Fw: [learnnj] Fundraiser Dinner for the Martins
- This is a very nice woman from learn, a co op we attend. I thought i would pass it along.
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-----Original message-----From: Karen <karen@...>
Sent: Mon, Oct 3, 2011 11:24:42 GMT+00:00
Subject: [learnnj] Fundraiser Dinner for the Martins
As many of you know, Joanne Martin has been a homeschooling mother for the last 18 years. She served on the GCCHSA Board of Trustees, was a soccer coach for many years, and organized a Nursing Home Ministry where homeschool families reached out to bless the elderly in local nursing homes. She was also a long-time favorite teacher of many students at LEARN, teaching the arts, LEGO robotics, Ultimate Frisbee, and much more.
In the latter part of July this year, Joanne's husband of 25 years died tragically, leading her and their 4 sons toward unexpected change and leaving them with substantial debt. The Spaghetti Dinner on Oct. 14th is an opportunity for members of the our community to come together to support Joanne, and her sons, Patrick(17), Petey(15), Benjamin(13), and Christopher(10).
Please consider assisting the Martin family by attending a sit-down dinner, or ordering a take-out dinner. Ask your friends and family to join with you in buying tickets. All money raised will go directly to the Martin family.
Additionally, we are in need of families to volunteer to make a dessert that can be used for the dinner. Please plan to leave it at LEARN Thursday, Oct. 13th. (Be sure to leave it in a disposable dish as we cannot be responsible for getting everyone's dishes back to them after the event.) The best items to consider are cupcakes, cookies, brownies, etc., things that are easy to quickly cut and serve to large groups.
Tickets are $10 and can be obtained from Kathy Simpkins at momsmatter@... or 856-728-3947 or purchased at L.E.A.R.N from Sandee Rodriguez or in the Administration. Please buy/order your tickets by October 10th.
Tickets are limited for the 2 sit-down times so first come, first served. When we run out of seating times, please feel free to go with the take-out option.
Want to help? Email Sandee Rodriguez at sandeelynne@... and we'll put in you a helping position. We are especially looking to give our teens an opportunity to serve. Literally. We are still accepting volunteers to help the night run smoothly.
If you are unable to attend but would still like to support the family, here is information on how to do that:
An account has been set up and contributions should be made payable to Joanne Martin, and may be sent to :
The Bank - Beckett Branch
Attn: Benefit for Martin Family
22 Village Center Drive
Logan Twp., NJ 08085