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Your monthly update of the happenings at COOL Ministries, where our mission is to give comprehensive assistance to families in need, by reducing hunger and homelessness while encouraging personal growth and self-sufficiency.

COOL Happenings      |      April 2015

Hi <<First Name>>,

           Spring is finally here, with warmer temperatures and the crocus, snowdrops and daffodils blooming, and the tulips soon to follow.   Ralph Waldo Emerson once remarked that "the Earth laughs in flowers.
"  We hope that this April finds you smiling.   Here is what is happening at COOL Ministries this month:
This year's COOL Golf Outing will be on June 19th.   Mark the date!
COOL is a:
The Annual COOL Plant and Flower Sale is coming up on Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 11 AM – 2 PM at Bethel Lutheran Church (located at 5110 Grand Ave. in Gurnee)!

If you missed the deadline for pre-ordering plants and flowers, you can still select from the many varieties of plants available on the day of the sale.
The 12th Annual COOL Golf Outing is coming to Midlane Golf Resort in Wadsworth on Friday, June 19th!  Start building your foursomes today and visit COOL's web site for online payment options.  You’ll enjoy a sunny afternoon in June golfing at Midlane for a great cause!

TEE Sponsors: we need you and it couldn’t be easier!!!  This year tee sponsorship is included free with the purchase of a foursome!  What a great way to show your support of COOL Ministries and advertise your business, group or church!  Tee Sponsorships are also sold separately for $100 each.  

Can’t attend?  Please consider helping by donating a Silent Auction Item.  For questions, call Diana at 847-662-1340.
Registration is now underway for the 12th Annual COOL Golf Outing coming to Midlane Golf Resort in Wadsworth Illinois on Friday June 19th 2015!  Start building your foursome today and plan to spend a sunny Friday afternoon in June on the green in support of COOL Ministries!  Can’t attend? Please consider helping with a Silent Auction Item or Sponsoring a Tee. For Questions Call Diana at 847-662-1340.
There are so many ways to support COOL, but none is easier than simply taking the family out to eat.  On May 15th, stop into the Gurnee Panera Bread anytime during business hours (6 a.m. - 9 p.m.) for a quick meal to support COOL pantriesPanera will donate up to 20% of all sale to diners presenting a COOL coupon.
And on July 24th we are doing a “Dough Raiser” at Uno’s in Gurnee. Details and printable coupons for this event and for all of our fun & easy food fundraising events will continue to be available on the home page of our website.
The COOL Rummage Sale is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, the 7th and 8th of August, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (located at 2720 N. McAree Rd. in Waukegan).  Volunteers are needed both on sale days and to prepare for the rummage sale. Please save your rummage sale donations for this August event to help COOL Feed the Hungry and House the Homeless of Lake County!
In March 2015, the pantries issued food to a total of 5916 individuals.  At Pantry East, COOL distributed food to 4471 people, and at Pantry West 1445 individuals received food. This represents an overall increase of 132 individuals served with Pantry East having an increase of 154 individuals but Pantry West decreasing by 22 people served.
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Our Food of the Month:

* for April is juice and powdered milk

* for May is canned fruit
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