May 2, 2014
Cove Church, Mooresville, NC 28115
$20 General Admission
Purchase tickets here: We Won’t Be Shaken Tour
Thank You local sponsor, Supercuts of Statesville, for helping to make this event possible.
Calling All Christian Bands!
The Upper Room, Statesville www.urcoffee.org
12 Christian bands will be selected to compete for the opportunity to play at the pre-show for the May 2 Christian Jam, Building 429’s “We Won’t Be Shaken Tour.” Please join us to cheer on your favorite local band, admission is $5.00 and tickets are available at the door.
To qualify for entry into this competition, please review contest guidelines and judging criteria and complete the attached application by 2/27/14!
Join us on the second Saturday of each month for our Yard Sale. All proceeds from this event go directly to helping fight poverty right here in our community. Hours are 8 am – noon at Christian Mission Education Center, 100 Beam Drive, Mooresville, NC.
Mooresville High School Stadium, $5 tickets available at i-tickets.comOR at the door. Join us for the first annual christian music and art festival, featuring local bands (Curios, Elijah’s Rain, Grace Abounds, Joyful Hearts, Omega Sparks, and Waiting Hill). Tables/booths are available for local artists for $20 VENDOR APPLICATION. The $5 admission includes entrance to the concert and free carnival games and rides. Food and beverages will be available for sale.
Include the Mission in your planning process.
The Mission can be an excellent resource to ensure the success of your food drive. Depending upon your needs, we could provide tours of our facility, a speaker at your site, collection bins, promotional templates, etc.
Please contact us to register your food drive. A registration form is included in the PDF version of this handbook or email us at Pantry@ourchristianmission.org
Communicate with your organization.
Get backing from top management.
No one likes surprises. To get the most out of your efforts, discuss the benefits of hosting a food drive with senior management, administrators, and teachers.
Build a team.
Recruit committee members who are natural leaders in your organization and who are interested in motivating teammates and building community.
Plan the details.
Choose the best timing for your drive.
Many food drives are focused around the holidays when people tend to be aware of need and in generous spirit. However, you might want to consider holding your drive at a time based on the ebb and flow of Mission inventory needs. Feel free to contact the Mission to learn more about our on-going needs.
Designate a beginning and ending date.
Determine what time frame would be most effective in maximizing participation.. You can make your drive a one day event or longer. We suggest that you hold your food drive for 2 weeks or longer – allowing ample time for promotion and participation.
Set a goal.
Set a goal for the amount of food and financial contributions to be raised.
We recommend that you begin by visiting our website for a current list of “Most Needed Items” and review our list of “Themes, Contests, & Incentive Ideas”.
Always encourage people to donate healthy food – things they would feed to their own families.
Choose a central collection location
Determine whether you will provide one or multiple collection locations. Your drop off point(s) should be accessible and protected from weather. Post signs nearby to clearly announce its availability (see templates).
If you plan to collect 500 lbs or more, you can request special collection bins from the Mission.
P R O M O T I O N
Publicize the event.
Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of the degree of food insecurity in our community.
Get the facts about hunger in our community from the Mission and incorporate that information into your campaign.
Spread the Word.
We recommend that you begin publicizing your event two weeks before your start date.
Track your progress
Utilize daily or weekly updates to monitor progress and motivate participants.
C O N C L U S I O N
Wrap it up.
Contact the Mission when you are ready to drop off your collection. For drives of 500 lbs or more, pick-up may be available.
If you have chosen to pre-sort and box your donations before delivery or pick-up (not required) please refer to our Pre-Sorting Guidelines and Tips in this handbook and on our website.
Sum it up.
Celebrate and share the details.
Now that all the hard work is over, it’s time to celebrate and communicate the results of your success to all participants and the community. It is a perfect time to thank your committee and participants for all their efforts. Persons who give cash donations will receive a thank you letter from the Mission as well.
Alert the media.
Notify the media and encourage them to meet you at the Mission when you deliver your donations. If the media is unable to attend, send them a press release complete with photos.
Set a date and register your next drive.
We are grateful for all your efforts and hope that it was a rewarding experience for everyone involved. We encourage you to consider hosting another food drive. We like to recommend two drives a year.