On the first day of giving, Gingerbread House gave to me … a way to give, easy as can be!
The Gingerbread House is in the giving spirit and Bloomington-Normal Young Professionals Kiwanis will benefit! On Tuesday, Nov. 4, the toy store will donate 10% of sales for the day to our organization.
How can you help? Simply stop by the Gingerbread House (603 South Hannah Street, Bloomington) on Nov. 4 and pick up a few selections from your holiday shopping list. 10% of the total sales that day comes to us!
That’s it. Simple and elegant, no coupons, no letting them know the purchase is for our group. Check off a to-do, get some great quality toys, and help support our organization!
For more information about the Gingerbread House Toy Store and the 12 Days of Giving program, check out their website at www.gingerbreadhousetoys.
The 5th Annual BNYP Garage Sale Fundraiser for Autism Camp surpassed our expectations this year. In the end, we raised $4500, by far the most we’ve ever raised. That total is the equivalent of sending 18-20 kids to camp for free – pretty outstanding.
The check will be presented to the Autism Society of McLean County‘s board on Thursday, May 1st.
The garage sale fundraiser was the Kiwanis One Day event for our club. For more information about Kiwanis One Day, click here. Click here for more information about the garage sale.
Pictures from the garage sale are up on our Flickr site.
Many thanks to the Autism Society of McLean County, SugarOak Management Services, District 87, McLean County News Bulletin, GLT, The Pantagraph, The Kiwanis Club of Farmer City, to everyone that donated items for the garage sale, and last, but not least, all of the fantastic volunteers from our club, the COUNTRY Financial Volunteer Network, family members, and friends that helped make this year’s garage sale a success!
We had a lot of fun working with everyone who contributed to make this a success again this year. Lots of planning, long hours, some heroics, and lots of elbow grease (in the form of folding clothes, sorting stuff, and moving large objects) helped make this happen yet again this year.
We’re looking forward to hearing how well Autism Camp goes and can’t wait to help again next year.… read more
When: Saturday, September 21st, 9:00a
Where: Tipton Park Trails, Bloomington
The goal is to continue to strengthen families’ access to and enjoyment of community programs, services and events.
Having these opportunities is vital for the children to learn how to navigate the community which will help them as they become adults and just as importantly; by the children being in the community, the community is learning about children and adults who live with autism.
Register here: https://member.autismmclean.org/AutismRunWalk/home.php.