Did you know that most homeless and low-income families lack year-round access to fresh produce? The Millionair Club Charity hopes to help change that in our community with the launch of our Urban Farming Program, which will provide 10 percent of all our hydroponically grown produce to local meals programs.
You can help make it possible. For this year’s GiveBIG campaign on Tuesday, May 6, every dollar you give will go directly to our Urban Farming Program, which will also provide jobs and job training opportunities for our workers.
And, a generous donor has offered to match the first $5,000 given to the Millionair Club Charity on Tuesday, May 6! That means if you give $1, it becomes $2. $10 becomes $20, $100 becomes $200 and so on!
Please mark your calendar for GiveBIG on Tuesday, May 6 and help us rebuild more lives.
Everything we do at the Millionair Club Charity revolves around connecting our workers to jobs. With a job, an individual has the ability to seize back control of his or her life during the tumultuous period of unemployment or homelessness. A job allows someone to afford rent, buy food and pay the bills. But, most important it helps that person regain a sense of self-reliance and dignity.
You will hear some amazing stories from individuals whose lives were touched by the Millionair Club Charity. You will meet Dawn, an incredible woman who’s become a true inspiration to our participants; Patrick, a compassionate man from Jamaica who wants to give back and serve those less fortunate; and Michael, a hard-working man who came to us looking for work and became an important team player for our organization.
We want to thank you for your continuous support of the Millionair Club Charity.
Dr. Kyle Bergquist and Kevin Vandenbosch (center) from Seattle Physical Medicine with two Millionair Club Charity participants.
We have a number of generous individuals and organizations that provide our workers with in-kind preventive health services. These services are important because people who
lack employment and health insurance struggle to find the expert help and knowledge they need to stay healthy.
Donations include dental and vision care services, mental health sessions, meditation classes and assistance to military veterans. The following organizations and individuals deserve many thanks for helping our participants and workers:
Every Friday morning Moni Neradilek leads a meditation session for our participants to help them relieve stress.
Every Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. the main floor of the Millionair Club Charity is uncharacteristically quiet.
A kind and gentle man from the Czech Republic, Moni Neradilek leads a 15-minute meditation session to participants sitting around our tables. Utilizing deep breathing practices, proper posture and emphasizing stillness, Moni’s sessions focus on helping people relieve stress and tension in their lives.
“Meditation helps you keep your poise and can be a source of wisdom,” Moni says.
Bringing 20 years of experience leading meditation exercises, Moni started volunteering his time at the Millionair Club Charity last October. He wants to encourage the participants and workers of the Millionair Club to live lives free of unwanted anxiety and worries. Financial uncertainty, homelessness and the frustrations that come from being jobless can lead to unwanted stress. But Moni is doing what he can to bring peace and calmness back to our participants.
“I’m doing this because I want to provide a little inspiration for the folks here at the Millionair Club Charity,” Moni says.
Mark says, “I received hope and support because of the Millionair Club.”
When Mark first came to the Millionair Club Charity, he made sure he was first in line outside our building to find a job.
Soon, Mark found himself working regular daily assignments through our jobs program. He credits the help he received from the Millionair Club Charity as a lifesaver.
“It gave me an opportunity. It gave me some hope. It showed me that someone cared,” Mark says.
Mark received so much high praise from his work that he quickly moved into full-time employment with benefits. Today, Mark is employed full-time as a corporate maintenance engineer for Silver Cloud Inn where he is given the task of keeping all the company’s regional hotels in prime condition. Mark says this is “a dream come true job” for him.
“If it wasn’t for the Millionair Club, none of this would have happened,” Mark says. “It’s a miracle. The Millionair Club saved my life.”
In keeping with our commitment to prepare our workers with the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to land long-term employment, the Millionair Club Charity has begun offering an extended array of training classes in important job-related areas.
These client service clinics include training in job safety, customer service and OSHA standards.
“These programs are a win for participants who want to always do the best job possible and a win for employers who can expect top notch customer service,” says Rhonda Kopelli, Director of Employment and Training.
Simply put, a bequest is a gift that you promise in your will or trust to give to a person or organization at a future time. Sounds fairly straightforward, BUT . . . what is the difference between specific, residual and contingent bequests? What is the best kind to make? How do you change a will or trust if you change your mind?
Laura Zeman of Zeman Law Group will lead you through the mysteries of bequests by answering these and other questions and providing some guidance on working with attorneys and other professional advisors. Laura practices in the areas of estate planning and probate, charitable planning and business planning.
You are invited to join us for a free 90-minute seminar. You will leave no longer bewildered by bequests.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Your choice of two locations and times; same seminar.
Rainier Beach Community Center
8825 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Seattle Public Library- Green Lake Branch
7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N.
Seattle, WA 98115
5:45 pm – 7: 45 pm
Parking is free at both locations. Light refreshments will be served.
Space is limited. So RSVP and register for this FREE event by April 22, 2014.