Due to COVID-19, LCFS has had to postpone a number of events; additionally, we are re-imagining other events to ensure that our staff, volunteers, and donors can all remain as safe as possible during this unprecedented time.
Our upcoming virtual event, Listen to This!, is on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
Once again, our friends at Applegate & Dillman have extended the invitation for LCFS supporters to join them in a virtual experience. This month, the program has a special guest - Board Certified Music Therapist Allegra Hein - to share about the benefits of music to our mental and physical health. Please click the link above to RSVP to Maria Page at Applegate-Dillman - she will send you the Zoom link. Please join us for friends, fun, and fellowship!
We initiated this series in November, 2020, with the virtual "Bowl of Comfort" Cooking Class. In December, we shared a Christmas Ornament Decorating class and in January, Journaling 101 was the topic. The fun continued with a candy making experience in February. If you missed these events, see the recently completed events section for more details.
We are planning a series of virtual events to support caregivers in the coming months. Stay tuned for more information!
Recently Completed Events:
Caregiver Support Programming- Create a Sweet Treat - 2/11/2021
In February, the group was able to learn how to make a very delicious toffee, just in time for Valentine's Day! We are so grateful to our friends at Applegate & Dillman for sharing their time and skills and inviting LCFS supporters to join them in this virtual experience. If you missed this activity, please join us for future virtual events!
Caregiver Support Programming - Journaling 101 - 1/27/2021
In January, the program focused on journaling presented by author Penny Davis. According to Michigan State University, "There are many benefits to journaling. It is an often studied, evidence-based strategy for reducing the effects of anxiety from difficult emotions, whether they stem from stress-inducing times like a global pandemic or simply everyday life." Thanks again to our friends at Applegate & Dillman for inviting LCFS supporters to join them in this virtual experience. If you missed this activity, please join us for future virtual events!
Caregiver Support - Christmas Ornament Decorating Virtual Event - 12/15/2020
Our second event in the Caregiver Support series was on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Once again, our friends at Applegate & Dillman extended the invitation for LCFS supporters to join them in a virtual experience. The program was an ornament decorating class. Individuals who RSVP'd by December 7, 2020 were sent a FREE ornament to decorate courtesy of Applegate & Dillman!
#GivingTuesday was December 1, 2020. This year, LCFS had a goal to raise $15,000 to support our Pando Aspen Grove of Community Heights (Pando) program to help youth ages 18-24 who are experiencing homelessness. Donors were able to double their impact this year! Through the generosity of our Agency and Foundation Board of Directors, we have established a 1-1 Matching programs for donations recieved, up to $7,500 in total donations. Thank you Board members and all our donors for helping us exceed our goal and raise $17,775 on #GivingTuesday/
Did you forget to donate on #GivingTuesday? It's not too late! Just click on this link:
Tecumseh's Trail Challenge
Sven hit the trail again in 2020! While past challenge walks have been in Europe, this year he is stayed a little closer to home and walked Tecumseh's Trail through Southern Indiana in September, October, and November 2020.
This year, Sven dedicated his walk to Christel DeHaan, who passed away earlier this year. Christel was a strong supporter of Sven's challenge walks which raise funds to support the Sharing Place Food Pantry.
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
Our first virtual presentation for our caregiver support series was held Monday 11/23/20 at 11:00 am. In collaboration with Applegate & Dillman Elder Law, LCFS hopes to offer a series of virtual events in the coming months to support our friends who are caregivers for their families.
Our friends at Applegate & Dillman offered the virtual "Bowl of Comfort" Cooking Class. This was an opportunity to make your own batch of Potato Soup - perfect for these chilly fall days - and learn some self-care tips to help you and your loved ones cope with stress over the holidays. If you missed this opportunity - you can still make yourself some soup - just click on the link above for the recipe.
LCFS celebrated our newest program - Pando Aspen Grove of Community Heights (Pando) with a ground breaking ceremony on November 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Pando is a Permanent Supportive Housing Program to serve youth ages 18-24 who have experienced homelessness. LCFS will prioritize serving youth who have been involved in the foster care/child welfare system. Did you miss this event? Watch it now on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t7NvMXrYGw&feature=youtu.be
For more information about the Pando program , please e-mail us at email@example.com.
On 9/18/20 LCFS had our first ever "virtual" event - "Celebrating LCFS Volunteers!"
Due to COVID-19 safety precautions LCFS opted to honor our volunteers through a virtual event rather than our traditional volunteer luncheon. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Sharing Place Food Pantry. Special thanks to our event sponsors: Servants of Christ Lutheran Church, Bose McKinney & Evans, and Anthem.
Learn about the event on our special "Celebrating LCFS Volunteers" webpage https://www.lutheranfamily.org/celebrating-lcfs-volunteers/celebrating-lcfs-volunteers.html
For more information, contact us at Events@lutheranfamily.org