Just wanted to check in with everyone and let you know we are still here and kicking. Just been busy making sure we keep the pantry full here in the Lansing Area to serve the clients that come in to see us. There will be some changes happening to the website soon!
With the help of a Eagle Scout we are trying to make the pantry more accessible. Please take a look at this link and help if you can. Also please share it far and wide if you can.
Please vote by Sunday. Bill will be closing the survey to get new shirts ordered.
Here is the link for the shirts
2018 is moving right along and not missing a beat for us here at the Pagans In Need.
Bill should have the statistical data up in the next couple weeks for pantry. He is also working on a poll for you all to help with. We have new colors for the t-shirts and would like to know what you all would like to purchase.
Finally soon we will have our schedule up for the events we will be doing this year in the community. Some other things will be showing up as well.
While at ConVocation this year we gathered 180 lbs of food to help keep the pantry full!
Soon there should be be some new photos of the pantry.
Let’s make this official!! I am having a charity stream on December 22nd, 2017! 12 hours of my amazing personality in hopes to raise money to help Pagans In Need (don’t let the name fool you, they help everyone not just pagans) Every little bit helps, so please like and share this at the very least!
Month of November here is our statistics:
45 people came to see us for food and personal needs.
Here is the demographics
I am writing to inform you of some changes occurring with Pagans In NeedTM (PIN). On November 11, 2017, the Universal Society of Ancient Ministry (USoAM), had a board meeting, accepted my resignation as Secretary and my request to separate PIN from USoAM in order to align with Inner Ascended Masters Ministry which is a 501(c)3 organization. They are an interfaith spiritual center located in Lansing MI. For the last three years they have supported the Food Pantry, helped create a community garden, assisted with our “Adopt a Family” Yule Program. They also spearhead a program which provides warm clothing and other items to the homeless. At this time, I feel this is the best direction for Pagans In Need.
It is our intent to secure 501(c)3 status for Pagans in Need, beginning the process in March, 2018.
As Director of PIN, I will continue to oversee daily operations for the Lansing Chapter, and supporting the SE Michigan chapter Director Jo-Ann Sheffer. We anticipate a third chapter forming soon in the Grand Rapids area. I look forward to working with you on our future endeavors
Director of Pagans In Need
I hope this time of year finds you well. Here at Pagans In Need we are working hard to meet the needs of our clients. Every time we have a pantry event here in Lansing or we get an e-mail for the SE Michigan area we try to help anyway we can. Our main focus is making sure clients have food to eat. We are looking for people to help us in our mission of keeping food available to our clients when they need it. Choosing between the rent and food should never be a choice that has to be made so we do our best to make sure there is help for the clients.
How you can help us continue the work we are doing is by clicking on the donate button at the top of our Facebook Page.
One of the supporting partners of Pagans In Need has set out a challenge to the community. Wolf Run Wildlife and Spiritual Sanctuary has made a donation of 25.00 to Pagans In Need. So here is the challenge met or beat their donation. For each donation of 25.00 or interval of 25.00 you will be entered into a drawing. Wolf Run Wildlife and Spiritual Sanctuary has offered up a two night stay on property in Fort Canto. This is a unique opportunity for you to get away, unplug, and connect with nature.
So here is how it will work. You click on the donation button and donate the amount you would like. Every donation of 25.00 dollars and increments of 25.00 will be entered into a drawing to be held on December 31, 2017. The announcement of the winner will be made on 1/1/18. The way you are entered into the drawing is by using the note section on the PayPal donation link. In the note you will put “WRWSS Match”. Once the winner has been announced they will make arrangements with Wolf Run Wildlife and Spiritual Sanctuary for the stay.
Thank you for all your support
Pagans In Need