Monday, July 18, 2011

Update This Week. . .

Hi all!
This past weekend, Ethan from City Brew, Susan Hay Patrick from United Way of Missoula County and our own Tara, her mother, Jackie and her daughter Paisley had a blast at the Saturday Market table selling Receding Waters Blend Coffee for the flood victims!. What great teamwork! They will be at it again this Saturday, and you can pick yours up at the City Brew on Broadway, the United Way of Missoula County office, the Orange Street Food Farm and Wordens, too! (this has been updated because of a mistake last post - GFS does not have the coffee - sorry!)

Imagine Missoula will have it's own table this week at the Saturday Market (location TBA) so come and grab your Imagine Missoula t-shirt, and learn more about IM! You can even grab an All Souls Ale t-shirt (that's right!) and pre-order the new All Souls Ale (yummy!!)

Thank you to Amy and Sundee for working on Brenda's lawn and yard, to Steve and Angie for coordinating to mow Lillians, to Scott for going to change Michelle's snow tires, and to Catherine and Penny for continuing to help in Marlene's gardens. We are working on throwing the tent top on for Sharon, and Barb's mom's wheelchair ramp. You are amazing and making a huge difference!

Thank you also to Shantelle for donating her weedwacker! And to Bethel Baptist Church for holding a garage sale this weekend and splitting the proceeds between Imagine Missoula and Missoula Aging Services! (Now that's generous - we didn't even ask them to do this for us. Wow!) BTW, Bethel Baptist is hosting a free Family Fun Night at Splash Montana on Sunday July 24th. No catch, just a night for families to hang out together. If interested, email Ryan: bethelbaptistmt@hotmail.com

This week, we don't have a lot of personal needs, (some projects are in the works, waiting for confirmation on dates, times, etc.) However, we have a special request:

It's from The Montana Audio Network, which is a radio company for folks who have trouble reading, so they can tune into to listen to people read to them! How cool is that? Check them out: www.montanaaudio.org
They want to know if any of our volunteers would like to run the cash register at their booth with Baskin Robbins at the Western Montana Fair (AUGUST 9-14) and it includes free entrance. Here are the details:
"We need people Wednesday and Friday from 10-10. If people can do one all day shift with several breaks, that is great, or could split the day into two shifts. We need one person for Saturday, 10-5, and one for Sunday 10-5. We have someone for all day either Tuesday OR Thursday, and will need to cover the other day. Just need one volunteer at a time to run the cash register."
If you'd like to take a shift, let me know and I will put you in touch with them.

Come on down to the Central this Thursday for Nonprofit Social Hour and raise a pint with other amazing organizations in Missoula! We will share ideas and support each other.

And finally,
If you haven't RSVP'd yet, let me know if you will be joining us at the Imagine Missoula Volunteer Orientation on July 30th form 10-11:30 am! Thank you!

Thank you for all you do!
Nina
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Nina Alviar
Outreach Coordinator for IMAGINE MISSOULA
406-546-4697