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COPE Corner

T h e C h r i s ti a n O u t re a c h P r o g ra m of Elkhorn Services Provided in 2011 Food Pantry Clothing Room Utilities / Rent Assist. Household Medical/Dental Referrals Spiritual Misc. 2011 TOTAL 445 834 188 726 10 82 71 145 2509
Spring 2012

2012

New Things on the Horizon
Goodbye’s and Hello’s
Jenny Jeffrey left COPE in her official capacity last fall. We are very sad to see Jenny go. She’s been the heart and soul of COPE for many years and has helped hundreds of clients over the years. We wish her abundant blessings and she will be greatly missed! We also said goodbye to Sally Farnam. Sally has been a wonderful, dedicated volunteer at COPE for many years. She is 85 years young and finally decided to “retire.” Relevant Community Church has become COPE’s 12th member church and Julie Leithoff is serving as Relevant’s Board member. Welcome! Devanee Auel took over as Executive Director for Jenny Jeffrey in November. She is thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful organization.

Client Christmas Party 2011
COPE held it’s annual Christmas party again at Peach Presbyterian. 79 families attended and 321 children received gifts! Parents shopped for their children and children shopped for their parents. Each family also received a gift card from No Frills. There were crafts, goodies, singing, and of course Santa! The children received pictures with Santa. Narrators told the story of Jesus and the first Christmas. Santa concluded the day by telling a story to the children. Over 125 volunteers gathered and labored to make the day beautiful! Thank you to all who contributed toys, teen gift cards, cookies, and the gift of time. Volunteers are the heart of COPE!

Thank You
Jenn Hamann and Relevant Group for sorting books. Nancy Razler’s St. Pat’s Confirmation group for providing a Kid’s Day Out. Manchester Elementary’s 2nd and 5th grade classes for making tie blankets. ERMS Teachers for collecting diapers and cash. Paula Anderson’s Pre-K class @ St. Pat’s for making Valentine’s w/toothbrushes. Dan VanAnne for providing fresh eggs. Raven Leal for distributing Feinstein jars.

We’re growing! Total services increased by 33% from 2010 to 2011. Car Donation
The Beeson family graciously donated a 1998 Jeep Cherokee to one of COPE’s clients.

COPE Community Garden St. Pat’s will be hosting COPE’s garden again this year. Kelly Lanphier and Shelly Forst will be the new coordinators for the garden. The produce will be distributed to our clients. Please contact Kelly at kelland87@msn.com or 402-981-8484 if you would like to help.

Thank you for donating your hard earned money to help those in need in Western Douglas County. OUR ANGELS Our Angel Donor program continues to provide COPE with on going mission support.com Client Service Coordinator—Pam Warburton Executive Director—Devanee Auel Like us on Facebook! Facebook. A huge thank you to Raven Leal for distributing the jars to area businesses. Personnel. Our collections will be matched based on how much we raise. Strategic Planning. NE 68022 Phone 402-616-2330 copeinfo@hotmail. FUNDRAISING Golf Outing We are excited to announce our first golf outing fundraiser. and Volunteer Committees. Fundraising. Augustine Episcopal St. Watch for the opportunity at your church to buy our yummy lasagnas. Please prayerfully consider serving on our Finance. This is a fun opportunity for members of our 12 churches to mingle and socialize and support COPE at the same time! Look for more info in our golf outing brochure! COPE is registered 501c(3) corporation. Marketing. Susan Montz Karen Fulton. Look for our collection jars at local businesses and at your church. Mark Nielsen Lori Stella Mona Grabher Louis Riva Joni Brunssen. Jim Buckler Julie Leithoff Kathy Lake Rita Ortmeier Kim Kidder Diana Winger Carolyn Walvoord Scott Leak VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED. NEW COMMITTEES We have formed new committees.The Chr i st i a n O ut r ea c h Pro g r a m o f El k ho r n 3434 N 204th Street Elkhorn. . CONTACT THE OFFICE TO SEE HOW YOU CAN HELP PRAY FOR US PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CLIENTS AND ALSO FOR OUR BOARD AND STAFF AS THEY STRIVE TO DO GOD’S WILL FOR COPE.com/copeinfo BOARD OF DIRECTORS & ADVISORS Bethany Lutheran Community of Grace Elkhorn Hills United Methodist Lamb of God Lutheran Lord of Life Lutheran Peace Presbyterian Relevant Community St. John’s Catholic St. Patrick’s Catholic United Faith Community United Methodist of Waterloo Omaha Venture Group Christina Holling. Lasagnas Are Coming! COPE’s Annual Lasagna Fundraiser is coming again in May and June. Feed the Hungry Campaign We are once again raising money and collecting food in cooperation with Alan Feinstein to feed the hungry in our community.