This Parade is all about YOU so we want to see all of you there! Our vendors, Board members, staff and volunteers will be on-hand to shower you with thanks and gifts in appreciation for all you do to help us serve over 16,000 children each year. We could not feed so many children without you. What a blessing you are!
As most of you know, United Methodist Women from across the nation donated thousands of masks to Cornerstone Family Ministries so that we could help you safely reopen your centers. Several of these women will be at the parade on September 8th to celebrate you and bless you with books they are currently collecting for your centers. Many of you have sent thank you notes to us but truly we couldn’t have been so generous without this group of women….so we thought it might be a fun to surprise them at the parade by giving you a chance to thank them directly. Here’s what we have in mind:
- Put A Large Sign in Your Front Dash Board with your Center Name (so we know it’s you for your prizes, awards and gifts)
- Decorate your cars with signs saying “Thank You UMW for Our Masks & Books”
- Have your teachers and children make handmade cards on folded 8.5×11 paper with drawings and photos saying THANK YOU for the masks. Bring the cards to the parade in a gallon zip lock bag. We will mail the cards to the many elderly women who have been isolated during COVID and who sewed masks from home for your centers…the cards will be a great blessing to them!
- Make some noise as you drive up and shout “Thank You United Methodist Women!”