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Saturday, Sept 20, 2014
"Walk for Love" and
Help Feed the Hungry
The Hughson Harvest Festival is proud to present the Third Annual “Walk for Love” on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Hughson High School track. All proceeds benefit local, nonprofits. The event kicks off at 9:00 am as walkers begin around the track after an inspiring Opening Ceremony. This is a walk-a-thon type event with music, food and fun. Food will be provided by Kiwanis of Greater Turlock and all proceeds will be donated to the participating charities. All monies raised go directly to the nonprofits involved, with 0% for administration costs. “The Walk for Love” is a great setting for supporting worthwhile causes or for just getting exercise under the sun, surrounded by inspiring people.
Come out and walk for United Samaritans Foundation (USF) or sponsor a walker and root them on from the sidelines. All money raised by those walking for USF goes directly to the agency. If you would like to be a walker or gather together family members, friends or co-workers to walk with you as a team, complete the forms, linked below, and return by September 1, 2014.
Want a free T-shirt? All walkers who raise $100 or more in sponsorships will receive a free t-shirt. Get ten people to walk with you and receive a free t-shirt. All checks should be made payable to United Samaritans Foundation Walk for Love. For more information please contact Barbara at (209) 668-4853.
Stanislaus County Fair
Canned Food Drive
United Samaritans was once again fortunate to participate in the Stanislaus County Fair Community Canned Food Drive on opening night at the Fair. Thank you to the Stanislaus County Fair and to the Modesto Bee who sponsored opening night.
Fairgoers who brought canned food to the fair received a coupon for $2 off on adult admission to the fair. We had great volun-teers at all the gates to help collect cans and pass out coupons. To all of you we say THANK YOU!
2,000 pounds of food collected.
The food that was collected is used to help fill the boxes for our Emergency Food Box Program. In 2013, we distributed 3,384 food boxes which provided 6,791 men, women and children with 61,866 meals.
Thank you all for helping us to feed the hungry in our community.
12th Annual All American Apple Pie Contest
Marianne Foglia took first place in the All American Apple Pie Contest on Friday, July 18 at the Stanislaus County Fair earning herself $100. Coming in second was Marsha Bark-housen winning $50. Taking third place was Holly Greene.
A special thank you Dr. Dave Dubyak and Dubyak Family Chiropractic (located on Geer Rd., Turlock) for sponsoring and hosting the event. This was his 12th year of sponsoring the event and donating the prize money. All of the pies are donated to United Samaritans Foundation after the event for our Mobile Lunch Program.
Thank you to all who baked and entered pies in the contest. To our judges: members of the USF Board Directors: Dan Courtney, Steve Pallios, Mike Gemperle, Gary Huff, and Ava Huff (wife of Gary Huff) thank you for being a part of this tasty event.
Mark your calendars for the Great Pumpkin Pie Contest, November 24, 2014. Watch for more information in our October 2014 newsletter.
United Samaritans Foundation
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Making A Difference
Because of your faithful support, meals served on our trucks during
the month of June 2014,
In our Emergency
Food Box Program, 290 families (550 people) were provided with a
three-day, three meals per day supply of
food, equaling 4,950 meals.
Total meals provided in May 2014 through both the Daily Bread Ministry lunch trucks and the Emergency Food Box Program - 39,754.
We couldn't do all this without your help. Thank you!
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SAVE THE DATE!
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 USF OPEN HOUSE
September 20, 2014 WALK OF LOVE
NOVEMBER 15, 2014 LEGACY OF HOPE
DECEMBER 2, 2014 SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP
Thank you to all who stepped up to the Challenge and
donated for the Alan Feinstein Challenge in March and
April. Total amount reported for food and monetary
donations was $17,470.
Keep Using Your S.H.A.R.E. Cards!! We received $430.35 from the Shares Program for January - March 2014
Kaiser Gives Back
We are happy to announce that United Samaritans Foundation was recently awarded a grant from Kaiser Permanente of Northern California. The grant will help us to continue to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables along with milk to be used in our lunches for our Daily Bread Mobile Lunch Program and to add to our food boxes for our Emergency Food Box Program. We are so very grateful to Kaiser for their help to provide more nutritious food to those in need. For some of our clients it is their only access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
Not only does Kaiser help by providing grant funds for the betterment of the community, they also encourage and allow their employees during their work day to volunteer in the communities where they live and work. Thank you to the Kaiser employees who recently spent several hours volunteering at our Turlock Site. It was a great help. Thank you Kaiser Permanente!
BACK TO SCHOOL
Summer is almost over and school will be starting again. Now is the time to help children start the school year with the necessary tools to learn. We need your help to fill the requests we get for Backpacks and School Supplies. You can drop off your donations at : 220 S. Broadway, Turlock.
We are also in need of gift cards for shoes to help provide a new pair of shoes for needy children as they return to school. Help put a smile on a child’s face on their first day of the new school year.