2018 GATHERING GOLF CLASSIC - It's a Wrap!

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This year’s Gathering Golf Classic netted $11,500 for our Community Meal Programs.  Thank you to our sponsors, golfers, raffle donors and event volunteers! 

Event Sponsors: 

GOLD:   Komatsu Mining Corp.; Michael & Ginny McBride; Twin Disc, Inc. 

SILVER:   Law Office of Eugene E. Detert; Mel & David Johnson

BRONZE:  John & Sherry Wenum

HOLE SPONSORSHIPS:   Jim & Laura Holtz (1); Ruby Isle Tire & Auto (2); Virginia Schrag (1); Joe & Joanne Graf (1); Harry & Ellie Moseley (2); Weber & Rick, S.C.(1); Teresa Trostmiller (1); Maggie Broeren (1)

HOLE IN ONE SPONSOR: Boucher Hyundai of Waukesha 

To view photos of the event, click through the photo gallery below! 

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2018 GATHERING GOLF CLASSIC

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

The 2018 Gathering Golf Classic will be Monday, June 18 at the Evergreen Golf Course in Elkhorn, WI. Starting time is 11:30am. The cost is $125 per golfer which includes lunch, 18 holes, golf cart, dinner and two drink tickets.

All proceeds benefit the Gathering meal programs.

You can help by putting together a foursome, sponsoring the event or donating an item for the event raffle.

REGISTER TODAY:  https://secure.qgiv.com/for/2gcr

Contact the Gathering for questions at (414) 272-4122 or email at soulfood@thegatheringwis.org.

Update: The Gathering on State

 First Saturday Cook Group preparing the Saturday Lunch at State Street

First Saturday Cook Group preparing the Saturday Lunch at State Street

Numbers served at the State Street location since our move in late March:  March 26 – October 31, 2017
•    Breakfast    30,611
•    Saturday Lunch    5,358
•    TOTAL        35,969

Blessings
•    Larger dining hall space; easier to move around
•    Parking on site
•    No stairs; wonderful for those in wheel chairs who have difficulty walking
•    No stairs; wonderful for deliveries
•    Stable Saturday Cooks and Coordinators; slowly getting to know where things are and how things work in a new environment
•    Stable onsite Breakfast staff (Nicole and Pat) and stable management staff (Angela) with good communication skills, passion for their work, and willingness to work out issues with our host

Challenges
•    Due to the larger footprint (inside and outside) we found it necessary to double our Breakfast security from one guard to two  
•    Again, due to the larger dining hall, we quickly found we needed more volunteers than at the St. James location; summer was extremely challenging
•    We have one quarter of the storage space we had at St. James for dry and cold storage
•    Because we share the kitchen and dining hall space with our landlords - St. Ben’s Community Meal - requiring the moving of small appliances and supplies in and out of dining hall and kitchen on a daily basis
•    Little to no privacy is available for our collaborative services

One additional blessing was the financial success of our Capital Campaign.  It has given us the ability to add the additional security guard and to purchase items that relieve the stress on storage space.  Thanks to all of you who gave to the Capital Campaign, and to those of you who have volunteered at the new location.  We remain grateful for your compassion, dedication and joy.
 

Jillian

PEOPLE OF THE GATHERING

~ in community, feeding the hungry ~

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Jillian is a student at Glenwood Elementary in Greenfield, Wisconsin.   In February, Jillian and her second grade class collected money and food items to make 125 bag lunches for The Gathering.   They wrote letters to their families and their teachers about wanting to help people in need.  They learned that people who were homeless had joys and fears and families just like they did; and that 40% of the homeless were children just like them.  Each lunch included a second grader’s personal handwritten note.

You, too, can help The Gathering prepare and serve meals to those who are hungry.  Donations can be made by texting “gathering” to 501-55, or click here to contribute on our secure donation page.