Here at Olive Oil Marketplace we have a spot in our heart to help within the community any way possible. This will be our third year here in Alton and first year in Belleville putting together our coat drive for the kids. Last year in our Alton Store we were able to raise enough money to purchase 40 coats for the kids; we are in hopes of doubling that this year along with raising enough money in Belleville to purchase 50 coats.
We hope you will be lead to help support our Olive Oil Marketplace Annual Kid Coat Drive – All donations will be used to purchasing all coats the first of December and donated to the Community Hope Center and Franklin Neighborhood Community Association
The Community Hope Center in Cottage Hills, IL is a faith based, non-profit organization that helps those in need with food, clothing, household items, one on one ministry time, educational classes at no cost to them. They are completely supported by local churches, individuals and businesses. During many days throughout the years volunteering for cleanup, organizing, toy give away and Thanksgiving dinner offering we have seen many needs from food to clothing. One need that always stood out was the need for winter coats for kids.
The Franklin Neighborhood Community Association in Belleville, IL is a non-profit organization that has been providing opportunities for students and residents within an at-risk community since 1992. The mission of the F.N.C.A. is to foster support for all youth and residents who reside in the identified district. This support will include programs and services which will enhance the school’s goal of unifying the students, faculty, support staff, parents, businesses, and community as a family.
We are grateful for any donation you can give before Nov 30th to allow us to pull it all together and purchase the coats to be delivered by middle of December.
Feel free to donate to one or both of our Olive Oil Marketplace Coat Campaigns – Alton or Belleville
Thank you for all your Support,
Tim & Julie Meeks
Olive Oil Marketplace