Greetings from Moms & Neighbors!

 Here is the information for our next meeting.

When: Tuesday, April 28th,   6:30-8pm

Where: Melissa Taney's    4343 Jennifer Ct. Eagan

April Meeting Agenda:  Recap of spring happenings, Information on the 5K run/walk was are having for scholarships, and organizing baskets and raffles for Carbone's Night.

**Please bring scissors, ribbon, and cellophane.**

Families and Teens we helped this month:
1.  A teen who has a child to raise.  The child has medical issues and has already had 3 surgeries.  The parents are working really hard to be the best parents.  The mom is working on earning her high school diploma.  Moms & Neighbors provided diapers, formula, groceries and gift cards to Walmart.

2.  A struggling teen with autism working on behavioral issue.  Dad has been sick and the family is having financial struggles.  Moms & Neighbors provided i-Tune gift cards, and gift card to cub along with some groceries. 

3.  Assisted a family of 4 with rent.  The family moved to this country, lived in a shelter, got financially stable and Dad put himself through college.  Both parents lost their job, now they are working lower paying jobs.  Moms & Neighbors assisted them with rent. 

4. Teen with Cerebral Palsy and no family support, living in foster care was in need of new shoes after having purchased some a month ago.  Moms & Neighbors provided a gift card that the social worker would use to purchase a couple pairs of shoes over the next few months.

5.  A teen whose father recently had a stroke and died.   Parents were separated and student was living with her father.  Mother is unemployed, but has since moved back into the house.  Moms & Neighbors provided groceries, Target and Cub gift cards.

6.  Assisted a family of 5.  Dad lost his job, and family is dealing with untenable situation with their current landlord and are looking for a more stable, safe environment for their family.  Moms & Neighbors assisted them with their water bill, gas bill and provided groceries. 

7.  Assisted a family in which Dad has a medical issue.  All their money went to pay

the rent, so they were in need of food.  Moms & Neighbors provided groceries

and Cub gift cards.

8.  A family where student attends school all day, works full-time, and takes care

 of everything around the home in addition to caring for mother (physically and

financially) while mother is on medical leave.  Moms and Neighbors provided

groceries, hygiene items and Cub gift card.  Also put student in touch with a salon

 for a hair cut. 



UPCOMING EVENTS:

Carbone's Night
When: Friday, May 1st from 6-11pm

Where: Carbone's   14550 S Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068

**Silent Auction and raffle from 6-9.  Live music from 8:30-11.**



Moms & Neighbors Scholarship Run/Walk

When:  Sunday, May 31 @ 11:00am

Where: Highland Elementary School - 14001 Pilot Knob Rd. Apple Valley, MN

What you can do to help:

1.  RUN!   Registration form attached below and also on the website  http://momsandneighbors.org/events.html

2.  Spread the word

3.  Volunteer on day of the race 

4.  Sponsor or get a Sponsorship for the event

We have attached the link to the Registration form, feel free to forward to friends, neighbors and coworkers to participate.  The more the merrier! 

If you know of someone who would like to sponsor, feel free to use the attached letter or send us their contact information. 

2 easy ways to help out M & N!

*Do you have Thrivent Financial Choice Dollars to direct? Did you know you can direct them to Moms and Neighbors! If you are a customer of Thrivent Financial, it's so easy!
 
All you have to do is:
Log into website (www.thrivent.com)
Find the "Membership & Benefits" dropdown menu on the top of the screen and select "Thrivent Choice" 
Scroll down to find the box: "How Do I Direct My Designated Choice Dollars?" and click on the red button that says "Get Started"
In the box that says, "Search for Enrolled Organization" type in Moms and Neighbors
From there you will designate how much you want to direct!
 
Such a simple way to help out Moms & Neighbors!

*There is a new and easy way to help Moms and Neighbors earn a little money from shopping you already do online! Next time you have the occasion to buy something from Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com and search for us by typing in Moms and Neighbors in the "Select a Charity" search field.
Follow the simple prompts and a small portion of your purchase will be directed toward Moms and Neighbors! It's that simple!


Together we do make a difference!