We’re celebrating our 5th Anniversary!!!
Yes, with your help, we’ve supported our troops and veterans for 60 MONTHS! And I won’t stop you from yelling out a little “Hooray!” to celebrate!
+ Thanks to the Marine Corps League Kettle Moraine Detachment for inviting me to speak at their April meeting…it was a grand experience and we appreciate their service and their wonderful support for our mission.
+ Thanks to Next Act Theatre for hosting a month-long collection for the troops, and for inviting us to hand out “Appreciation Bags” to all the veterans attending the shows April 20th-22nd. We had the honor of meeting some amazing guys and gals that served in our Armed Forces.
+ Thanks to Girl Scout Troop #4401 for hosting their annual collection for our troops! These gals have supported our mission for several years! We appreciate Cheri Schraufnagel’s time and efforts in organizing the collection, and we thank the gals for their service to the community and country.
+ Thanks to Starbucks for their caffeinated support each month for our mission…if you’re near Capital Drive in Wauwatosa, and you’re in need of some good brew or a sweet treat…check out Starbucks…knowing you’re supporting a company who supports our troops!
+ Thanks to Veolia for continuing to support our troops…if you see their trucks driving around…feel free to give a “thanks for supporting our troops” wave.
Want to Help?
1. Facebook: You can “Like” us on Facebook at On Purpose Journey Inc…and please share our group page with your friends! This is also where we’re hosting our May 28th Silent Auction (teaser: silent auction with a signed football from the Green Bay Packers!) so don’t miss out! On Purpose Journey Inc. Facebook Page
2. Grants: We’re applying for grants…so if your company offers grants to causes you support…please let us know so we can apply for financial assistance to continue supporting our troops and veterans!
3. Donations: We’re looking for companies that are willing to donate gift certificates for our silent auctions. We’re looking for fun experiences to auction to our database…our last auction had tickets for Irish Fest, Summerfest, and the Wisconsin State Fair. Our next silent auction is on May 28th, Memorial Day, our anniversary (Hooray!!), and our 3 items are from the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, and the Green Bay Packers. If you know of companies willing to donate “Experiences,” please let us know. (And yes, experiences can be things like a turtle sundae every day for a month, dinner with a celebrity, rock climbing, day trip locations, or…you get the idea.) See below for more auction information.
4. Financially, we’re in need of funds for supporting our mission. Checks can be written to On Purpose Journey Inc. and yes, we’re a non-profit 501c3 charity.
5. Items: If you like shopping, the most needed items now are jerky, power bars, Gatorade powder packets, and trail mix.
6. Office Space: We are starting to look for office space that will be used for storage of Morale Builder Package supplies, a location for putting together care packages, and a place to even host some fundraising events. If you know of an office location for rent/lease, near Menomonee Falls/Germantown (WI), please let us know. We’re going to work on obtaining grants for office space so we can have more of a presence in the community and also have storage so we can accept larger donations.
7. Homecoming Celebration: One of the platoons we’re supporting in Afghanistan asked for our help in planning their Homecoming Ceremony celebration in Ohio. If you know of companies willing to donate or have connections to companies we can contact for a Welcome Home Ceremony (Companies like: MillerCoors, Johnsonville, Hostess, etc)…please let us know.
Helping Hearts: Starbucks, Connie K, Mike B, Lynn S, Jennifer M, Lauren W, Deanna R, Kevin C, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Veolia ES Solid Waste, Marine Corps League Kettle Moraine Detachment, Cheri S, Girl Scout Troop #4401, Cheryl F, Next Act Theatre, and the Green Bay Packers. We appreciate all of your efforts and support!!
MAY 28th, 2012
+ Where: the On Purpose Journey Inc. facebook page (On Purpose Journey Inc. Facebook Page)
+ When: Begins: 12pm-5pm, Central Standard Time
+ Items to Bid On:
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts: 2 tickets to the performance of Packer Fans from Outer Space on Friday, June 8th, 2012, at 7:30pm (CST)
Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club: Voucher for two Club Level Tickets at Miller Park for a Monday through Thursday home game during the 2012 season. (Excludes marquee games, all-fan promotional games, and any blacked out games at the Brewers discretion.) Value: $96
Green Bay Packers: 2011 White Collector’s Football signed by all the players and coaching staff (gold signatures)
Responses from our Troops:
+ Hello from Kuwait! I hope you are well! Thank you for the package. The popcorn is delicious. I appreciate your friendship and support while on mission. -Jen
+ Thank you Mollie! Thank you for thinking of us!! -Joe
+ We will be leaving soon and we wanted to express our deepest gratitude for your support and prayers. What you do for the Soldiers is an amazing thing…and for all that assist in your efforts. There will never be enough words to express the gratitude that you deserve. May God continue to enrich your heart and bless you with good health and prosperity, always. Thanks again for everything! –Wanda
+ Thanks for all the thoughts, prayers, and support! -Jon
+ Thank you for all that you do for us. -Craig
+ Thank u for everything. -Alejandro
+ Thank you very much for your support! -Erich
+ Thank you to Mollie and the miller brewery tour for the awesome care packages however we wouldn’t be sad to be hooked up with some miller for our coming home ceremony haha. -Jon P.
+ Received 2 packages of popcorn and goodies Thank You. It’s getting hot, but I still have coffee drinkers whom love their coffee yes we will take the coffee when ever you want to send it -Jen
+ THANKS FOR ALL THE PACKAGES!!!! Thanks again for everything! -Paul
This Memorial Day…we remember with thankfulness…the beautiful souls who served and continue to serve our nation…along with those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. And thank you to all who have helped with our mission since day one. We truly appreciate everyone’s generosity, support, efforts, and “love” in helping brighten the days of our troops, veterans, and their families.
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