I know we are into ELF Mode, but lets take a small look back at November...... I just finished the monthly numbers to turn in and here they are: 5621 FAMILIES WHICH EQUALS 28920 PEOPLE FED IN NOVEMBER!!!! The breakdown is Regular pantry 2838 / 9105 Thanksgiving Boxes 2783 / 19815 Thanksgiving people are higher, as we ask How many are you feeding on Thanksgiving. We promote family get togethers which is important for mental well-being. These numbers are beyond CRAZY. It shows how bad the need is , but it also shows how fantastic this community is that we could pull this off!! Without the food drives, donations, and volunteers / delivery drivers, and getting the word out, there would have been a LOT of hungry people. ( Sadly, we went WAY over our budget for purchasing food, and are now very short financially. Any help the rest of the year is badly needed.) THANK YOU EVERYONE for making this huge undertaking possible and making sure NO ONE went hungry! This community , YOU, are wonderful, and I and we at Pantry 279 are thankful and humbled!! ... See MoreSee Less
At this time, we need Santas that can sponser families of 3 , 4 or 5. We have no families larger, BUT can do multiple families. IF you can take families of these amounts PLEASE sign up to be a Santa, you can ship direct, porch drop, OR bring to ELF HQ. The link to be a Santa is: pantry279.org/elf-dispatch/elf-dispatch-santa-signup If you want to help but can't take on such a larger family, please consider donating money and we will combine it and shop for you! Donations can be made on our website: www.pantry279.org Paypal firstname.lastname@example.org VENMO @pantry279 Or mailed to P.O. Box 312 Ellettsville, IN 47429 OR brought by ELF HQ between Urban Air and El Ranchero pr the pantry itself when we are there. Thank you and PLEASE SHARE ... See MoreSee Less
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK 12/5 - 12/10 Pantry Mon, Tues Wed 3-6 Sat 1-3 Pantry must continue, even thru ELF Dispatch and we can ALWAYS use volunteers and food donations there. ELF DISPATCH Everyday 12-6 at ELF HQ ( between Urban Air and El Ranchero. Come play ELf! Grab your laptop with wifi and help with sending out the matches. This is such a HUGE help in getting things out faster. Want to help but don't have a computer? We need help decorating and organizing toys. Santas wanting your match faster than we can get it to you? Come by and pick your children out yourself! You can also drop donations of new toys/Blankets/ Winter wear and Teen items OR checks/Cash for donations for either Christmas gifts for children OR food, you choose!
I hope to see some of you tomorrow and this week!!! KEEP CALM AND ELF ON ... See MoreSee Less
Merry Toy Christmas!! So many thank yous to the lovely Santas that from K & S Rolloff AND What U Need Discount Store for the HUGE donation of brand new toys!! So many children will be thrilled with these toys! Amazing!!!! These toys are now in our secure, Extra Toy Area where we put donations of new clothing, winter wear, blankets, TOYS, and teen gift items for Extra Toy Day. This is when parent whose child did not get a match AND those on the wait list as they couldn't get into sign up can come and get a few items for their children. Before everyone asks, I DO NOT KNOW WHEN EXTRA TOY DAY WILL BE, I will know AFTER Dec 12. ... See MoreSee Less
Throughout the year, and especially during the holidays, we occasionally get a special donation in Memory of a Loved one. Not only are monetary donations ALWAYS very much needed, but the fact that one is being made in remembrance of someone, always touches our heart. A gracious donation came in recently In Memory Of GREG WHALEY. We would like to send a special thank you to his family for honoring his memory in this way and knowing that he is still helping so many. Happy Holidays as we remember Greg. ... See MoreSee Less
I am back at ELF HQ til at least 6! If you can come help decorate OR grab your laptop to come and help match! Any Santa wanting to speed things up and pick their own match is also welcome to stop by! If you have extra toys or cash donations to drop off, that works too.! ... See MoreSee Less
Reminder! Tomorrow ( Sat ) is our decorating party at ELF HQ. Bring you extra decorations, tinsel and wrapping paper to hang up!! 1 - 3 Also I will be there 12 -5 working on matches if you wish to come play ELF with me and send out the Santa matches. Grab your laptop!! Also anyone wanting to bring by donations is very welcome! ELF HQ is between Urban Air and El Ranchero ... See MoreSee Less
Want to help be a Santa or help with food for those in need, but don't have time to shop? No Problem!! The Elves have you covered. We can do everything for you! Making monetary donations can go toward whatever you'd like them to. Right now it will go for food if nothing is listed, but putting Santa or Christmas help in the note, will have it out toward getting gifts for the children on the list. There is no such thing as a too small donation! Donations can be made: on the website www.pantry279.org Paypal email@example.com VENMO @pantry279 Mailed to : Pantry 279 P.O. Box 312, Ellettsville, IN 47429 or just brought by ELF HQ or the Pantry itself. If you would like to take it directly to the bank, we bank at Old National Bank, just tell them to put it into the Pantry 279 acct.
Thank you so so so much to the 3 wonderful elves who came to help by typing and send out matches today. We got 3X the work done than I could have done on my own. Also thank you to the Santas who stopped by and chose their own child and those who brought toys and cash donations. I will be back tomorrow 12-6 to do it again! Grab your laptop and come see what its like to be an elf!! ... See MoreSee Less
Ever wanted to be an ELF? Now is your chance! Grab a your lap top with wifi, coffee, and head to ELF HQ from 12:30 - 5 today! Head ELF will be there working on matches. If you are a Santa that is wanting your match early and can't wait for the time it takes to do matches, stop by and you can pick your children! I will also be at ELF HQ on Friday 12-5 or 6. If anyone wishes to drop toys for Extra toy room, you can do that as well. Decorating party still on Sat! ... See MoreSee Less