Friday, March 27, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Give to Game is two weeks away! I thought I'd let you know what to bring along with you:
If you plan on bringing a grocery bag of food for admission, get your paper bag ready and start filling it up! I went through my pantry already and was able to fill a bag with no problem.
Not sure what to give? The most requested items by the food bank are:
- Canned meats like tuna, stew and chili (pop-tops preferred)
- Canned vegetables
- Pasta, pasta sauce
- Healthy cereals
- Peanut butter
- Baby food
- Baby formula
* All food collected will be donated to Abiding Love Food Pantry.
Admission is $20 at the door. We will also have opportunities for your to bid/raffle on items to help further support the Bastrop County Food Pantry.
Yes, I know we live in the digital age and checks are old-fashioned. However, having some checks handy will let you bid on items without worrying about how much cash you have in your pocket.
There will be a game library that anyone can use, as well as many other gamers bringing their own games. You can also bring your favorite games from your own collection.
#5. A Friend!!!
The more people that come to the event, the more successful it will be. So if you have a co-worker, friend, or family member who wants to help a good cause, bring them along and I can guarantee they will have a good time!
We are looking for volunteers to assist us in setting up the event, manning the registration desk, picking up donations, closing up each night of the event, final event clean-up, etc. In return we would like to offer our appreciation to these volunteers as well as our long time VIP donors with a pre-event open gaming night. The night of April 19th will be reserved gaming for our volunteers and VIP donors only. After set up all volunteers and donors will be allowed several hours of open gaming as well as getting first dibs on door prizes.
Here is how you can participate in the extra night of gaming:
* Sign up to volunteer for the event (man the registration booth, set-up, tear down, etc.). Interested volunteers are asked to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Friday, April 26, 2013
A big thank you shout out to all of our volunteers and the 75 participants who helped us raise $3,607.46. This will make a big impact in feeding the hungry in Central TX. I will be bringing by the check to Tresha, the Executive Director, next week. I will post some pictures so stay tuned!
Friday, April 19, 2013
"Never doubt that a small group of concerned citizens can change the world, indeed it's the only thing that has." -- Margaret Mead
As a parent I hear this phrase several times a day, "Mommy, I am hungry". Thankfully I am able to provide food for that request every time. Today, all across Central Texas, children are saying that same phrase to their parents some of which are unable to provide the food that their growing children need. A recent study found that 1 in 4 children in Central Texas are going hungry. That is why we do this event. I think of those children and those parents through the whole process of planning and executing this event. When it gets hard and we face challenges and we want to throw in the towel, I think of those children. This weekend as you play games with friends, family or complete strangers remember the reason why we are all gathering together, to lend a hand to families and individuals in need. While it may not seem like our little event will have a big impact remember that every dollar raised can pay for 5 meals! For the individuals and families that will benefit from this event the impact is great. Join us in making a difference in Central Texas by playing hard and giving generously!