Doorstep Newsletter Article – May, 2019
Earlier this year the Topeka Community Foundation announced there would no longer be a Topeka Gives event. In the six years of the event, Doorstep was in the top three in number of donors each year! In light of the news we wanted to come up with some event of our own to keep the ball rolling!
Introducing… Doorstep’s Summer Cash Bash! Make a donation to Doorstep anytime from June 1st – June 15th and help Doorstep earn ‘match money’! You can mail your donation in, bring it to the office, go online or stop by our table at the Topeka Day of Giving. Let us know your member congregation, and that it is for the ‘Summer Cash Bash’ and it will be credited towards our goal.
If we raise $15,000 we will receive a $2,500 match, BUT, if we raise $20,000 we will receive $5,000 in ‘match money’ from a generous, anonymous donor!
In the past, funding received from the Topeka Gives events has carried us through those lean summer months! And, this year is no different. We need your donations this June 1st -15th, to help us earn additional match money!
Doorstep will also be at the Topeka Performing Arts Center on June 12th from 2pm-8pm for the Topeka Day of Giving. We will have a table at the event, and will be accepting donations towards Doorstep’s Summer Cash Bash!
Save the date…
We will have one food sale fundraiser this year! We will take orders for Cinnamon Rolls and Tamales September 6th – 22nd, with delivery the weekend of October 11th. Mark your calendars to stock your freezers!
Doorstep’s 2nd Annual Neighbor Helping Neighbor Walk/5K Run is Saturday, October 5th at Lake Shawnee, Reynolds Lodge. Plan to join us in getting some exercise around the lake, and raise funds for Doorstep this October. There will be more information closer to the event!
Westminster volunteers setting up the Men’s Tablefor the Doorstep Christmas Store
Doorstep of Topeka
Fifty-six local faith congregations serve as the backbone of Doorstep of Topeka. Westminster is proud to have been one of the original founding churches. Doorstep seeks to help our neighbors survive the crises in life that can easily come, improve their way of life and become more self-sufficient. Doorstep provides emergency services and short-term help to residents of Shawnee County. With the assistance of church and community volunteers, Doorstep operates a food bank and a clothing bank on their premises at 10th and Buchanan.