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Make a difference this summer!
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For many of us, the beginning of summer brings a sense of excitement... beach vacations, water parks, and maybe a few extra rounds of golf.

But for more than 1/3 of children living in MISD, summer is an extra stressful time in their home. Parents in minimum wage jobs are anxious because turning on the AC means higher electric bills, kids home from school means higher grocery bills, and the need to work means extra child care costs. We expect to see more than 1000 families between the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends who are in financial need.

When families visit the mission center they receive help with utility bills, Food Pantry bags, and Feed the Kids for Summer bags. But unlike other places - we can help turn a financial crisis into a new financial future!

With help from our Financial and Employment coaches, parents create long-term plans to increase household income. Our Unity Lending micro-loans also bridge a gap so they don't have to turn to predatory lenders.

We give thanks to God for the opportunity to serve the MISD community. We invite you to serve with us by donating, volunteering, and praying as together, we make a difference this summer! WIth your help we can transform the lives of 2020 families by 2020.

With gratitude for your support,

carminm@wesleymissioncenter.org 
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Unity Lending

Cathy* originally came to the Wesley Mission Center as a volunteer. After two years of volunteering, she turned to the WMC for assistance with her husband's veterans health insurance that was overdue.  They had great income but her husbands work came to a halt and they had no household income and used up all of their savings trying to make ends meet.  

Cathy had just started a new part time job making $9.50 an hour but was struggling to pay all their expenses. She had more than a budgeting problem and signed up to attend financial coaching. 

Cathy was able to qualify for a Unity Lending loan which she used to pay towards the overdue health insurance. Shortly after, getting the Unity Lending loan, her husband started working again and began bringing home an adequate income. Through her financial coaching sessions, Cathy learned the importance of saving and having an emergency savings account for unexpected expenses. 

Cathy paid her Unity Lending loan and expressed that the Unity Lending Program helped her and her family in a tremendous way. It allowed them to stay afloat during their short time of financial crisis and get them on the path to self-sufficiency.  

*All client names changed for privacy.
Volunteer Needs:

Receptionist
Thrift Store
Feed the Kids for Summer
Food Pantry Partner Pickups

Volunteer shifts are in 2 hour increments. To learn more about these opportunities and to sign up please email:

lindseyt@wesleymissioncenter.org
Food Pantry
Items of the Month:


Low Sugar Cereal
Peanut Butter



 

Chamber Business Luncheon featuring the Wesley Mission Center
July 27th, Walnut Creek Country Club
Click here to learn more and to buy individual tickets or a table

As we continue exciting plans for the future of the mission center, we have a new position available for a full-time Thrift Store Associate.

To find more information about this position and to apply, please visit the job opportunities page on our website:

http://www.wesleymissioncenter.org/job-opportunities.html

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