Thursday, January 19, 2012

Call for People Power!


Long time no post, eh? Oh, how I’ve missed you! It’s been a stretch of restorative work and a lot of planning for the approaching five-year anniversary of the Kyrie Foundation! Can you believe it? Me neither.

With all of this evaluation, recovery and planning, we are putting the call out for volunteers—big time. The foundation has been so blessed by you—everyone who support the cause in big ways and small. You are the reason we’re still here, and like we always said, you are the Kyrie Foundation. That said, all that support has generated tremendous growth, loads of ideas and plenty of hope for future ways to help children and families.

Problem is, we have more ideas than we have people to make the ideas happen! We need a few of you join in on the core planning and execution of all those great ideas. We’re still just a small group of friends trying to make a difference, and we’re looking for people who care about saving children’s brains from cancer, who don’t mind sharing their time and ideas, and who can roll with fundraising events. If that sounds like you, please, please, please let our dear Amy Nelson know, amy@kyriefoundation.org.

Now is the time, friends. We have a couple super-great co-chairpersons for the krop in Wichita, but they can always use set-up/tear-down volunteers and anyone willing to help solicit donations. Our 2011 auction chairperson has agreed to give it another year—woo-hoo!—but again she’d love your help to gather quality art, gifts , media exposure and sponsorships.

For the walk, we’ve always pulled together as a team to make it happen. Last year we had absolutely STELLAR volunteers join the fold, and we certainly LOVE to have even more to accommodate the attendance growth that we keep experiencing—another woo-hoo! We need help securing sponsors, promoting through local media, helping with registration, procuring silent auction items and more!

Finally, if you want to be in on the ground floor of this grassroots cause, if you want to help shape the future of this organization, if you want to help guide this group, if you have insight, skill or contacts that you think could further the cause, we’ve got a spot for you.

We’ve always said that this organization in not our own. It is a divine assignment and we are making a real contribution to the world thanks to a wing and a prayer. ;)

In any case, you’ll want to stay tuned for some cool things happening this year!!

Important Dates to Know:

Saturday, March 31—5th Annual Kyrie Krop, Wichita, KS (More info coming ASAP!)
Tentative Saturday, September 15—5th Annual Twilight Walk, Wichita, KS
Tentative Saturday, November 10—5th Annual Art+Gift Auction, Kansas City, MO

2 comments:

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

I would love to help. Just tell me when, where, and how I can be of assistance. I am an Independent Consultant for Thirty-One Gifts (www.mythirtyone.com/teresawilliams56) and will be donating an item for the auction at the Krop.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

I came across a Facebook posting for help in raising items (beanies, bags, hats, etc.) for small cancer patients. You can read about the project here.

I don't sew, crochet, or knit - but I do sell Thirty-One Gifts as an Independent Consultant. I will donate 50% of my profit for every Cinch-Sac ordered (item 3039; note that Paparazzi Dots and Camo will not be available after January 31st, 2012 but there are new patterns coming out February 1, 2012) and for every Thermal Tote (zip-it or cinch-it) ordered (they are currently on sale until January 31). The Web site will change on February 1, 2012 to show the new Spring items. You can order directly from http://www.mythirtyone.com/teresawilliams56 or by sending me an email at teresawilliams56@cox.net.

One of my cousins died from leukemia when she was four years old so I have a personal reason for wanting to donate. I will make this promise for every cinch-sack and thermal tote sold via this post from now until March 1, 2012. Please note in the “specal instructions” or in email to me that you ordered through Project 16.

If you'd like to order something for this project (or if you knit/crochet and want to donate hats - go to the project site), just let me know. I will post how many of the fund-raising items I've sold and the $$ amount of my donation.