“He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.” Proverbs 28:27
Updates from Pat . . .
Julie’s House offers you the opportunity to help poor children and “not merely listen to the word” but to “do what it says”. With the high rate of unemployment and the state of the economy in our country, we have had a steady increase in those amongst us who are living in poverty and are homeless. I receive an average of five calls a day from women seeking shelter and the problem is getting worse. When a mother is homeless and desperate, her children are homeless and desperate. Please help! Join our “Power of Ten Campaign” – give $10.00 a month and ask ten others to give.
We received a check for $1,500.00 from the Augusta National Golf Club Employee Giving Program. Three employees selected Julie’s House to be the recipient of this wonderful gift. Thank you, Augusta National Golf Club and employees!
A very generous person responded to our plea for a vehicle for one of the ladies at Julie’s House. Reliable transportation is vital to one’s becoming independent and self-sufficient. Our client is now able to drive to her job, to the grocery store, to school activities, and to all of the many places necessary to raise five children. The donor has requested to remain anonymous. Thank you, donor! This vehicle is such a blessing!
September 14th a large delegation of staff, faculty, students, and their family members from Georgia Regents University held a “Day of Service” at our Making Ends Meet Bargain Center. They did all the things necessary to make our store look wonderful for our customers. Thank you, Georgia Regents University staff, faculty, students, and family members, for your kindness and support!
We have an ad for our thrift store in the September issue of the Verge publication. This paper is available, free of charge, at most of the local grocery stores. Be sure to pick one up and read about us. Thank you, Neil Gordon and staff of Buzz on Biz, for doing a superb job on the ad!
A Sunday school class from Abilene Baptist Church donated household supplies for our shelter. Thank you, Sunday school class and Abilene Baptist Church, for your kind support!
We feel that a LED sign on Washington Road advertising Making Ends Meet Bargain Center would greatly increase our sales. If you know someone that could help us with this project, please call me at 706-836-2781.
Tina Oppelt, one of our excellent and devoted volunteers, has written several grants for us. Please pray that we are selected to receive these grants. Thank you, Tina, for giving us your time and expertise! Tina’s husband, A.J., is in the United States Navy and is stationed at Ft. Gordon.
We purchased our shelter January 8, 2008, and opened our thrift store November 28, 2008. We have “weathered many storms” throughout the years but, by the grace of God and many prayers and miracles, we have survived. Many lives have been changed because Julie’s House exists. Thank you, Lord, for the opportunity to serve you and “do what it says”.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS
BAG DAY SALES at Making Ends Meet Bargain Center
- $6.00 per bag. Includes clothes, books, and stuffed animals only.
- 3850 Washington Road – Martinez, Georgia – La Petite Plaza
- Every business day in September, October, and November
Regular Making Ends Meet Bargain Center Hours
- Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday – 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
- Saturday – 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M .
COOKBOOK FOR SALE - Great Christmas Gift!
- PRICE: $15.00
- 400 Delicious recipes! Great gift idea!
- Purchase at Making Ends Meet Bargain Center
Julie’s House, Inc., is incorporated as a nonprofit organization, is registered with the Georgia Secretary of State, and has 501(c)(3) status with the IRS. All contributions are tax deductible.