“Sinners to Saints” St. Paddy’s Benefit Dinner & Karaoke
Saturday, March 16, 2013
See all info here:
Check out the link “Our Team” to see those responsible, you may know them.
And event not to be missed, and for a good cause.
These guys linked to P.I.N. on their website too!
Good news! There is considerable interest in Pagan charities in the SE Mich area. We have a generous community! We also have a community that understands about temporary cash flow problems all too well! Sometimes it seems there is not a family that hasn’t been directly affected by the economic downturn in the last few years.
PIN has been around for awhile, and has helped people during emergency times. Often, when funds for establishing ourselves as a 501(c)(3) status non-profit were available, the decision was made to take care of individuals and families instead, as there seemed to be many immediate needs. So the organization was running with what time and money could be spared. We all could use a bit more money and more time!
Again, there have been some recent requests for help. I hope everyone out there will join with us in helping friends and family members as best you can. Spring will soon be on its way, so hang in there!
Meanwhile, there is interest in the local Pagan community for getting 501(c)(3) status and having board members, and for an organization to keep on as PIN has, and to work towards long-term goals is a commitment that says a lot about our community and its members. Attending meetings, doing paperwork, almost constant fundraising . . . these are the duties of board members of a non-profit organization of this type.
You absolutely DO NOT have to be a board member to be an integral part of what we do. I am sure the board members of Pagans In Need would welcome you to either attend or volunteer at events, network with other groups that do similar activities, donate to a local cause, either through us, a related group, or on your own. We are all about making our area a welcoming place and being of service as we are able. Thanks!
February 9 & 10, 2013 Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Gibraltar Trade Center North
237 North River Road Mt. Clemens, MI
If you have any kid’s clothes, toys, books, movies, maternity wear, anything a mom might be looking for, I can pick it up before the sale. Contact email@example.com
If anyone is able to help at the table on Saturday with me, volunteers are welcome. Thanks!
NEW EVENT idea – PAGAN SOUP!!!
Perhaps you have heard of Detroit Soup. Well, it’s time to do PAGAN SOUP.
Here’s how it works: Someone donates soup. Someone donates bread.
Someone donates bottled water, or people bring their own beverage.
We could do a dessert, but not necessary.
Everyone else donates $5.
Three groups or individuals get up and present a project to benefit the community.
You get no more than ten minutes, say 5 minute presentation, 5 minutes questions from the audience.
Everyone gets one vote.
Winner gets all the money for that night for their project.
Past winner comes back to tell how their project went.
Three more groups or individuals present, etc.
Looking for a centrally located place to do this that will accommodate at least 20 people, and I think we should try for space for 40-50 people. Please post feedback, and thank you in advance!
2012 was a fantastic year for sharing.
Thanks to everyone who made this a great 2012.
PIN – Teri, Mara, Barbara, Sarah
Tess and Jim – donations to COTS and CCDVS
COST & PaganFest – Diane, Teri & Rich
Michigan Pagans – Gordon & Paula
HLC Witches/BTW Society – Sapphire & Shadowdragon – Catherine Cobb Domestic Violence Shelter
ADF Shining Lakes Grove – Noah & Julie – hats, gloves, socks for COTS and PIN
WOM – Merlyn Trexler, our 2012 Pagan of the Year
Tempest Smith Foundation
Pagan Center – Volunteers at Penrickton Center, Adopt a Family for the Holidays, and more.
Anna Calhoun at Smokey Crystal – Gleaners, Toys for Tots
If you have participated in any community charity or volunteer projects in the SE Michigan area, please reply below and we will make sure they are added. I will be adding links to these groups. Our local community is a great group of people and we welcome you to join us in our efforts!
Winter socks and mittens/gloves drive – ongoing through December 2, 2012
New socks, new and like-new gloves and mittens would be greatly appreciated.
One of the recipients will be COTS (Coalition on Temporary Shelter) in Detroit.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to donate.
We welcome your group or place of business to set up a box in an easy to access location.
We will list your group or business as a drop off spot and/or thank you on our website.
Many thanks to the Witches Ball for their generous donation of $100 to Pagans In Need.
Pagans In Need encourages circles, covens and other groups to support those in need during this holiday season.
Thanks to all of you who donate!
PIN accepts donations of non-perishable foods, pet food, personal care items, gift cards and cash. Sorry no clothing or furniture, no room to store as yet. Please spread the word.
Some crafty friends have knitted some pagan themed dishclothes to offer for a donation. There wilI also be crochet water bottle holders and barefoot sandles.
The next Midwest Witches Ball (& Bazaar) will be held in October 2103. 2013 theme is “Steampunk”!
The Midwest Witches Bazaar is held before the Witches Ball 10am – 4pm
Midwest Witches’ Ball/Bazaar - October 2013 Royalty House, 8201 E 13 Mile Rd
Warren, MI 48093-2164