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Kensill Fund for Hope Auction a Great Success!

posted Oct 3, 2013, 12:37 PM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Nov 1, 2013, 5:18 PM ]
Thanks to all the individuals and businesses that donated items for the Kensill Fund for Hope Auction.  Thanks also to those who purchased items and services at this fund raiser, as well as the many helpers for that day.  The auction raised over $8,000 towards this annual event.  This mission provides both educational services and scholarships for students of all ages who need financial aid for their studies and who participate in the ministries of the Mid-Town Parish UMC in North Philadelphia - breaking a cycle of poverty and dependency and developing their God given talents. It's always good to see our friends from Mid Town. 


Here's the Mission Committee's thank you that was published in the November issue of Gabriel's Horn, the LUMC newsletter.



Praise the Lord!  Thanks to His leading and the generous outpouring of donations from businesses and church members, the many who helped with solicitation of donations, mailings, setting up, food preparation and serving, clean up, those who came to bid at the auction (46 numbers were assigned this year), and those who made monetary donations, the auction was a huge success.  We raised over $8,200 from donations, food sales and the auction and a fun time was had by all.  (Just a fun fact, all baked goods at the auction brought in almost $1,700!)

But the true joy comes from helping the youth in the area of Philadelphia where Mid-Town Parish UMC is located with scholarship money to supplement the cost of their higher education.  Many of our Mid-Town friends were at the auction. Janelle Mungro, who is from Mid-Town and a past recipient of KFH scholarship, spoke to express her gratitude for the funding received by students over the years from KFH and to thank Leola UMC for their part in raising funds for this 501 (C) 3 Foundation.  Her touching testimonial brought to life exactly how the KFH helps scholarship recipients achieve their educational goals and how they in turn give back to the community.  She also presented a check from Mid-Town Parish to KFH.

This fall semester there are three scholarship recipients. It is because of your support and contributions to the KFH that the foundation will be able to award funding to these students and has the opportunity to touch these young people. 

Thanks be to God and our faithful supporters here at Leola UMC and at Mid-Town Parish UMC.                                            

The Mission Committee

 To the very generous members of Leola UMC:  Thank you so much to all of you who bid on or bought the pies I baked for the auction.  Without your generosity, there would be no "reputation" for those pies.  It warms my heart, and my Mom's heart also, that folks are willing to support the auction in this way every year.  Many Thanks!!  To the Glory of God!                                                                Carolyn Fetrow