January 30, 2014
Dear Appleton East Junior Patriots Baseball,
On behalf of The Salvation Army – Fox Cities and those we serve, thank you for your help with our 2013 Red Kettle Campaign! Each year, the Red Kettle Campaign involves a community effort, and we are so grateful for the help and support of the Fox Cities once again in 20 13 !
Over 2,098 volunteers contributed 10,105 hours to bell ringing in the Fox Cities! And thanks to the wonderful support of our volunteers and generous donors, we met our fundraising Christmas campaign goal of $1.2 million!
Your group played an essential role in the success of our Christmas season. Your time ringing bells helped to raise much needed funds that will be used to assist families in need in our community. We could not provide the programs and services that we do without your help!
Your generous support helps to make a difference in the lives of others through Salvation Army programs and services. Thank you! We look forward to continuing to work with your group in 2014!
The Salvation Army – Fox Cities
Note: If you have any suggestions, feedback, or questions regarding this past season’s Red Kettle Campaign, please feel free to contact me directly.
Since the summer of 2012, the Junior Patriots Baseball Club players have partnered with Goodwill Industries and donated their time with their “Sack it to Goodwill” campaign. Our program will continue this tradition for years to come.
April 2, 2013
Mr. Jason Feucht
Junior Patriots Baseball Club, Inc.
On behalf of Goodwill NCW, I want to personally thank the Junior Patriots players’ and parents who volunteered on March 23rd to distribute “March to Goodwill” donation bags door-to-door to support our donation drive effort. It was very neat to see the dedication of the players on a Saturday morning and more importantly the maturity and politeness they exuded. Well done. As an Appleton South sider myself, I am proud to be associated with a club that recognizes the importance of community service and strives to get involved. Goodwill honors the volunteer time and effort provided by the Junior Pats.
The distribution of donation bags for the “March to Goodwill” 2013 campaign helped us collect 176,000 pounds during the month. In closing, I hope that Goodwill NCW and the Junior Patriots have set the stage for future collaborations. Once again Goodwill NCW thanks all who stepped to the plate and delivered a game winner for both Goodwill and the greater community.
Peace, love and Goodwill.
Jim Vanden Boom
Community Engagement Leader
Since 2010 the Junior Patriots Baseball Club staffed Salvation Army bell ringing at multiple locations in our community during the Christmas Holiday season. Players, parents and siblings helped support the community outreach goals of the Jr. Patriot Program in this critical campaign for the Salvation Army. Junior Patriot coaches and parents helped coordinate the effort, with at least 26 sessions completed each year. Well over 100 hours of support time was logged each year as most sessions included 2 or more volunteers.
Thanks to Junior Patriot parents for supporting the players in this community outreach project.
The Junior Patriots Baseball Club played a significant role in the 2011 “Battle of the Bells” competition and helped Appleton East H.S. take home the prize!!!! Great job to all who helped out this year.