to encourage people to contribute using our existing GoFundMe campaign. Please do not send gift cards as we have the resources to bulk-purchase gift cards. We will distribute the cards the first week of December.
We are grateful for your continued support of Hospitality House and Santa Shop. The number of families we serve has grown significantly in 2020. Without the kindness and generosity of our community, we could not be as effective as we have been. You are making a difference!
If you have any questions or need assistance, please email us at email@example.com and we will answer you as soon as possible.
Most Sincerely and with Gratitude on behalf of the Santa Shop Planning Team,
Canceled this year
5th Annual Hospitality House Golf Outing
Edgewood Country Club
8399 Commerce Rd, Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48382
Registration Starting @ 9am
18 holes of Golf
Games and Awards
$125.00 per person
HOLE SPONSOR at $250 includes Tee Box sign, recognition at dinner and name printed in the golf outing program, along with a link to your business on our website for one year, and mention in our published newsletter.
EVENT SPONSOR at $200 includes name in golf outing programs and mention in our published newsletter for one year
October 17-18, 2020
Run for a reason
Calling all runners! Register for one of the 2020 Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon events and help feed your neighbors! Marathon weekend features events with distances ranging from one mile to the full marathon. Register at freepmarathon.com/register and select Hospitality House as your team. Participants will receive a special Hospitality House shirt to wear on race day. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org