On Purpose News
On Purpose Journey Inc. is participating in some exciting fundraisers to raise funds for supporting Troops and Veterans! From Gift Baskets, to a Wine Tasting Music Event, and then there’s…Chocolate!! Ready?
Fundraiser #1…Wine Tasting Music Event:
Have you heard about the Milwaukee Air Show that takes place each year? Well, they host an Annual Wine Tasting Event where there is wine, food sampling from Milwaukee restaurants, music, and dancing. The cost of the event is $25 if you purchase advance tickets.
Date: Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Location: Historic Marian Center (3211 South Lake Drive, Bay View, WI)
EXTRA!! For every person that attends the event and tells them that they heard about the event from On Purpose Journey Inc…they will donate $5 to our mission!! You can order online today at www.bvwinefest.com! Tickets will also be available at the door.
Space is Limited.
For event info or to order tickets, call 414-482-2069, or visit Bay View Wine Fest
**Please make sure to tell them “We’d like $5 of our ticket price to support On Purpose Journey Inc. and the Troops!” when purchasing your tickets!
Fundraiser #2…Gift Baskets:
Scott Moen, one of the Directors for On Purpose Journey Inc., hooked us up with a company he is part of called GreatMoods.com. GreatMoods offers gift baskets for:
Spa & Relaxation
At the Cabin
Out to the Garden
A Moment for Mom
For every gift basket purchased through the website below, On Purpose Journey receives 35% of sales!
When you purchase a gift basket at www.greatmoods.com/onpurpose, you get a gift basket and On Purpose Journey Inc. receives 35% of the funds for supporting Troops and Veterans!! Happy Gift Basketing!!
Great Moods Gift Baskets Proceeds Supporting Troops
Fundraiser #3…Seroogy’s Is BACK!!
Whether you’d like to spice up an Easter basket with a Milk Chocolate Bunny or Lamb, be the hero at a party as you hand over a box of Delicious Caramels, hide a Fabulous Fudge Egg for a special someone on Sunday morning, or maybe just have some Meltaway Moments for yourself with Mint Meltaway and Almond Meltaway Bars…we’ve got your special moments covered.
Remember…if your intended recipient won’t appreciate your bite out of their sweet treat…we’re advising you at least buy one special something for yourself!
And for those who want to buy chocolate, but don’t want to eat the sweet treat…you can choose to donate fudge trays (they are unmeltable) for the Troop holiday care packages—because they love Seroogy’s too!
Please contact us for prices and chocolates available. Last day to order is Thursday, March 15th!
A Huge Thank You to CCSwing for hosting a fundraiser on February 16th at the Bay View Brew Haus for On Purpose Journey Inc. (Mission Soldier Adoption) to support our Troops and Veterans! Thank you to Andrea for organizing and advertising the event, to the Brew Haus for hosting the event, to Doug and Alison for teaching the beginner swing lesson, to Lynn for helping with preparation and setup, to those who stopped by to drop off items for the Troops, to Firefighter Frank who came by in uniform to say a few words about supporting our Troops, to Andy Strong (DJ), to Next Act Theatre, Milwaukee Irish Fest, and Milwaukee Summerfest for donating tickets for our Silent Auction, to those who bid on the Silent Auction Tickets, to the Older Adult Services group and Emily Karr in North Carolina who wrote Valentine’s to Troops for our event, and a thank you to the AMAZING dancers and those who attended the event!! Here’s to you all for making the evening a grand celebration and a toast to those who have served and currently serve our country…Hearts United!!
A Huge Thank You to:
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 360 for sponsoring the shipping of 17 care packages to our Troops overseas!
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 416 for their generous donation to On Purpose Journey Inc.!
Helping Hearts this month: Lynn S, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 360, Joyce E, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 416, Barb N, Milwaukee Irish Fest, Milwaukee Summerfest, Charles K, Starbucks, Connie K, CCSwing Milwaukee, Andrea T, Nancy S, Carolyn L, Lisa & Monica B, Josh V, Marv K, Jackie D, Frank E, Kathy L, Anita B, Alison S, Doug H, Andy S, Mary, Martha C, Jenn B, Michael M, those who attended CCSwing Brew Haus Fundraiser Event, Emily K, Older Adult Services, Junior League of Dayton, Emily G, Kathy B, and Vickie V.
We are looking for ways to spread the word (locally & nationally) about our mission and supporting those who serve-if you have any ideas, please let us know.
We are looking for grants to further our work with Troops and Veterans-if your company offers grants to causes you support, please let us know.
Every dollar helps. Every shared word helps. Every shared facebook post (our page is On Purpose Journey Inc. now on facebook) helps.
Thank you for everything you and your group has done for me and my soldiers over here. -Leon
Thanks again for all that you do for us! -Wanda
We are getting ready to head home. Thank you for the packages up to this point. We greatly appreciate it. -Dustin
The guys and I just completed our move south. I want to thank you soooo much for the care packages, We received them when we got to our new home. The guys were all happy. They do love the hot chocolate and I love that coffee. Again thank you so much. We are a little over half way done with our tour and we all cannot wait to get home to our families. The weather has been REALLY COLD the kind that just cuts through ya. I pray it will warm up soon. Thanks again and best of wishes to you. -Tom
Good Morning, how are you doing? I’m good. Yes a care package would be great, may I share it with my troops? Keruig needs to support us (I can use K Cups) yes I’m a little spoiled as I have a keruig machine in my office. Thank you for supporting us. Grateful, we are grateful for you supporting us. I think the honor is on both ends here. -Jen
I am truly thankful for all that you’ve done for my men and myself. People like you are amazing in your dedication and service to others. I will remember you and your organization. Thank you again, for the emails, discussions, goodies, and your friendship. -Marcus
Thank you for thinking of me. Take care and keep up the good fight. It’s a very sweet thing you do for people. -Justin
I got your boxes today!!! Thank you very much. The popcorn is a big hit, I love the chocolate popcorn. Thank you very much. -Butch
I want to say Thank You for all the popcorn we received. We appreciate all your support while we are on mission. We are a unit whom was stationed in IRAQ and withdrew back to Kuwait. We remained on mission just in a different location. Your support, allows us to focus on our mission and still have some of the comforts of home on mission with us. -Jen
Got your package yesterday, thank you so much! Especially the protein bars, great breakfast since i don’t eat breakfast. -Jon
I just wanted to thank you guys for the package of popcorn I received here in Kosovo. The cheese popcorn was a big hit with the German Soldiers that I was working with at the time. I think that bag lasted about 5 minutes! I am a Wisconsin National Guard Soldier deployed to Kosovo as part of Kosovo Force (KFOR) 15. It is a NATO peacekeeping mission in the Balkans region of southeast Europe. We are here to enforce United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and to ensure a safe and secure environment for the people here in the wake of the Balkan Wars of the late 1990’s. There are about 700 National Guardsmen and women from 11 states, as well as hundreds of soldiers from other NATO countries and soldiers from a few non-NATO allies with interests in stability for the region. Thanks again for the popcorn, it was well received. Sometimes, something seemingly as insignificant as a bag of fresh-popped popcorn is enough to brighten a Soldier’s day and make them feel at home, if only for the few minutes it lasts. Thanks again for your thoughts and support. -Phil
As you can see, what we do makes a difference…so we greatly appreciate your constant support for our mission in supporting Troops and Veterans over the past 58 months…here’s to the future and supporting our veterans as well as letting our heroes overseas know that though they may not be home, they are NOT FORGOTTEN!
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