Hey ya’ll! I feel like I JUST wrote you about Quarter 2 of the year and here we are wrapping up quarter 3! I’m so excited to share some HUGE things with you that have already taken place OR that are in the works for the remainder of the year! I’ve tried to categorize them into topics so I make sure I don’t forget anything! Here goes team:
Impact Clubs. We’ve teased this a little bit on social media but as we prayed for ways to continue growing 818 and to make it sustainable long term, Impact Clubs is the solution we came to! Impact Clubs will be groups of people (led by an Impact Club Leader) who will get together on a regular basis (once a month, or 4-6 weeks) and make hats (knitted, sewn or crocheted) and write letters (we will provide stationary) and you will ship them directly to our PO Box in Knoxville to be distributed. We will have more information soon on how to start your own Impact Club at your school, church or even a bunch of friends very soon!
Impact Squad. Maybe making hats and writing letters isn’t really your jam…but planning a trip to a hospital and building relationships is! Impact Squads will be the people who go on trips with us to go inside a hospital setting and hand deliver hat + letter packets when we get the opportunity to do so!
Impact Nights. These have been happening for a while – we just didn’t have a name for them. Let’s say your women’s group, youth group, team at work, etc. would like to get together and make hat + letter packets as a one-time service opportunity. Great! Someone from our team, typically myself if possible, will come and share the story of how we got started, how to get involved further and we’ll bring the supplies to make hats and write letters that night! They’re so fun and a great opportunity to serve alongside your friends!
WBIR Interview. We had an exciting opportunity last month to share our story with WBIR – a Knoxville based news station. Some of you found our community through that interview and we are THRILLED to have you! If you haven’t already, check out the interview at the link below:
St. Jude Mission Trip & Marathon. In December, we are vising St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN to donate hat + letter packets to their patients and I am also running their full marathon that same weekend. Several volunteers are joining us for the journey and it will be an exciting trip! Please pray big prayers that the Lord will use our time to encourage patients and their families. If you would like to donate children’s hats specifically to go on this trip we ask you to have them shipped to us by November 15th so we can have all materials prepped and ready to go!
2016 Devotional Books! If you’ve been following us along this year, you’ve seen our team tackle some pretty fun topics on the A Relentless Millennial blog. This year, we compiled all of our devotionals from January until the end of October into a devotional book that we are so excited to share with you! It has each post along with a quick section at the end for you to journal, reflect and pray. We are selling these for $25 and you can place your order by responding to this email with your name and address and by donating $25 to our GoFundMe at the link below!
Until next YEAR – God Bless!
Founder, 818 Ministries