Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Apron Project

The other day, Barb Marsh stopped by the shoppe and asked if we would be willing to help sell aprons for the Leelanau Christian Neighbors. In my other job, I work with folks who use Leelanau Christian Neighbors, so of course, I said yes. I am going to let Barb tell you why we are selling the aprons.

"Leelanau Christian Neighbors operates two Food Pantries in Leelanau County. One is located in the Suttons Bay Congregational Church in Suttons Bay and the other one is located in St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church in Northport. During the first nine months of 2006 the LCN pantries dispensed 1,748 bags of food at a cost of $11,017. In the first nine months of 2007 the pantries have dispensed 2,890 bags of food at a cost of $24,946. This is a sixty five percent (65%) increase in the number of bags distributed and a one hundred and twenty six percent (126%) increase in the cost. As the Michigan economy worsens LCN, like other human service agencies, is being inundated by those who are in need. The apron project is raising funds for the LCN pantries. 50% of the cost of the apron is a contribution to the LCN pantries."

So stop by the shoppe and order an apron. It will cost you $27.