The Vina Moses Center Serving Benton County Families

June 2014

Dear Friends:

We are gearing up for a busy summer 

Our annual benefit sale is set for July 10-12

It will be at the United Methodist Church, 11th and Monroe again this year. We have so many items this year that we will be replenishing the tables daily. If you have items to donate bring them to the Center and let us know they are for the sale. If you have large items please take them to the Church July 7-9. We need volunteers to help pack up remaining items on Saturday July 9, from 1 pm on.

Our School Program is scheduled for August 20-23

We have already begun preparations for our School Program. As always we need children’s sizes 8-14 for girls and boys. Donations of school supplies are also needed. Your contributions made it possible for us to help 900 children prepare for school last year. Sponsor a child will remain $50.00 this year. The Center makes many changes during the week of the School Program so we can use some “muscle’ on Monday and Tuesday August 18 and 19th.

Thank you to those who sent us email for future mailing. We don’t quite have that ready to go just yet, but hope to have it by Christmas

Most importantly, thank you for your continued support of all our programs throughout the year.

Christine Duffney
Executive Director

Annual Benefit Sale July 10-12

Our annual benefit sale is coming up in July. We will be making some exciting changes. We have so many items for this year’s sale it will run for 3 days and will include evening hours. There will be items added each day. If you don’t find a treasure the first day, come back! Saturday is ½ off day. Remember we will be replenishing every day.

The sale will be held at the United Methodist Church again this year. The dates are Thursday July 10, 9am – 3pm, Friday July 11, 9am -7 pm and Saturday July 12, 9am – 1pm. All items ½ price all day Saturday.

2014 Benton County Prom Dress Giveaway

The 2014 Prom Dress Giveaway was the “best ever.” Forty eight girls from Corvallis, Philomath, and Monroe d found their dream dresses among the 300 dresses available. In addition to dresses, they also selected shoes, gloves, evening bags, make up, jewelry, and other miscellaneous items. 

Thank you to everyone who donated dresses, shoes and accessories to the Benton County Prom Dress Giveaway.  There was an excellent selection of  sizes (from 0 – 28) and styles  suitable for  high school proms,  the Mormon Prom and the Alternative Prom.  

Vina Moses Christmas Program Summary 2013

The 2013 Vina Moses Christmas Program enhanced the holiday cheer of 3,113 people in 829 Benton County families.  Each family receives a food box and gifts for children ages twelve and under. Gifts were provided for 1,450 children. Gifts were also provided for adults when there was a referral from a social service agency.

Gifts came from 48 giving trees sponsored by community businesses and organizations, toys drives held by schools, churches, and other organizations, and donations from individuals. Toys were sorted and displayed by volunteers. Most parents come to the site to select the gifts for their children. Typically each family gets one puzzle or game, one book per child, two toys per child, one clothing item per child, one stuffed animal per child, and stocking stuffers.

Gifts and food boxes are delivered by volunteers to families unable to come to the distribution Center. Fifty three  food boxes and gifts were delivered to Benton Plaza; 111 food boxes and gifts  were delivered to families  in Corvallis/Philomath; forty food  boxes  and gifts for 83 children were delivered for pickup in Monroe; 32 food boxes and gifts for 39 children were delivered for pickup in Alsea.

We are most thankful to the Timberhill Shopping Center for providing the site for the program and to all the energetic volunteers who worked for hours and hours, and  the businesses, organizations and individuals who donated food, toys, and dollars. The Vina Moses Center Christmas Program is a wonderful community tradition.

Where we are

Vina Moses Center

968 NW Garfield St.

Corvallis, OR 97330

541-753-1420

vinamoses@proaxis.com

 

Donation hours: M-F, 9am - 4pm

A Heartfelt Thank you

The Center has provided clothing and household items to more than 1800 families so far this year. In our FISH program we have had the following requests:

64 utilities
52 rents
23 medical
50 gasoline
42 Oregon ID
21 miscellaneous

 

We only able to continue to serve these families because of your generous and continued support. Thank you from all of us at the Center and from the families you help.