Empty Bowls: ENDING HUNGER ONE BOWL AT A TIME
Tuesday Feb., 18th at St. Andrew Lutheran Church
LUNCH 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
DINNER 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Together our community stands up and says, no more hunger, we are here for you! Join us for PROP’s 8th Annual Empty Bowls event – raising funds to end hunger that is right in our very own backyard.
Soup. Handmade Bowls. Silent Auction. Local Entertainment. 100% of proceeds go to PROP Food Shelf to help those in need.
St. Andrews Lutheran Church
ACIST Medical Systems
Prairie School of Dance
Barr Engineering Co.
Western National Insurance
George Wolff VFW Post # 425
EP Noon Rotary
Prairie Bluffs Senor Living
What is the Holiday Gift Card Program & Who Are the recipients
A program that provides PROP recipients with a special $30 gift card in December for each child and senior in the family.
PROP clients who meet the requirements are eligible to participate in the program: Live in Eden Prairie or Chanhassen, are an active and regular user of PROP’s food shelf or market between January 1, 2019 – November 29, 2019, and have children 0-18 living in the home and/or be a senior citizen aged 59+ or older
Why Gift Cards not gifts?
It’s all about CHOICE.
- We surveyed our clients and they all agreed that getting a gift card is the perfect, well, gift!
- Many want to go out and purchase the surprise present their children were hoping for,
- Others want to use it for their special holiday dinner,
- Several seniors just want to have a little extra money to spend on their family during this wonderful, yet stressful time of year.
- The choice is now theirs….a freedom they relish; a chance for them be the giver of the gift, not just the recipient. One client mentioned, “You help me be the hero in my son’s life since I get to go shopping for him!”
How can I sponsor a child or senior?
Here are TWO ways you can sponsor a child or senior:
- Go online to sponsor a child or senior.
- Buy in Store and Deliver as a Bundle
- Determine number of kids/seniors you’d like to sponsor (let PROP know)
- Have sponsors go to their local Target store and purchase a gift card worth $30 (please stress the importance of giving the exact amount to keep it equitable for all)
- Have participants deliver gift cards back to your central hub and then set a delivery date with PROP for the entire bundle of cards.
Deadline for delivery of gift cards to PROP is Friday, November 29, 2019.
Questions? Contact Mary Brown, Director of Development (email@example.com or 952-746-1890)
Thank you for investing in families and seniors by providing them with choice this holiday season. Your consideration of this program and the needs of PROP families and seniors is exactly the spirit of giving that makes us so grateful to have your support.
IN HONOR CARDS NOW AVAILABLE!! Want your gift to be in honor of someone? Print one of our free designs, fill out the details, and let someone know you were thinking of them while helping others this holiday season.
Why do we have our Summer Food for kids program?
During the summer, when children do not receive free/reduced lunch at school, we provide additional food to their families. Families often have difficulty securing enough food in the summer months. This summer the program fed more than 800 school age kids healthy and nutritious food, including kid-friendly staples like mac & cheese, peanut butter, sliced deli meat, yogurt, cheese sticks and granola bars.
How does the program work?
During the months of June, July, and August, families with school-aged children who access the food shelf (current and new clients) will be offered an additional “child pack” consisting of a two-week supply of kid/teen-friendly groceries. New families can choose to participate in the “child pack” program only, or to access additional food shelf programs and services, such as a monthly food order of groceries that feeds a family for a week.
How can you/your community or business partner with PROP as a summer food for kids sponsor?
The Goal: Our donation “wish list” is based on an estimate of serving 1000 unduplicated children during the summer months (40% of the total number of school aged children receiving free or reduced lunch in Eden Prairie and 10% in Chanhassen). We are looking for sponsors to cover specific non-perishable food supplies or donate cash for perishable foods that we need to keep fresh and stocked for the program.
To learn more, contact Mary Brown at 952-937-9120
Give to the Max
Holiday Gift Giving
Housing – “Emergency Room”
Other Ways to Give (Stocks, ETc.)
BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLIES PROGRAM
Eden Prairie Schools (EPS) families experiencing financial hardship can again pick up needed school supplies for their students at each school during Back-to-School Open House Nights at the end of August. Families do NOT need to register in advance. Grace Church, Life Church, Wooddale Church, Immanuel Lutheran, the Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools, PROP, EPS Community Education’s Family Resources Program, Eden Prairie Community Foundation, and various other businesses work collaboratively on this program to ensure all students have what they need to be successful in the new school year. More details are available on the 2019 Back-to-School Supplies Program website. Drop boxes are located at PROP (14700 Martin Dr.) and The Education Center (8040 Mitchell Road) if you would like to help contribute supplies for families in need.
If you are looking for a job, wanting to find a better job or ready to explore a new career path and not sure where to begin with searching for a job opportunity that fits your needs, skills, and interests, our on-site career counselor is here to help. Schedule your one to one appointment today.