Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Macy's Partners with Raining Hope!

Macy’s is Partnering Together with Raining Hope!
Saturday, August 27, 2011

Have you heard about Macy’s Shop for a Cause event? This is Macy’s signature give back campaign. Every Macy’s store coast to coast is banding together to raise funds for organizations like ours. For a donation of $5, we will give you a 25% off coupon and a chance to win a $500 gift card.

This is one of the few times of the year that Macy’s offers a storewide 25% off coupon to their customers. The only other times are during their bi-annual Friends and Family events. There are very few exclusions on this coupon. The exclusions are listed on the back of the pass.

The benefits are:
• 25% off coupon that can be used all day on August 27th on most merchandise.
• One entry per pass for a $500 gift card drawing held on August 27th. There will be one
winner for every Macy’s store!! (Donators can drop off their entry at the store on August 27th)
• There will be fun and exciting entertainment in the store on August 27th
• If you will be out of town on that day, you can use this pass at any Macy’s nationwide AND on macys.com on August 27th.
• 100% of your $5 donation will directly benefit Raining Hope! Macy’s gave us the passes to sell and Raining Hope gets to keep all of the money we raise!

If you would like to make a donation, please respond to this email and I will mail a pass to you. You may also contact me at 805-340-7612. We could also use your help in distributing coupons. Just let me know how many you want. We already have some donations coming from Maryland! The more passes we sell, the more we will raise for Raining Hope!

Please be praying for us during this fundraising campaign. Thank you for your continued support!

Eydie Miskel
Executive Director

Chapter 12 Update #9 - June 20

International Service Project Uganda Team
June 1-22, 2011
Chapter 12 – Update #9

Our team is finishing well! We had a GREAT last day here in Uganda. We spent the majority of the day as a team debriefing what God has been doing the past 3 weeks. We ended our time this afternoon washing one another’s feet. It was a very significant moment in the life of our team.

We visited Pastor Gerald and his family before venturing to the home. You would be very proud of the team. After a night of singing, dancing, and great fellowship we had a time of prayer and the traditional send of team. Pastor Paul & his wife, Margaret joined us at the home for the special send off. Tears were shed, but we were “strong and courageous” through it all.

We came back to the hotel for a very special surprise. The Otile’s had arranged a very special send off dinner for us. They had an amazing buffet set up in their new “hut” where we have morning prayers. We felt like such honored guests. Here we are at the Nile River, a beautiful buffet table set, Christian music playing in the background, surrounded by our friends. It was a perfect way to end our last night here in Uganda.

The team is sad to be leaving Uganda, but they are excited to come home to the welcomed arms of friends and family..

We are leaving for Entebbe at 4 am! We will see you soon!

Thank you for your prayers. We are finishing STRONG AND COURAGEOUS & FINISHING WELL!