I am sure that most of you are aware that fundraising efforts for all non-profits in our communities is a challenge. Kinship had to cancel our fish fry in May. We have also cancelled our raffle for this year and the Amazing Chase is not happening. BUT… we have a new fundraiser that we are excited to kick off when the time is right. This fundraiser is entitled CHAMPIONS FOR CHANGE. It is a display board (see picture below) that has 200 envelopes attached to it. Each envelope has a dollar amount from $1 to $200 labeled on the front of it. We are asking people to sponsor an envelope and donate the amount listed on that envelope. If we can get our community to adopt all 200 envelopes we will have raised $20,100. This is an exciting goal for Kinship and we hope to succeed sooner rather then later. Our plan for this Champions For Change fundraiser was to place this fundraising board at various locations around our community to allow that business’s patrons the opportunity to become a champion for change. We also hoped to have it at a booth at the county fair, at 2nd street stage and other community events. Well, that is not working the way we had planned. With our restaurants only able to seat people outside, the fair being cancelled and no 2nd street stage this summer, we have to get even more creative. I would like to encourage each of YOU to become a Champion for Change. It can be done as a donation on line by clicking donate now. But I do need you to contact me and request the numbered envelope you want. For example, if you want to donate $25, I will need to have you contact me and see if envelope #25 is available. If it isn’t, maybe #24 or #26 would be available instead. It is really important to get rid of our higher number envelopes. I would encourage you to possibly team up with another family member, work colleague or neighbor to sponsor a higher numbered envelope. You can contact me by calling 218-732-0058, or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please help Kinship reach it’s goal of raising over $20,000; sponsor an envelope today and be a CHAMPION FOR CHANGE.