Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Events, Donations, and More

There has been some amazing events that has happened in the past couple months.  Some we have participated in by partnering with other groups and some we were able to supply their needs for the outreaches they wanted to do.  One event that was so amazing was the Free Backpack Give Away that Helping Hands put on.  We were able to supply them with pallets of School Supplies to fill their backpacks.  Within the first 30 minutes of the event they had over 1,000 people.  Not only were they giving away backpacks full of school supplies but they had free food, free haircuts, free face painting, free clothes.  You name it, everything was free.

Last weekend we had our 3rd annual Free Clothing Give Away where we partnered with Victory in Praise and set up an area by the apartments we adopted to give away bags and bags of clothes as well as some toys, kid books, and baby items.  

As of now we are settling in a 20,000 square foot warehouse that we are staying in for free.  We are excited about the potential.  We have been getting in so much furniture.  One company donated all their store front furniture which we hope to use in the near future for a free thrift store.  

For 2012 from January through September Supplying Needs has received over 560,000 dollars worth of food, clothes, toys, furniture and other material.  IT has been an amazing year that is not over yet.  We look forward to these last few months of 2012 and we are excited what 2013 has in store.

Supplying Needs Crew

Friday, July 13, 2012

Amazing Year Thus Far!

It has been an amazing year this far.  It is mind blowing how many donations are coming in and how much we have been able to expand in our giving from last year.

This year alone from January through June we have received more donations than all of 2011 by 40,000 dollars worth of donations.
All of 2011 = $337,000 worth of donations that came in.
Jan. - June 2012 = $382,000 worth of donations that have come in.

We have also been able to add another city to the list of places we have given to.  We are now able to help a church in Elk Grove, CA and since last year we have been able to give to a group in Tracy.  So we are now helping people indirectly & directly in Stockton, Tracy and Elk Grove.

Also Adopt-a-Block has expanded.  We still have two apartment complexes that we have adopted but now we have added another group who have adopted a section where the homeless reside. We are calling the branch of Adopt-a-Block, Adopt-a-Bridge.  Catchy, isn't it!  We have passed by these wonderful people with a short hello and mini conversation weekly when we would visit the apartments because the bridge is so close by.  But we never had a relationship with them until now.  We are connecting with these people in a very short amount of time.  It is one of the greatest blessings of Adopt-a-Block/Bridge.  Yes, we are able to help with immediate needs but to have a relationship where there is mutual trust is priceless. 

Thank you to all who participate with us either by praying for Supplying Needs and the work we do, or by donating product that meets the needs in the community, or by sending fincial support so we can pay our bills and put gas in our vehicles, or by coming out and volunteering at Adopt-a-Block and other events we are involved in.  THANK YOU!  It blesses us to no end.

From the bottom of our hearts,
Supplying Needs Crew


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Annual Adopt-a-Block Barbecue 2012

We just had the most wonderful time this past Saturday May 19th have our annual Adopt-A-Block Barbecue.  It was so much fun. This year we cooked up 300 hamburgers, 200 hotdogs, as well as serving chips and soda.  We usually just invite the apartments we have adopted but this year we invited the homeless that live in the area as well.  Which is a great way to introduce ourselves because we will be adopting their area soon.  We are preparing a team to adopt a homeless section where every Saturday the will be going to their tents and "homes" to build relationships and meet a need. We are super excited about this expansion of Adopt-a-Block and we are calling it Adopt-a-Bridge.

The following are pictures that we took at the barbecue.

On the right is the property manager of one of the apartments.
 Joel and Auly (Part of the Adopt-a-Block Team)
 Cooking up the 300 hamburgers and 200 hotdogs
 Hope one of our wonderful servers!
 Serving the people.
 Some of the wonderful Children that live at the apartments.  They are so precious!
 Girl on the right in the white shirt is Crystal a team member the lady next to her is one of the homeless people that came to enjoy the food.

Friday, April 27, 2012

This year so far!

We at Supplying Needs have been so busy. If you would like to see our weekly updates visit our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/SupplyingNeeds We are able to share on FB a quick sentence or two with what happens on a week to week basis.

Well Supplying Needs ended our fiscal year with nearly doubling the donations we received from the year before. And with doubling donations that means we were able to help a lot more people. In 2010 we received about 228,000 dollars worth of donations and for 2011 Supplying Needs fiscal year we ended with 421,000 dollars worth of donations. We are blown away by how God continues to provide even in the economy we are in especially with other non-profits shutting down or cutting back on the amount of help they can provide.

Adopt-a-Block is looking at a new and exciting opportunity as we continue to walk into 2012.  As of now we have 2 apartment complexes that we visit every Saturday to see the people and meet their needs to the best of our ability.  We have been able to supply all the families with food as it comes and have helped with furniture needs.  A single mom of three has been needing a dining table and we were able to give her a brand new table with 4 matching chairs.  Just recently a young couple moved and only had a bed, we were able to bless them with a table with matching chairs, couch, recliner, rugs, TV, and vacuum cleaner.  The table, couches, recliner, and rugs all matched each other and they came from 3 different sources.  It was so awesome to be able to bless this young couple with their needs and even a want.  Well now we are training a young lady to expand Adopt-a-Block.  She will take a team with her to Adopt-a-Bridge by adopting a spot under a bridge where the homeless are living.  We are looking forward to what God has in store as we embark on this new expansion of Adopt-a-Block.

Also this year we have taken on collecting for the next earthquake that will hit California. We are collecting bottle water, MRE's, and other items we will need to help respond to the natural disaster. We have 14 pallets of water so far and are still procuring MRE's.  We are also learning how to make jambalaya to be able to feed people.

To end this blog, this year for Supplying Needs has already been record breaking.  With in 3 and 1/2 months of 2012 we have received over 155,000 dollars worth of donations.  This is a pleasant shock with how much is coming in and how many people and charity groups we are able to help.  It excites us to no end to bless the city of Stockton, Lodi, Tracy, and Elk Grove.

Thank you for all your love and support. We really appreciate it all.

Supplying Needs Crew

 At the Warehouse