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7th Annual Evening of Inspiration

We at Guiding Light Ministries are excited to invite you to our 7th Annual Evening of Inspiration Fundraising Dinner. This will take place on October 28th, 2021 at the Civic Center City Club, starting at 6 pm.

This is a formal event, so get fancy and come celebrate the success stories of residents past and present. Our focus this year will be the effects of homelessness in our community regarding housing, recovery, and trauma. We are looking forward to an evening of hope in the face of hardship.

The cost is $50/seat or a table of eight for $350. So sign up your agency/church/club/family/self and grab a seat while there is still one available.

Note: We are still accepting donations towards our silent auction. If you have something you wish to contribute, please let us know.

If you have any questions or wish to RSVP, please call Jessica at 419-204-0242. We can’t wait to see you!!

Thank you!

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Donations

Donation Drive
Organize your local church, group or business to hold a donations drive for Guiding Light. For example, hold a drive for paper products, canned goods, or baby items.

Inventorying
We strive to be good stewards with what we have been given. Volunteers can spend a few hours taking inventory of our donations. This tells us exactly what we have – or what we need most.

Sorting/Organizing
Get a group together to spend a few hours organizing the donations in our basement. No dust bunnies here!

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House Moms

Our policy is to have supervision 24/7 at the Guiding Light home. We need reliable volunteers who can be housemoms and provide supervision and guidance. You can volunteer during a time that fits your schedule. You don’t have to have special qualifications, just a positive attitude! We do, however, require training in some basic classes to volunteer in this capacity.

Depending on the time of day, duties might include

-Overseeing meal times and helping with cooking
-Staying overnight
-Transportation to doctor appointments or interviews
-Day outings

1 Timothy 3:1: “The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.”

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Education

Do you like to teach and have something to share? Part of our mission at Guiding Light is to encourage continuing education in order to equip these precious ladies for success once they have obtained housing. Here are some classes we’d like to add:

– Exercise (morning)
– Homemade products
– Budgeting

This is a relaxed environment where we have fun and learn together. You need no special qualifications, just a willingness to teach!

Titus 2:7-8 “In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness, and soundness of speech…”

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Events

Hosting Events
Guiding Light is like a second home to our residents and we want them to know how much they are loved. Hosting events – like a baby shower or birthday party – for them is one way we show love as part of their extended family.

Evening of Inspiration
The annual Evening of Inspiration is a special occasion where we celebrate our residents, volunteers, and supporters. A home cooked meal is served, testimonies are shared, and we pray that it is an encouraging evening for all who attend. We welcome your assistance in planning this event and sending invitations.

Event Coordinator
We also have a need for an event coordinator to brainstorm, organize, and facilitate events (such as fundraisers or seasonal celebrations).

Prizes
Another option is to collect prizes to use at fundraising events. Prize give-aways are a fun and exciting option to have at fundraising events.