Hello riders! Come join us for the 5th Annual Lupus Sux Ride. Registration starts at 10am/ KSU at noon. The actual ride is approximately one hour. It starts and ends at Karondas on Rankin Mill Road. Afterwards, there will be a raffle, 50/50, DJ and cake! Come out and have a great time while supporting an awesome organization. All proceeds will go to The Lupus Foundation Of America North Carolina Chapter. Please see flyer for further information and contact e mail.
Shmedfest, a family-friendly music event benefitting Crisis Control Ministry, will be held virtually all day on Saturday, August 29. Follow Shmedfest on Facebook to tune in for great music, dance challenges, giveaways, and stories of impact from Crisis Control Ministry.
In addition, this year there is a new fitness challenge event called The Shmed, a fundraiser organized by F3 Winston-Salem held at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Bring your tent and camp out overnight with F3. The Shmed will be live-streamed, so you can register and workout from the comfort of your own home too. The Shmed includes four 45-minute workouts over a 24-hour period at 6 p.m., 2 a.m., 10 a.m., and 5 p.m. There will also be a 5,000-rep challenge and prizes for the winners!
“One of the ways F3 promotes Fitness, Fellowship and Faith is with events we call CSAUPs, or Completely Stupid and Utterly Pointless events. These physical challenges can take the form of many fun and rewarding physical fitness challenges. For Shmedfest this year, we are ‘modifying as necessary’ (another core tenant of F3 workouts) and hosting The Shmed!---A CSAUP that has a point this time.” said Greg Kenner.
To register for The Shmed, go online to https://secure.qgiv.com/event/the_shmed/. The Shmed has a registration fee to cover the cost of your t-shirt and provide a family with a food order from Crisis Control Ministry. Shmedfest is free, but donations are encouraged! You can donate online at www.crisiscontrol.org.
About Crisis Control Ministry
Now in its 47th year with offices in Winston-Salem and Kernersville, Crisis Control Ministry’s mission is to assist people in crisis to meet essential life needs and to become self-sufficient. Crisis Control Ministry provides financial assistance with housing and utilities, food, and prescription medications to Forsyth County and Stokes County residents. For additional information, go to their website at www.crisiscontrol.org.
On Tuesday, September 8, Crisis Control Ministry will host its 30th annual “Hope du Jour” fundraiser, benefiting its programs and services provided to families throughout Forsyth County and Stokes County.
Restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops in Winston-Salem, Kernersville and throughout Forsyth County will come together to support Crisis Control Ministry by donating a percentage of their proceeds from the entire day to the organization.
Over 130 area restaurants participate in Hope du Jour each year, making it convenient for diners anywhere in the area to find a spot to eat to support the work done by Crisis Control Ministry.
"Hope du Jour is all about community", said Margaret Elliott, Executive Director of Crisis Control Ministry, "This year by dining out for Hope du Jour, you aren't just supporting Crisis Control Ministry; you are also supporting local restaurants that have been impacted by COVID-19."
Plaza Restaurant of Kernersville is one of the many restaurants that have been participating in Hope du Jour for over 20 years. Owner Stephen Kroustalis shared, "I do not wish to live in the type of world where we do not look out for each other. We never know what the future brings, but having an organization like Crisis Control in the community is of paramount importance. We are grateful to be able to do our small part in helping Crisis Control each year."
For more information and the list of participating restaurants, visit hopedujour.org.
About Crisis Control Ministry
Now in its 47th year with offices in Winston-Salem and Kernersville, Crisis Control Ministry’s mission is to assist people in crisis to meet essential life needs and to become self-sufficient. Crisis Control Ministry provides financial assistance with housing and utilities, food, and prescription medications. For additional information, visit www.crisiscontrol.org.
The Davidson Doozie is going virtual! Due to Covid-19, we had to make the difficult decision not to gather in person this year, but we would still love to see each and every one of your smiling faces virtually! Although a 5k is recommended in the spirit of the Davidson Doozie, any amount of movement will do! Grab you partner, children, dog, cat, turtle (turtles are not actually recommended to take on a 5k run) and get moving! As you are walking, running, biking skating, etc., snap a picture and post it on our Facebook page! This way, we will all still be together celebrating the amazing things that Family Services has done and continues to represents in our community. Runner registration ($30) will be open through August 31st. Sleep in supporter registration ($15) will be open through October 15th. All registrations include a 2020 Davidson Doozie long sleeve T-shirt that will be available for pickup on October 29th from 5PM-7PM at Family Services of Davidson County.
Christmas time is approaching fast and this year Pure Basketball is hosting its first Toy Drive to help families that are in need for the holidays because every child deserves to wake up Christmas morning to at least a little something. Pure Basketball is a youth basketball program from Albemarle N.C. where we currently have 3 teams that travel the state and play in tournaments against other basketball programs from all over the state and some tournaments from all over the country. Our kids in the program range from high school down to 5th grade and we hope to expand in the future. We are blessed to have a great support system around the program and hope to grow even bigger over the next few years. So we are using our platform to help those kids out this year and give back to the community since it has been so great to us. We will be hosting a drop off event December 1st at B.R.S inc in Richfield NC where we will be accepting toys to donate. You can bring in new unwrapped toys for all ages that day. We will also will be selling food the day of the drop off for any one who comes to join us. Also if anyone knows a family personally that may be experience hard times and needs a little help for Christmas please let us know and we will personally try to help that family out as well with toys from the toy drive. So let’s all get together and help out the less fortunate this holiday season and come together as a community and make some kids Christmas a unforgettable one!!!! so everyone come out and get in the Christmas spirit and listen to Christmas music and help out our community...If you have any questions or would like to donate but can’t make event we can arrange a pick up please call 704-984-0042 or 704-792-8263 for more information!