June 28, 2020
Our link to the Mission: Possible fundraiser will go live at 7PM tonight!
There are a couple of ways you can login:
- Click the embedded video below at 7PM.
- If you have issues, go directly to our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/Lyt-0hQWM_g
You may also want to sing along to some camp songs. You can find them in a pdf here: shekinah-fundraiser.pdf
Worried you can't make it tonight? Don't! We'll leave the link up for a week or so and then give you an update on how it went. And if a certain staff member has less hair ...
Fundraising Update #1 - $10,000 Raised! Ron Gets A Trim.
Fundraising Update #2 - $15,000 Raised! Ron Gets A Buzz (cut).
Fundraising Update #3 - Has Ron Had To Go Full Kojak?
Who is Kojak? Check him out on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kojak
Thank you all for your generous donations!
We are near $25,000 and are heading on towards our goal of $40,000 for Summer 2020. We are confident that, with your help, we will reach our goal.
These are strange and unusual times. After a very positive - in all respects - 2019, Shekinah was looking forward to another strong year in 2020.
And then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
Shekinah was suddenly facing a situation where school group programming, all Timber Lodge events, and summer camp needed to be cancelled, effectively bringing our income levels to zero.
Or even less than zero, as we had to return deposits to brides and grooms, event organizers, and people planning family reunions.
Thankfully, many of our event organizers were able to reschedule to 2021. 2021, in fact, looks very good.
We just need to be able to ride out this Corona Virus storm until then.
And so we are asking for your help. Our traditional Friends of Shekinah fundraising banquet is not possible; however, this leaves space for something new and exciting.
Join us to find out where we are at, meet our board members, sing some camp songs, and maybe have a laugh or two.
To make giving more fun, a certain co-executive director has agreed to have his hair cut if certain sums of money are raised. This will pain him greatly, as he doesn't have much going for him otherwise.
This may very well be the most supercalifragilisticexpialidocious thing you have experienced.
We can also say, without equivocation, hyperbole, or exaggeration, that it may very well change the very fabric of your existence.
At the very least, we'll update you on what's going on at Shekinah, tell you what our plan is to weather the storm, do our best to entertain you, sing some songs, and give you every opportunity to support the mission of Shekinah: to be a place where everyone can experience the love and glory of God.
In order to stay in the proverbial loop - and to stay updated on Shekinah in general - please give us your email address. We promise not to spam you.
At least not too much.
Although SPAM is delicious. Mmmmm ... SPAM.